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Hi I'm Jessica

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spend my days trying to keep up with two spunky kids. Some moments my house is clean and others it is a disaster, but it is rarely in between. I am married to a pathology resident. I like veggies and always have - even as a kid. I love to work up a sweat and listen to audio books. I enjoy every school subject and love relearning as my daughter investigates the world. I live in Florida and love the humidity.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family. My father often told us about the night he prayed to know that the Book of Mormon was true and received a clear, peaceful feeling the he could not deny was an answer in the affirmative. I long sought for a similar distinct conversion moment in my life. A distinct feeling finally came one day as I was reading the Book of Mormon, but it was long after I already knew it was true. I recorded the incident in my journal and explained that I had long known the Book of Mormon was true because my life is better when I read it.

How I live my faith

In addition to applying the teachings of the gospel to my daily family life and teaching my own children, I have the opportunity to teach other children at church. I am in charge of teaching music to the children each week. The music we sing teaches gospel principles such as prayer, faith, and the importance of family. I can feel the testimonies of the children through their voices and my own testimony is strengthened.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

My lifestyle is very similar to that of the people who surround me - my neighbors, the families of the children at my daughter's school, other spouses of medical residents and women I meet at mom groups in my communty. I take my daughter to school. I run with my jogging stroller. I make dinner. I attend community events. I go to church every Sunday. I read to my children. I play games with my family. The things that set the mormon lifestyle apart are often not differences at all. We dress modestly. We speak courteously. We value family time. We serve others in our community. We avoid crude entertainment. Some aspects of our lifestyle are much more unique. We abstain from alcohol, coffee and tea. We pay a tithing of one tenth of or income. We go to the temple. Show more Show less