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Hi I'm Michele

I was born and raised in Lincoln, Nebraska. I still live here with my husband and our 4 young children, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 4 young children who keep me busy. I like to cross-stitch and I love to ride and train horses. Additionally, I am a student in a Master's in Counseling program. I will become a therapist and help people when I graduate. I have a special interest in grief counseling. In 2006, my 13-year-old step son passed away. Through this experience, I learned to rely on my Savior more than ever. I volunteer in my community in the area of suicide prevention. I have been a mormon all of my life, however I know that each person must find out for themselves if the gosple is true through prayer.

Why I am a Mormon

Like I said before, I was raised being a Mormon; however, that is not the reason that I am a Mormon. I am a Mormon (a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) because I believe that each perosn has the privlidge and opportunity to find out for themselves if the gosple is true. I prayed asking to know if the Book of Mormon is true. I prayed to know if Joseph Smith was a true prophet of our Heavenly Father. I prayed to know if Mormonism was true. I prayed with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ that He would answer my prayer, and I know that he did. You can read about this great promise in The Book of Mormon, in Moroni, Chapter 10, verses 3-7. For me, that answer came in the form of a warm, burning in my heart and chest. It was a spiritual communication. When I face a trial in my life, as we all do, I can look back to this experience and it gives me strength knowing that our Heavenly Father loves me personally enough to answer my prayer. He will not leave me alone.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by taking time to say my personal prayers every day. I deeply value this personal communication between me and my Heavenly Father. I appreciate knowing that Heavenly Father is waiting to help me and love me if I ask him for help. Another way that I live my faith is by reading my scriptures. We have been given our modern day scriptures to search through, ponder, and learn from. Much like a textbook in a classroom, the scriptures hold the answers if we spend the time searching them. I feel closer to my Heavenly Father as I read my scriptures and gain a deeper understanding of his gosple. Another way that I live my faith is by attending my Sunday church meetings. At church I am able to fellowship with other members and gain strength from them and possibly strengthen others. Also I can repent for mistakes that I make during the week, after all, we're all human and we all make mistakes, right? I also try to life my faith by teaching my children about His gosple; although, sometimes they teach me. Remember in Christ's mortal ministry when he said, "Be ye as a little child, humble, meek, submissive, teachable. . ." I try to teach my children the gosple both by direct teaching through family scripture study and family prayer, but also through example.