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Hi I'm Julia

I am a daughter of God - and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Daughter, sister, wife, mother of 5 and grandmother of 12. After a lifetime in Central Ohio, we recently moved to Washington state. Unifying and strengthening our family is one of my major goals. I love my family, genealogy, and reading. I have become the family archivist and historian and frequently prod our family to record stories for our posterity.

Why I am a Mormon

Missionaries knocked on our door several weeks after one of our sons asked about religion. We invited the missionaries to teach him about Christ so we wouldn’t have to go to church! As they taught, our hearts were touched. It all made sense. Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, Holy Ghost, prophets, apostles, ongoing revelation, open heavens, scripture then and now, daughter of God. It fit together in ways that I hadn’t found in the church in which I grew up. That’s why I was baptized. Now, 30 years later. I am still a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because my feelings and knowledge of these concepts have deepened and expanded. Membership in this church has helped me know Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ – and who I am, a daughter of God. I am becoming a better, kinder, more loving person who tries to serve others as I try to live what Christ teaches.

How I live my faith

Each day I make a conscious and conscientious effort to know what Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ would have me do – and then I do it. Some days I do better than others. Daily prayer and scripture study are important parts of my life. Church attendance, worship, participation, and service are part of who I am. When we made the decision to be baptized into this church we decided that we would be full participants - and we have been. Serving and helping others come to know Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and develop their own God-given potential are part of who I am as I learn what it means to be a disciple of Christ.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

We have two wedding anniversaries. June 10th is the anniversary of the ceremony in which we were joined “til death do you part.” The marriage would be over when one of us died. As we learned more about God and His plan, we learned, believed, and knew, that God’s plan is for marriage to transcend this life and extend into the eternities. Jesus Christ explains this to Peter in Matthew16:19 “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” In these days the authority to bind marriages for eternity has been given to “sealers” who perform this holy ordinance in the temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. April 8 is the anniversary of our marriage for eternity. We made that commitment to each other, to God, to our children – and our ancestors and posterity. We do not want death to dissolve our marriage. Our perspective changed to an eternal perspective. This eternal commitment makes a difference to us individually, as a couple, and as a family. The eternal perspective makes the tough times somewhat easier to deal with because we know we are building for eternity and the bumps in the road on this earthly journey are temporary. An eternal perspective makes the good times even better. We are in this together – forever. Show more Show less