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Hi I'm Paisley

I'm a stay at home mom. I am an community theater performer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mother of four with one on the way. I love being a mother even though I find it very challenging. I also love performing- acting and singing. I am not a great dancer, but I have been known to do that too. I participate in community theater whenever I can. I have a secondary English teaching degree and I love reading. I enjoy reading autobiographies. I find other peoples lives, whether important historical figures or just ordinary people fascinating. What I love most is connecting with other people through meaningful conversation. My husband teases me about being able to make friends with a wall and my children have learned patience as they have waited for me to finish conversations. Some might call that the gift of gab. I like to think of it as my way of continuing my education- there is something to be learned from everyone regardless of their life circumstances.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a Mormon and because of that I have heard people say that I must do this because that is how I was raised. But I am quick to point out that no one could successfully live this religion unless they believed it was true. I have read the Book of Mormon and have asked in prayer if it was true and my answer was "yes". I am a Mormon because of that answer. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has given my life purpose and meaning. It helps me focus on the things that are most important in my life, which are my faith in Christ and my family. It reminds me to pattern my life after Christ and that if I will follow Him, I will be happy. In a nutshell, being a Mormon makes me happy and it brings happiness to those around me.

How I live my faith

Each Sunday, I get to teach Sunday school to 14 and 15 year old young women and young men. We are studying the New Testament right now. There is such a feeling of excitement when I teach these youth an important principle of the Bible and I can see them start to understand it. It is even more exciting when I hear how they have applied that principle in their lives. I have a firm belief that teenagers want truth and understanding when it comes to spiritual things. To often people are quick to judge teenagers as uncaring and selfish, but I have come to learn that if you show them you really love them, they will give that love in return. And I know that when they feel that you truly love them, they will listen with open hearts and minds. I can not think of a better way to spend each Sunday than with my class discussing the life and teachings of the Savior Jesus Christ.