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Hi I'm Karie

I'm a mom of seven kids, I love to move almost as much as I love to bake and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a baker, cook, dress maker, gardener and camper. I'm a theater going, project maker, museum viewer and history lover. I love being with my family and seeing new places. I stay busy with my 7 kids and my grandbabies. I've been married for 30 years. I was born and raised in Southern California, but since getting married I have moved as often as I could talk my husband and children into moving. We have lived in Northern and Southern California, Utah, Missouri, Germany, a short stay in Texas and now Washington. I look forward to exploring new places and meeting new people.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a Mormon family that was always active in our church and community. My parents wanted us, to gain our own, personal testimonies of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so we were encouraged to ask questions and find truth. While I was in elementary school, I would go with friends to their churches and always came away feeling like there was something missing at their church. Whenever my family studied the scriptures together I always asked lots of questions and challenge my parents knowledge. I wanted to know where their answers came from and how they knew things. By the time I was 14, I wanted to know for myself. I set aside a weekend to pray and fasted for an answer so that I would know for myself. I remember on the Sunday that I had fasted feeling a strong, warm feeling come over me while I knelt and prayed. I knew my prayer was answered, I knew what was right. I continued to strengthen my testimony with questions and study and prayer. There is a joy and peace that only comes from following and striving to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I try to see the Lords hand everyday all around me. Everything is Spiritual to the Lord and I want to see the world the way He see it. Sometimes even the smallest things in nature can teach great gospel lessons if we will only take the time to look and listen to the promptings of the Spirit. Staying active in church, no matter where we live and being will to serve in the church wherever I've been asked, is also very important to me. It doesn't matter so much what I been asked to do, as much as always being willing to serve and help. This helps me be true to who I am and what I believe.

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Joseph Smith was a great man, but we do not worship him. We are grateful for him, for his willing to give his all to help restore the true and full gospel of Jesus Christ again to the earth. We worship our Father in Heaven and His son Jesus Christ. We pray to our Father in Heaven, in the name of our Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ. Show more Show less