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Hi I'm Kathleen

I am a working professional, wife and mom. I am happy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a large farm in Idaho where I learned to milk a cow, drive a tractor, move sprinkler lines and talk to God from horseback. I moved to Arizona in the '80's and served a mission in Bogota before graduating from college. I have a very diverse real estate background, residential, commerical, right-of-way, and eminent domain. I enjoy my work, but I love my husband and children.

Why I am a Mormon

I feel a connection to God when I am living the teachings of Christ. I feel power in His word and the Holy Spirit's feelings of peace, love, and confidence. I choose this church because it has all of Christ's teachings; the way He delivered them and the same power and authority (priesthood) that He shared with Peter and the apostles. I think God wants us to love, be happy and be free and I have that when I follow Christ's example.

How I live my faith

When I am interacting with people at work, a grocery store, or on the street, I try to see them as children of God and by recognizing the divine in them, treat them with respect and dignity. Sometimes I totally blow it and have to start over. I believe 100% in the grace of Jesus Christ. I believe that through repentance, I can be forgiven, He took my sins upon Himself so that I can have second chances. I love Him. For the past 20 years I have served in our church mostly with the 12-18 year old young women. The message I am striving to teach is that they are of infinite worth to their Father in Heaven. He wants them to be strong, successful, happy women. From personal experience, I know that much of that happiness comes from loving relationships, especially those in family. The world protrays a material, physical image that has been airbrushed beyond reality. Too many young women get lost in trying to be something that does not exist. The standards of honesty, integrity, and virtue and more powerful today than ever. I love the confidence that comes to a young woman who is "not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ". I have also enjoyed teaching in the church, I have taught a women's group in the Perryville Prison, 7 year old Primary children, music and other interesting assignments. The Church offers many opportunities to serve, the organization depends on each member to serve where they are called.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Kathleen
I think we try to live lives of love and compassion. There is such power in love. We teach our children to look for the good in others, to be honest, true, chaste and kind. We reach out to serve in our homes, work and the community. I think we try to (in Ghandi's words) "Be the change [we] want to see in the world". It is a lofty goal and we are humbled by it, but we believe that it is Christ's work and He wants us to succeed so we are not alone. We absolutely believe in equality of men and women. Just like the body needs the spirit to be come a 'soul' we need each other. We become complete and powerful when we (men & women) are working together in harmony. Our strengths and differences are not accidents--we were created to complement each other. Show more Show less