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Hi I'm Bev

I am a mother, a grandmother and a musician. I work a full time job, love to hike and garden and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the outdoors. I love to swim, hike, picnic and take long scenic walks. I am a mother of 5 children. I have been married 27 years. I was a stay at home mom for for 23 years and am now working full time.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been involved in the Mormon church all of my life. However, it was during my teenage years that I began to question all I had been taught. Over a period of years in junior and senior high school I came to know for myself through study and practice of LDS beliefs that the principles and doctrines are true. I started to make prayer a part of my life, I started to make a renewed effort to live the standards taught more fully. I started to learn more about Jesus Christ. Over the past 28 years I have come to have a close relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ. Prayer has become an integral part of my life. My prayers have been answered in remarkable ways at times. Once, as a young mother my husband was travelling for work and I was home with 5 children. I had been busy all day and it came time to put the baby to bed. His pacifiers were nowhere to be found. I had been working both inside and outside that day and he was old enough to be walking, so I knew he could have carried them just about anywhere. He was crying and I was frustrated. I looked everywhere I could think of with no success. In desperation, standing in my kitchen I looked up and said to God, "I could use a little help here!" I was not particularly reverent in my approach. Far from it. But I received a quiet thought in my mind as as quiet voice that came so clearly and quietly and peacefully that I heard it through the din of my frustration. That thought was, "Look in the cowboy boot." My older son had a pair of cowboy boots he loved to wear and they were nearby. My first thought was, "That is ridiculous!" But I was desperate and so I stomped over to the boots, lifted them up in the air and dumped them upside down. Out came one of the pacifiers. A loving Father in Heaven could see me struggling, knew what I needed and as soon as I asked him for help, help came. If I had not listened to that spiritual prompting it would have been a very long night.

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. I pray and try to read from the scriptures daily. I attend church every Sunday. I am a member of one of the largest women's organizations in the world. It is great to meet each week with people who share my beliefs and standards and who have a personal belief in Jesus Christ and his teachings. On Sunday I may be found taking my turn as one of 5 organists, leading the music or teaching a Sunday School class. My favorite part of attending church weekly is the opportunity to think about how my week went, how well I lived what I believe and how I can work on doing it better the next week. It is a great spiritual strength to me to have a belief in God the Father and his son Jesus Christ and to have an understanding of all that Jesus did for every person who will ever live on this earth. It gives me hope for myself and hope for my family and hope for the human family. My belief in Jesus Christ is a great strength to me as I face the weekly challenges of life.