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Hi I'm Molly.

I grew up in Louisville, Ky. I have 3 teenage children. I'm a technical writer, Ph.D. student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spend my days being a mother and wife - trying my best to balance my full-time job and being back in school. Being a mother is the part of my day that requires the most from me, but it also gives back more than I put in! I teach Sunday school to high school juniors and seniors and LOVE spending an hour each week with them - bonding and learning more about how to follow the Savior. I enjoy exercising (and the benefits), but don't always find the time. I love hot cocoa and have recently found a great recipe without sugar (skim milk warmed, stevia extract, & cocoa powder). My family knows me to be a bit extreme when it comes to what I eat and drink. I try to cut out things that aren't good for me (like soda, sugar, and artificial sweeteners). We still have a pan of brownies every once in a while, though! I read non-fiction almost exclusively. My book shelves look like the self-help section at Barnes & Noble. I am a firm believer in one's ability to constantly improve. Working on myself doesn't feel like work. It feels like an investment. The best part is that my family also benefits from the positive changes! Definitely worth every minute!

Why I am a Mormon

I first learned about the church around eleven years ago. My sister had joined the church a few years earlier. During my visits to her home in Kentucky, she invited me to participate in family scripture study and attend church on Sundays. I was a practicing Catholic up until that time. During an especially difficult time, I recall feeling that I wasn't getting anywhere - struggling to feel closer to my Heavenly Father but doing all that I knew to do. This is when I felt ready to ask my sister more about the church. She aswered my questions and helped me locate the mission office so that I could get in contact with the local missionaries. Because of the feelings I had when reading scriptures and attending sacrament meeting with my sister, I knew that I would be baptized even before the missionaries' first visit to teach me. I had two sets of missionaries teaching me: the elders who were assigned to my local ward and the sister missionaries from a nearby ward. They would take turns during our meetings. Two would teach and two would help keep my children entertained. My children were 4, 3, and 2 at the time. My husband was not interested in the church. He was and still is a protestant. Being a part-member family has been challenging, but I know that I have been a better person, mother, and wife as a result of coming to know my Savior better. I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to raise my children to know and understand the gospel so that they can know the happiness that comes from following our Savior's example.

How I live my faith

I teach Sunday school to a wonderful group of young men and women. They are such strong examples to me. I recently was involved in the Atlanta Temple Rededication Cultural Celebration. As part of the preparation, I worked with our ward's youth to learn the Charleston and several songs. My testimony grew from watching them prepare and finally perform for our Prophet. Watching their testimonies grow helped mine to grow! I have developed rewarding friendships with the women that I visit teach. Through getting to know them better, I have gained so much more than I have given.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

The missionaries will share with you the messages contained in the scriptures, specifically about Jesus Christ and His example. They will answer your questions and invite you to pray with them. Through studying the scriptures, they will help to show you the things that you should do to have happiness in this life and eternally with Heavenly Father. Show more Show less