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Hi I'm Cassie

I'm a wife, mother, writer, and library-hopper. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love reading, writing, cooking, organizing, and spending time with my family. My husband and I grew up in the same small town together. He's an engineer I'm a writer. We love to talk, play games, read, explore, experiment, learn, and eat. We are the parents of three darling little boys and a gorgeous girl. Together we play, clean, work, and grow--some days are better than others. Each day I fail a little bit and each day I do a little bit better. Through prayer and hard work, the Savior enables us to become much more than we could ever be otherwise.

Why I am a Mormon

I first read the Book of Mormon when I was seven years old. My parents are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but I wanted to know for myself if the Church and the Book of Mormon were true before I was eligible to be baptized at age eight. I prayed, read, and asked questions for months. Choosing to be baptized was the first step to continuing covenants with the Lord. I continue to pray, read, and ask questions; the Spirit always teaches me and guides me to answers. My life is filled with miracles. I am a Mormon because I cannot deny the assurance I've received over and over again that it is true. I am a Mormon because of the blessings my family has from following the living prophet and apostles. I am a Mormon because I know that God's power and authority are here--and I could not be happy on earth or in the eternities without it. I am a Mormon because I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for all of His children collectively and individually. This is His Church.

How I live my faith

Every day I spend time studying the scriptures. Now that I am a mother, I teach my kids from the scriptures. As we walk to school we talk about a story from Jesus' life; usually they teach me with their insights and love for Him. We learn hymns and sing praises while we wash dishes, vacuum, or play with Legos. I pray all day. I can't be a quality parent or person on my own. How do I better show my family I love them? What is the best way to discipline my children and teach them right from wrong? How can I develop meaningful relationships? What do I need to change about myself to become more like my Savior, Jesus Christ? We pray as a family at the beginning and conclusion of each day. We pray at meals. I love listening to my little boys talk to their Heavenly Father, asking for help in getting over sicknesses, finding lost toys, and expressing gratitude for beetles, cars, and their bodies. Each week, we set aside time to do family history work, learning more about our ancestors. I read family stories, write in my journal, and attend the temple. I know families can be eternal in our Heavenly Father's plan and I want to know the individuals who have allowed me the wonderful gift of life and enabled me to be a mother. I know that I have a divine role as a woman. As a daughter of God, I have a purpose to lift, teach, and love others. I try to find ways to do that every day; every day I find ways to improve.