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Hi I'm Karen

I'm a mother to four rambunctious boys. I own my own web design business. I have a masters degree in Art History. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a military family, and we settled in Utah when my dad retired. I moved to Colorado for Graduate School and earned a Master's degree in Art History then settled near Denver after marrying my wonderful husband. Being the mother of four young boys takes most of my time now. I also run my own web design business, enabling me to work from home and still care for my boys. In my minimal spare time I enjoy crafting, quilting, and occasional camping. I also, luckily, enjoy employing the handyman skills I've learned around the house fixing thing up. I hope to go back to using mu masters degree and working in a museum when my boys are all in school. Most of all I love learning and creating new things and helping my boys do the same.

Why I am a Mormon

The church has always been a part of my life. I grew up in the church and spend much of my young life in Utah. As a teenager I began questioning my beliefs. I used logic to challenge them and could find both positives and negatives in my beliefs. Over time I've studied many other belief systems and cultures, partially in an effort to better understand my own. Through all this the real reason I am a Mormon has become very clear to me. Simply put, I know gospel is true. My faith is a deep and fundamental part of me. We're I to deny my knowledge of the truth of the gospel I would be denying part of myself. The spirits guidance is one of my greatest treasures and when I allow other worries to block out that guidance I find myself confused and lacking. I've never had a huge spiritual experience that I can point at and say "that is why I believe". Rather it is the constant peace and quiet, gentle feelings the spirit brings me when I live as I know I should.

How I live my faith

I live my faith be being the best person I can be. By trying to ask myself "What Would Jesus Do?" when I go about my life. I don't always succeed, but I try to do better each day. I try and be a positive influence to those around me. When someone is polite or kind to me, even in small ways, I find it easier to be the same to others. It's too easy to dwell on the rudeness all around us and act the same way. I try to be the positive influence rather that the negative (although I admit I don't always succeed). Within the church I have served in many capacities. I enjoy developing friendships while serving other women in my congregation. I have spent a lot of time serving and teaching the young children in my congregation--this has been one of the most fulfilling and most challenging capacities I've served in. I'm currently teaching the youth in our Sunday School and enjoying learning with them. I am grateful for each of the different opportunities to serve as they help learn much about the gospel and learn about and improve myself.