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Hi I'm Heidi

I'm a musician, an identical twin, an artist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the youngest of 8 kids, but I share the caboos with my identical twin sister. I grew up singing with my 3 of my sisters sweet adeline and classical jazz favorites including "Lollipop," "Mr. Sandman," "Blue Moon," "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "Sincerely" and "Smile". Now that it's harder to meet and practice together as sisters, I've been able to focus on classical solo work at college as well as focus more time on the piano. Along with music, I love arts and crafts and sold jewelry in High School at local boutiques. Art has always been a part of my life, and it has helped me find my uniqueness at times when I felt utterly not unique as an identical twin. (But don't get me wrong, I LOVE being a twin and would never trade it for anything. My twin has been my best friend in the hard and easy times. It is a realtionship I cherish). If I could create a dream setting, it would be to have a grand piano outside underneath an awning of Autumn colored trees. (Because that is my favorite time of year, and I love the outdoors :) )

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is where I feel God's love for me the most. The teachings of the Mormon's are centered in love and specifically in feeling God's love in our lives daily. I have felt His love as I have tried to live what I believe. Belief is an action. It's who you are! No one is perfect, but I believe we each can become better. Being a Mormon and living the teachings has enabled me to overcome weaknesses and trials as I've put my trust in the Savior, having faith that if I obey His commandments to the best of my ability, that He will strengthen me to get through my challenges and come out stronger--just as He's promised in the scriptures. And He has kept His promise! And He will for all those who choose to follow Him. I am a Mormon because I know that in living the gospel of Jesus Christ (exercising faith, always trying to change and become better, making promises with God, listening for and acting upon every good thought, and doing our very, very best--even when we make mistakes--to always be good) we will experience true happiness; and thus, enable God's love to be a part of our lives each day.

How I live my faith

Growing up, our sister's quartet began with the church. My father was a part of the Stake Presidency at the time (a volunteer position that is over several congregations for a specific area), and as such was asked to speak in many different wards (congregations) each month. So, he'd always assign us the musical number. Being able to sing about Christ so many times to so many different people helped instill within me my faith and how I've chosen to live it. I began not simply just to sing, but to pray as I sang that the hearts of those present would feel God's love for them. In doing so, I began to study the words to the songs and realized the message they carried. Gradually I began to notice the uplifting messages found in non religious songs as well. I applied one of the Articles of our church to myself: "If there is anything virtuous, lovely, or of good report, or praise worthy, [I should seek] after these things" (Article of Faith 13; Joseph Smith). And so that became my quest in all things. I live my faith by trying to find the best in all that is good--music, books, movies, art, television programs, youtube clips, etc. God wants us to be happy, and in finding the best in the good, I have realized more and more how much happiness God has already prepared for us. My sisters and I still sing today and strive our best to help others feel the motivating joy, hope, and love that can be found in the best of every good song.

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

Heidi
Well of course I do :) I believe in the Bible, and in there it says that God "is the same yesterday, today, and forever" (Heb 3:8). And since God is a loving and unchanging God, He will always send us a prophet when we are ready and willing to listen to him just as He has in every era of time recorded in the Bible. Show more Show less