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Hi I'm Kristine Farley

I'm a seeker of truth and wild child from the 70's, wife, mother and grandma and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother of many and a grandma. I grew up in California at the end of the "hippie" years. I was a seeker of truth and all things good. I have home-schooled for over 2 decades, I am a herbalist and I love home skills; gardening, whole foods, sewing, quilting, reading and everything herbal. Our family lives in the beautiful northwest on a mini farm. And I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

As a "wild child" of the 70's and a seeker, I wanted to find the truth. My parents raised me to love the Savior, Jesus Christ and the bible. When I was 20 I was introduced to the gospel by some friends and asked to take the missionary lessons. I started taking them and knew the gospel of Christ was upon the earth, that the church of God was restored through Joseph Smith, that the Book of Mormon is true. I had no doubts because the Spirit bore witness to me of the truth. I was shortly thereafter baptized and have been actively engaged in His work ever since. I love the gospel. It is my life!

How I live my faith

I have tried to raise my family in the gospel by having scripture study, family home evenings, activities, community service projects together and lots of fun! We are a very close and supportive of each other because our family is blessed with the blessings of the temple. We can be together forever! This knowledge has helped me in everything that I do; from how I treat family members, teaching classes in the community for women to learn to take better care of their families, teaching children's church classes, and serving in the Church women's organization. I love doing genealogy. My extended family has shared with me pictures, documents and information because they know that I like to do this work. They love it when I put the information together, continue doing research and share it with them. I guess I am really a home and family women! There is nothing that makes me happier than to spend time with my good husband and children. One of my favorite times is when the big kitchen table is full with family, friends and good food. We have great fun together! What more can one ask for?

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Kristine Farley
I love provident living. It is a way of life, to live without much debt, eat food storage that is rotated as we use it, teach our children life skills to take care of themselves and fix things. We garden and love to participate with God in the "creation" process. Though gardening I have had more time to pray and become closer to my Heavenly Father. I appreciate the knowledge of my mom and grandmothers shared with me; sewing, quilting, cooking, food preservation, baking, fixing things and frugal living. All of these skills have prepared us to live within our means. It is such a blessing to see our children, raising their children to eat wholesome foods, gardening and teaching them skills. Through learning skills their self-esteem is growing and their appreciation for all that Heavenly Father has created on this earth. Show more Show less