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Hi I'm Jenn

I grew up in California. I have four children. I am a single parent. I love the beach and going to the lake. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California by the beach. I love the ocean and surfing - but I am not very good. I enjoy time with my family and friends. I have four children, one is working and in college another has started a family and two are still in high school and live with me. I am a single parent. I worked as a family law mediator for ten years. Then I owned a construction company for ten years. I found that running a construction company was much more stressful than resolving difficult matters with disputing couples. I enjoy humor and laughter, it helps keep perspective and hope - even when things are tough. I most enjoy my family. Each of my children are such amazing people. I love hearing, watching and listening as they spread their wings. I have terrific friends I love each of them so much they are fun, honest and encouraging. I am incredibly fulfilled through my church family. Church never felt like "family" until I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I accepted Jesus as my savior when I was in high school. That event gave me such joy but it seemed like something was missing because no matter what I did nor didn't do it seemed like the Holy Spirit's leading was sporadic at best. I liked my non denominational church and the people there, but it never felt like family. I just figured maybe that was how it was. As I continued as a Christian I noticed that churches were only doing a portion of what scripture said a church should do and be. I also noticed that the weight of responsibility was heavily loaded on the pastor and his wife or just a few paid individuals. It seemed off balance. Through a series of events a couple of missionary girls taught me and two of my children about the LDS church. I was cautious. The doctrine was good and scriptural. I was still cautious. The churches foundation is Jesus Christ and being his disciples. I was still cautious. I met members and realized I knew some members. They all were regular people, not perfect, but doing their best. Learning how to be and how to raise their children to be honest, hard working kind people. I was cautious, and sought confirmation through prayer. I received that personal confirmation and I was baptized. Two of my sons have made their own decisions to be baptized. I have gained so many good things I can not list them all. On top of the list is the consistent leading of the Holy Spirit - not sporadic any longer and that this Church feels like family. I have seen my sons become stronger individuals with a solidness of character they would not have had without this Church. This is not a "check your brain at the door" church. We are encouraged to think, look into, and question. I did and what I found was knowledge, answers and grace. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

The way I live my faith: I strive to pray and read scriptures each morning and evening. I am still working on my consistency but I can see that the days I put the Lord first flow easier and are much better than the days that I do not. I try to reach out in kindness and encouragement to each person I encounter. I help in church by setting up meals for families and individuals when they need them. This has deepened my compassion for others and gives me an opportunity to help. In church we do what is called "Visiting Teaching". It is where you and another person visit with a couple of people each month. I love this. It is a terrific way to meet others, help out if needed and make sure they know they are important.