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Hi I'm Corinne

I am a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a newly certified teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am, first and foremost, a wife and mother. I have been fortunate to be able to stay home and raise my kids, but in recent years, as the kids have grown up, I have felt a yearning to find another way to make a difference in this world. I have always had a passion for learning, and decided to take the steps to make a long-held dream come true. I recently finished graduate school and am now a licensed teacher. I also love to run, or, if I am really calling it what it is, I love to jog. Rain or shine, sunshine or snow, I try to get out. Of course, having a dog that needs to get out helps on those bitter cold mornings. My morning runs are my "me" time -- I plan my day, work out problems or concerns, pray, listen to podcasts on my ipod. This is my time to recharge, to take a deep breath, to remind myself of my many blessings. I always come home grateful for the many good things in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I can't imagine my life any other way. The gospel is a part of everything I do, every decision I make, everything I say. I simply cannot imagine life without the truths that I have come to know and love. I am so grateful to have the guidance and direction of the Lord in every facet of my life. I can receive personal revelation in everything I do. My husband and I get the guidance we need to help our children become responsible, caring adults. I get immediate answers to heartfelt pleas as I try to do the right things for the students in my classroom. I can obtain peace when the load seems too heavy to bear. In short, I am who I am because I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I serve in my local congregation in many ways. I have worked with the younger children, I have worked with the youth, and I am currently serving in the women's organization. I also try to volunteer when possible; in the past my family and I have provided meals once a month for a local shelter for children, as well as service at a battered women's shelter. I teach at a diverse school, working with children who are having difficulty with some of the fundamentals of reading and math. I support my children in the many activities they are involved with, both at school and in the community.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Corinne
As I have grown older, I have come to know the importance of allowing Jesus Christ to be a part of my life. I have a greater understanding of the power of the atonement, and what that can mean in every relationship that I am involved in. The atonement, that amazing gift the Savior gave to all when He died for us, is an offering of such love. I have found that as I trust in the love that Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father have for me, I am better able to understand the love they have for all people. As I allow the atonement to work for me, and work to overcome the faults and mistakes that I naturally make, I am better able to love others. I know that the atonement works for everyone, not just me, and as I accept this gift of the Savior, I find such freedom. I know that the Lord can help fill in the gaps where I am wanting, and just as He does it for me, He will do it for others. This knowledge makes my marriage and my familial relationships, indeed, all my relationships, so much deeper and stronger. Show more Show less