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Hi I'm Jody

I'm a social worker and a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated with my masters degree in social work and am currently employed in a behavioral health hospital as the director of clinical services. I enjoy reading, writing, traveling (which I don't do enough of), and learning new things. My biggest hobby is researching my family history. I have a blended family of two daughters, two step-children, and one on the way!

Why I am a Mormon

I first heard about the "mormons" as a senior in high school. It was at a friends house that some missionaries invited me to learn about their beliefs. I had heard of the methodists, lutherans, and catholics, but was surprised I had never heard of this religion. I was curious about their beliefs so I agreed to meet with them and learn more. I had no intention of joining the Church, but as the missionaries answered my questions, I started to feel that everything they were telling me was true. They were able to answer all my questions about where I came from, the purpose of life, and what happens to us when we die. I felt my life take on more meaning and purpose. I decided to be baptized and a year later left to serve as a missionary myself in Korea. I wanted to shared with others everything I had learned that had changed my life. Now 18 years later, I'm still a member of the church and a better person because of it.

How I live my faith

I try everyday to work on my relationship with my Heavenly Father and my savior Jesus Christ. I find that answers to life's questions come much easier when I take the time to pray and read the scriptures. I try to be the kind of person that my kids can look up to. The values that once were held in high regard seem to have imperceptibly disintegrated over the years ever so gradually. The world now seems numb to that which is crude, coarse, and degrading. Living my faith is not always easy, and I even find myself allowing these things into my life without really realizing it. I try to hold on to the values of honesty, integrity, and fidelity so that my children have an example they can look up to. Strong families is the answer to many of today's ailments in the world.