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Hi I'm Cheri

I live in Arizona. I'm a wife and mother. I'm an author of young adult novels. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Every little girl dreams of living in a fairytale. I grew up in such a loving home that my fairytale dream was to marry my best friend and offer a loving home to our children, like the one I was raised in. I've been living my fairytale for the past sixteen years. We all know that in every fairytale conflicts arise and our fairytale is no different. We've had our share of ups and downs but through our faith in our Savior Jesus Christ, we're making it through, hoping to find our happy ending. As my children grew older, I decided it was time for me to start a new chapter in my own fairytale. I noticed how incredible and amazing young people are today and saw the great potential of this generation. I wanted to pay them tribute and give them the credit they deserve. There are many messages sent to our youth suggesting that they cannot hold fast to their faith and values and have to give into natural desires. I simply disagree! Our youth today are strong and faithful. And I wanted to celebrate them! I began to write modern day fairy tales that would not only entertain but would uplift and inspire young people of every age to be the very best they can be and remind them of the importance of holding fast to their faith and values. My first novel was released in December of 2010 and my second novel is coming soon! I'm a wife, a mother, an author of christian based young adult novels, a fairytale dreamer and I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has enriched all aspects of my life. I remember realizing in my younger days, that my Heavenly Father loved me so much and wanted me to be happy that he gave me His Commandments to live by. They are guidelines to help us avoid the pitfalls and sorrows of life. If we follow these guidelines our chances of living a happy life are greater. Although we might fall into some of those traps, we have our Savior Jesus Christ to help us out. By following the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I have found much peace and joy, even in the darkest hours of life. Through my many trials, I have been blessed with a testimony that I am loved and that my Father in Heaven knows me. As I look back at the many hardships I've endured, I can undeniably see how much I've learned, grown and been blessed because of them. They have made me stronger and a much better person. Sometimes we are given challenges to give us the opportunity to exercise our faith, just as we need to exercise our bodies and minds, in order to keep them growing, healthy and strong. Enduring life's challenges can sometimes be overwhelming, but knowing the purpose of this life and the plan of happiness offers a great peace and understanding. I can endure the hard things, because I know why I am asked to endure them. This life is a test, for me to prove myself worthy to live with Him again. And knowing that my family will be together forever, if we are worthy, is priceless. I have a testimony of Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that Jesus is my redeemer, that he suffered and died for me. He did what I could not do for myself. I know He will come again and I will know him, for he is the one who has walked by my side and helped me through my darkest hours. I know that I am a daughter of my Father in Heaven who knows me, loves me and wants to bless me as I follow His commandments. This is my simple testimony, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

By being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I have so many opportunities to live my faith. We learn the gospel best by living it. Most recently I have enjoyed teaching young children about their Savior Jesus Christ and the life and example He lived. I have been given the opportunities over the years to serve in many ways. I've played the piano, served in cub scouts, been a teacher and served the youth and helped with compassionate service, to organize relief to members of the church who are in need. I also live my faith by being a good neighbor and by being honest in my dealings. I live my faith by having integrity, especially when nobody is looking. I'm living my faith when I get to the car after shopping and see that I didn't pay for an inexpensive item. I'm in a hurry and have somewhere to be, but live my faith by returning to the store with the small item and explaining that somehow I didn't pay for this and need to do so. I live my faith by being compassionate and concerned for others and their well being. By being a friend, a good listener and a shoulder to cry on. I live my faith by teaching my children about their divine inheritance and teaching them to be good people. By encouraging them to hold fast to their faith and values.