Hi I'm Corine
I am a wife and homeschooling mother of 4 with passions for faith, family, healthy living... And I'm a Mormon!!
I’m wife to a sailor who runs a small sailboat shop and a disabled sailing program. We have four youth who we home school, and LOVE it! A few of the things I enjoy and love include the great outdoors, camping, hiking, biking, rollerblading, writing, blogging, teaching people about health, and now, also do half marathons and triathlons. As silly as it may seem, some of these things were once “scary” for me. But when I’m afraid to do something, I usually do it; I’m all about learning and overcoming fears. Speaking of learning, I went to BYU Idaho (Ricks) and the U. of Idaho in the field of Nutrition. In recent years I have been helping my husband with his sailing business and raising and homeschooling our kids. I really love being both a wife and a mother. As a family we love to travel, camp, fish, watch movies, and sail together. My family amazes me with their artistic talents (inherited from their father); I love being surprised by the things they do. Currently, my husband and I are enjoying working together on home improvements. We also enjoy family traditions and family travel. We have a really good life and are very blessed…
Why I am a Mormon
I love my Savior Jesus Christ with all my heart. I have a very personal relationship with Him, and know that He leads and guides the affairs of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints; it is His true church, created and directed by Him, and I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of it! I also know that my Savior is mindful of me and my family and that He loves every one of us with all of His heart! Being a member of His church gives me opportunities to serve in His kingdom regularly, as well as to feel the sweet spirit of the Holy Ghost constantly in my life. I love going to church each Sunday and studying the scriptures with other like minded people. I love the spirit that I feel when I am there and coming home inspired to live better than I did the day before. I love knowing that I can become like my Heavenly Parents; I want to be the best that I can be. I love having the scriptures and modern day revelation through a living Prophet. I love having a map of commandments and guidelines for my life so that I can know how to live to feel God's presence in my life. I strive to do everything I am counseled to do through Christ's teachings, and know that no matter how short I fall, He still loves me and my efforts are not in vain. I know that even though I must always strive to be all that I can be, He is happy with me just as I am and desires for me to love myself just as I am - today. This is comforting to me and helps me to keep setting goals, while at the same time being happy with myself and my life - right now. Life is good BECAUSE I have an eternal perspective that teaches me that there is always lemonade to be made from lemons! I love the perspective that I have on life, which I am afforded through all that I learn and become through the gospel of Jesus Christ. I LOVE my life. I LOVE being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints! :D
How I live my faith
I live my faith by striving to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, and by serving where ever I can. I believe it is really important to be involved in the community, both locally and nationally. The church does not teach politics or indorse any political leaders or platforms, but does encourage us to prayerfully and diligently seek knowledge and be involved. I seek to learn about politics and to vote for leaders who will keep our nation free from all types of bondage, including financial... This is something I am learning to get better about doing. Currently I also serve as a Visiting Teacher. I have four sisters on my route, and I love the responsibility and privilege of checking up on them at least monthly to be a friend to them and to help them in any way that I can. I'm thankful that I am asked to serve regularly because the happiness that comes to me from service is always so much greater than the sacrifice. One of my favorite ways to serve is to work in a local Family Research Center. This center is open to the public, and a fun way to serve and meet many people in the community; once a week I go there for 4 hours (or longer) and help people with their Genealogy. The people I meet through this calling are wonderful! I feel very blessed to have such a wonderful opportunity (I think I'll volunteer there forever! :) In addition to serving in these ways, I look for opportunities to serve my neighbors and anyone else who I can serve. It always amazes me though, that the harder I try to be a blessing to others, the more the people I am "serving" end up blessing me! Often times the greatest service others do for me is simply to be a good example of someone who lives in an honorable way. I know the power of example, so I do my best to be a good example to my family and to teach my children to love and serve the lord.