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Hi I'm Juliet

I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am a musician, a voice teacher, a grad student, a daughter, a granddaughter, an aunt, a sister, a cook, and a bad speller. Some of the things I like to do are to hang out with friends and family, go swimming, play softball, read, watch movies, write, play piano and sing, sew, quilt, work with wood, make up recipes, and shop online for good deals. Some of the things I want to do are go skydiving, write a book, graduate, finish painting my bedroom, record a cd, backpack through Europe, live in Great Britain for a couple of years, go to a New Year's Eve celebration on Time Square, make up recipes for a recipe book, and drive to Alaska.

Why I am a Mormon

 I have had the wonderful experience and privilege of being born and raised in the Mormon faith. But it has not always been easy, and I have had to decide, just like everyone else, that this is what I believe and where I want to be. Being born a Mormon doesn't automatically mean you know everything or believe. At some point everyone must make the choice to believe on their own. It is not always easy being a Mormon, but knowing what I know and having received confirmations and answers to prayer I strive to live the life of a Latter-day Saint. First and foremost, I know that the Lord loves me. I know that some of His richest blessings come from obedience, sacrifice, trials, and faith. I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, and that He came to earth to overcome the powers of death and to atone for our transgressions and sins. I know that He not only suffered for our sins, but also suffered for our hurts, sorrows, and infirmities, so that He can comfort us and strengthen us. I know that families are eternal and sacred and that the relationships that we form and make here on this earth are continuations from our life previous to this existence, and will continue after we have left this earth. I believe that the Lord speaks to prophets in this day and has reestablished the leadership of The Church as in ancient times with apostles and prophets. I know that Thomas S. Monson is the Lord's prophet today and the apostles are called of God. I believe that Jesus and Father in Heaven appeared to Joseph Smith and that this meeting led to the reestablishment and reorganization of the Lord's gospel here in the earth. I believe that the Lord continues to speak through His prophets this day. I have read the Book of Mormon multiple times and believe it and know that it is an ancient record of the inhabitants of the Americans and was translated, with the help of God, by Joseph Smith. Through my reading and belief in the Book of Mormon, I know that the Lord appeared to people in the Americas and the he appears to all His people from the days of Adam and Abraham, and that He does not hold one people or race of people above another. I also know and believe that we are all children of a loving Heavenly Father and that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Redeemer, my Brother, and my friend. I believe that by His sacrifice and atonement, I can repent of my sins and return to live with my Father in Heaven. I know that when I mess up and make mistakes and sin, that the Lord still loves me and encourages me to repent, and "sin no more". I also know that this life is not the beginning or the end of our existence. Through prayer and pondering, I have come to know that all men and women on this earth, who have lived, who are living, and who will live, are sons and daughters of God. I have come to know that we are here to gain a physical body and to learn right from wrong and to choose which we will follow. I believe the Lord's church and gospel to be one of order, as in ancient times, with requisite tithes, offerings, obedience, and covenants, which bind Him to us and us to Him. I know the Lord will never fail in His promises to His children. I know that the Lord and my Heavenly Father love me. I love the Lord. I am so grateful for the restoration if His gospel in its fullness. I am grateful to be alive at this time and to know that I am His daughter, with all of the divine rights and promises that that knowledge brings. I am grateful for the guidance and direction that I receive through prayer, personal revelation, and the Holy Spirit. I love being a member of the Mormon Church because of the peace and security that it brings to me. I say these things and bear this witness in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

How I live my faith

Things I try do daily to live my faith -I pray in the morning,after I get up, before I go to bed, and ask for blessings on meals, and I pray throughout the day as I need guidance or help in my life. -I try to learn and grow and give service -I read my scriptures -I try to give service, be kind, and look for opportunities to strengthen others and myself I go to church weekly on Sundays for 3 hours, to take the sacrament, go to Sunday school, and to attend Relief Society. I am a member of Relief Society, a women's organization that halps to serve others and each other and to build up others and give service. I am the Stake Music Chair. I am responsible for the music or coordinating of the music for all Stake functions that require it. I conduct the Stake choir as part of this calling. I feel that to live my faith to the fullest, my main objective over all others is to try to be as Christ and to try and do as He would do. From scripture I know that He gave service. He loved people. He was kind. He was hard working. He never wavered in His work or testimony. He stood up for what was right. He helped those who needed help and strength. He lived life in accordance to the Gospel. He prayed. He loved children. He did not condemn others or treat other poorly or as inferiors. He was honest, strong, and truthful with people, while still being loving and supporting. These are a few of the things that I try to strive to be and how I try to live my faith. I am definitely not perfect at any of it, but that is also another thing the Lord does that I want to emulate. He is understanding and compassionate of my falts, failings, and weaknesses and encourages me and helps me to be better.