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Hi I'm Jacqueline

I'm a mother of five, grandmother to six...so far. I taught early morning seminary for 13 years.

About Me

I find myself at a new crossroads in life--newly retired, children on their own--grandchildren to cuddle. I'm looking forward to some golf, perhaps a water color or sculpture class, and traveling to some warmer climates. I love to entertain and enjoy giving parties...always a good excuse to spiff up the house. I worked most of my life with teenagers--both at school and within the church. I love to learn and recently went back to college. Passing my math class was nothing short of a miracle--but I did it!

Why I am a Mormon

Such an easy question! Living the Gospel makes my life easy. Gospel principals such as the "Word of Wisdom" (no coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco) and paying tithing actually work!! I have found there is no way to ever get ahead of the Lord. When he promises to bless you for keeping His commandments, He never ever lets you down. I always look at it this way...Heavenly Father asks me to do such simple things--like keep the Sabbath day holy--rest from my daily schedule-- How simple is that? In return I ask for miracles-- and have gotten them. I pay tithing and the windows of heaven pour out upon me. Living the Gospel makes my life easy. This is a committed life style that pays huge dividends. This is a church that takes the 10 commandments seriously. They are not 10 suggestions... however, living and keeping the commandments has richly blessed my life. It is very comforting to me that I have charted the course of my life upon the rock of Jesus Christ. As the world rages out of control with conflicting fashions, trends and ideologies, I am at peace because I know in whom I have placed my trust. I am at peace because I know who I am. I am a daughter of God and He knows and loves me. I have an intimate, living, working, breathing relationship with the Savior. Problems, tragedies, and hardships come and go, but I am never left on my own. I am a Mormon because earth life is meant to be a test-- and this church makes it an open book test.

How I live my faith

I have had many callings--or service assignments--over the years, but my favorite is teaching early morning seminary. Seminary is a 4 year program for our 9th through 12 graders. Outside of Utah, seminary classes must be held at 6:00 am before school, and yes-- there are thousands of teenagers that actually get up every morning to attend a religious class before school! Being with valiant committed young men and women who, every morning, choose to start their day with Jesus Christ is truly one of the greatest honors I've had in this life. This is a church of service. No one gets paid--not Seminary teachers--not Bishops--not even the Prophet. However, through serving as a teacher, I learned to teach. Serving as a Young Women's President, I learned to organize, conduct meetings and programs. As a girls camp leader, I learned survival skills. I have been richly blessed with tremendous opportunities to grow and develop myself as an individual and then taken those skills and talents into my community. This is a family oriented church. We believe that the structure of the family is divinely ordained and that there is purpose to the fact that we come to earth into a family unit where we have to learn to get along with brothers, sisters and parents. Our congregations are organized into ward families, and in each of those settings, we have the opportunity to develop Christ like qualities of service, compassion, empathy and love.

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

One of the things I love about this church is knowing that my tithing doesn't go into anyones pocket. When I pay the Lord first He blesses me when I need it. For me it is the easiest principle to keep. He asks for pennies and I ask for miracles-- and get them. Show more Show less