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Hi I'm Devon

I love reading, running, and laughing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a married mother of three children, and our family lives in the beautiful Eastern United States. I love to laugh, read, and spend time with my family. I enjoy running regularly, especially trail running on river paths around the amazing trees in this part of the country (but most of the time I count myself lucky when I get a chance to run on my treadmill during the kids' naps). I love and admire people from all backgrounds and cultures, and hope to raise children to be tolerant, loving, and understanding of all people on earth.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon simply because I absolutely believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints teaches truth. I have felt strongly the assurance that the teachings I've learned are true, and I just can't deny the instances in my life where I have felt in my heart these things to be correct. In a lot of areas of life (politics, science fiction, to-good-to-be-true stories, etc) I think I would generally be referred to as a skeptical person, yet I absolutely believe that this church teaches complete truth and I pray to thank my Heavenly Father everyday for this blessing of faith. Everything I have felt and studied in the scriptures and at church has contintued to confirm my belief in Jesus Christ and these teachings. Being a Mormon makes my life full, happy and complete. It sounds trite, but it really means everything to me to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

In understanding the path that Jesus Christ has set, I hope that everyday my life is led by trying to follow His example. I believe that the Spirit of God can guide me in my actions and daily life if I pray and ask for guidance. I try to treat everyone I meet like I believe the Savior would, and to always give people the same benefit of the doubt I wish was given to me in return. I truly love people and really enjoy interacting and understanding those I meet. I am currently the president of our local women's organization, and I love being around women with goals, strength, virtue, and integrity. I am always amazed with an individual woman's ability to change the world through service. Our women's group is constantly looking for ways to help in our community and there is nothing that makes me happier than being able to serve others and feel love both given and received. I cherish the moments when I am given opportunities to help others, because life just seems more full and complete when I have opportunities to connect with individuals around me. It never ceases to amaze me how giving help and service to others seems to help my daily outlook feel brighter, much more than anything else could.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Oh, there are so many things that tell me that God is real. I see it in everything from amazing sunsets and beautiful fall colors on trees, to seeing a tiny newborn baby grasp a parents' finger. It just isn't something that requires proof, because every fiber of my being tells me that all of the Earth, including the amazing physical bodies we have, are of divine origin. I have a good friend who claims she only believes in the things she can see for herself and that science has proven. When I hear her say things like that I just have to look around me and wonder how she could have missed all of the signs that show us that God is real and has created a world for us that is beyond science and theory. Life itself just doesn't make sense without the firm belief that there is a purpose for us, and that this Earth is a heaven-made part of a great plan from someone infinitely greater than us all. Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

"Relief Society" is the name of our women's organization in the church for all women age 18 and older. As the name implies, it is a society of women whose aim is to prove relief, to one's self and to others. Our goals are to strengthen ourselves spiritually, strengthen families and homes, and provide relief to the poor and needy. Show more Show less