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Hi I'm Julie.

I'm a sister, aunt, daughter and friend. I am a travel professional, makeup artist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to travel, be outdoors, do yoga, ski, play with the horses, and being Aunt Julie. I am a part time writer. I love my airline job and the people and places that it brings into my life. My favorite beach is Turks and Caicos. I have lived in some great places and I live in Arizona now because I love living close to my family. My sister is my best friend and my big rowdy Mormon-Baptist family are my favorite playmates. Sometimes people are surprised that I am a 45 year old Mormon woman who is not married and I tell them that I am surprised too! I absolutely believe in marriage and in working for that happy ending. Being single in a church that is all about family means that I have a very strong testimony of my place in Heavenly Father's Plan, and what it means to trust Him. Being a disciple of Jesus Christ means more than just conforming to a visual of what a 'typical' family or church member might look like. My extended family has never allowed me a passive role in family life, and I can't remember a time when I didn't have a child in my arms and the constant opportunity to be taught and blessed by the children in my life. The thing that I dislike the most is when people who disagree with me assume that I am a Mormon because I was born this way. My life is full of diversity in people and beliefs and this enriches my testimony and my life! "It is not as a child that I believe and confess Jesus Christ. My hosanna is born of a furnace of doubt." Fyodor Dostoevsky

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel came into my life as a legacy, my father's family helped build Arizona as part of the Mormon Pioneers. But it was my beautiful Baptist mother who took my sister and I to her husband's church that I would credit with shaping my testimony. She showed us by her actions that she believed her daughters should be learning about Jesus Christ and how to live from this church. I remember her lovingly helping us write talks to give in Sunday School and buying me a beautiful dress for my baptism into the church at age 8. I don't remember a time when I did not know that I was a child of God, but the rest of my testimony I have worked and studied to have! I remember receiving a sure confirmation from the Spirit that the prophet was called of the Lord and would never lead us astray, as the scriptures promised. What the Gospel of Jesus Christ has given me that I treasure most is the knowledge and confidence to work on my weaknesses, and the understanding that I have a very personal relationship with Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. Feeling forgiven, having the understanding of how Heavenly Father helps us to start over and move forward, and learning to forgive myself are the sweetest gifts of the gospel.

How I live my faith

All of the women in my life have taught me by their example how to love one another by taking care of each other. The women's organization in the church just takes being this friend and sister to the next level by giving us the opportunity to get outside our comfort zone and serve and love women that I might not have had the chance to meet and learn from otherwise. I served an 18 month church mission in Pusan, Korea. I have been a teacher, employment specialist, emergency preparation specialist, and right now I am the coordinator over the Visiting Teaching program, an organized way of making sure that we are aware of the needs and touching the lives of each and every woman and her family in the congregation by visiting and friendshipping each other.