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Hi I'm Rachel

I love stickers, I write letters, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the middle of five, and I love it. I couldn't imagine life without any of my siblings. I've graduated with a Bachelors in Finance, and am now working and working on deciding what masters program I want to go into 'lost generation' style if you will. In my free time I am taking piano lessons, and teaching myself guitar. Creating, anything from music, to a skirt I've developed the pattern for, to helping build a deck is fantastic. And, yes, I also spend time with siblings, and friends, not to mention books.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe in the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It is what brings the music back into my life when everything else has gone wrong. Christ lives, and He loves me. In that I find joy. Think of it, God loves you. Knowing that, what else matters? I am not like the Gideon in the Bible where I've had answers given to me through the relative dryness or wetness of a rug, or anything tangible for that matter. But I have come to know that the people in the scriptures lived, and that they struggled. Their words, the understanding they found, and the conclusions of their stories help me in my life.

How I live my faith

The gospel in my daily life is manifested in the little things; to smile, to take the time to listen to someone, to say thank you. It is in setting goals and following through with them, and praying always. Reading the scriptures helps my day immensely. On Sundays, you'll find me at church, where I lead the music when the woman's organization within the congregation sings, and sing in the choir.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Rachel
One of the coolest people I can think of has to be Abraham. I mean really. If I could be even half as amazing as he was it would be fantastic. He solves the issue when his and Lot's servants were fighting. His strength and commitment were stronger then his logical understanding, allowing him to follows God no matter what. How could I learn how to become like Abraham without reading the scriptures? The scriptures contain accounts of people as they struggled with real problems, problems very similar to what you and I face when you boil them down to the essentials, plus their inspired answers on how to deal with them. They contain discourses on who we are, why we are here. Mostly though, there are descriptions of the Savior everywhere, how He lived, and what He taught. The scriptures are the words of God, and they bring peace. I've felt it. The more you read and think about what you read, the more you see patterns of how you should live your own life. Understanding comes. I promise. I love the scriptures. Show more Show less