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Hi I'm Reesha

I'm a busy mom, I love being outdoors, I really love the mountains....and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mom. I love to run. I love the mountains. I love my animals when they aren't creating more work for me. I really think it's one of life's little luxuries to enjoy the company of a good pet. As a matter of fact, I've never had a consistent running partner other than my dog. There's nothing like running in the mountains with a faithful dog at your side (or dashing off to chase a squirrel or splash in the stream or...well...sometimes they're at your side). I consider it a privilege to raise my children in the same place that I grew up. I hope they grow to love these mountains as much as I do. I often look around and marvel at the creations of our Heavenly Father. I love to behold the greatness and majesty of the mountains. I know that Heavenly Father has created this earth and everything on it for us...His children. The mountains and the oceans are beautiful and grand. But we, his children, are God's supreme creation. I know this to be true!

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was 18. I had "those" questions..."What's the meaning of life? Why am I here? What's the purpose behind all of this?" As I asked questions and my questions were answered...it all made sense. With each answer it was like a puzzle being fit together to create a whole picture. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life and I'm thankful everyday that people and circumstances were brought into my life to allow this to happen. It was not coincidence. I look back now and see the Lord's hand in my life...guiding me to each step and allowing me to choose whether I would leap forward or stay put. That's what the gospel does for you...it acts as a guide map. And as you follow the 'map', you're led to the Savior of all mankind, even Jesus Christ. I'm still a Mormon because it's true and I find peace, happiness, and comfort in the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I enjoy working with young people. I've spent time with very little ones, school aged kids, and teenagers. It's a privilege to be a part of their spiritual developement and to see the transformation that occurs as they grow and mature. I remember my own childhood with crystal-clear clarity and it makes me want to help young ones along the journey. I'm also relatively outspoken about my faith. I have to be. I'm one of a very few Mormons who live in my community so I sometimes feel like the flag bearer for Mormons everywhere. Of course this isn't true....but again, it feels that way sometimes. I don't mind though. I know I've been blessed with a certain amount of chatty-ness and it's my responsibilty to share what I know to be true. So I do!

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

You only get one body! There are no do-overs, no second times around. We only get one body in this life. Take care of your body now and in the future so that you can look back without regrets and so that you can live life to the fullest. When your body and mind are healthy, you are more capapble of being receptive to the spirit. Likewise, without the fog that is created by drugs, alcohol, or other addicitive substances, you are free to hear the gentle whisperings of the spirit of God. He is readily available to communicate with us so we only need to be open and listening. A healthy body helps you be happy and closer to the Lord. Show more Show less