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Hi I'm Janae

I grew up in Texas. I love traveling, art, learning and anything outdoors and Yes, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Number one in my life is my family. My husband and I are doing our best to raise our 4 children. I am married to my best friend. I have a deep love for all things girly, truly. Therefore, as irony (and success) would have it, I married my complete opposite counterpart who is a mans man. He is one amazing person! Despite the verifiable truth that we are unalike in several aspects, we are evenly yoked where it matters most, our religion and our family. There is no doubt in my mind that Heavenly Father hand picked him for me and I truly feel blessed to call him my husband. We have four sweet children who bring a smile to my face and make me laugh everyday. My life is filled with a lot of love, pandemonium and laughter all bunched together. My four munchkins certainly keep me busy, and teach me as much, if not more, than I teach them daily! They are the root that revolve around me and my husbands world! I feel so fortunate to call all of them mine. I feel appreciative and give thanks to a loving Heavenly Father everyday that I am able to be with them forever! I know that I am a daughter of God and He loves me and knows me by name. I am also grateful for my earthly parents who have taught me and continue to teach me how to live my life in accordance with gospel principles. Basically, I'm just trying to get through one beautiful, fun, crazy, hectic, glorious day at a time and enjoy these precious moments I have with my husband and my children!

Why I am a Mormon

My faith In Jesus Christ has given me confidence in who I am and how I want to live my life. Jesus Christ is my Savior and I want to be like Him. When I was a young girl, I read the Book of Mormon, prayed about it and received an undeniable conformation from the spirit that it is true. I am a mormon because it is without a doubt the one thing that brings me the most peace in my life. Everything that makes me flourish and happy comes from my Heavenly Father. Ever since that day I prayed about this church I can honestly say that there has not been a day that has gone by that I have not believed the principles that I was taught while growing up. I have an ever growing testimony of God, the Father, and his Son, Jesus Christ. Although my path has not always been perfect, I know I am a child of God and he will never give up on us. I feel his love for me everyday! I know he loves all of his children. He wants us to make good decisions and he desires to bless us so that we might return to live with him again. His ultimate plan is to provide the way and make us eternally happy. I know that by following his plan we receive glimpses of that eternal happiness. Obeying the commandments provides me with guidelines to follow and live a life of true happiness. My faith is a part of my life everyday. It influences my choices and the things that I will and will not allow into my life. It helps me make choices about my attitude and how to deal with difficult situations. It is a way of life for me. Having children of my own, I see how crucial it is to stay faithful and live right because these children are learning everyday from my example. I want my children to flourish in the gospel so that they can learn to serve their fellow men and have adequate knowledge to make decisions in life that will bring them the most joy possible. They are the greatest blessings that Heavenly Father has given me. It is comforting to know that I can be with them and my husband forever!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in every way that I can. I have served in primary teaching the 11 year olds. I have served and helped encourage the young women (ages 12-18) to learn values, how to identify and love themselves and others while developing their talents. I have taught in the nursery, organizing fun activities and lessons about Jesus and family for the little ones (18 mo. to 3 years). I have served and taught the women of the church. I focus on each individual woman and make sure she is taken care of. If a sister is sick, or not at church, I make sure she has everything she needs. I make sure no one is forgotten and everyone feels loved. Heavenly Father loves all of his children. I strive to strengthen each individual, help those in need, and prepare women (and myself) for the blessings of eternal life. Service makes me feel happy. I try to start my day off with a prayer, thanking Heavenly Father for all I have been blessed with. I pray for guidance throughout my day and protection over my family and my loved ones. I pray for the spirit to accompany me and direct me so that I might be influenced to make good choices everyday. I close my days the same way. I try to read the scriptures daily as well as uplifting books and articles. I also put quotes on my frig to remind me daily who I am and how I want to live my life. In doing so I feel myself become happier and stronger. I have developed a deep love for the Book of Mormon and the vivid and clear understanding that it encompasses. My husband and I dedicate 1 night a week for a family night to spend time with our kids and teach them about Jesus. My family and I attend church on Sunday. During the week I look forward to Sunday and the spirit I feel when I'm there. It is simply incomparable. It is like weekly nourishment that replenishes me and my spirit. It helps me to refocus my concentration on the things that matter the most in my life. I also contribute to the community by sharing my talents and knowledge.

Are Mormons Christians?

Janae
Of course we are! We believe that Jesus Christ is the son of God, the Redeemer of the World and most importantly, that He lives! Show more Show less

What is the Relief Society?

Janae
The "Relief Society" is the world's largest organization of women 18 and older. It is world-wide with millions of women belonging to it across the country. The Relief Society is made up of anywhere from 10 to 200 (and sometimes more) women, all members of the Church who live near each other in what we call a "ward". We teach each other and help each other out where needed. If a sister (or family member) is in need, we do our best to help her and/or her family get what they are in need of. It is a wonderful organization and provides much love and exhilaration. Show more Show less