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Hi I'm Christy

I love to read; I love to laugh; I love my kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I studied English Literature in college and love to see how words can be used, how their power can affect us for good or bad. I love to put quotes from my favorite authors around the house to hopefully inspire my family. It has been a joy to teach my five children to love words and books and to watch them grow and learn in different ways. One of my favorite things is to sit around and talk and laugh with my husband and kids. It's great when they make you laugh when they are little and even better when they are older and they do it on purpose! I have four sisters and we all look like fun-house mirrors of each other. Two of them live within a few miles of me, but the other two live in different states. It is a great joy when we can be together with our parents and brother. My husband has 8 brothers and sisters and most of them live near. My kids have more than 65 first cousins--which they LOVE. We do a lot with family and count it a great blessing to be close. I love to bake and cook and do so often to both nourish and show love to my family. I tease my kids that cookies are my favorite food group, but the truth is that when I make them cookies, I'm telling them (my family) they are important to me. I want a big sign in my kitchen that says, "Warm cookies-warm hearts."

Why I am a Mormon

I feel like every good thing in my life has come from my membership in the church. When I was a tiny girl--three years old, the missionaries came to our home and my mother told them that she had been given a Book of Mormon by her sister when she was a teenager and had read it and knew it was true. From then on, we always went to church. I remember the good feelings I had when I went to our children's meetings and learned the words to a song telling me, "I Am A Child of God." I knew this was true. When I was older I read The Book of Mormon myself and the words in that book rang true and powerful in my heart. Since then, I cannot count the number of times I have read the Book of Mormon, but every time I do I still feel that powerful spirit testifying of its truth. Because of this I have made choices and followed a path that has brought me peace, direction, and joy. I will always be grateful for my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints--the Mormon Church.

How I live my faith

Currently, I work as the president of the children's organization in our church. I love to see the bright intelligence in children's faces--they are so smart and they can feel the spirit. I love to teach them that they are loved by their Father in Heaven and their older brother, Jesus Christ. I love to teach them that there is a living prophet who will help guide them. I also have worked with and taught the youth ages 12-18 many times. The teenagers in our world face so many challenges, but the teachings of the gospel give them the strength and the guidance they need to navigate the trick waters of their lives.   Living my faith is so much a part of my life that it is just living my life. Prayer keeps me close to my Father in Heaven and protects me. I read my scriptures on my own and with my family each morning. We attend church every Sunday and serve in our congretation. Once a week, we gather our kids and teach them gospel principles. A natural extension of loving the Lord is to love those around you and to want to serve them. I think that if every person in the world were a true follower of the teachings of Jesus Christ, the sins and sorrows of the world would just fall away. I am not trying to say that my life has been perfect and sorrow free--what I mean is that living the gospel has given me the strength and ability to come through sorrow and trials with the sure conviction that with Him all things are possible.