Hi I'm Julie
I'm a wife and mother. I'm a science teacher and I believe in evolution. I'm a Mormon.
I grew up in Las Vegas but finished high school in western Washington. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher and fell in love with biology. So naturally, I became a biology teacher. I believe that God used evolutionary means to create the world and that there is no disconnect between science and religion. I love learning about the what's and how's in the world and am in awe at the power of God. I can see his work in everything and am so grateful to know Him. I'm a mother of two beautiful children and know they are precious spirits of God-children of God-as we all are. My husband and I are committed to teaching our family this and the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Why I am a Mormon
I am deeply grateful for my parents who taught me the gospel and set the example for me. I'm also grateful for ancestors who accepted the gospel. My father is a first-generation member of the church and as analytical as he is, he whole-heartedly has a testimony of the truth of the gospel. I am the same way and had to know for myself if it is true. So, in my teenage years, I spent a lot of time pondering and learning about the gospel by reading the scriptures, attending church and through prayer. Over time, my testimony of the gospel has grown and I know that it is truth, as plain as scientific truth. It continues to grow every day as I try to live righteously and nurture my faith.
How I live my faith
My faith is dependent on my daily prayers, scripture study, attitude, weekly church attendence, and how well I am trying to keep the commandents the Lord has given us. If I lack in my persistance in any of these areas, my faith struggles. I currently assist with the music at church and can feel His love and Spirit through the hymns we sing. One way I can always increase my faith and attitude is through listening to hymns or playing them on the piano. It always puts me in a better mood and eases the tension in our home.