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Hi I'm Julie

I grew up in Colorado. I am a nurse. I now live in Phoenix, Arizona. I love to boat with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a graduate of BYU nursing program. I worked for 10 years putting my husband through graduate school and during the beginning of his carreer. I worked in areas of critical care, and with burns. Now I stay at home full time. It is busy, but I love serving and working with my family and others. I love to talk with people. I excersice by walking and hiking the mountains near my home. I enjoy boating with my family and trips to Lake Powell. We love going to the beach on vacation. I spend a lot of time at my children's school and sporting events. I love seeing my family and others sucess and happiness. I want to travel more. I want to be able to do church service or missionary work with my husband when my children are grown.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the gospel. I have always been active in attending church with my family. However, I don't think I really solidified my own testimony until I was in college. I made some wrong choices in my teen years and I felt very sad, alone and helpless. I would often think about my earthy parents dissapointment and my Heavely Father. I knew I needed to change to be happy again. I quickly made changes and was afraid of making mistakes, but as I learned to pray sincerely and read my scriputures. I knew I could remain strong with the Lord's help. I have continuted to stregthen my testimony over the years. It is real and my most percious possesion. I have had so many experiences that testify to me that God knows me individually. God has put people in my path to help me. I have also given the opportunity to help others. I know Christ suffered for me and knows my afflictions. This love for God and Christ is what drives me to be obeident to all church prinicples and makes me happy. I am so glad my life has direction and purpose.

How I live my faith

I try to be an example of my faith everyday. I am fortunate to have time to serve my family and to work with the youth. I teach the youth in Sunday meetings. I also plan weekly activities for youth 12-18 years old. We try to do things that are fun, spiritual and service oriented. With this service I have developed so many wonderful realtionships. The youth of today are strong, determined and have great oppourtinites. I am often smiling when I get a text message that tells me of their sucessess, or asks for me to be a reference for them. I love that they will ask for help from me. Recently some youth wanted to buy pizza at a local resterant. They entered and were refused business because the resturant policy was to have an adult present. They called me! I was just down the street and dropped in and had pizza with them. I really enjoy having fun teenagers and being the Lord's hand in thier lives. I love to work at my children's schools. I enjoy talking to people in the community and my nieghbors. I work with an organization that helps homeless families become more self suffienct and back into housing. I look for those in need. I try each day to do what the Lord would have me do, not what I think is most important. I thank God every day that blessing when I have opportunity!

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Julie
The Gift of the Holy Ghost is the most important gift in my life. Daily I rely on the Holy Ghost to help direct my life. It helps me know what I need to do. I can have promptings to help others. It can provide comfort and peace during sadness or difficult times. The Holy Ghost helps me know when things I learn are true. Once in the late summer when all my children were back in school, I was just home with my youngest child. I had put her in front of a television show and explained I was going to get ready and then we would go out to do errands. I got into the shower just moments later a voice came into my head asking where my daughter was. I ignored it and went on. Seconds later the same thing. I got out and called my daughters name. I ran downstairs and could hear the dog barking outside. I saw my laundry room door open. I ran into garage to hear a muffled cry. I found my daughter in her car seat with the doors to the car all shut and temperatures outside well above 100 degrees. She was sweaty and red faced. I quickly took her inside and gave her a drink and cooled her down. I am so grateful I listened to that prompting from the Holy Ghost that day. Show more Show less