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Hi I'm Cebre

I talk, I sing, and I laugh. I'm a wife, mother, teacher, sister, and friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Although I've been married for three years I still feel like a newlywed. I have a sweet baby daughter, and my love for her keeps growing. I'm unbelievably obsessed with family: my husband, my new daughter my siblings, my parents, and yes, even my in-laws. I cannot think of a group of people that has brought me more joy in my life than those listed above. They inspire me, build me up, and increase the desire within me to be a better wife, sister, daughter, and someday, mother. I'm also a teacher. I teach math at a junior high, and am loving it. In my class, we learn, laugh, day-dream, and even sometimes sing and dance. I believe that there is more to education than grades, and I hope that my students will learn that lesson by the time they leave my class, if not sooner. I find loads of joy in simple things: butterflies, sunlight beaming over the mountain, the smell of old books, beautiful music, sun-heated spots on the carpet, daisy-chains, rock formations, light breezes, the taste of chocolate, the voice of an old friend, you name it. I find most everything "interesting". I have a general hunger for learning. If I have the time, I devour books quicker than I do food (although this may be rivaled by my love for turkey bacon avocado sandwiches).

Why I am a Mormon

As a young child, I would happily explain a small bout of inspiration to my mother. At such times, I would explain how a strawberry was made (red yummy stuff with little black seeds that you stick on the side) or what an eyeball consisted of (white cream around a marble with a clear film over the front). My mother, amused and amazed, would smile and ask, "How in the world do you know these things?" "I have a schoolhouse in my heart, Mom." I just knew. It was that simple. My four-year-old heart sought out knowledge to the deepest of my understanding. As I grew, my understanding deepened, and so did my quest for truth. I found truth in the Gospel. Sure, I grew up in the LDS church, but it was a conscious decision that I have made consistently throughout my life to continue to follow His gospel. I think of the Savior's beckoning to "come, follow me" and I feel the same schoolhouse in my heart testify to me that His teachings are true. At times, I struggle seeing the path in front of me. Which in all honesty, drives me insane sometimes. But I have learned that as long as I place my feet in Jesus Christ's footsteps, I never stray from where I want to be: peaceful, happy, and blessed. Through prayer and confirmation of the Spirit, I have never felt truly lost. My thirst for the truth is satisfied through my faithful membership to His church, and is in turn coupled with a desire to dive deeper, and learn more. As I dive deeper, I'm given more light, more peace, and more direction. With each step that I take, my footing becomes more sure, and my path more steady. I continue to follow the gospel of Jesus Christ for two main reasons: so that I may be ever-enveloped in the peace and truth, and so that I may be a light by which people may be able to find the love, mercy, and joy that I experience daily. What a blessing this is.

How I live my faith

My calling in the church is to teach young women who are fourteen and fifteen. I love this because I learn more from them than they learn from me. I seek out to friends, near and far, and hope that I can provide the needed comfort. I study the scriptures daily, seeking for advice on how to understand through inspiration of the Holy Spirit what the needs are of those around me. I desire to be a true instrument in the Lord's hands. I realize, though, that sometimes my service is small. Sometimes I am overwhelmed because I want expand my capacity to serve and I don't know how. But then I remember that the small service I extend can make the world of a difference to the person in need. I love forming new friendships, and treasure maintaining old ones. I hope that in my small way, I can change people's lives for the better in bringing them closer to Christ than they were before.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Cebre
Mormons strive to live healthily and happily. Through maintaining our physical health and mental health, we allow ourselves to better receive the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Through maintaining our spiritual health (by daily scripture study, prayer, keeping our covenants, and regular church attendance) we find ourselves more ready to face the challenges of the world. The Mormon lifestyle is really one of love and growth. We strive to love others with the love our Savior has shown, and are ever-trying to increase our ability to share this love. As well, we focus on growth, whether it be personal, academic, or in any other area. With that love and that growth, our lifestyle is similar to that of families across the world: we seek to create unity and happiness. Mormons largely focus on families, because within families the greatest happiness can be found. You can find Mormons doing both average and above average activities, from grocery-shopping, to attending youth soccer games, to serving in the community and striving to provide relief worldwide. Show more Show less