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Hi I'm Chelsey

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently living in the good old mid-west while my husband finishes his last year in law school. We have been married for six years and have a two year old daughter. Having a two year old has made life a whirlwind (literally, you should see our house)lol. But I am lucky enough to stay at home with our daughter/monster, and I try and count my blessings each day I see that little girl laugh or smile or throw a tantrum. Other than being a wife and mom, I do a lot of stuff on the side. I love to run everday if I can, read a good book, watch movies, go hiking, biking, love scrapbooking, blogging, and trying DIY home crafts and projects.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a mormon household, where the gospel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was taught and practiced. I tried to follow the examples of my parents, I went to church every Sunday, said my prayers, and read the scriptures occasionally. However, it wasn't until I left home for college that I grew a better understanding and appreciation for my faith. As independence was thrust upon me at the age of 18, I realized that I had a whole world of choices laid out before me. There were so many choices that affected who I became and what my future would become. So, I put my faith to the test. I decided to turn to the Lord for the answers. I prayed earnestly. I read the scriptures everyday, this time truly searching for answers and guidance. I counciled with family and friends. I truly had a desire in my heart to seek good things, that would be pleasing unto the Lord. As I did this, I truly felt the Lord guiding me down the right path. I see the Lord's hand in my life more so now, as I look back, and I know He led me to where I am in my life today. Being a wife and a mother might seem small and nothing of importance to some, but I have been blessed with an overwhelming sense of happiness, love and fulfillment. That early journey in my life helped me know that His gospel is true, that the Lord knows me individually, and He is there for me no matter what. Even though I became a Mormon because of my parents, I'm a Mormon now because I know the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. I KNOW IT IS TRUE. Its gospel brings truth and light and joy to my life. The more I live according to its teachings, the more happy I become.

How I live my faith

My everyday life is centered around Christ and my faith, it isn't just about going to church once a week. When I have an hour or two by myself, I try to read the scriptures, I feel that it helps me re-charge and regain an eternal perspective to what is most important. I pray individually and with my family everyday as well. I have found that prayer is sometimes the only thing that can give me comfort and strength when I need it most. As a wife and mother, I strive to do those things that will make my home a place of peace and joy, and where the Holy Spirit can dwell. I also currently have the opportunity to work with the young women of my church, ages 12-18. I get to see them twice a week, once on Wednesday nights for our youth activities, and once again on Sunday, where I teach them a church appropriate lesson. Our church has individualized programs for our youth, focusing on strong moral values, and strengthening their faith and testimonies in Christ. It has been a very wonderful experience to be with such strong, devoted, individuals.