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Hi I'm Julie.

I'm a mother. I'm a singer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 31 years old. I've been married for nine years and we have 4 kids. All of them are boys, except three. ;) I love to sing and play the piano. I used to dance before I married two left feet. :) I enjoy reading and prefer to stick to content that teaches me something, or helps me develop myself, instead of reading merely for entertainment. I feel better about myself when I'm not constantly in search of entertainment.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in an LDS home. I've had many friends share their opinion that I'm following blindly and that I couldn't be objective about my faith since I was born into it, but they were born into homes that taught them to think that way about me. I could see that they weren't any different from me. We all are influenced by what we're taught at home. I didn't want my faith to be based on what someone told me it should be. I wanted to know for myself why I believed what I did, and why I made the choices I made. Instead of just going through the motions because I was told to, I intentionally acted with purpose in living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I could have experimented by rebelling, but it seemed to me that if someone says that eating right and exercising will keep you healthy, you don't decide to see if it's true by being a couch potato and eating junk food. I wanted to know if the principles of the Gospel were true by living them and seeing the results in my life. I discovered on my own how my choices affect me. I am far from perfect and have weaknesses like everybody else, and I learned that when I gave in to my weaknesses my life was not fulfilling and I was unhappy. During periods of my life where I consistently made choices contrary to what I knew were right, I changed. I didn't know who I was and I didn't like who I'd become. I know that by living the gospel of Jesus Christ that my life is joyful. It changes me, smooths out some of my rough edges. I become more patient with my children, more loving to my husband, and a more thoughtful friend. I know it's true because I have lived it, and it has blessed my life more than I could have ever imagined.

How I live my faith

We have a program called Personal Progress for the 12 to 18 year old girls. I am in charge of that program in my congregation. The program teaches the girls how to set goals, learn new skills, and give service. It is very rewarding to watch these young women grow and develop, and know that they are being prepared to run their own homes and serve in greater capacities in their communities.