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Hi I'm Ashley

I am a native to Colorado. I am a wife, mother and teacher. I love reading, cooking and dancing. I am a mormon.

About Me

I love being a mom. Though I didn't always think I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. What I knew I wanted to be was a teacher. I got my degree in English and Secondary ed (6-12th grades). I also have an endorsement in Linguistically diverse education. I attended Metro State, here in Denver. Aside from playing with my family, food, cooking and music are my favorite things. When the three are combined, magic happens. Dancing in the kitchen is a regular sight. I enjoy trying new recipes and discovering new foods. My hubby and baby enjoy the cooking too. :)

Why I am a Mormon

The hymnal. There is something about music that moves me more than words. I grew up LDS; I did like just about every other kid I know and strayed for a bit. It was the impact that the hymns had on me when I really listened that brought me back. I have been a musician for 16 years and never really took the time to read the hymns I grew up playing. Once in college they would start to play in my head right when I needed them, whether I wanted to hear them or not. It is in those spiritual songs that I found my testimony. Now my scriptures have numbers written in the margins so that while I read, I have a personal soundtrack.

How I live my faith

I organize all the music for the ward, including Special Musical numbers and the songs sung in the Sacrament meeting. I also conduct the congregation as we sing. So I get to work with the hymns I love every day.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Official Church Answer The Apostle Paul taught that “neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 11:11). In the sight of God, and in the marriage relationship, men and women are equally important. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers should help one another as equal partners. (Taken from “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” which was written by twelve modern Apostles through inspiration from the Lord.) So the Offical Church Answer covers the second half of the question. As far as what Mormon women are like, let me help you out. Mormon women are strong and loving individuals. They are hard-working, whether that work is at home, at a job or at church. They Always get it done right, on time and the first time. Becuase women tend to be more in touch with the tender spiritual side, they can sence when someone needs help. Whether you need some one to talk to, baby-sitter at the last minute, a true friend, or dinner for your family, the ladies of the church have got you covered. Show more Show less