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Hi I'm Catherine

I'm a wife, mother of 3, health advocate, continual learner, positive thinker, and blessed to be a Mormon!

About Me

I have 4 siblings and have lived in many different provinces and states as a military family. My husband and I were married over 8 years ago, and although we are both Canadian, we have spent almost 4 years of our marriage living in Arizona, Utah, and Washington, DC. We both graduated Brigham Young University in Utah, with 2 children at the time. We are now back in Canada, living close to our parents with our 3 children. I am currently fully immersed as a full-time mom. Although I sometimes feel like it is a great sacrifice not to work, I personally feel like this is what the Lord wants me to do in this season of my life. I am humbled by this and am continually learning as I strive to become who the Lord would have me become. I love to run and just recently completed my 3rd half-marathon. I enjoy learning and reading. I love to travel and see new things, try new foods, and meet new people. I have a passion for recoding our family history through blog entries and taking pictures. I treasure all the experiences I have had, both good and difficult; they all teach me/have taught me something.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into this church, I chose to be a member of this church many times: when I was baptized at eight, when I left home for school and went to church on my own, and when I went to the temple to be sealed to my husband. I choose to be mormon everyday by how I live. I have experimented with this gospel by living it, and it has brought me so much joy that I cannot imagine not living this way. This gospel is truth, and I choose to be Mormon because I want to be lead by truth and by our loving Heavenly Father. In short, I am a Mormon because I believe that Joseph Smith was called by God to restore Jesus-Christ's church to the earth, one last time before the second coming of our Saviour.

How I live my faith

I have served in my church in various capacities depending on where the Lord wants me during that period in my life. We believe that we are called to different positions based on revelation from our Heavenly Father. I have been happy to accept each calling I've received as an opportunity to grow and progress into the person He wants me to become. During the past few years, my calling/responsibility has involved teaching and training local primary leaders (who work and serve children aged 3-11). I feel of God's love for these leaders, and especially the children they spend so much time serving. I guess you can say that I minister and testify of our Saviour. This calling has helped me learn more about why the Saviour beacons each of us to become as little children. Living my faith also means following the prompting of the Spirit/Holy Ghost in my life. I would not be half the person I am today (and I have a long way to go) if it were not for heeding to the still small voice that has often come in my life. Each decision has brought me closer to my Father in Heaven and has changed me. I have come to have faith that His ways are better than my ways, and that doing His will requires faith, patience, and lots of practice.

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Catherine
The first thing is to have a desire to know Him. When you really think about it, He is the smartest person you have access to, He is perfect, He knows the best way to do anything, He knows solutions to every problem…so why wouldn't we want to know Him? Once you have a desire to know Him, communicate with him. Elder Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles has said, "For when we want to speak to God, we pray. And when we want Him to speak to us, we search the scriptures; for His words are spoken through His prophets. He will then teach us as we listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit.” We get to know God by praying, by reading our scriptures, by listening to the prophets and apostles, and heeding to the promptings we receive through the spirit. As we follow God's council in our lives, we will know Him better because we will see how He does things and we will become more like Him in that process and see Him manifested in our newly acquired character traits and actions. Show more Show less