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Hi I'm Emily!

I am a Junior at college studying physics. I am a health conscience Wisconsinite. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 21 years old, and I love nature hikes, the exquisite beauty and smell of flowers, playing board games with my family and friends, watching movies, talking, eating healthy, and reading. I also LOVE to sing! Here are some of my favorite quotes "Faith is to believe what we do not see and the reward of faith is to see what we believe" -Saint Augustine "Those crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do!" ~Microsoft "The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease." -Thomas A. Edison. I love physics, and my emphasis is in studying light. I also love music and art even though I am terrible at it! :)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I read the Book of Mormon and I prayed about it and thought about it a lot and came to know that it is really scripture. And that changed me. See, there was a point in my life when I questioned everything. I wanted to know what was real! Was what my parents taught me correct? Is what I have previously been believing correct? Most importantly, how could I know for certain that something I believed was true? The answer came as I read a passage in the Book of Mormon. It said, "For behold, the Spirit of Christ is given to every man, that he may know good from evil. Wherefore, I show unto you the way to judge for everything which inviteth to do good, and to persuade to believe in Christ, is sent forth by the power and gift of Christ wherefore ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of God. But whatsoever thing persuadeth men to do evil, and believe not in Christ, and deny him, and serve not God, then ye may know with a perfect knowledge it is of the devil for after this manner doth the devil work, for he persuadeth no man to do good, no, not one neither do his angels neither do they who subject themselves unto him." I am a Mormon and I know there is a God who knows me and loves me. I know Jesus Christ loves me. I will try to be like Jesus by following in his way, and that means doing good; becoming a person who does good always, continually, and immediately. I know that peace and happiness now and throughout eternity is found through following the teachings of Jesus Christ. And his teachings are taught in the Bible, Book of Mormon, and other places, though particularly they are clarified and become easy to understand and believe and make sense in the Book of Mormon!

How I live my faith

I pray everyday. I've been reading scriptures (Book of Mormon/ Old or New Testament/etc) for a half hour every morning for over a year. (Yes, it is possible even with a busy schedule! Like exercise, there will always be an excuse why not to read, so I had to just commit to doing it...And that is one of the best decisions I've ever made!) The examples especially in the Book of Mormon inspire me to be a way better person, and have more faith. I want to do good continually, and have integrity at all times and in all things and in all places.