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Hi I'm Jamie

Learning is my passion. I love to eat and (sometimes) make delicious food. I am inspired by the good in the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 23 year old mother who recently graduated college in Psychology. I currently hope to continue my education to teach at the college level (I don't know if I will ever totally figure out what I want to do when I "grow up" but as of now that sounds fun). When I'm not reading for school, I love to read books about inspiring people and different books about parenting topic. My goal is to be a "professional mom" someday. I would love to become a world class traveler and learn about different people and cultures. So far I have been to over 16 countries in 4 different continents. I lived for a short time in Ukraine and fell in love with the rich culture and to-die-for rustic comfort food (minus the cow brain). My greatest joy comes from watching my 1 year old son run around, learning new things, and serving others, especially my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because I know it is true. I was born and raised in the church, but I remember when I was a little girl, about six years old, we had the missionaries over to our house for dinner. They shared a message found in Moroni 10:4. "...I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost." Those missionaries told me that if I would pray to Heavenly Father with faith in Christ and a desire to know, that I would learn of the truth. I was so excited that before they had even left the house I ran upstairs into my room and shut the door to kneel at my bed to pray. I knew those missionaries were talking to me directly and in that moment I knew that God would answer my question. I received my answer and it has been a powerful testimony to me that the Book of Mormon is true, that Jesus is the Christ and by coming unto Him we can be saved. I know that the atonement is real and can bring us joy and peace. I know that by keeping the commandments and sacred covenants we can return to the presence of our Heavenly Father in glory. I know that these things are true. I also know that if anyone studies the Book of Mormon, ponders the teachings in their hearts, and asks Heavenly Father with faith in Christ that they will find an answer, just like I did alone in my room when I was six years old, too.

How I live my faith

As a member of the church of Jesus Christ, I believe in Christs commandment to "love one another; as I have loved you" (John 13:34). Christ demonstrated His love countless times in the scriptures by serving those around him "even the least of these" (Matthew 25:40). I am by no means perfect at serving, but I try to look for opportunities to serve. Whether that is by opening the door for the person behind me, visiting hospice patients, being kind to inmates I worked with in prison, spending time with boys at the state mental hospital, playing with kids at a family crisis center, or going on humanitarian trips. I believe there is no one way to serve, but that as we ask our Father in Heaven in prayer to lead us to opportunities to do service and show love to those around us, that He will guide us to those opportunities because He loves His children and desires to bless us. I know that usually He blesses us through others. I have faith in a loving Heavenly Father who sent His son, Jesus Christ, to preform the Ultimate Act of service and love for us through His Infinite Atonement.