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Hi I'm Julie

I'm a mother. I'm a musician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a wife of an amazing husband and a mother of 5 beautiful children, I have so much to love and be grateful for. When I'm not teaching my kids how to read or play the piano, rooting for a child at a ball game, or acting as the family chauffeur, I love to read, cook, sew, exercise and plan parties! I also love music. I enjoy playing the piano, flute and singing. Out of all the jobs I've had (telephone researcher, ice cream scooper, office manager, Spanish teacher or piano and flute teacher) my favorite job is that of a wife and mother. My family means the world to me.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents taught me from a very early age to love Jesus Christ and to pattern my life after His. I was six years old when my mother passed away, and I didn't understand why Heavenly Father would take her away from me. My dad, in an effort to console my brothers and myself, taught us about Heavenly Father's plan. He taught us that through the gospel of Jesus Christ families can be together forever. What he taught us stuck with me. As a child it was always my goal to live as well as I possibly could so I could one day see my mom again. As I got older, I studied the scriptures more and through prayer developed a relationship with my Heavenly Father and Savior Jesus Christ. I learned about the principles and ordinances of the gospel of Jesus Christ that are necessary to be able live with our families forever. I know that He lives and that He loves me. I know I am not perfect, but I am trying to live my life in a way that is pleasing to Him, not only so I can see my mom again, but so that I can live with my Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and my whole family forever after this life. That is God's plan and that is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

First and foremost I try to teach my children about Jesus. My husband and I read the scriptures with them and pray together as a family daily. We also gather the family together one night a week to sing, play games, have a spiritual message and eat a special treat. At church I have the privilege of being a part of the Relief Society, which is the largest women's organization in the world. Each week I get to interact with these women as we listen to, study and discuss spiritual messages and the scriptures. I also get to plan monthly activities that help us to build friendships, share talents, and learn and grow both spiritually and temporally. Spiritual music uplifts me. I am always happy when I am playing the organ in church or singing praises to the Lord in a Sunday meeting. I enjoy accompanying my girls as they play the flute and the clarinet in church and I also enjoy singing the hymns and have a special place in my heart for all spiritual music.