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Hi I'm Kathryn

I'm a newly-wed, a big sister, a health-nut, an outdoors enthusiast, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the west, everywhere from California to Texas to Colorado...but I definitely consider myself a Colorado girl. I'm the oldest of six--five girls and one lucky boy. My parents grew up in Seattle where my mom learned about the LDS church through high school friends including the dreamy David Hart (my Dad). My mom joined the church as a young adult and several years later my parents were sealed in the Seattle Temple. I married my (almost) high-school sweetheart after a seven year journey. We were married April 26, 2014 and are happily enjoying being newlyweds--starting out our lives together in our new home of Vancouver, WA. We love to enjoy the outdoors together and the Northwest has got this outdoors thing nailed. We love to hike, camp, boat, wakeboard, and go for walks in our beautifully green new home.

Why I am a Mormon

A huge part of my faith is my belief that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true church of Christ on the earth today. "What does that even mean?" some might ask. Well, to me it means that even though there are countless opinions and paths, God is not ambiguous. His words are clear and consistent. Truth is eternal and not relative. And there is a pathway home to Him. God's way is a way of truth, peace, and clarity. He is involved in this world and in our lives. From the beginning of time He's been very present in helping His children know and choose the right way to return back to Him. In the same way that Heavenly Father has guided his children through prophets in the past, I know that He guides us through a prophet in our day. He called Joseph Smith to be a prophet and through Joseph Smith restored all of the truths necessary for us to overcome the confusion that we see in this world. A lot of people might ask: "why would you join a church that is so strict, or different, or that has such long Sunday services." :) My answer is simple. I have prayed and I feel in my heart that this is God's church. I didn't have one huge experience, rather a whole slew of them. As I have gone to church, prayed, studied the Book of Mormon and Bible, and especially as I've LIVED the principles of the gospel, I have received countless little confirmations that this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ. There are a lot of voices to listen to in this world. It can be easy to think that truth is relative or that maybe church doesn't matter. I personally believe that truth is God's and that in finding it, we can find true joy. While I don't know all things, I do know what I have felt in my heart. I know the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ is true! I wish everyone could feel what I feel and know what I know! I know the only way to live life without regret is to know that you've followed the peace.

How I live my faith

Faith to me is how you live what you believe. I believe first and foremost that God is real, He exists, He created all things, and that His most significant title is that of "Father." God is literally the Father of our spirits and that means that I'm His daughter. It also means that all people are God's children and my spiritual brothers and sisters. This knowledge is something that has been a gift from a very young age. In my heart I feel and have always felt that God is literally my Father in Heaven. This has helped me in the choices I've made in my life. I try to follow His ways. I recognize that my good gifts are inherited from Him. I grow in confidence when I remember who I really am. I try to treat others better because they have the same relationship with God that I do. I also know that Jesus Christ is my older brother, my friend, and the Savior of the world. I don't really know how it works--why it is that His suffering and sacrifice can somehow wipe away all of the bad and injustice of the world and my personal life. But I do know that His sacrifice has healed me. In my darkest moments and even in my daily stresses or weaknesses, I've felt a peace that can only come from Heaven. I know that I can become better because He paid for my mistakes. Because of this knowledge I have made prayer and repentance a part of my daily life. This keeps me going even when I mess up. I am grateful for the mercy of God.