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Hi I'm Karen

I graduated from Utah State University with a degree in Elementary Education. I'm a wife. I'm an at home mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read and write. I enjoy being outdoors with my husband and son. When I trained for and ran a half marathon I discovered I can do seemingly impossible things and have made a list and am starting to accomplish those things. Like learning the piano. I know running and piano seem like easy things to some people, but I am in my late twenties and before last year had never even run a mile in my life, I hated running. And I don't know how to read music, I have no rhythm, and even trying to learn makes me nervous.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS church, but as a teenager questioned its teachings. I tried out different churches and studied up on my own with the intent to decide it wasn't true and stop going. I read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it and received an answer from God that it is true. I am so thankful to have Christ in my life and to have his help as a mom and housewife. He gives me peace and purpose in the way I live.

How I live my faith

At 6:00 AM five days a week I teach high school students about the scriptures. This year we are studying the Old Testament and it has been a fun adventure for me to come to an even better understanding of the scriptures and share what I learn with the youth while in turn they are often sharing with me and teaching me. The youth are amazing and I feel blessed to teach them. I am also amazed by ancient prophets and learning about how much they testified of Christ. I hadn't realized how much Christ was taught in the Old Testament until I really studied it. I also participate in a book club through the church I attend and really enjoy the books we read together and the fun we have when we meet. I love the friendships that I build with people of so many different ages and circumstances in our church.