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Hi I'm Kathryn

I wrangle kids, write books, and take pictures of blue sky. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I studied documentary film in college but until my kids are old enough to carry a boom mic, I'm sticking with other creative outlets. For now, I raise three children in the Seattle area with my computer ninja husband Dan and work from home as a freelance writer. I blog and write fiction and love to cook Indian food and anything with chocolate. If you lived on my street, I'd probably invite you to book club or to work out with me. I love to set crazy hard goals and do my best to achieve them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe I have a Heavenly Father who loves me. I have felt his love and comfort many times through my life as I've prayed to him. As a teenager, I prayed to know if he was real and if his Son Jesus Christ really died for me. I felt then and I feel now that they are real and that they have a plan for my life. I believe that there is absolute truth in the world, that Christ and Heavenly Father are real beings and that I must learn about them and try to be like them. I can learn about them and their plan through the scriptures and from living prophets. I am a Mormon because I believe that God speaks today through his prophets. I believe that his gospel, the same gospel Christ set up when he was alive on the earth, has been restored today. The church teachings are a guide to my life. They give me comfort and hope, peace and joy. When you know something is true, you have to follow it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in two ways, by doing my best to understand God's will for me and then trying to do what he wants. This means trying to be like my Savior, which mostly means working to love others. I feel comfort in knowing how patient Jesus is with me and how much he and my Heavenly Father love me. Our family reads scriptures together daily and prays. Dan and I teach our kids the things we've learned and hope that they will gain a testimony that they're true. I pray to my Heavenly Father when I'm feeling grateful or sad, happy or alone. I pray for help and guidance. Every major decision in my life has been made after counciling with the Lord and following the impressions I received.