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Hi I'm Michelle

Wife, mom, artist and teacher. Everything good that's ever happened to me is because of my membership in the Church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the midwest, on a farm. It was a great way of life and living. My parents taught me by example to work hard, love the Lord and my family, and to serve others with a happy heart. After graduating college I met a wonderful man. We married and are raising 3 amazing children. My family is my greatest blessing. I truly have “no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” I look forward to the joy of grandchildren who also walk in truth. Wink. I have been drawn to things creative and beautiful throughout my life and have no doubt that “the desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul.” I love spending time working with the Sister missionaries and trying to help others. I want to be good, and then better, until, in the end, I am my best.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because living this Gospel brings me great joy. I feel at peace with what I believe, and things simply make sense to my heart and head. I have experimented upon the word, as Alma instructed, and found that it truly has enlarged my soul, enlightened my understanding, and been delicious to me. (Alma 32:28) I embrace being a member of this Church because it feels right and good in my soul, and because the Spirit has given me a witness and assurance of these truths I cannot deny.

How I live my faith

I am a teacher. Not by profession but by design. And I am always learning. Teaching touches every part of my life. What or who I teach may change but the fact that I am a teacher is a constant. I live my faith in doing. I try to be helpful, to be kind, to be good. I know I am lacking in many things, that I am not perfect, but I also know that it is by coming unto Christ each day that I may become "perfected in Him." I live my faith by doing my best to trust in what the Lord has said. The scriptures are filled with His promises and teachings. I just need to study them, and then DO them. When I say, "I believe" I acknowledge those truths that have become part of me, of the foundation I am building on. And when I say, "Help thou mine unbelief" I acknowledge that I am weak and flawed, but trying with an honest heart to seek and ask and learn and grow in good faith. I want to live my faith with hope, because whatever happens, whatever comes, I need to believe that there is always hope. "Come what may, and love it" is good counsel to follow.