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Hi I'm Bekah

I'm a mother of 4, musician, a teacher and an Etsy shop owner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to create. My most-enduring and important creations are my 5 children and my relationship with my husband. I find the work of every-day life to be rewarding and enriching to my soul, especially as I share it with my family. But I also love to create music and art. Composing, arranging and playing songs by ear are wonderful creative outlets for my beliefs and emotions. I create musicians as I teach music lessons in my home and volunteer as the choir director in my kids' Montessori school. I have an Etsy shop that began as a hobby and is now a small business, where I make and sell handmade holiday banners. Recently I started working out at a local Crossfit gym, where I enjoy pushing my physical limits.

Why I am a Mormon

From the moment of my birth, my parents taught me that I am a child of God. I always felt this to be true and because of it, knew I could call on my Heavenly Father through prayer. When I was 12, I began writing in a journal and reading from the scriptures on my own daily. This nightly process of pondering over the word of God and then praying about how it worked in my life was a transforming power. Ideas I had always heard and believed were confirmed to me as experienced them on my own in the scriptures and then lived them. I came to know for myself that God is a personal God, a God of details. I knew He knew me and cared about me and my life, and that I could access comfort, strength and wisdom from Him whenever I would call on Him. I am grateful for the meaning and direction God's Plan of Happiness, or Plan of Salvation, gives to me. Knowing I am on earth to become like Him gives me perspective on how I spend my time and what my priorities are. My faith in Jesus Christ gives me the ability to ask, "How can I grow from this?" rather than, "Why me?" Because I've felt God answer my own questions, I know He answered the simple prayer of a young Joseph Smith when he asked which church to join. I know that through Joseph Smith, God restored the fullness of His Gospel, complete with a living prophet today, priesthood authority and all the ordinances necessary to return to Him, such as baptism. I know Jesus Christ is my Savior, that there is no one so lost as to be out of reach of His infinite atonement. I draw a lot of comfort knowing that atonement was not only for my sins, but also for my pain, my sorrow, my suffering. Christ really knows how I feel and think, and He has prepared a way for my peace and happiness in each instance. He knows me, and being a member of His church and living His gospel helps me to know Him.

How I live my faith

Within my home, I love to teach my children from the scriptures. They, in turn, like to give the weekly lessons at our family nights. Sometimes these lessons are poignant, other times they are hilarious, but they are always simple and heart-felt. I believe the glory of God is intelligence, and that life-long learning and education are an expression of my faith. I am the Nursery Leader in my ward/congregation. That means that after our Sacrament Meeting ends, I rush off to the nursery to try to get there before the seventeen 1.5-3 year old children arrive. I believe that even very young children can recognize truth, so I enjoy preparing and teaching simple lessons like, "I Know Heavenly Father Loves Me," or "Follow the Prophet." Using songs, stories, scriptures, puppet shows, creative movement, games and sharing my testimony, I hope to create an environment where the pure heart of each child is invited to come to Christ and feel His love for them, as well as my own. I visit 3 women from my ward as a "visiting teacher." One of them is a resident in an assisted-living center. I enjoy bringing my children along on these visits since they bring back happy memories for my friend. Once a month, our entire family goes to this same assisted-living center to participate in a sacrament meeting for the residents there who cannot leave to attend church. My children give short talks and often play the piano, violin or sing. My husband and I each share a message that has recently touched our hearts. We believe that our family gets so much more from this experience than we give. We are inspired by the selfless love shown by residents and their families and caregivers, as well as the ultimate faith in the resurrection of Jesus Christ that gives them strength and hope when their own bodies or minds seem so broken.

What is being a Mormon like?

Bekah
Being a Mormon is like walking through life with an instruction manual, a map and a smile. There is joy in the journey. Show more Show less