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Hi I'm Carrie

I'm an accountant. A mother of a newborn. I have Celiac Disease; Gluten free since December 2000. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in the Seattle area. When I was 18, having been sick for a long time, i was diagnose with what they told me was “gluten intolerant celiac disease”. Changed my life. Socioeconomically; My mother was raised middle class, white color. My dad was born on a farm and is a first generation high school graduate and college graduate. So I was raised just above the poverty line, but with middle class and old school values. My mother worked part time to help make ends meet, and they always did; Much to her credit. She was able to do that because of serious frugality. My parents also taught me hard work and good financial planning, including living within our means. As a mother of a new born I want my son to learn good values, responcibility, and that he has a father in heven that loves him.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m a very linier thinker. A follows B. In college I looked into a lot of religions. I wanted something that made sense. I read the bible, cover to cover, pausing to research and pray, it took me three years. But what it all came down to was being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints just made the most sense. To my mind, but most importantly to my heart.

How I live my faith

I think that I try to live my faith with a lack of self-absorption. The life and teachings of Christ show us that he cared for everyone. Not all of the people that the savior healed came to him. For example, in St John, Chapter 5, there was a “great multitude” of people, and Jesus spotted this one man, lying on the ground, And Jesus healed him. So I try to remember that in any given multitude there might be someone who I could help, someone who I could lend a hand. I don’t go about life with my ears plugged and my eyes down, I try to stay opened to the promptings of the spirit, so that the holey ghost can point out that person to me. Within the women’s organization in the church I help to organize compassionate service; assisting those who are sick or troubled.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

I think that a "Mormon lifestyle" is one that reflects the teaching of our Savior, as we liken the scriptures to our life. One of the aspects of my life that I’m told has identified me as a Mormon is that it is a life defined by moderation. We are taught to exercising control over our physical body; bringing our “Natural man” into submission of God’s laws, and closer to our heavenly father. Many parts of The word of Wisdom encourage us to use moderation, and avoid excess. By not indulging our “carnal desires” we learn temperance, patience, and become more like our Savior. Show more Show less