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Hi I'm Carol Roskelley

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in a family with 9 kids, I have a twin sister, and I love being a wife and the mother of my 4 children.

About Me

I am a wife and mother. I have four children, two girls and two boys. I have a Math Education degree, but I am a stay-at-home mom right now. I teach home preschool for my kids with a few of their friends. We (the moms) rotate turns teaching in our homes, and the Internet provides a wealth of resources and ideas for preschool curriculum. I enjoy learning about and implementing ideas for healthy living such as exercise, nutrition, money management, time management, goal setting, work ethic, etc. My family enjoys watching the Biggest Loser, and we have made Saturday our day for family exercise, family work, and family play.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I have experimented by living the teachings of the Mormon church (the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), and I have seen the fruits of peace, love, joy, wisdom, confidence, courage and so much more. I am closer to God and a better person because of my religion. I can see His hand in my life. I know He loves me. I'm a Mormon because my religion focuses on families, and my family is happier and stronger with our religion than we would be without it. My religion leads me to Christ who leads me safely back to God with those that I love. I am privileged to know many wonderful people from different faiths, yet I know through the sweet assurance of the Holy Ghost that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's church restored to the earth today.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by having daily personal and family prayers, daily personal and family gospel/scripture study, and a weekly family devotional. I also live my faith by attending weekly worship services to partake of the sacrament, renew my baptismal covenant with God, worship God and His Son Jesus Christ, and fellowship with others of my faith. I live my faith by visiting women in my congregation each month to share a spiritual message with them and check on their temporal and spiritual well-being. I have two women who do the same for me. All throughout the church, our congregations are kept relatively small, so we become well acquainted with each other. We look after and love each other. We share each others' burdens. We rejoice in each others' successes. As parents, my husband and I are not alone. We have a whole community of Saints helping us teach our children right from wrong. One of the things I love the most about living my religion and being around others of my faith is that whenever my family has moved, we have found that same spirit of love and fellowship in our new congregation. The spirit of love and fellowship is the same in every congregation of the church. It is a spirit of love, of family, of belonging; it is the spirit of God.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Carol Roskelley
We believe that we are saved by the grace, or the enabling power, of Christ, which bridges the gap BETWEEN our most sincere demonstrations of our discipleship through our faith and good works AND God's requirement that no unclean thing can enter the kingdom of God. Grace is a gift from God that is granted unto us because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. We rejoice in the Atonement of Jesus Christ that allows us to learn through mortality, make mistakes, repent, be forgiven and still progress in our spiritual journey to dwell with and become like God. Show more Show less