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Hi I'm Lorren

I have a neuroscience degree. I'm now going to school to be a nurse. I write book reviews. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a twenty-three year old college student working on my second degree. I started out with neuroscience but shortly before I graduated decided I wanted to be a nurse. Now I'm going to school for nursing and will be graduating in August. I love taking care of people in the hospital and hope to work with patients who have cancer. I have been married for one year to a wonderful, handsome nerd like myself. He hopes to attend dental school next year, so we will be moving somewhere new. We are also joining the army, so the next ten years of our lives will hold some new experiences. When I'm not studying or spending time with my husband, my favorite things to do are read and write. I write book reviews on a blog and I am also working on a novel. I also love music -- playing the piano, singing, playing the guitar, and listening to it. I love learning about different countries and cultures and trying different foods. Basically, my recipe for happiness is my faith, being with my husband, good food, and having the chance to be creative in some way, whether that is writing, cooking, being crafty, etc. I am excited for the next year of my life when I will hopefully have the opportunity to move somewhere new, get a job as a nurse, and start having children.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but the reasons for my membership in that church go far beyond tradition or habit. I am a Mormon because I love Jesus Christ, and I believe that the LDS church contains the fullness of his Gospel. The things I have been taught and am still learning every day in the church help me to have meaning in my life by understanding that there is a reason for pain and a way to overcome it that will last throughout eternity. I learn that I can be with my husband and my family long after death, and that through Jesus Christ I can be forgiven for my mistakes and be restored to a resurrected body. I learn how to obtain peace through closeness to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and I learn how to make important decisions through the guidance of the Holy Ghost. I learn to love and help others through the example of Jesus Christ, other church members, and the ample opportunities to serve provided in the church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith first of all on a personal level. Each day I pray to Heavenly Father and try to be in tune to His guidance throughout the day as I make decisions. I also read the Book of Mormon and the Bible and other scriptures to help me remember the important principles of the Gospel and to continue to learn and acquire a deeper understanding. In my family, I try to create a peaceful, happy home environment for my husband. We spend time together on Sundays and one evening in the week especially set aside for learning about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and discussing our spirituality. We pray together every evening. In the church, I have the responsibility of being a secretary for the women in our congregation, so I keep track of who is able to attend and ways to serve the needs of the women in the congregation. I also send out emails reminding the women of activities and events that have been planned. I also go out every month to visit two women in the ward in their homes and give them a spiritual message. In addition to the spiritual message, I make sure that they are doing well and if they are struggling with something in their lives, I try to do something for them, whether that is remembering them in prayer, making them dinner on a stressful evening, offering to babysit their children, or just giving them a shoulder to cry on.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

The phrase "nobody's perfect" is very commonly heard, and for good reason -- we all make mistakes. Our Heavenly Father has given us everything we have in life, and because of that we have promised Him to follow His laws. Unfortunately, because we are imperfect, we often fall short of this. Jesus Christ advocates for us with Heavenly Father -- he suffered for our sins so that we can be forgiven. His love for us is so strong that he endured our punishments for our sins. If we strive to live the commandments and repent when we do make mistakes, it is possible for us to return to live in the presence of God because Christ was willing to do this for us. Show more Show less