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Hi I'm Kimberly

I am a resilient woman. I love movies, board games and cooking (not just jello!). I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in a small town where neighbors gossiped across the back fence. We were poor in both money and in spirit. There was one thing my parents told me which hit me in my heart and never left... "you are different". I was young when they told me that, but I knew it was true. So even though there were many challenges in my life, I would fight through them because I felt I didn't need to just accept my life, but make it different.

Why I am a Mormon

Since I believed my parents when they said I was different, I wanted to know why. I always believed in God and knew He listened to my prayers. My parents meant that my difference was not a good thing since I was unlike them or my siblings. I chose to not believe it was bad. Instead I prayed to God to know why I was different. I finally got the beginning of that answer when a beloved aunt introduced me to the gospel of Jesus Christ. As I began to learn more about Him and His ministry, I began to feel less negatively different. I began to realize that the difference my parents saw in me was the light of Christ. The more I learned of my savior, the more I wanted to be like Him. That's why I chose to be baptized into His church. I try to live everyday to be worthy of His love and sacrifice. Of course I am far from perfect, but that is yet another reason why I am grateful for Jesus Christ... His sacrifice allows me the blessing of repentance ... the ability to course correct when I veer off the path. I have come to appreciate being different and seek that different-ness in others.

How I live my faith

I really appreciate thinking about "How I Live My Faith". Quite frankly it's not something I think about openly everyday and I feel like maybe I should. I LOVE talking with my Heavenly Father and I do it often. I feel like I have friends and family who know me and understand me, but He REALLY knows me. He is the only one who truly knows every detail about my life, all of my thoughts, hopes, dreams, fears, etc. It is very comforting knowing He wants so much good for me because He knows me. Because of the comfort I have from my Heavenly Father, I want to make him proud. I try to make choices which will bring the rest of His children closer to Him. I feel like I have always had the mothering instinct even when I was young. Because of that, I look around me to see who might be in need. Sometimes the thing people need the most is a cheerleader. They need someone to remind them of their worth. It's amazing how a smile, a laugh and a hand on the shoulder can really lift someone up. It becomes contagious really. I also love teaching children about our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I am so lucky to be able to teach in a Sunday school class for children who are 7-8 years old. It's funny that I say I teach the class when it's so very clear to me that children have a much deeper understanding of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ than most adults do. They have this real sense of right and wrong, justice, and acceptance that is so very sweet, tender and Christ-like. Like I said, I teach the class, but those children really teach me!

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Absolutely! Heavenly Father loves us, His children. He loves us so much that He listens to our prayers. He also loves us so much that He has given prophets throughout history to lead us, teach us, and guide us. We have a living prophet on earth today, Thomas S. Monson, who speaks on behalf of God. We have lots of opportunities today to listen to the words of the living prophets. I invite you to visit http://www.lds.org/study/prophets-speak-today Show more Show less