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Hi I'm Molly

My hobby farm keeps me busy. I am a vintage enthusiast, and a mother of 6. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I met my husband when we were teenagers. We married young, and beat the odds against us. We've been married 10 years and had 6 kids in that time. I like to do a little of everything from riding horses to spinning wool, writing to cooking. I love vintage clothes and hair, old movies and being outdoors. I've battled an eating disorder, depression, anxiety and OCD since I was about 12. I don't think those kind of challenges or trials are ever really 'over', because they never really go away. You just learn how to handle days that are harder then the others. I have celiac disease, which presents a lot of challenges in my life. After living gluten-free for 8 years, though, I've learned how to deal with those challenges and look on the bright side.

Why I am a Mormon

At first, I followed the Mormon church because that's how I was raised so I was comfortable with the path I was on. More out of spite then anything else, I tried branching out and only found temporary enjoyment. Nothing I tried brought any lasting happiness. I had been taught that families could be eternal, and our family could continue on being a family after death. Without the blessings of the temple, I knew that I wouldn't have that promise and comfort. After having children, and imagining life without them, the thought of our bond only lasing until death was terrifying. I realized that the gospel of Christ was the only way that would bring those blessings into my life and from that moment on, I never looked back. The commandments of God are freeing and coming to know Christ through reading the scriptures and studying the words of the prophets brings peace to your life. I began to understand how much Jesus Christ loves me and Heavenly Father's plan of happiness. My life hasn't necessarily been easier or my trials fewer, but I am able to face them with an eternal perspective and with the support of my Savior and eternal family.

How I live my faith

I voluntarily teach the 6 and 7 year old children's Sunday School class. I absolutely love being with these darling boys and girls. The hope and trust they have is inspiring! They love the Savior and really want to follow the commandments. They love to sing songs and color and play games and I am so glad I get a chance to teach them a lesson about the gospel every week. I help plan activities for the 8 year old girls in our ward (area). We work on goal setting, reading and understanding the words of the prophets, homemaking skills, service, developing talents, and strengthening our families. I am also responsible for two women in our area. I visit them in their homes once or more a month, depending on their needs. They can call me to help with their kids, running errands or even just a shoulder to cry on or a hand to hold. When I am working in my volunteer positions, I feel close to the Savior. I know that by doing these things, I am helping Him. When I am serving Him, my own trials seem smaller. I feel His love for me and it gives me strength to handle any trial or any situation that arises.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Molly
Our faith in Jesus Christ increases beginning with simply a desire to know Him. Having a real and sincere desire to know our Savior drives and motivates you to learn more and draw closer to Him. By reading the scriptures, we learn his commandments and about His love for us. It becomes easier and easier to follow Him and my faith becomes a part of me. I see the results of having faith; decisions are easier to make, trials are easier to push through, and my faith is increased every time it is tried and I succeed. Show more Show less