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Hi I'm Devri

I am a mother of two, a preschool teacher, a voice teacher, a writer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of two children, one boy and one girl. And yes, for those of you who are wondering that is all the kids we will be having. I teach preschool out of my home and with 12 kids in each class I have my hands full. I like teaching preschool because I love to watch the lightbulbs go off when they get it! And I love pushing them to what they are capable of, they are so much smarter than we give them credit for. I also teach voice out of my home which is a new thing for me. I have taken lessons since I was twelve and have performed for many different things, but teaching is a whole new arena. It had been a blast though and has pushed me further, which is great. My degree is in theater and I miss the stage! But with so many things on my plate I have had to let it go for now. Maybe when my kids are grown I can add back in those nightly rehearsals that I loved so much! Speaking of a full plate, I am also in the process of fine tuning a novel I have written... ha ha ha! (This is me laughing at the amount of stuff I try to do, I am nuts!) Hopefully, we will have it available for purchase soon. With as much blood and tears as I have into it, I cant wait! I am a dreamer, and there are so many things I want to do with my life. For now though, the most important one is teaching these kids of mine the right way to go. Its a hard balance, but I am trying, hopefully it will be enough.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because it true, and the truth brings me peace and strength. There is nothing else in this world that can comfort you in the way the true gospel of Jesus Christ does. I have always known, but throughout my life I have had many experiences that have confirmed my decision. Every time I read the Book of Mormon, frequently in church meetings, while serving a mission and while on my knees searching for meaning in this craziness called life.

How I live my faith

This faith permeates every aspect of your life, which I believe is how it should be. It follows the example that Christ set, and what he taught. We can not be christians only on Sundays. We have a family meeting every monday night where we spend a few minutes talking about the gospel, playing a game, and spending time together. Its not easy for us sometimes, and its hard to remember, but its worth it. We need to be saying prayer every night as a family, we are working on it. If only we could be perfect, sigh. We attend church each Sunday where I conduct the music as well as teach the lesson in our women's organization. I often get called to substitute in our children's meetings as well. But more importantly, I try to be aware of what is going on around me as I go though out my day, and see if there is something I can do for someone. A kind word and a helping hand not only makes the other person feel good, but it lifts me as well and is a great example to my children.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Devri
 We mormon women are a diverse bunch, as diverse as any group of women you could collect on the street. We are strong, we believe in are ability to do good in the world, we achieve much in our lives, wether that be within the walls of out own homes out out in the community. Some of us work, some of us don't. We absolutely believe that women are just as important as men and the leaders of the church often speak to both men and women about loving and respecting their spouses. We believe that men and women have different strengths and weakness, but that one is as equally important as the other. Show more Show less