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Hi I'm Jessica

I love to crochet and write non-fiction. Everyone thinks I have a genealogy addiction. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah. I have been married for almost six years to a wonderful guy (no children just yet!). I love many things: crocheting, playing the piano, writing, and collecting frog figurines. I am blessed to be a part of a wonderful family. I graduated from Utah State University in 2010, with a B.S. in English, with my emphasis in Creative Writing, and I minored in Folklore.

Why I am a Mormon

There are quite a few reasons why! Firstly, I have an abiding love for Jesus Christ, our Savior. I have a stalwart testimony of His teachings and of His service to others. Secondly, I have always had a connection with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints through my family and friends. I am descended from LDS pioneers on both sides of my family and I cherish their stories and sacrifices. Because of them, I am an avid genealogist. Family History research is one of my favorite things to do! Last (but certainly not least!) I know that there is something greater planned for all of us - all of God's children. The answers for our purpose here on earth can be found in the scriptures and through personal revelation. We also have a living prophet who guides us. God has not forsaken His children...he loves us!

How I live my faith

Through my various Church callings. I stress the importance of prayer in my family. I attend the temple. Being of service to others - my dad is the greatest exemplar of service that I know. I just try to do the best I can in following Christ's teachings.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Members of the LDS Church strive for modesty and cleanliness when it comes to Sunday church meetings. For the women, skirts and dresses that are appropriate in length and blouses/jackets that don't reveal too much are the best options. For the men, clean, white shirts with appropriate ties work great. Also nice sweaters and clean dress pants and shoes are usually the norm. However, the Lord is no respecter of persons. If you feel that what you are wearing is your best, that should be good enough for any Church function. You should be comfortable, but also respectful of the Lord and his meetinghouse. To Mormons, Christmas and Easter are the two main holidays that we revere the most, as one signifies the Savior's birth and the other His resurrection and power over death. However, Mormons celebrate many other special days: birthdays, anniversaries, and other holidays, such as Valentine's Day. Show more Show less