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Hi I'm Juli

I grew up in Utah. I am an aspiring writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am living in Colorado with my husband. I graduated in English from Utah State University. I have been unable to have children as of yet. It has been a rough time for me, because I want to be a mother more than anything else in the world. I lost my own mother when I was 19. She died of a cerebral hemmorrhage. I really LOVE to read, mostly fantasy, but I will read anything. I am a stay at home wife, who cleans in the morning and writes in the afternoon. I am absolutely in love with my husband, like sickeningly in love.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon faith, but that doesn't mean I didn't have questions. I grew up going to church with my parents and my brothers and doing everything I was told to do. When I was a teenager, I started wondering and questioning everything I was told. I didn't act out, but if someone told me to do something or believe something I would ask 'why?' That permeated even my religious life. The one thing that I never questioned, though, was the fact that I knew my Father in Heaven loved me and knew me personally. I knew that Jesus Christ really died for my sins, and the He was resurrected so that I might live again. I didn't question that knowledge because I knew it to be true, I felt it in my heart. I questioned whether Joseph Smith really saw God the Father and Jesus Christ in a grove in New York. I questioned whether the Book of Mormon was really a book inspired by God and written by prophets in the ancient America's. When I vocalized these questions to a teacher, they had me turn to a promise in the Book of Mormon. It tells anyone who wants to know the truth to read the book, ponder the glory of God, and pray to ask if the book was true. If someone does this, the book promises that they will know the truth for themselves. So I took the book up on it's promise. I read, I pondered, and I prayed. Like Elijah of old, I didn't hear the answer in an earthquake, or a fire, but I heard and felt a still small voice confirm that this book was true, and that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. I have had questions since then, but every time I wonder, I am reminded of the truth that I felt. I know that our Father in Heaven did restore His truth to the earth for us to learn and to follow, so that we might return to Him. He promises eternal life with Him and with our families, and I intend to take Him up on that promise.

How I live my faith

I am lucky to be able to live my faith by helping children to gain their own knowledge of the truth of this gospel. With my husband, I teach seven turning eight year old children the principles of the restored gospel. When a child turns eight, they are old enough to truly understand right from wrong. They are old enough to distinguish what the Holy Spirit feels like, and how to follow His promptings. I am lucky enough to be able to watch them accept the responsibility of being baptized and receiving the Holy Ghost. It is a wonderful opportunity. I am also a member of the Relief Society. That organization is set up especially for women. The members are able to help each other in many different ways. One way being visiting teaching. At least once a month I get to go to other women's homes and visit with them. What is more, we are able to have the spirit and a religious theme of the gathering. It is a wonderful experience. Who I visit does change every now and then, giving me the opportunity to meet all the women in my ward's Relief Society.