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Hi I'm Chris

I love laughing, learning, music and nature - and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and stay-home mother of 3 boys. I have a BS in mathematics and a BS in psychology. I am currently taking piano and voice lessons. When my youngest son is a little older I plan to pursue a degree in nutrition. I enjoy hiking and taking pictures - I am amazed by the beauty in the world. I am a novice gardener, striving to have more successes and less "now what do I do"s. I am involved in my community and serve on a number of school committees. I enjoy life in general and spending time with my family in particular.

Why I am a Mormon

When I read the Book of Mormon I feel the Spirit testify that what I am reading is true. That I know the Book of Mormon to be another testament of Jesus Christ is the very foundation of my being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Added to this foundation is the knowledge that there are living prophets on the earth today. When I hear or read the prophets' and apostles' words I know they are appointed by God.

How I live my faith

About two years ago I was asked to teach the adult Sunday School class in my ward. After spending most of my adult life working with the children at church I felt a little intimindated. It has been a wonderful experience. Teaching the Old Testament last year and the New Testament this year has required me to really delve into the scriptures. I have learned so much from preparing the lessons and from the class discussions during the lessons. How I participate in my ward is only part of how I live my faith - or more correctly how my life is different because of my faith. As my understanding of the gospel of Jesus Christ increases I feel an increase of peace in my life and in my home. I feel an increase of love and patience toward those I know and those I don't. I feel an increase of happiness and hope - despite what may be happening in the world around. My mother died of cancer recently. It was, and is, a difficult time in my life and yet I feel joy and peace in the knowledge that God was and is aware of her and that I will see her again.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

By seeking to know Him through Scripture study and prayer. By following His example through word and deed. By learning to understand and rely on His atonement. Show more Show less