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Hi I'm Leslie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have degree in Special Education. I'm married and have 3 children. I like to play and have fun with my kids, hike, enjoy music, read, talk, laugh, and connect with people in my church community and neighborhood. If I had the chance, I'd love to travel more and spend time returning to my hobby of "throwing" pottery on the wheel. Someday soon I plan to return to teaching in the schools and teaching children music.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon is such a great part of my life. I love the way my church helps me teach my children values. I love the way it gives me opportunity to spend time with other people that have the same priorities as my own. Most of all, I appreciate the way its teachings daily bring me back to center when I start to drift. Its a safe harbor where I can find Christ, my anchor of hope, my buoy of peace.

How I live my faith

I like to help provide music for the children at church and I meet with a scripture study group on Tuesdays. We discuss the Old Testament together and share about what we have studied. (Living the 10 commandments is a real thing for me.) I help organize activities to provide a way for members of our community to become better acquainted with who Mormons are and what we believe. I attend our local temple regularly and enjoy the beauty and serenity that I find there. Mostly, I try to do my best to do the right thing and I find joy in the simple pleasures of raising a family. These are a few ways I try to live my faith.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the spirit of God dwelleth in you. Corinthians chapter 3 verse 16 This scripture from the New Testament helps me teach my kids about taking care of their bodies and what it means to be children of God. It is a busy and important job to take care of the body and spirit that we have all been given. When we do take care of them physically and spiritually, we can soar! Our burdens seem lighter, and we can more fully feel the Lord in our lives. As well on this subject of bodies as temples, I believe we live in a time and culture where images of women and their partially or fully exposed bodies are overused in the media for advertisements and other purposes. Many of us see these images on a daily basis, when we watch television, use the internet, or try to checkout at the grocery store! I try to remind my own children that these images do not show respect for the temples of God that we are. I like to remind my daughter and my sons that these pictures are not the "real thing". Airbrushed. Augmentations or reductions of all parts of the female body are made. Virtual brow lifts, and makeovers enhance a very normal or pretty face. Unless we as parents teach awareness of these distortions, we are helping the media send a strong message that devalues the uniqueness of individuals, natural beauty, and the respect that I believe God wants his children to have for their bodies. Show more Show less