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Hi I'm Christine

I'm a mother. I'm a music lover and teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always loved music and have spent a lot of my life performing. Singing mostly, but also piano and a brief introduction to the violin and the french horn. Now my time is spent singing lullabies to my 4 sweet children, and conducting the choir for church. Every now and then I will get to perform and I love it every time, but there is no question that I am doing exactly what I should be doing right now. Sometimes I can get my husband to sing with me, and he's got an amazing voice. I love hearing my kids sing, it doesn't really matter what, I just love their sweet voices.

Why I am a Mormon

The more I learn, the more I feel that the truth of the gospel is undeniable. It brings clarity to confusing things, peace to the chaos. And with four small kids, I think I know a thing or two about chaos. I honestly feel a guidance in my every day tasks. Little reminders, little thoughts will pop into my head and I know that it is Heavenly Father guiding me, helping to make my life a little easier. My parents taught me about the gospel, and so I grew up reading the Book of Mormon. But I came to a point where I knew I had to decide for myself, regardless of what everyone around me knew. I remember that prayer, and the answer that came. I was young and really tried to focus on my task of praying with sincerity. The answer was clear, an impression that I could not push away: Yes, it's true. You know it's true. You've always known it's true. That experience was like all the pieces of the puzzle snapping together at one time. That's why I went to church every Sunday, that's why I didn't use foul language, that's why I read my scriptures, that's why I prayed. Because it was true. I'm grateful that my loving Heavenly Father has since then showed me many more times that He is real. He knows me, and loves me, and this is His church. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have a great job at church! I get to conduct the choir! I also organize musical numbers and work with people who love music and want to perform. Music is such a great way to share testimony, I have become more comfortable singing to share my testimony than I am talking. I also play the organ for church services when I'm needed. I love doing that! I love the power of the organ and being able to read the words as a huge group of people sings along. There is so much power in the hymns of our church. In addition, I teach the women's group one Sunday a month. We discuss gospel principles and how they apply to us specifically, as women. It is a great opportunity to share our experiences, struggles, testimonies, and triumphs. We get the chance to realize we really are all in this together, and we need each other! I love the chance I have to get to know the women of the church. There are some amazing, incredible women who have wisdom and advice for me.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

I find great peace in our doctine about death. Our earth life is a temporary experience. After we die we can be reunited with those who have passed on before. We will continue to learn and progress and in a lot of ways it will be like this earth life. Our spirits live on, until we will be resurrected as Christ was. It is a beautiful doctrine, and the reason that I feel a loss only for myself when I attend funerals. I feel sad for my own lonliness, but not for the departed. I know where they are, and that I will see them again someday. Show more Show less