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Hi I'm Laura

I'm a wanna-be chef. I'm a writer. I'm a teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I teach writing and literature at Brigham Young University. As much as I love what I do as a teacher and a writer, I love making my home warm with people and good food most of all. Married for three years, I am grateful every day for my husband, Jason. He is the best part of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Born a Mormon, I was raised singing hymns, reading scriptures, and going to Sunday meetings. The foundation of my faith has deep roots in my family-- through my parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, and even my great-great-great grandparents. The legacy left to me by my family has given me a foundation of faith upon which to base my faith. Despite my Mormon heritage, I have often had to individually recommit and reconfirm my faith and reasons for being a member of the Church. Ultimately, I am not a Mormon because I was born in the Church but because I have over and over again felt the joy and peace that comes from the truths of the gospel: Families can live together again after this life. I have a Father in Heaven who loves and answers prayer. Jesus Christ is my Savior. He lives.

How I live my faith

I love to teach and work with the youth in our ward congregation. Beyond that, I strive to serve selflessly and love without question. Because I'm imperfect, I rely on the truths of the gospel and the grace of Jesus Christ to become steadily more like Him.