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Hi I'm Brenda

I'm a bread bakin', joke makin' wife and mother, a high school teacher and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born to goodly parents who taught their 4 chilldren the value of working, playing and praying together. We all worked hard together in the humid summers and brutally cold winters of Wisconsin to take care of our dairy farm. Learning to work hard has been invaluable to me as a wife and mother because we all know our work is never done! They instilled in me a love of my Savior. When I was 20 and living in Arizona, I met my future husband who happened to be a Mormon. I really didn't know what a Mormon was and I was determined to continue practicing the faith of my youth after we were married. That all changed after my husband quietly yet powerfully proclaimed, "I know my church is true." Some months later I was baptized. A year after my baptism, we were sealed in the Arizona Mesa Temple. That was 23 years and half a dozen kids ago!

Why I am a Mormon

Now, like my husband, I can say "I know my church is true!" Not only do I KNOW what a Mormon is, I LOVE being a Mormon! I love the Gospel. I love living it and I love sharing it. I love knowing that I am a daughter of God. He knows who I am and who I am meant to be. He knows when my heart is aching or when it is filled with joy. He hears my prayers and sends comfort in my time of need. My life has been an amazing journey because of the road map the Gospel is to me and by following it, I will reach my eternal destination and can be beyond happy along the way!

How I live my faith

In my job at our high school, I have made my classroom a safe place for the students to be. It wasn't long into the school year when the students were reminding one another not to swear in my classroom. By being an example to my students of clean living, I can be a light to them and show them that being different can be pretty awesome!