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Hi I'm Brenda

I grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and now work as a registered dietitian in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated a few years back with a degree in dietetics, then attended a university in Texas to complete a master's degree in nutrition and a dietetic internship. While completing my internship, I met my husband. We are happily married and have 1 daughter, who is 2 years old. I currently work part-time as a clinical dietitian while my husband works towards his dream career of one day becoming a zoo director! I love music and play the piano, organ, and flute. One of my favorite parts of high school and college was playing in the marching band! More recently, I've tried to pick up cake decorating but don't have very much experience yet in this rather expensive hobby. I did make my own wedding cake, however, which was a fun challenge!

Why I am a Mormon

One of the aspects of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that is dearest to me is the emphasis that every individual should come to know for his or herself what is true. We are encouraged to study the scriptures and to pray to know the truth. I was initially introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through my parents. However, I had to study and pray a great deal to know for myself if this was the true church of God on the earth. Through the power of the Holy Spirit of God, I know for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a restoration of the Church established by the Savior when he dwelt among mortal men some 2,000 years ago. I know that the Bible contains the word of God, and I know that the Book of Mormon is a second witness of Jesus Christ and is a true book of scripture. I know that there is a prophet on the earth today, through whom our Savior leads His Church, just as He led it after His Resurrection when Peter served as His mouthpiece. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that eternal happiness is possible through Him alone. It is my duty and privilege to strive to follow Him so that I may have a hope in eternal life with my family.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by participating in church service. Right now, I serve as a chorister for our main church meeting (Sacrament Meeting). At other times, I have served as a teacher, leader, and an assistant in various organizations within the church. I've also served as what we call a "Visiting Teacher," which is one way that church members work to meet the needs of fellow brothers and sisters. In this role, a friend and I have visited several sisters in their homes each month to share a message and offer our assistance. Just as importantly, I try to live my faith outside of church-related service. Being a Mormon is not just a religion; it is a lifestyle involving modest dress, clean language, and kindness to our fellowmen. It is my goal to represent the Savior in my daily actions. I'm not perfect, but I am trying to seek His help daily so that I can be worthy of His Spirit and enabling power.