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Hi I'm Leah

I'm a mother who loves learning at home with my five children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a very large close knit family. My father was an artist, my mother a musician and English teacher. Both of my parents were educators and chose to start homeschooling their children when I was about to enter middle school. They cited their reason as being they wanted to spend more time with their children. Through homeschooling I learned how education encompasses all we do. I continued my formal education through college, obtaining a BFA in printmaking. During my college years I met and married my sweet husband. Now I am blessed to be able to live the educational life at home with my five young children and husband. Choosing to stay at home with my children and educate them has brought me the greatest joy and fulfillment as well as some of the greatest challenges I have ever had. One of our younger children was born with a rare chromosomal gene deletion. Working with him and his many extra needs have helped our family grow and helped me learn how to depend on my Heavenly Father for guidance and support. My interests include being with family, observing nature, gardening, sewing, creating art, playing music, writing and reading classic novels.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have found the greatest joy in living the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught by the scriptures and modern day prophets. Both of my parents were examples of stalwart religious education and living. Their example and challenges from leaders in my youth encouraged me to pursue a more perfect knowledge of the scriptures and my Savior Jesus Christ. I read the Book of Mormon and asked God of its truthfulness. The overwhelmingly powerful love that I felt from the Savior for myself and for all mankind in answer to that prayer confirmed what I had already believed; the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was God’s true church.

How I live my faith

Right now as a busy Mom of small children I have found the simplest way to live my faith is to teach it to my children. Most mornings I try to have each of my children take turns reading scriptures with me. They choose a story from our book of gospel artwork and I read or paraphrase the story. I also try to take hold of any teaching moment during the day to direct my children’s thoughts towards Christ’s teachings. At church I work with the small children ages 18 months to three. We sing together and learn about Jesus. I love feeling God's love for them as I teach them about Him and His son Jesus Christ. Out and about I live my faith by trying to give everyone I meet a smile.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

One of my favorite scriptures describing the nature of God is found in modern day scripture. It reads, "The Father has a body of flesh and bones as tangible as man's; the Son also..." Doctrine and Covenants 130:22. When I read this scripture the word tangible stuck out to me. For something to be tangible means that it is capable of being perceived, especially by touch and also capable of being precisely identified by our minds. This word sums up the essence of God for me. God is a real touchable person not just a vague force in the universe. More importantly anyone can come to know God and have a personal relationship with Him. Show more Show less