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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a homemaker, a school volunteer, and a fan of book clubs. I also just found out that I'm a pretty good shot. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay-at-home mom to four beautiful daughters. I love to recruit people for my current book club and do whatever I can to make other people's days go more smoothly. I'm happiest when my hilarious husband is making us all laugh, especially the preteen who think's she too mature for his particular brand of silliness.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as one of just a handful of Mormons in my small, south Georgia town. I was surrounded by good, God-fearing people, but no matter how I lived, I wasn't considered to be a Christian myself. I remember being so frustrated at being told what I did or didn't believe. It can still be frustrating! However, I knew that Jesus Christ was my Savior, and I knew that staying close to my Heavenly Father would give me the strength I needed to be unabashedly different. I knew there was a greater reason why I didn't watch certain movies or attend certain parties or wear certain clothes: because Heavenly Father loved me, and He didn't want me to. I would be happier without those things. And I am! As an adult, I still find myself in the minority, but I wouldn't have it any other way. The gospel of Jesus Christ helps me feel my Heavenly Father's love for me, and it brings me encouragement and hope on my hardest days.

How I live my faith

As we've moved around to various towns and congregations, I've met lots of remarkable people. It never ceases to amaze me, though, that so many women I meet are hard on themselves to point of doubting their self-worth. Wherever I go, I try to uplift and encourage women in what they're doing. Although we fear other people are judging us, we women are our own worst critics. Sometimes we just need to be told, "Good job--keep doing it!" At church I work with the children of the congregation. Each week I'm newly surprised at how happy I feel just being in the same room with all that purity, innocence, and energy. They truly make me want to be a better person. I'm convinced I have the best assignment in the church!

Do Mormons regard the Bible as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Absolutely. In fact, sometimes I think we believe it more than other Christians--we believe those wonderful Old Testament stories are actually true! The New Testament is a rich, irreplaceable account of how Jesus Christ lived and taught while in a tabernacle of clay. The Book of Mormon doesn't replace the Bible, it adds to it. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

One of my favorite book of Mormon scriptures teaches us that "all things denote there is a God; yea, even the earth... and its motion, yea, and also all the planets which move in their regular form do witness that there is a Supreme Creator." It's so true! I think you need look no further than His creations to see the beauty and majesty of their Creator. The heavens, the trees, the wildlife--all too remarkable to have been made by chance! I think the greatest testament to a divine creator is the miracle of the human body. As a mother of four, I am constantly amazed at the capacity of our bodies to grow, to recover from illness, to function perfectly on their own! Show more Show less