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Hi I'm Ashley

I practice yoga and love to make new things. I am a mormon.

About Me

I am a person just like you. I love to read, make cookies, run and practice yoga. I am married and have two very active boys who pretend to be superheroes at all hours of the day. Good barbecue, while tough to find sometimes, is always worth the effort. I've played piano for over 20 years, taught for more than 12, and find great joy in honing my talents. Sewing has become a new pastime and quilting is a new favorite. I was a terrible cook when I got married and even though the skills have improved considerably, my husband is still thin. I am not.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in this faith. At about 20, and while attending a church-run college, I began to have serious doubts about what I was doing and why I believe the things I thought I did. I left the school and returned home, trying to find a logos for my life. I needed direction and I felt that somehow the standards and guidelines set by "the church" were not working for me. I tried to find happiness elsewhere, thinking that there has to be more than one way to be happy, right? The answer I came to eventually was that true happiness is found in being obedient to God in every aspect of life. Once I embraced the concept of obedience, I felt the fire of true testimony. My life gained purpose and direction. Obedience is not blind, but trusting in God- and I can trust that I am in the right place, where He needs me to be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by using the skills and talents I have been blessed with to bless the lives of others. Because I am a musician, I play the organ for our main church service, I play the piano to accompany the choir and I get the best job of all: to teach the children to sing. What a sweet thing it is to hear their little voices singing about God, Jesus and how much they love us. They have taught me that truth can be understood at the youngest of ages.