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Hi I'm Richelle

I was not born or raised in the LDS church. After a lifetime of searching for the "right" church, I became a member in my 30's.

About Me

I am a Christian! I am a mother to a beautiful six year old daughter. I am also the guardian of a naughty 7 month old Shar Pei - Shepard puppy. I enjoy listening to all types of music. We love to sing and dance in our family, especially while driving! I love to cook and eat delicious foods. I enjoy the outdoors, and the beautiful planet that the Lord has made for us. I am technically savy, and both myself and my daughter enjoy using the computer, Wifi devices, and all modern conveniences. I love to laugh, joke and act silly. Life should be cherished and enjoyed. Your never too old to put on a pair of rollerskates! I am extremely interested in studying and learning about religion, philosophy, and history. I strive to grow spiritually through thorough knowledge and reflection. God is present in all things, at all times. It is my journey to seek Him out and grow in my understanding.

Why I am a Mormon

After a lifetime of searching for the "right" church, I joined the LDS church in my thirties. I was particularly drawn to the high personal standards and family values. Because of lack of solid guidance in my younger years, I had life my life in a carefree manner that woefully fell short of Christ's teachings. Although I genuinely felt the Spirit in other religious organizations, I did not feel the message that this was right place to be. I heard that when I investigated the Mormon church. I think we all have individual journeys in life that are between us and God. Our trials and mistakes are all necessary parts of our own learning and progression. I am not ashamed of my life or the mistakes I have made. I understand that it was all part of the plan to mold me into who I am today. In joining the church, I made a covenent with Heavenly Father that I was ready to step it up and follow His plan for me. And while there are many excellent fellowship opportunities within the church itself, my reasons for being a member are more simple. I want to improve myself, and improve my relationship with my Savior and my Heavenly Father. I know that God loves me...faults and all. And He is always with me to help me through difficult times. He only wants what is best for us. Through our obedience to Jesus Christ's teachings, we can grow and learn. In the process, I have found an inner peace and strength that I could not have accomplished on my own. I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

Pray! Pray! Pray! Pray! I talk to God all the time. It is not only appropriate to speak with Him at certain times of day, or in certain positions or places. He wants us to include Him in all parts of our lives. When I am struggling with my daughter...I pray silently right then and there. I pray when I am cleaning. I pray when I am driving. I pray when I am walking from one room to another. Anytime is the right time to pray and talk with Heavenly Father. Ask Questions! I have never been one who takes things at face value. If I don't understand something, or it seems odd, I try to find the answers. Read the scriptures, ask other members, look online. Keep an open mind, and genuinely seek your answers. They may not come over night, but with true intentions you will receive your answers. Obedience! Try it, you may like it. I am not suggesting we follow things we are deeply opposed to. I am simply saying, pick something small that you know you need to do better, or not do at all. Then everyday try to be obedient. Think of yourself as a child whose parent is telling them not to do something because it is bad for them. The child may not fully understand, but they trust in thier parents, and obey. It is a very rewarding experience I can assure you. I personally try to focus on acts of tolerance, love, and kindness. If I see someone in need, I try to help. Not just throwing money out a car window, but I stop and speak to them, treat them as human beings. I go out of my way to smile, and be kind to others. In doing so, I feel so wonderful! Go to Church! By going to church regularly, we can be around other people who are striving to improve themselves as well. No one there is perfect, but we are all doing the best we can. Church meetings are a great way for me and my daughter to learn more about Christ's teachings, and what God has planned for us. It helps to keep me focused, and on track in my spiritual journey. I always leave feeling uplifted and recharged for the week.