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Hi I'm Kim

I work at a cozy LDS Bookstore! I love to cook, bake and read! I'm a busy wife and mother and I'm happy BECAUSE I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a wife, and a mother. I'm a cook, baker, reader, pianist, volunteer, part-time bookstore associate and a good friend to many. I love to plan events, like weddings and conferences and I love to cook for a crowd! I enjoy teaching and public speaking and I dabble in writing. I had two children get married this year and one graduate from high school, so while I gained a new son and a daughter, my husband and I are facing the empty nest syndrome! I know this might sound crazy to some, but I enjoy housework and keeping my home organized. I get a kick out of organizing a closet or a drawer and could wander around a container store for hours! I also enjoy needlepoint and counted cross-stitch and wish I had more time to work on projects! I collect Christmas ornaments and have a tree that would rivel Better Homes and Gardens! The holidays are my favorite time of year. I enjoy people and I love meeting new friends that come in the bookstore where I work! I love to read and recently finished Brad Meltzer's "The Inner Circle."

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member my entire life and I can't imagine not being a Mormon. My ancestors were Mormon and came across the plains to the Salt Lake Valley. Some gave their lives for the gospel of Jesus Christ and to them I owe a debt of gratitude. I testify that there is a loving Heavenly Father and that he is aware of each one of us. We are his children and he loves and cares for us. He loved us so much that he sent his only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to the earth. I testify that Jesus not only atoned for our sins, but he took upon himself all infirmities, afflictions and temptations. I testify that we can commune with him and if we do so with real intent and full purpose of heart, he will touch us, heal us, and help us through our challenges, limitations, issues, and sorrows. I can't explain "how" Christ's atonement works, but I testify that it does and that it has profoundly blessed my life. I testify that the Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead and that it is a gift given to all members of this church through baptism and confirmation. The Holy Ghost testifies of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and is a testifier of all truth. The Holy Ghost will testify of the truth of this church to your very soul and you will know for yourself that this gospel is true. I testify that Joseph Smith saw God, The Father and His Son Jesus Christ. That he restored the gosepl in this dispensation and that he translated the Book of Mormon from ancient plates. I testify that if you read the Book of Mormon will real intent, The Holy Ghost will testify of its' truthfullness. I testify that we have a living prophet on the earth today, even President Thomas S. Monson. He is God's mouthpiece on earth and we would do well to follow his teachings. I testify of eternal families and that through the priesthood authority of God, we will be together with our family forever, even after death. My faith is firm and unshakeable and I can't imagine living any other way.

How I live my faith

For me, being a Mormon is much more than going to church on Sunday, it is a way of life. Each week I direct our Humanitarian Quilting Project. Thus far, our volunteers have tied over 100 quilts and given them to various charities in our community. It is gratifying to help others in this way. I work part-time at our local LDS Bookstore and assist many people with teaching aids, good book selections and help missionaries choose their clothing for their two years of service. I enjoy the opportunity to talk about our religion with people who come to the store who are not of our faith. In addition to these things, I serve with three other women who give direction to the women of our church on the local level. Being able to visit and understand women's needs is upmost on our agenda. We spend countless hours in service to women by planning events, conferences and one on one visits to assure that their needs are being met. I have the opportunity of attending various church meetings and giving a speech or talk or teaching a class and I really enjoy this part of my responsibilities. I love leading religious discussions and watching people grow in faith and strenthen their conviction of a certain principle of the gospel. Even though my life is full and my schedule is sometimes hectic, I spend time twice each day studying the Bible or the Book of Mormon. Then I spend time in prayer with my Heavenly Father. In the morning, I find that if I express gratitude for all that he has given me, share with him my itinerary for the day and ask for his blessing of peace and safety, my day usually goes better. I try earnestly to follow the same routine at night, reading the scriptures and then in prayer to my Heavenly Father. I report in, thanking him for all the blessings I've received that day, ask him for direction and forgiveness and express my love and devotion to him. This daily habit of prayer and scripture study has helped me tremendously in my life.