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Hi I'm Grace

I grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. I went to school in Rexburg, Idaho. I'm married to my best friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college graduate. I have an elementary education teaching certificate and I substitute at schools in my area. I grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas where I was the only Mormon in my high school for 3 of the years. I had wonderful friends who love me and understand me. I enjoy reading fun, light, happy books and blogging about my life. I like to scrapbook and show off pictures. I have 9 nieces and nephews and love each of them so much! If you asked to see pictures of my nieces and nephews, I could show you pictures for hours. I married my sweet husband in 2009 and we have tons of fun together. He is the silliest guy I know and I'm thankful for him. I like to make things, but only if someone has made them before and can show me how to make it. I love doing people's hair for weddings and proms. I even did my own hairdo for my wedding. I love watching movies and quoting them even more.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a Mormon. As long as I can remember, I've gone to church every sunday. I knew all of the right answers, sang solos in church, went to all of the activities, and enjoyed every minute of it. When my family moved to Arkansas, I had to make big decisions. I had to really know what Mormon's believed. Not only did I have to know so that I could answer questions, but I had to live those beliefs. I quickly learned that if I didn't believe it too, I wouldn't be able to live that way. So I made a decision. I had never read the Book of Mormon by myself before, so I read it. I learned about it. I asked questions. I learned everything for myself. As high school went by, I discovered that not only did I live by the Church's beliefs and standards, but I truly believed in their power and strength. When I went to college, my parents told me that I needed to decide right then if I was going to go to church or not. The decision couldn't be made on Sunday morning when I'm tired. They told me I needed to decide how I would live my life before it came time to decide. So I did. I decided I wouldn't miss a Sunday. I decided I wouldn't break the rules. I decided that the guidelines I'd been given were for my benefit, not to hold me back. What I discovered was that the Lord blessed me when I followed His guidance. I became more willing to listen and learn from Him. I was able to hear the small whisperings of the Holy Spirit. Now that I've graduated and am in the "real world," I still know that my choices were correct. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me. I know that Jesus suffered for my imperfections and problems. I know that they both know me. I know that Joseph Smith saw God the father and Jesus Christ. I know that he restored the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. I know that we have living prophets who guide us in these times. I know that my redeemer lives. He lives to silence all my fears, to wipe away my tears. I know, most of all, that He loves me.

How I live my faith

My husband and I teach the 14 and 15 year olds in Sunday School. This year, we are learning about the New Testament and the wonderful things in there. Because they're teenagers, we work hard to make every week more interesting. We play jeopardy, hangman, family feud, and lots of other games. We read the scriptures and interpret them to apply to our lives now. We even act out scenarios sometimes. It is often very fun. We really enjoy teaching out class. It's a class of about 8-10 students and sometimes we are joined by the 16-17 year olds. That is sometimes even more fun! The more the merrier! We also sing in the ward choir. Every sunday, we stay in our sunday clothes for another 3 hours so that we can go back to the building after lunch and sometimes a nap to practice our songs. We love singing praises to our Heavenly Father.