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Hi I'm Julie

After learning from a classroom full of children, I now learn from one. So I can be with that one forever, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Despite growing up in a "financially disadvantaged" home, I was able to work my way through a university to get a degree in Elementary Education. While going to school I met and married a man way out of my league. At the end of my first year of teaching, I was blessed to have an active, bouncing, and bubbly baby boy. Yes, a BOY! For the girl with six sisters. What you're supposed to do with one of those... I haven't a clue. Now I get to learn from that little boy everyday while my husband works to advance his education, all while getting my foot in the classroom for an occasional sub job to help pay the bills, teaching myself what makes a house clean, and learning how to make the food taste good while making sure we can afford it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because it does not make sense to me to not be a member of Christ's church. I strive to be a Christian, and I cannot think of a better way to be a Christian than to take upon me Christ's name through the ordinance of baptism performed by authorized priesthood in His church. Each time I look at the world or read my scriptures I receive new confirmations that everything in this gospel just fits. I feel and know this through the Holy Spirit that testifies it to my heart and my mind. I know that I am a daughter of a loving Father in Heaven. I know that Jesus Christ atoned for me. I could not mock them by forsaking what I know is truth. I know this is Christ's church restored by the prophet Joseph Smith. I know the Book of Mormon is another testament of Jesus Christ. No man who has a pure heart, who honestly wishes to know, can read the Book of Mormon, study the doctrines of the Gospel, or read about the restoration of this church without knowing of its divine origin and truth. I would be lost in a world of darkness and a state of spiritual famine without the truths of this gospel. I am grateful and will proclaim to the whole earth that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and proud to be!

How I live my faith

The gospel of Jesus Christ is a gospel of improvement, hope, and change. While I live the gospel of Jesus Christ by mainly serving my son and husband and fulfilling my main church responsibilities, I am always looking for greater opportunities to serve and grow. My first responsibility is to make sure that I am living my covenants. In order to fulfill the promises I have made to God, I must have His Spirit with me. I was given the Gift of the Holy Ghost after I was baptized. This is a gift I cherish, but in order to keep this gift, I have to be cultivating an environment inside myself--and if possible, around me. To do this, I pray daily and often to my Heavenly Father. I try to keep an ongoing conversation with Him in my mind. I read His sacred scriptures and those things which He has revealed to modern day prophets. I seek to know Him and His Son, Jesus Christ, by first learning about them, and then being striving to be like them. I try not to let an opportunity for service and blessing another's life pass me by. I try to see every soul as He sees them in order that I might love and serve them better. I work to be the best possible wife and mother I can be, learning from my mistakes--my many, many mistakes. As I do these simple and little things, I put myself on the path to do even grander things in the name of The Lord. It is my endeavor to help the work of God move forward on this earth in whatever way He sees fit for me help, be it grand or seemingly insignificant. In His Son Jesus Christ and for Him I can do all things.