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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a daughter, sister, wife, mother, friend. I love life. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I didn't grow up as part of the Church, even though my parents were married in the temple. My mom would sometimes take us to church, but I don't remember much. My dad worked for a mall developer for the first several years of my life. We would move every two years for him to work on new projects. After my parents divorced, we continued to move. I graduated from high school, went to college and got married to my handsome, wonderful, loving husband. As a result I have lived in 9 states, 14 cities and been to 2 middle schools, 3 high schools, 1 community college and 1 university. Though I haven't received a degree from a university, I feel the Lord has blessed my life by teaching me there are things to be learned outside the classroom. I have learned that He is always there; in my trials and in the peace of life. Through his teachings, I have learned that I really can love a person and not their actions. I can forgive all things with my Father in Heaven's help, though it is definitely not easily done. I know he communicates to me personally. I love music. I've played an instrument since the fourth grade and I know my Lord has given me this gift. It was how I could be myself in a world were my entire life was changing. It helped me stay out of trouble and gave me an appreciation for what Heavenly Father has given to me. I have also started to learn about quilting. It is harder than it looks, but when finished it brings a feeling of accomplishment.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because I have learned that the Book of Mormon is an aide to the bible. It gives the account of those who lived in the Americas before, during and after Christ's birth and crucifixion. I know that Joseph Smith saw the Father and His son, Jesus Christ. I believe that Heavenly Father gives me the strength I need to live my life everyday, even when I have trouble wanting to get out of bed in the morning. I am a mormon because I believe in the work the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint does on a daily basis. This gospel is what has saved my life, time and time again. As I read and learn from the Book of Mormon, I can feel my relationship grow with my Heavenly Father and I can better understand how I should live and love my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by teaching the women once a month. I try to teach my son how to recognize Heavenly Father's hand in all things. Whether it be the rain falling or the peace we feel as we sing a song about Christ. I live my faith through extending friendship to those I meet and trying not to give judgement. I try to forgive those who have wronged me; though, somethings run too deep to forgive overnight or even over a month. I pray to God and know that he hears me and knows exactly what I need. I live my faith by supporting those who lead the people of my Church as well as those who lead my nation. I know that the leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are given specific keys that allow them to receive inspiration and give wise counsel to all who listen to them speak.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

The purpose of life can be simple. Life is how we live while on the earth. For me, it is how I perceive my life in accordance to those things I have learned from my family, my friends, school, the Church, and through my own trials. I have had the most growth and gained the most knowledge through my trials and challenges. Life is about coming closer to God and learning from our experiences as well as those around us. It is through experience we gain knowledge. How does a great doctor become such? Through experience. How can a teacher give a great lesson? Through his experience and that of others. We gain this knowledge through trust in God. The purpose of life is not about how you look to others or how you fit in with the social mainstream, it is about how you overcome those things of a temporal nature to become more. To become that person God intended you to be. To receive a body. To choose for yourself those things good. To receive experience. To have a family for eternity. To love forever. To become like Heavenly Father. Show more Show less