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Hi I'm Kris

I'm a Mormon. I'm also a mother of 7, and a grandmother of 5. Being called Mom is the best title I have.

About Me

I do the "paperwork" in our family business, I love to bake, I am a musician and love the arts, I teach adult Sunday School--gospel doctrine, I love the youth--teenagers are a favorite, I enjoy yard work even in our Arizona heat, and most of all I love and enjoy my family. I am blessed with variety in my life; everyday is an adventure.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it's the only way of life that makes sense to me. My religion affects every part of my life in a positive way; it brings me true joy. This world has changed so much during my lifetime. Many of the changes are good. I enjoy technology and learning...so much is available for my children and grandchildren that I never dreamed of as I grew up. When my kids are away, I can easily communicate with them all over the world. I have blogging friends literally in almost every country. Transportation is amazing, medical care is moving forward in incredible ways. When I want to research a topic for my Sunday School lessons, I can get on the internet and find terrific resources. But there are also challenges that I never had to worry about when I grew up. The world's standards are not my standards. Moral standards have declined, self-reliance is not valued, family time is not a priority, etc. My Mormon standards and values do not change and my family can be strong by living church teachings. But most important is my belief in a personal God who loves me and helps me and is always there for me. I have peace in my life. I know why I am here and what I need to do to find myself and my family in the best situation after this earth life is over. I know what God expects and know that He is patient and kind and will help me be with Him again. And I know that my family is forever, beginning with my eternal marriage to a great man. My religion brings me knowledge, comfort, experience, growth...all that is good.

How I live my faith

I strive to be a good example of my faith by volunteering in my community...my husband and I serve on Town committees and spend many hours working to improve particularly our downtown district. We have a business and employ several others from our community. We have high standards of honesty, integrity and hard work in our business and these qualities are respected and keep us going even in these very bad economic times. Before teaching Sunday School, I worked with the young women--ages 12-18 for 6 years. I love them dearly. I have 5 daughters of my own and love the youth who I know are daughters and sons of our Heavenly Father. Our family is always active in our church and we always hold volunteer positions that serve others. I also enjoy working hard on church and neighborhood parties. Anything with food and friends is a good combination for me. Big parties also give me an opportunity to involve my family and it is wonderful to work together on big projects. I also love to visit other women in our local church unit. Many of my close friends are in my Church family. I enjoy helping and serving in many ways. Those who have just moved into our area, mothers with small children or new babies, those who are ill or elderly, those who are lonely, those who have lost employment, those who are overwhelmed in any way, and those who I can help share a skill or hobby are some who I enjoy serving or visiting. And from the other side, many come into my life from my Church family to help me with my needs. It is a great community of wonderful people who share common faith, values, and goals. My faith also helps me to be a better parent, and with 7 children, I've always appreciated and needed help in many ways. And, my Church activity develops leadership skills that have followed me into my community and into the business world, and with my family. I am just a regular person, but I know what I have learned through my Church activity has made me a better person.