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Hi I'm Candice Lee

I'm a stay-at-home mom. I'm a small town girl. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a big family that is reserved and rowdy at the same time. I grew up on road trips and country music with a little fishing, hiking and camping in the rain. I went to college when I was 18 and studied English with an emphasis in writing. I'm now married and a stay-at-home mom of three. I'm also a blogger with a passion for health and nutrition and emotional wellness. I dabble in music and photography as well as sewing, painting and graphic design. My life was changed forever when my twin sister was diagnosed with and eventually died from cancer of the peripheral nervous system. Both life and death have become more meaningful to me and my faith in Jesus Christ as the savior and redeemer of mankind has become the great motivating factor in all of my decisions. I've learned to love with sincerity, live with passion and laugh like I really mean it!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family, baptized when I was eight and taught the gospel throughout my life. When I was in college, a guy asked me, "Why are you still a Mormon?" My initial response was "Because of my testimony. I believe it's true." Over the years, I've thought about this question a lot. My answer is still true, but it's not complete. I'm still a Mormon because I love Jesus Christ. I don't just believe in Him and His gospel, I love it! I love the peace that I have every day of my life because of the gospel of Jesus Christ as taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love the wisdom and comfort that comes from the Holy Ghost. I love the understanding and familiarity that I have, thanks to Joseph Smith, of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ and the personal relationship that I have with them, knowing that they are two separate beings, but united in purpose. My entire life is given meaning, purpose and direction because of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Christ taught that "pure religion and undefiled is this: to visit the fatherless and the widows and administer to their relief." Through my service in the church, I have the opportunity to visit with women in their homes, learn about them, offer them friendship and perspective and encourage them in their lives journey. It's rich and rewarding. I also teach a youth group and give them encouragement as they face the challenges of life and peer pressure. I love teaching the youth, they give me real comfort and confidence in the future of the world! I organize music to help encourage faith and reflection in church services and I work with my husband to share the gospel in our community. More in keeping with the exact message of Christ's directive, I've taken the opportunity to work in crisis centers for children who are abused and neglected and to volunteer in a big sister program to work one on one with girls who are sexually abused. My husband, children and I also visit older, single women in their homes and enjoy their friendship and offer them ours. Even with all of these opportunities, I think that living my faith is more than them all. It's how I think, what I say, how I react to others and how I feel about life. I'm definitely not perfect, as Christ was, but studying his words in the Bible and the Book of Mormon and praying everyday, like Daniel of the old testament did, is the most effective way to keep me living my faith every day. When I do those two things, it's easy to keep a smile on my face and love in heart.