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Hi I'm Juleen

I am a 38 year old new mom. I taught elementary school for 13 years. I enjoy an active and healthy life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I married (first marriage for both of us) when we were 35 years old. It has always been a dream for both of us to have our own family, and now we're blessed to have that. At 37 years old we had our sweet, little girl. She is almost 1 year old now, and it's been the best year of our lives. I never could have known the love of a mother until experiencing for myself. I am grateful to be a stay-at-home mom. I taught elementary school for 13 years, loved it, but was able and willing to put it on the back burner to stay with our baby.

Why I am a Mormon

I wish I could tell you all the reasons! It's simple but also deep. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is what I believe in. I'm grateful that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has a living prophet. The church has the authority of Jesus Christ to baptize and give the gift of the Holy Ghost, just like in the New Testament. Having the Gift of the Holy Ghost is such a blessing. It gives me peace, comfort, and understanding in our challenging world.

How I live my faith

Prayer is such a blessing in my life. I have come to know that our Heavenly Father is willing and ready to bless us with the peace and guidance we need if we will just take the time to talk with him. I also rely on reading the scriptures. It's amazing the difference I feel when I make the effort to connect with God. Everything in my day flows so much better.

How is the Book of Mormon different from the Bible? How did Joseph Smith obtain the “golden plates” or Book of Mormon?

Juleen
 The Bible is a record written by prophets and apostles who lived in the Eastern world. The Book of Mormon was written by prophets who lived in the Western world. The reason why I love this concept is that, to me, it is logical that God, who is the God to the whole world, likely gave guidance to more than just his children who lived in the Eastern part of the world. In American culture, we give credit to Christopher Columbus for discovering America, when in fact it's clear that there were people living in the Americas long before he ever arrived. The Book of Mormon teaches the same true principles of Christ's gospel as the Bible teaches. Of course the stories and names are different because the people are different, but the message of believing that Jesus Christ would come and redeem the world is the same.  Show more Show less