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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, and a friend. I'm a lover of reading, music, hiking, and climbing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Arizona. I love the sunshine. But after living in Minnesota for 9 years, I also love the snow and the beauty of winter. Music is one of the joys of my life. Playing the piano relaxes and calms my soul, and brings me peace. I love to read, especially books that challenge me and help me to see the world and others in a different light. I love to hike and camp with my family. I hope to do more backpacking and rock climbing as my kids get older. My 4 kids provide me with the greatest love and the greatest challenge of my life. They are my most prized possessions.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child growing up in the Mormon church, I learned the song “I Am a Child of God.” In my youth, I grew to understand that I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father (God), and that He loves me and wants the best for me. I learned that my life has a purpose and that I can seek direction in my life by studying the scriptures and praying. I learned that when I am obedient to the commandments given by a loving Heavenly Father, that I will experience increased faith and be happier and more content with my life. Through my religion, I have come to understand that Jesus Christ was sent to this earth to act as the Savior and Redeemer for all. He suffered great pain and agony in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the Cross of Calvary. He endured this pain to redeem us from our sins, and allow us the chance to be saved and live with God again. He also suffered to help lift our burdens of sorrow, temptation, loneliness and pain. He understands it all, and through the miracle of His redeeming grace, we can feel peace in our lives in the midst of any trial. I have felt this peace in my life, and it is what keeps me coming back for more.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday, but there is often a bit of a gap between “believing” and “doing.” I try my best to keep the commandments, but I also repent daily and rely on the Savior for help. I try to be humble and remember that I can’t do it myself, and that I need to rely on God to make up the difference when I fall short. I pray daily for guidance in my life – with my own life, with my kids, in my church service, and with the decisions I make. I strive to follow the Savior’s example of kindness and forgiveness in my interactions with others.