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Hi I'm Julie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and I'm a Mormon. Those are the things that matter the most, and they are also the things that make me happy. I have enjoyed a lot of different activities in the past. Let's face it, as the years have passed, I'm pretty much down to reading and enjoying activities with the family!

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to be born into a Mormon family. Through my parents' example, I learned to love going to church and to learn about the Savior, Jesus Christ, and to appreciate all He has done for us. I learned the stories of His life, I learned of the blessings He gave, of the miracles He performed, of His never-wavering obedience to His Father. I learned to be grateful for His sacrifice, the crucifixion and resurrection, and the Atonement which blesses the lives of every living soul. My parents taught me to pray and I have learned through the teachings of our church, and through my own personal experience, that my Father in Heaven knows who I am, He loves me, He is aware of my weaknesses and failures, and He is always ready to answer my prayers. I have learned to love the scriptures. We believe in the King James Bible, as well as the Book of Mormon and other scriptures. Reading and studying the Book of Mormon, which is another testament of Jesus Christ, has strengthened my belief in the Bible, and in the life lessons that can be learned from both. I believe that our God in Heaven still reveals His will to His prophets and I believe that our current prophet is Thomas S. Monson, who is the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Believing in continued revelation and the great love that our Father has for us, has given me strength, peace and comfort. So, in answer to the question "Why I'm a Mormon", part of it is because I was raised in a Mormon family, but another part is that because of all the things that I have learned, that I listed above, I can't imagine my life without the Church, and I am grateful every day that I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I believe that our Father in Heaven doesn't care whether we live in a house made of straw, sticks or bricks, or even if our actual house sits on a rock or shifts around on a sand bar. I don't think He cares where we live, but I think He cares how we live.  I don't think He cares if we drive an old clunker or if we drive a fancy new sports car, or if we have a car at all. I don't think He cares if we are gowned in velvet and adorned in jewels, or if our clothes are handsewn from homespun fabric. I don't think He cares if we have held important positions in our government, in our employment, in our neighborhoods or in our church. I don't think He will ask us about any of these things when we someday meet Him on the other side. I think He cares mostly about how we treat each other, and since I believe this with all my heart, I pray each day that I will learn a little better to try to put other peoples' interests, needs and wants ahead of mine. If I learn someday to do this a little better, then I will be living my faith as I think I should.