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Hi I'm Jessie Mae

I am a Care Taker, A Future Missionary, A Blogger, The Favorite Aunt, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 1 of 10 kids in a very complicated, very loud, but very loving family :) I was born and raised in the LDS church and am grateful for it every day of my life. I am a Nanny for some of the best kids in the world, and a care taker for the sweetest elderly woman you will ever meet. I love caring for others and putting some more love and compassion into their lives. I was taught very young that service is how we show love and I have always applied that in my life. I am a Musician who can't go more than an hour without music. I sing, play the piano, and the guitar. Music is such a huge part of me, I wouldn't be the same without it. I have had a passion for singing since I was about 8, and a love of the piano since about 12. With these passions has come a love of theatre. I was the typical choir geek/theatre nerd all through high school and loved every minute of it. Life hasn't always been rainbows and butterflies. I had a very hard childhood, one that I am grateful for beyond words, as it has shaped and molded me into who I am today, but one that I would never wish upon anyone. I have been blessed with an amazing gift in my hands. Not only do they play the piano, but they Sign as well. I started taking American Sign Language classes in high school and picked it up immediately. I stuck with it through out high school and even onto college. I am so grateful for this gift and use it every day :)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I have studied and prayed long and hard and have found out for myself that it is the only completely true church upon the earth today. I have gained an understanding of the Atonement and the great sacrafice that was made for me, and i strive everyday to make that sacrafice worth it. I know that my Father in Heaven has a great plan for me if I only listen and obey. I have seen so many miracles in my life that have moved me to tears, and that have shaken me by the lapels so fiercly that I could never deny the truthfulness of this gospel. There are not words to describe the overwhelming spirit that I feel when I have the spirit with me, testifying of the truths before me. I know that this is the true church. I KNOW that Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in the sacred grove. I know that the true gospel of christ has been restored upon the earth. I know, with every last ounce of blood in my body, that My Savior, even Jesus Christ, not only died for me, but lives today for me. That He is watching over me, and allowing his spirit to be with me, guiding me, and helping me be the amazing woman he would have me be. He loves me, and I know that He loves everyone around me. I know that there is a plan, the plan of happiness, that will lead me back to live with my Father in Heaven. I know that temples are dedicated houses of the Lord, where sacred ordinances and covenants are performed. I love this gospel, and will never stray from it again, because I know, and I cannot deny what I Know to be true. I say these things in the Name of my savior and redeemer, Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I live my faith as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints by participating in various activities. I have a weekend hiking/camping group with singles that I meet in church, I go to institute, which are classes where we study the scriptures, and I use my talents on the piano and play for my congregation on sundays. I love having a strong group of friends who are always there for me, and family who will be with me for time and all eternity. I love visiting the temple and feeling the lord's spirit. I have also been a teacher in many different classes and planned many fun youth activities.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Jessie Mae
Modesty is our way of showing Heavenly Father that we not only respect the precious gift of our bodies, but that we are grateful for them and that we recognize that these bodies are not our own, but a gift to us from a loving Heavenly Father. When we dress in a way that attracts the wrong kind of attention, showing off our bodies in a way of physical desire instead of a sacred temple, we are mocking God's greatest creation. If you really take the time to understand how marvelous your body is, then you would want to respect it and treat it as the sacred temple it is. Just as we protect our Temples of worship, and we only let worthy members inside, we should protect our bodies, by dressing modestly, so as to not allow the whole world see the sacred body. Dressing immodestly promotes breaking the law of chastity. You are saying in turn that you do not value your body as you should and therefore are not remaining clean and pure. You are also promoting others to not value your body as they should. When teaching about modesty, in appearance and behavior, it is important to stress that it is a Christ-like attribute, and that we are all representatives of Christ, no matter our faith, race, or age. We have a responsibility to be the best versions of ourselves and show love and respect to everyone and everything that is placed in our path. Show more Show less