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Hi I'm Angela

I'm a Mormon mom in Arizona. Love music, family and friends.

About Me

I have a large family, eight children ages 3-16. I spend most of my time doing what all moms do- chauffering, cooking, cleaning, laughing, playing, organizing, scheduling, nurturing, comforting, teaching- my children. While most days are more busy than it seems is possible, I wouldn't trade it for a minute (okay, maybe a minute:). I love my husband and family. When quiet time rolls around at the end of the day, if I have an ounce of energy left I can often be found buried in a book. I love, love, love to read and sometimes dream of writing a book. I also have a creative outlet through teaching children music and theater. I decided to do someting for myself recently and started taking voice lessons again. It's my guilty pleasure- getting to drive away two afternoons a month with only me in the car! to a quiet place! doing what I love to do! It's only 30 minutes, but it restores me. Although discouragement, fatigue, and inadequacy sometimes plague and threaten to paralyze me, I fight through the feelings because I know I'm doing what is most important. I am creating. Creating a home, a family, a life for the people I love most.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was raised in the church, but belonging to the church and being active is something I have consciously chosen for myself. I don't do it because my parents tell me I should, or because I feel pressure by those around me. I do it because I believe. I believe that God didn't send us here to flounder or to merely exist for this short period. I believe a loving God has a plan. A plan for all mankind, as well as an individual plan for me. The gospel of Jesus Christ teaches me this plan. I know where I came from, why I am here, and where I am going. Being able to teach my children these most basic, fundamental truths brings me great peace. It gives them the building blocks of self worth, selflesness, and service. What greater way to help these beautiful children grow into grounded adults? For me personaly, this plan gets me through each day, each trial, each defining moment in a way that brings me peace and happiness. I know that Heavenly Father has a specific plan for me. Knowing that helps me to realize that what I do is important to Him. If it is important to Him, I know He will lead me and guide me. He has given me the gift of scripture containing counsel and wisdom. He has given me the gift of prophets who lead me right. He has given me a direct line of communication with Him through prayer. But He didn't just give this to me. He gave it to each and every one of us. How do I know these things? How can I say with surety? I can because I have knelt in prayer and waited for answers. Waited until I have felt warmth, peace and confirmation to my soul. These feelings have existed whenver I have been taught truth, and so I have come to know how to discern. This is the gift of the Holy Ghost. Most importantly, I believe in Jesus Christ. I believe in His teachings, His miracles, His life, His atonement, His resurrection. I love and live His gospel because I love Him.

How I live my faith

I live my Faith in my every day actions. I get up each day and pray, serve my family, read my scriptures, try to do good works. I am not perfect. I daily find myself feeling sorrow for the mistakes I make. But I kneel at the end of the day and repent and plead with the Lord to help me to do better, to be better. Currently I teach the Sunday School class for the adults. We are studying the New Testament this year and I have absolutely loved delving into the life of Jesus Christ and the early years in the church. Although I am a life long member, I am discovering the New Testament in a way that I never have before. I am learning to truly love the scriptures as I study them. I also play the piano for our choir. I enjoy the association I have with other members of the church. We are all trying to do our best, and we each have different strengths and weaknesses which means that we can learn from each other and teach each other. I attend church every week with my family. I try and keep the Sabbath Day holy, giving the Lord a day where I serve Him and think of Him. My faith is my life. It is an inseparable part of what I do and who I am.