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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a Mormon. I'm a photographer, a wife, a mother, a book lover, a craftaholic, a board-gamer, and incurable clothing shopper.

About Me

I am a Mormon. I am a photographer, a wife, a mother, a book lover, a craftaholic, a board-gamer, and an incurable shopper. I love my job. Every day I get to find, catch, and reveal the details of our lives that contain our greatest feelings: the profound peace of a sleeping newborn, the joy of a toddler with a rake, the glint of a teenager's endless ambition, or the rapture of a couple in love. These feelings only continue with family, work, play, and retirement. Through the art of photography, so many of our life's greatest experiences may be remembered and relived within a single, amazing moment--now, next year, or whenever we choose. My own life has been filled with countless happy moments. I love to laugh, to sing, to talk and think. My life isn't quite complete without a turkey-avocado sandwich, a good book, and my wonderful husband, little girl, and family (not necessarily in that order). I love the moments on any given night when my husband and I sit close to play strategy games. I love the outdoors, in rain or shine, whether hiking, city-scaping, or simply playing on swings in the park. I love meeting new people and making new friends. A new part of my life is crafting. I started learning to sew last year and I have fallen in love. It is so fun to make beautiful things from something flat and lifeless. From there I have branched out and found that paper, wood, ribbon, and other materials can be just as amazing when shaped into the right project. Life is good.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, but every person hits a point in their lives where they have to know for themselves if something is true. For me it started at a young age. I was very concerned that I shouldn't be baptized at 8 year old, because I wasn't sure if I knew that Jesus was and is the Savior, that God lives, that the Book of Mormon was true doctrine, and that there was a living prophet on the earth. I asked lots of questions, some that people could not answer. But when I prayed to know if Heavenly Father wanted me to be baptized I felt comforted and peaceful. My 8 year old self took that to be a yes. So I was baptized. At 15 year old, I was still concerned about my testimony. I still didn't know if some of the things listed above were true. I was still had unanswered questions. I had some wonderful leaders help me to know what I should do. A women named Angela, told me to study the scriptures and pray to know if God was a just God, for this was a major source for my questions. I had a leader named, Brittney who was a great example and encouraged me on my quest for the truth. She taught me the missionary discussions, and helped me find answers to my questions in the scriptures. A women named Maribelle helped me with the Old Testament and l provided many insights into the gospel and prepared me for the temple. But in the end it came down to me. My sister bore her testimony, and told us she knew the truth. I wanted that so badly, so after studying the gospel, experimenting on its teachings, and living the gospel, I prayed to know the truth. An answer came that it was true. My life and experience have made me doubt this many times, but every time I turn back to the Lord, and ask for a reminder He reaches out and tells me it is true. He gives me strength to carry on, and has given me all things that I need. I know He loves me. He knows me. And He will never forget me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith mostly through service. My life and religion has taught me that giving is so much better than receiving. I have grown to love when people call me for help. I currently work with the children in our ward (congregation), as a teacher, organizer, music leader, etc. I also help with social activities. I often can be found decorating the church, cooking for events, or coming up with entertainment ideas. Another very important part of living my faith is by being a friend to those around me. I visit people just to see how they are doing. I bring meals and company to those who are sick or struggling. I ask how people are doing in their lives and in their faith. Living my faith is more than just service and friendship, it is also testifying what I know to be true. Keeping myself spiritually uplifted and providing for my family and friends. It is reach out to other and to God. It is repenting and always being available to do good. I live my faith by trying to progress daily and grow closer to God, Jesus Christ, and listen to the Holy Ghost. I live my faith by trying to live what I know to be true.