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Hi I'm Becky

Working mom, avid runner, happy wife, dog rescuer, disability advocate and Mormon.

About Me

I was blessed to be born in the church and have parents who encouraged me to learn about doctrine, of my religion and my friends'. The scriptures are my rock and provide guidance and hope. I consider myself a huge fan on the apostle Paul. In fact, reading Corithians led me to decide to serve a mission, which I completed in France and Belgium. Teaching others about Christ - and learning along the way - was one of the best, and most challenging, times of my life. Today, I am married with a growing family. On the day of our wedding, the person officiating reminded my husband and I that we are a team. That was almost a decade ago. Our "team" has expanded to include two boys and two dogs. My husband and I still find time together through training for half-marathons and doing service together. We both support each other in our careers and our family. The gospel helps our little team remember to be grateful during the good times and keep hope during the bad ones. Daily prayer helps us keep an open line of communication with our Heavenly Father...and it's so cute when the little ones say their own prayers. Who can resist a three year old's conversation with God?

Why I am a Mormon

To me, my faith is centered on doctrine. I was born in the church, but believe that no matter who you are, you must be converted to religion. Through reading the scriptures and learning about how Christ organized His church when He was on the Earth, it made sense to me to be a part of the church that is set up the same way, under the same power and priesthood authority. I am a Mormon because I believe that deep, spiritual beliefs require action. They require showing Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ that you are following them; through outward acts like baptism, service, and sharing the gospel and more private manifestations like prayer, love, and anonymously caring for those around you. I believe that religions can bring man closer to God and I also believe that God is not the author of confusion. He does have a plan and a faith that is pure, and it's members are edified by the knowledge that Christ is at the helm. I believe His grace is sufficient to save me, and I am grateful for that gift, and I also believe that through my works I can become worthy of his sacrifice and live the life that He would want me to live.

How I live my faith

Living your faith shows itself in many ways. At church the other day, the Sunday School teacher said, "It's not what we believe but what we do because we believe in Christ that makes all the difference." Living my faith shows through the acts of service that we focus on as a family. Whether it's volunteering at the local animal rescue, helping a neighbor in need, or taching my Sunday School class, I know that I can follow Christ's example to lift up those in need and be edified in the process.