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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a wife and a mother. I homeschool my children. I'm a "fix-it-yourself" woman. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I got divorced, I was a single mother with a daughter that was barely a year old. Meeting my current husband was such an answer to prayer! We now have a second little girl, and I love being a mom. I made the decision to homeschool my children when my oldest daughter was getting close to preschool age. I absolutely love having my girls at home with me throughout the day. Our home would feel so empty without them here, learning and working beside me. Being a full-time educator for my girls has taught me so much about myself, and I find myself relearning so many things that I'd forgotten since childhood. Because of this role, I have really taken teaching the Gospel to my children more seriously. I approach it similarly to how I would teach a concept in school. In applying secular education methods to spiritual learning, I have come to understand faith and knowledge much more in-depth. Aside from being a full-time mother and educator, I love staying busy with arts and crafts and learning new "handyman" skills! Recently I have taught myself how to screen windows, hang closet doors, and fix our refrigerator. My friends lovingly call me "Handy Mammy." I love learning how to fix things and put things together. I also LOVE reading, and am a part-time editor for my mother-in-law who writes novels. I graduated with a degree in English, so I'm grateful to put my editing skills to good use!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but that does not mean that I don't have a conversion story. There were no fireworks, no visions, but there were gradual, step-by-step experiences that helped me to become converted to this Gospel. As a teenager, I read the Book of Mormon through by myself for the first time. It was such an amazing feeling, not only to have accomplished reading something that all of my friends and family talked about, but to know that I now had the information necessary for me to truly come to know if the Book of Mormon was true. The more I've learned throughout my life, whether at school or at church, the more I feel that I have made an educated choice in choosing to have faith in the Gospel. Is it really a choice to be a Mormon? Absolutely. Regardless of the spiritual experiences that you have, or the feelings of peace that you get while studying the Gospel, outside influences are constantly there, very easily making you question your decision to believe. I know that this Gospel makes me happy because when I choose to live in accordance with the Lord's commandments, I receive blessings and feel a constant peace that is undeniable. That joy confirms to me that what I have in my life is good and is of God. Now, that does not mean that I never have hardships or struggles. There are days when it seems like nothing can go right and that I will never achieve some of the goals I have set for myself. But on those days, I am blessed to have that constant feeling of peace, even if it is just in the back of my mind, that confirms to me that God is there and that I can hang on to Him when I feel weak.

How I live my faith

I have had many opportunities to serve in my church! I have worked with it seems like about every age group. From the teenagers, to the children, to the women, I feel like I've gotten a little taste of it all. Some of my favorite jobs in the church have been when I get to teach. Currently I work with the children in our church, particularly the Cub Scout and Boy Scout age boys from 8 to 11 years old. Having two girls, I never thought that I would have become such an advocate for the Boy Scout program! As I've served in this capacity, I have come to really believe in this program, and am grateful for the inspired men and women that have kept this organization going.

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Mormons most definitely believe in the Bible, as far as it was translated correctly. There are many different versions of our modern day Bible, some written in language that is more easily understood than that of earlier translations. Because of varying translations, crucial pieces of doctrine can be easily lost, and so such translations may not all be accurate to the original writings of Christ's disciples. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints accepts the King James version of the Bible as the most accurate translation of the Old and New Testaments. Show more Show less