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Hi I'm Paulette Burton

I'm a stay at home Mom of five, a doll artist and a cub master in the BSA and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am living my childhood dream of being both a stay at home Mom and an artist. I'm happily married to my best friend of 13 years.

Why I am a Mormon

From the age of 8, I've been a member of the church. It wasn't until I was a young adult that I became truly converted to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I knew that God loved me, but beyond that, I had no testimony of the atonement. After being inactive for two years and sinking further into sin and depression, I started looking for that light and happiness that I'd known as a child. I was looking for wholesome people to be around. People who didn't think that a one night stand was okay. The people I found in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, were different than the bar crowd that I'd been hanging out with. I wanted to be around them as much as I could, and started attending Institute. It was there that the Holy Ghost whispered to me that the atonement was for me individually. My Heavenly Father loved me more than I'd known He did.

How I live my faith

Life as a Latter Day Saint is not just a Sunday commitment. We have family home evening every Monday. We teach our kids about the scriptures after family prayer each day on the drive to school. Once a month I work as a Cub Master in the Boy Scouts of America, and hold pack meetings. The visiting Teaching program has taught me to love all of God's children, regardless of their activity level in the church. I have developed deep friendships with the sisters that I keep watch over and give service to. Any time there is a need in the community I am happy to render service. On Sundays I get all of my children bathed, dressed up and off to church,( which is not an easy task, considering there are five of the) where I enjoy gospel discussions with my neighbors, and listen as The Spirit speaks to me and tells me how to be a better person.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Paulette Burton
I believe that Heavenly Father had given us families to teach us about our heavenly family. Children have a safe place to grow and learn, and be taken care of both physically and spiritually. In our Earthly family we learn how to love and give service, even to those whom we may not like. We learn how to work out differences. Through service we learn about our relationship with our Heavenly Father and we learn to be more Christlike. These lessons extend outward to the community, where we learn how to love strangers, and even our enemies. We learn to see people the way God sees them. Show more Show less