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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm a cat & dog person. I'm a novice gardener & photo taker. I love life & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life and am looking for that elusive guy to share it with! In the meantime I have a yard that takes up a lot of my time when I'm not at work. I actually relax after being busy at work by mowing my lawn and I do some of my best pondering then. I start my Christmas cards in August since I make them by hand and need plenty of time to finish before the Holidays. Hot weather, butterflies and sunsets make me smile. Reading a good book is how I end my days. I appreciate the arts, architecture, and amazing music. I love to laugh!

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had given me the opportunity to learn about the standards of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It has kept me as early as in my teenage years from a lot of potential heartache that seem to follow teenagers in High School and into College. I've always, always known I'm a child of God and that he, my Heavenly Father loves me as well as my Savior Jesus Christ. Knowing that today helps me--I may be alone but knowing I'm a child of God lessens the "loneliness". The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church on Earth, I can testify of the blessings that I have in my life by living the Gospel. I'm not talking about a house, a job, going on vacation (which are blessings too)--my blessings are Happiness, Faith, Hope. Knowing where I'm from and where I'll go as long as I live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I may not have a family of my own right now but I know families are forever. And I'm so thankful for that. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has help me cultivate a grateful heart, to not take things for granted. I'm truly thankful for hot, clean water! And I try to strive to be Kind towards everyone. I don't let people tread on me, I'm not a door mat, but without the Church, I could see myself possibly becoming a bit cynical and "grouchy" especially with some of the uncertainty that seems to be all around us on a daily basis. No matter who we are, what country we live in, Heavenly Father knows us and is mindful of us. I can't explain exactly how I know this, it's where Faith comes in and part just knowing...hello, we were given sunsets! What more do we need.

How I live my faith

I live my Faith by being the best person I can be. I try to be as self-reliant as possible. I try to have love in my heart towards not only my friends and family but towards strangers. I participated in the Big Brother and Sister program. I'm a leader for the 8-11 year old girls in my Church--every other week we get together for an after school activity to learn about Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost and about how they can become Faithful young women that will hopefully take them into Adulthood. I go to Church every week and learn about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm happy to say I look forward to Sunday, I may not have my own family sitting next to me but I get to be with my ward family instead. The bottom line--how I live my Faith--by being a representative of Jesus Christ. He knows I've faltered greatly along the way but I have learned from my mistakes. What matters is not what I've done in the past as long as I continue and consistently have a change of heart and change my behavior for the better. It's not to say I'm fully immune from making mistakes, because I'm not. However I now have a greater understanding of the Atonement and I have made covenants to follow the path back to Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father and I take that seriously.