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Hi I'm Beth

I am a teacher, a mother, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am curious and I love to learn. I grew up climbing trees, hunting crawfish in streams, and exploring neighborhood alleys on my bike. I love to read, studied literature in college, and have taught elementary, middle, high school, and college. I love art and architecture, history and culture. I love walking through cities, discovering neighborhoods and bakeries. I love hiking in mountains and forests, recognizing the incredible beauty that surrounds us. I learned handwork and homemaking arts from my mother, grandmother, and great aunts and I love a good project. I am part of an eternal family, with parents, siblings, a husband, five children, and soon, grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Church as newlyweds. I grew up with the teachings of the gospel and as a teenager I began to recognize more and more how choosing to follow the doctrine of Christ made me happy and protected me from so much of the pain and turbulence that I saw around me. I grew to know completely that God loves me just as I am, and will help me daily to become better. That faith has continued to bless me and my family throughout my life. I can say with complete honesty that I have never regretted a choice to be obedient to the principles of the Gospel and to put my faith in Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying daily to act according to my beliefs. I teach scripture courses to college age young adults, and direct the program for the young women, 12-18 years old, in our congregation. I live my faith by being positive and grateful for the good in the world. I try daily to contribute to that good. I live my faith by choosing civility and respect, by helping when I see a need, by loving and learning in my family. I pray, I study, I smile, I listen, and I try each day to be a little better, a little more diligent in the things that the Savior has asked of me.