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Hi I'm Jeska

I am a swing dancer. I am a mom. I love to read and learn. I collect argyle socks, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of 5 children, born and raised in Washington and Idaho. Until just recently, I worked in an insurance office. I graduated from college with a degree in Linguistics and a minor in Spanish. If I had the time and money, I would probably get a degree in everything! I find knowledge fascinating, and hope to never stop learning. My husband and I met at a dance, where he impressed me with his Lindy Hop skills. It is our favorite type of dance, although we know many. We now run a local swing dance venue for our community college (in our spare time). We just had our first child, a beautiful little boy, and I'm looking forward to the exciting/scary new step this is in our life. When I'm not reading, dancing, or catching up on sleep, I love to play board games and watch movies. I also like to cook, travel, eat, and blog about it.

Why I am a Mormon

There are (at least) three reasons why I'm a Mormon: 1. Because I was raised that way. 2. Because it makes me happy. 3. Because I chose it. Being a Mormon gives me hope and perspective, something vital in a world as depressing as ours. I know where I'm from and I know where I'm going. I know there's more to life than, well, this life. I know what I need to do to get back to my Father in Heaven. And I know that I have a Brother who suffered for my sins and pains, so I wouldn't have to bear more than I'm able. What a relief that is!

How I live my faith

I have been blessed with a calling to teach 4 and 5-year old children to understand and keep the commandments, love their Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, and grow into strong and faithful young adults. It's a scary responsibility, and I know I'm not perfect at it, but I'm trying to do my best. But living my faith isn't just about my church responsibilities. It's also manifest in the way I live my day-to-day life. I live my faith as I love and serve those around me. I live it as I make wise choices for my body, my mind, my soul, my home and my family. I live it as I read the scriptures, pray, attend church, and seek for truth.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Absolutely yes. God is our Father, and he loves us. In the Bible, we are taught "Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets" (Amos 3:7). Throughout the history of the scriptures we have seen the pattern: When there are righteous and worthy people on the earth, there will be prophets to direct God's church and reveal his will. It is part of the nature of God that He does not change. Would it be fair, constant, or unchanging if he revealed his secrets to his prophets in biblical times, but kept silent during our time? Do we need the answers and guidance of the Lord as much as the Israelites did? Of course we do. Does God love his children today as much as he loved his children then? Of course he does. Moses was the prophet in his time, Noah for his, and in the same way, Thomas S Monson is our prophet today. He leads the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and is God's mouthpiece for all to hear that will listen. Show more Show less