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Hi I'm Jaime

I LOVE running and mtn biking. I'm a Physical Therapy grad student that can't get enough of watching folks heal. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently "playing" Physical Therapist on my clinical rotations for my last year of graduate school. I chose this profession because I like to watch people get better. I get to spend time with each patient and give them the tools to return to activities that they've been unable to do. It's very rewarding. I'm also a running addict, a mountain biking junkie, and a rock climbing fiend. I love spending time in the Grand Tetons, the Uintahs, or any other place that ends in "Mountains." There's so much adventure and peace to be found in places like these. Lastly, I like to try as many new things as I can. I'll pick chocolate ice cream over just about anything else, but I'll try any food once. My newest 'new things' are: learning the harmonica, eating a cow tongue burrito, and finishing up a C.S. Lewis book series.

Why I am a Mormon

As a youth and young college student I pondered frequently how man could know God existed. I had felt strong impressions at certain times when I'd prayed or read from the scriptures or had just been thinking about life. I hoped that He was there, but didn't know how I could be sure. As I read and prayed with sincerity and gathered life experiences, it became obvious to me that God exists and that He wants us to communicate with Him. I am now sure that He's there. This church is a LIVING church. We know that prophets and miracles are not a thing of the past. God is alive now and continues to talk to us and give us direction in our lives. At times when I've needed Christ for comfort or healing of emotional or spiritual wounds, He has been there. I remember being very troubled one night after my roommate had gotten in a serious car accident. She was in critical condition and we didn't know if she'd make it through the night. I went for a long walk; thinking and crying. When I returned to the house I was encircled in His love and made to know that He was aware of me and my friend, that He loved us, and He then assured me that His will would be done and it would be for the best. The Mormon church encourages its members to read God's word and pray. We're encouraged to develop our own relationship with the Divine and receive personal inspiration from Him. I am a witness that this is a true concept. When I read the Bible and Book of Mormon, I feel God speaking to me. I feel happy, at peace, and know my purpose. I'm able to figure out what I should do with major decisions or worries in my life. When I pray I ask God questions and I know that He answers me. Perhaps most importantly, He sends little shout-outs that He loves me. He magnifies my love for my family. He gives me grace to overcome my weaknesses. He encourages me to become more like Him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live by the principles that Christ taught. I'm trying to develop Christ-like qualities such as humility, meekness, kindness, and integrity. I can get prideful but I do my best to try to replace it with higher thoughts. Also, I live my faith by trying to be grateful for the things that Christ has given me. When I'm out running on some beautiful trail or when I'm giving a good friend a tight squeeze, I remember His goodness and let the feeling fill me up inside. I let these good things in my life motivate me to do my best to let others have good things in their lives too. The church reminds me frequently how important service is to my happiness and the happiness of others. I try to keep my eyes open for others in need. I'm still learning how to do this well. More specifically, I live my faith by coming up with activities for others in my ward to participate in, by writing affectionate notes to my friends and family, by remaining chaste and chasing unwholesome thoughts out of my mind, by finding ways to make others happy, and by standing up for values I know to be right.