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Hi I'm Krista

I'm a writer, a music lover, and a newlywed. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up wanting to be a famous singer. Broadway or Nashville, I didn't care. I was constantly in plays and musicals, took dance and voice lessons, and learned to play the guitar. Then I went to college and discovered that my love for writing was even more fulfilling, and I completely switched my path to major in English. Lucky I did, because the extra year it added onto my undergrad meant I got to meet my husband and come to Colorado with him while he studies medicine. Right now I work as a technical writer and it's pretty fun getting to bring home the paychecks! I still love to sing, play guitar, and write my own songs. I'm a sappy romantic and I love being married. I've also been discovering a culinary side to me, and I force myself to run the treadmill because I get to watch Food Network while I do it. I love to explore, have adventures, and discover new things about myself and the people around me. I try to always live my life with intention!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents have always been Mormon, and so have I. I took it for granted and thought my life wasn't so different from that of my friends. But there was a time in high school when religion became a sensitive and even impassioned subject with many of my friends. Most of them were unsatisfied and disillusioned with religion and even with God. Where was he and how could he let bad things happen in the world? I felt frustration talking with them, because I agreed wholeheartedly with what they said -- but I also had the answers to their questions. They didn't believe in a God who wanted his children to suffer, who spoke to people thousands of years ago and then disappeared, who hurt and criticized and judged in the name of Christianity. And neither did I. Those conversations made me realize what I had always known -- that God does love his children, and he's shown it by revealing his gospel to us. Yes, people are imperfect, but He is infinitely perfect. And I realized that a church only works if God is behind it. As much as we believe and try and want to be better, we just can't do it if God isn't guiding us. This church isn't just a good way to live. It's God's church. I wouldn't be so happy and I wouldn't feel so loved and inspired when I read the scriptures if they didn't come from God. And that realization was the fire that fueled my journey to becoming truly converted -- a journey I'm still on and probably will be until I die. I'm a Mormon because I know that this is Jesus Christ's church. When I read the Book of Mormon, I feel the Spirit and I know what it says is true. The Mormon church has given me answers to important questions I could never find anywhere else. I'm a Mormon because it's true and I want to make it back to my Heavenly Father. I know keeping his commandments and becoming more like him is the only way to do it.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in everything I do. I try to look at people the way Jesus Christ sees them -- as children of God. When I'm driving in rush hour traffic, I try to remember to be kind to the other drivers. When someone offends me, I try to see things from their perspective and love them the way I should. I try to never hide my religion. I want my friends to know who I am and what I believe. I feel that my happiness, excitement, and satisfaction with my life come because of the assurance I have that I'm never alone and that Christ loves me unconditionally. Hard things happen sometimes, but I try to remember that God sometimes lets hard things happen so that I can learn and grow from them. And I've really seen that. I'm a much better person than I was five years ago, all because of the experiences God has let me have and the way I've turned to Him and found strength in Him.