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Hi I'm Ruth

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 29 year old wife, mother, runner, and blogger (in that order!). My husband Drew graduated BYU with a BA in Communications in 2008 and worked for BYU Athletics for 3 years as a graduate student.  I graduated BYU with a BA in Art Education K-12 in 2009 and taught 2 years of sculpture, painting, and art full time at a high school in Utah. In Summer 2011 I was blessed with the privilege of being a full time stay at home mom to my darling son, who was born in 2010. We moved back east in 2011, I ran the Boston Marathon in 2012 and then we added a baby girl to our little family in spring of 2013. This spring (2015) is a big one for us because we will be welcoming two more littles into our family in April... twin boys! I have always been interested in photos and keeping a journal, and blogging has been the way for me to do it all! I love running, cooking, baking arts-ing and crafting and all things health and fitness!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I was blessed to have amazing parents who chose to join the church in the early part of their lives, and have raised my siblings and I in the Gospel. I was married in the Columbus Ohio temple on April 28, 2006 for time and all eternity and I continue to be a faithful member of this church because it gives me hope for the future. I know that there is a plan beyond this life, and that my family will live together forever after our time on this earth is complete. I know the Book of Mormon and Bible to be the divinely inspired words of God, and that I am closer to my Father in Heaven because I strive to follow those teachings, as well as the modern day revelations from our current prophet, and I am all the happier and my life is so richly blessed because of it. There is good reason why it is called the Plan of Happiness, and that is what I hope to demonstrate on my blog: that no matter what the plan, you can always look for the good parts to it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by living like I believe. I strive each day to be better than the day before (especially as it relates to parenting!), and though I am far from perfect, I am working on it. I am inspired daily by my friends and family that have also made the choice to be Christlike and are some of my greatest examples and supporters.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

By living our lives with hope AND faith in Him. By acknowledging that He has a plan and knows all, and loves us so infinitely that he will never allow anything to happen to us that is not for our good. We may not understand the reason for our trials at the moment, or even in this life, but rest assured that in the firey furnace of affliction, we are being refined and perfected to become more like Him. And what more could we want? Show more Show less