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Hi I'm Bri

I'm a wife and a music teacher, arranger/composer, writer, and sociologist. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a happily married woman living in southern California. I spend my days writing, teaching music, and arranging/composing music. My husband and I love to go to Disneyland, to go to the beach, to travel together, and to try out new places from restaurants to tourist sites to anywhere that tickles our fancy. I have a long history with music and it's my favorite thing in the world (besides my husband!). I thrill to hear beautiful music and love every opportunity to compose, orchestrate, arrange, sing, play piano, and teach music. But I also find people fascinating, and I earned a Master's Degree studying them in the field of sociology. Reading books is another favorite pastime, along with watching good shows and movies! All in all, I just love to spend time with the people I love doing the things I love. After all, doesn't everyone?

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I've learned for myself how to recognize recognize eternal truth because of the feeling it brings my spirit: peace and calm, or a burning in my heart, and I just know without doubt that it is true. That is what I feel when I think about the gospel and my Savior Jesus Christ. And I'd share this gospel with all who are open to hearing about it, if I could. Over the years there have been times when I've questioned and tested my faith, as any reasonable person would. Every time I've had a question, I've gone to the Lord or to the scriptures to find the answer, and every time I've received the answer I needed. Sometimes that is an answer to my questions, but other times it is a feeling of peace and comfort, often accompanied by a warmth like a fire burning inside me. That, I have come to know for myself, is a manifestation of the Holy Ghost. Although I've endured persecutions and trials as a result of my beliefs, I know that they are true, and despite trials, I've never been happier!! I know with all my heart that God wants me to be happy, and that He has given me this amazing gift of His gospel to bless my life. I know He loves me more than I can ever possibly comprehend. He sustains me through everything in life, the good and the bad. I have learned that as I obey His commandments, I feel true joy. This Church is the true church of Jesus Christ on the earth today, and I am thrilled to be a part of it. That is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My faith is simply a part of me. It's not something I could ever or would ever deny; it's part of what makes me who I am. It affects how I live my life, giving me greater compassion for others, a desire to follow the Lord's standards, and a desire to help others find the joy I've found through my faith. One unique way I live my faith is through what we call "church callings". LDS members are each given a responsibility or "calling" in their congregation so that everyone's indispensable value is known and no one falls through the cracks. In the process, we become more unified as a whole. It has been my responsibility to teach classes, watch over the women in need, organize trips for the members to visit God's temples, play piano for the church choir, conduct the music at church meetings, and more. I am grateful for the opportunities I've had to serve in the church. Service through music provides a means for the Lord's Spirit to come, bringing peace and testifying of truth. I've also been able to visit privately with others at church and make wonderful, lasting friendships as I've tried to care for their individual needs. Outside of church, I simply live my life. Most of the time I go about my business, working toward my goals and doing those things that make me happy. Family is very important to us in our faith, and so my husband and I look for as many opportunities as possible to spend time together. I check in on my friends and other family regularly, and I do my best to help those in need within my circle of influence. Most of all, I try to follow the Savior's teachings the best way I can, and that's what makes me happy.