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Hi I'm Becky.

As a mother of five busy kids, I long ago became a "Jack of All Trades." I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I think being a specialist is overrated. For me, personal happiness and fulfillment comes when my hands are into lots of different pies. I can't play Beethoven, but I can plunk out a two-handed piano piece with one sharp. I may not bake award winning pies and cakes, but the neighborhood kids gobble up my chocolate chip cookies. My Spanish is adequate ... good enough to tutor a high school student struggling to pass a test. I swam 20 laps at the pool this summer without stopping. I made and sold jewelry a few years ago because I fell in love with glass beads. I once took a pottery class then moved on to painting my foyer. And although I don't sew garments with sequins and pearls, I can straight stitch a watermelon costume or kitchen curtains. Diversity is the spice of life for me and I relish the daily challenge of trying something new.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the doctrine and tenets of the religion make sense to me. For years I have studied God's word and prayed for enlightenment. My studies have taught me that God's personality, principles, will and commandments are timeless and unchanging; his "doctrine" is simple and pure. I have learned that his desire for me as his daughter is to be joyfully obedient, to use the talents with which I am blessed, to progress along the defined path he outlined, and to help others along my way. Mormon doctrinal principles clearly define how to do all that. Some of my favorite sacred Mormon doctrines begin with exactly defining who God is and who the other members of the Godhead are. Knowing God speaks his will to prophets, anciently and today stirs my soul. Believing God's authority to heal and bless mankind is found on the earth today blesses my life. Realizing that the sealing powers which bind families and marriages mentioned in the Old and New Testaments are alive because of holy temple covenants is amazing to me. Doctrines that teach how I am not punished with original sin because of Adam's garden transgression, that additional scripture is available to those who are willing to read it, that adhereing to health code is important for happy, healthy living, and that baptism by immersion is a step into the entrance to God's kingdom, bring clarity and purpose to my life. I'm a Mormon because it doctrinally it makes sense. But even more than logic, and more importantly, ... the Holy Ghost has confirmed the truth of these doctrines.

How I live my faith

I live my faith, my deep conviction that Jesus Christ is my Savior and example, by trying to be like him. I ask myself a dozen times a day, "What would Jesus Do?" in this situation. His action was the perfect action every time. Me, not so much. But I do strive to be honest, fair, compassionate and non-judgmental. I try to turn the other cheek and love my neighbor. I read and study the scriptures everyday to moor my efforts. I pray daily for guidance and forgiveness. I volunteer at the school. I teach an adult Sunday School class and take my family to church each week. I bake casseroles for families welcoming home a new baby. I host neighborhood parties. None of these efforts are grand in and of themselves. But my faith in Jesus Christ helps me when I do my thing with the Savior's motivation in mind. I live my faith by trying to follow in His ways.