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Hi I'm Tabitha

I'm a sister. I'm an artist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Me? I'm your average smart, quiet person.....until you get to know me, then you wish I was really as quiet as I seem. I'm loud. I'm particular about about the order of piling my blankets (I say blankets because I rarely have less than two and more often than not, more than that). I like to go exercise in the middle of the afternoon in the middle of the summer in Mesa when it's always above 100 degrees. On a weekend night, it is more likely you'll find me at home knitting and watching cartoons than at a party. I love sounds and singing. To me, music is feeling; it is so powerful. I love to let music move me to do better. I love to create things. I do almost anything from drawing to sewing to carpentry to cake decorating and anything in between. I'm going to school to be an illustrator. I adore all colors......but my favorite is orange. I love stories - I'm a little bit of an addict and so I love everything that gives them to me: books, comics, movies, cartoons...........people. My siblings are some of my best friends in the world. Sometimes we make things (all sorts of things), sometimes we play games, sometimes we just play, and sometimes we sit around and talk. And along with all of that, I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

You know those things you learn that just make so much sense that there is no way they could ever be wrong? For me, the gospel of Jesus Christ is one of those things. It is one of the few complete truths on this earth. I've always noted that no true thing has ever conflicted with the gospel, nor the gospel with true things. In addition to that, I am Mormon partially because I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but that is not the reason why I still am. Every person eventually has to decide things for themselves what they are going to do with the things they were raised with. Embrace or reject? For me, that came at one of the darkest times of my life. I had nothing else, and in that moment I knew to turn to God because of the things my parents had taught me. From that point on, I decided to put in the effort myself to find out if all the things my parents had taught me really were true or not. So I studied and prayed and applied the things I learned. Through my experiences, through my studies, I had the Spirit confirm small truths with me little by little. I know that Jesus Christ has restored His Church through a living prophet. I know that that Church is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know it because the Holy Spirit has told me through my experiences, my studies, my heart, and my mind. That is the reason I am Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to incorporate the things I know of the gospel of Jesus Christ into my everyday life. I strive to be better everyday. I study the gospel searching for the things I need to learn. A scripture in the Book of Mormon says, "that which is of God inviteth and enticeth to do good continually" (Moroni 7:13). That pretty much sums up how I try to live my life as an artist, a student, a sister, a daughter, and a friend. I'm currently teaching the gospel. Looking at the gospel from the viewpoint of teaching it to others is teaching me completely new insights to the gospel that I wouldn't have learned otherwise. I regularly attend my church meetings. I love them. I love sitting in the congregation and classes and feeling the spirit we all teach one another the gospel. It is a wonderful thing. I love to sing hymns at church; it is another way I can praise God.