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Hi I'm Jill

I cook a lot, garden, and chase chickens. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm not really into chasing chickens, it was just a recent experience of trying to teach our new chickens where their home is. I am a wife and mother of four, three in college and one still in high school. I am a thrifty, practical person and I enjoy learning basic skills of self sufficiency . I learned how to sew when I was young because I could make my money stretch further. That skill has helped me to adapt modern fashion into nice, modest, wearable clothes. I like to cook from scratch because I like doing it myself and making sure I use wholesome ingredients. I feel like we are a product of what we feed our body, mind and spirit. My family doesn't always prefer all my food pursuits, so I try to make a healthier version of some of the fun foods, like cold cereal. (My son doesn't eat my cold cereal, but my husband says at least it is better than nothing.) I enjoy growing our own food in our garden. I also enjoy using herbs and finding alternate methods of dealing with health concerns. Sometimes my family tolerates that too, but they are grateful when they feel the benefits. I enjoy being with my family, talking and laughing at the humorous things we do. Self sufficiency skills can be a lot of work, so when my family chooses to go backpacking and hiking as recreation, I go as a compromise so my family will eat my food.

Why I am a Mormon

Mormon is a nickname for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is the Church that Jesus Christ organized. Jesus lives today, he is the head of his Church and reveals his will to prophets today just like in times of the Bible. He wants us to be happy, so through his church he offers us all the tools to guide us back to his and his Father's presence. I want to be in the church that Jesus is directing and learn principles of truth. My greatest blessings come from the knowledge I receive being a member of Christ's church and following his teachings.

How I live my faith

John 7:17 says, “If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself.” At times when I have not done His will, it has left me empty, disappointed or sad. I try to do His will by helping those in need and teaching others about true principles that bring happiness to me. One of my newest endeavors is getting up early in the morning to help facilitate early morning scripture study classes for high school students. I enjoy starting the day on the right path. Living my faith is something I try to do everyday, every moment whether it is praying, reading scriptures, providing a ride for a friend, visiting a friend who is sad, promoting uplifting entertainment or pulling weeds at the local school. I seek to live principles that bring lasting happiness, joy and peace. Sometimes I remind myself to live like the Savior by singing hymns that encourage me to do good.