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Hi I'm Paula

I'm a working mother. I live in the desert. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm in my late thirties. I'm married and I have three sons, ages 10, 8 and 4. My 8 year old son is Autistic. I have a Master's Degree in Art History which I now use to teach art masterpiece for my sons' classes at school. I operate a business out of my home, offering customer service for a major manufacturer. I love to read, cross stitch, watch football and I'm a major movie head.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon. I went through a brief period of rebellion during my college years. I still believed in the tenets of the Church but I didn't want to live them. I wondered why I was so unhappy all the time, why nothing in my life felt meaningful. When I became active again I realized why I'd felt so empty for those "wild" years. Without the Gospel of Jesus Christ my life was focused on things that could only provide temporary "fun" and there is no sustenance in such activities. I was alone, I had to solve my problems alone. It was daunting and, often, hopeless. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints today because I remembered what I had been taught in my youth. Jesus is our savior. He knows us individually and loves us as does our Father in Heaven. I still face trials but I no longer feel as if I have to have all of the answers. I find strength and peace in the Gospel that cannot be found any place else.

How I live my faith

I attend my church meetings on Sunday. I've taught all age ranges from the 18 month old set to the adult ladies. I also help plan activities for a provident living group. I visit several women from church to share a spiritual message and see if they have needs that the Church can help with. The greatest way I feel that I live my faith is that I truly try to take Christ as my example. I try to be loving and kind to others. I strive to avoid being judgmental and critical. I'm not always successful but I make the effort because I want people to understand that the Gospel is one of love.