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Hi I'm Sara

I live in "Sin City." I am the mother of 3 young children. I am reader, knitter and a baker. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Busy mom of 3 young kids. I like to read. I love to bake (and eat!) My mom taught me to knit 7 years ago and I still enjoy seeing something take shape as a work with the needles and yarn. I run at night. I am not a "runner", but I do like to run. I think I really like the feeling of accomplishment I get after a run more than the run itself. I moved around a great deal growing up. I am grateful for the experiences I had and people I met that all those moves provided. I get antsy now staying in one place too long. To ease that antsy feeling I move our furniture around about every six months much to my husbands dismay! We have some food allergies in our family so we have found that we have to make most food from scratch- this has been a great learning experience for me. Life gets busy for us all, but we try to remember what is most important- our family- and focus our efforts there.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon home. My mom joined the church with her family at age 9 and my family was baptized in his early 2o's after he married and started his family. I went to church and believed what I was told. Then, life got complicated for me. I started questioning the beliefs I was raised with. I had always been told that God was loving and kind. When bad things happened to me, I didn't understand how this "kind, loving God" could let these things happen. I turned to other religions, other faiths, and tried to find the answers. I felt no peace. I was lost. Confused. Frustrated. I didn't want to believe that what my parents had taught me all my life was true. One day, after feeling empty for so long, I decided to take a good, hard look at the beliefs I had been raised with. I began to read the Book of Mormon-not just read, but study and ponder. I began to go to church and truly listen to what was being taught. I began to feel at peace. That emptiness I had felt for awhile began to be filled. My questions began to be answered and my doubts began to flee. As I prayed, I came to know my Father in Heaven. I knew He heard and answered my prayers. I felt His love for me. I began to understand that bad things happen to good people all the time-it was a way for our Heavenly Father to help us learn and grow. Those hard things are times for us to become better by the way we chose to respond to the challenges that this life brings. The Lord will be there with us through all the ups and downs of life- if we just let him. I know that this is the true church of Jesus Christ. The same as he established during his ministry on this earth. It is He that is the head of this church. I know the Book of Mormon is true. It is another testament of Christ and when studied with the Bible, we can be guided down the path that will lead us to return to our Heavenly Father. I know that God is truly a loving, kind Father who wants us all to find joy & happiness.

How I live my faith

Everything I do in my life is determined by my faith. The teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints help me to know how to raise my children, how to serve those in my community, and how to support my country. At church, I have been asked to help teach the children in our congregation ages 18months to 11years. I love to see their faces each Sunday and to help them begin to understand that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior. I have 3 small children to raise in this crazy world we live in. Without the gospel of Jesus Christ, I don't know how I would do it. We pray together as a family at least once a day. We read from the scriptures with our kids each day. Even though my kids are young, they are memorizing scriptures that I know will stick with them throughout their lives and help them in times of trials and indecision. The church asks us to take Monday nights as a time for family. We call this Family Home Evening. What a blessing this time is! We get time to sit down with our kids and talk, laugh, learn and just be together. The church teaches us to serve others. We do this in so many ways. I serve on the PTA at my children's school, provide meals for those sick or in need, help neighbors as the move in or out of our neighborhood, etc. I am grateful to have beliefs that help guide my every action.