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Hi I'm Rhe-Anne

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young mother of three. I have a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism (electronic media- radio, tv, web design and videography) and a minor in creative writing. I am activly seeking to be tri-lingual, as I love Spanish and sign language. I'm an avid outdoorsman. We hike and camp as much as possible. I love to canoe, kayak and float the river! Love to throw the football around, play sand volleyball and workout. I'd say I'm a Girly Tomboy if that makes any sense. I am really into music. I love Motown, bluegrass, country,Indie rock and R-n-B. Right now I'm really into the indie rock scene. I'm goal driven as can be. I have 106 lifetime goals ranging from learning to ride a skateboard, striving to keep the magic of childhood alive, all the way to visiting Greece and never holding a grudge. My favorite poem is "If" by Rudyard Kipling, great words to live by. My favorite word is courageous. Courage is something you try to attain, but courageous is something you are. Being courageous, to me, means being scared, even terrified, but doing it anyway.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of many experiences in my life. I was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but as our family had many struggles I had to decide for myself where I wanted to be at an early age. The youth program was a guiding light for me. One night, at the age of 12 I felt the Holy Ghost so strong that I knew the warmth, love, and strength from what I was learning was true. I saw the choices my peers, friends and even family were making, and I was drawn to making better choices for myself. I am a Mormon because I have seen the teachings work in my life. I can see how I am protected by having strong morals. I can see how my family is strengthened by the simple idea of taking more time and patience with our relationships. I can see how not gossiping helps me keep friends closer. I can see how much more special I think my body is, by keeping it modest. I can see many more ways being a Mormon has shaped me, changed me, helped me, strengthen me when I needed it most. I am a Mormon not just for the things I can see, but I have faith in my beliefs even when life is hard, so very hard at times. I cannot see Christ. But I know He lives! I know it with all that I am. Jesus Christ is my Savior in a very personal way. He is with me everyday. Christ set up a church with Apostles and Prophets. God has a plan for all of us. A specific plan; not just a "be a good person" plan. Being a Mormon answers all the questions I want. Where I came from before, why we are here, what is MY purpose, how can Christ actually help me everyday, where we are going after this, why do bad things happen to good people and more. I am not scared of death. God is not a mystery to me. I can have a spiritual relationship with my true father in Heaven and my brother, Jesus the Christ. I can have spiritual ideas, promptings, and help when I need them. My spiritual relationship does not go through anyone else. We are asked to know for ourselves all that we believe.

How I live my faith

I start my busy day with a long meditative prayer, where I discuss with God what gives me gratitude and what I need help facing that day. I then read scriptures to learn Christ's teachings; to see how to apply them to my modern life. Then I write in my journal: the ideas I had from praying and reading, that way I am more aware of the ways God may be trying to reach me. I pray with my family morning and night. We have a once a week Family Home Evening night where we spend time together, explain and ask questions about the gospel. I try to be a good example to my kids. We talk a lot about this crazy world and how to help others along our way in life. I have worked with and loved teaching the young women in our church. Ages 12-18. They are smarter than we all think. They think deeper than we all know. I taught them about the reality of chastity and how to make a plan to stay pure. I taught them to analyze the choices they make everyday as they are the building blocks of our lives. I desire to live my faith in action; to never put things, money, endless to do lists, or chores in front of people. Everyone is going through something hard. Fighting some battle. My desire in life is to be a tool in God's hands. If I can be of some use to help someone get through their struggle or even just through their day, then I have been successful . I live my faith by being a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear, a helping hand, a babysitter or a friend. I live my faith my trying to be a spiritual person, not a religious person. I live my faith by teaching my children and by knowing no success outside the home compensates for failure within the home. This is how I can change the world, one child at a time. This is the work I do everyday as a Mom. I live my faith by seeking to know all things I believe in for myself and not taking anyone else's word for it. I pray to know, as we are urged to, that all I have faith in, is true. This is why I live the way I do.