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Hi I'm Brooke

I'm a go-gettin' Vegas girl who's passionate about life and laughs at her own jokes. Oh, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a total city girl who has high hopes for myself and the world around me. I love spending time with my crazy family, traveling, shopping, dancing, boating, working, studying, hiking, decorating, blogging, writing, jammin' in the car, and being spontaneous. I'm currently a college student at UVU where I'm majoring in Communications and minoring in Legal Studies. I teach Sunday School in my YSA ward, which has been one of the greatest blessings. I'm the middle child out of three girls, who just happen to be my very best friends. I'm a go-getter and I dream way too big for my own good. I'm a spelling and grammar guru and have been told I have a way with words. ...Suckers. I'm definitely a people-person, but am very content being alone, as well. I'm inspired by those who exude humility and fearlessness. Similarly, I highly admire those who go out of their way to smile or say hello to strangers, which is something I hope to master in the near feature. Though I can be shy at first, I love meeting new people and live for the opportunity to learn something new from every experience, conversation, and/or encounter I manage to stumble upon. I strongly believe that everything happens for a reason and that there are no coincidences. I try my best to trust in the Lord and accept the fact that He has a special and specific plan for each of us. I continuously strive to be prepared for whatever errands He may expect me to run in His behalf.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it gives me the opportunity to get the most out of life. Being Mormon gives me hope and understanding. Though times can be hard, loneliness can be felt, and feelings of inadequacy may arise, the gospel rope hangs down for me to always grab hold of. It's constant and consistent. The gospel will never turn its back on me, and that in itself gives me great reassurance that it's true. I'm actually a convert to this church, so I know what life is like without the knowledge of the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I never want to know what life would be like without it again. Mormonism blesses my life with the promise of eternal families and knowing that you can live in the mansions of heaven with the ones you love forever, by merely keeping the commandments and having faith in God. Being Mormon gives me the opportunity to learn, grow, come to know my Savior and His atonement, fulfill responsibility, feel peace and comfort, witness miracles, receive answers to prayers, be surrounded by great people, and make wise decisions. The Lord has paved the way for me to return back to Him, if I but choose to stay on the path and remain anxiously engaged. Returning to the kingdom of God to dwell with Him and His son, my beautiful family, and friends is my utmost goal and aspiration. And though rough times present themselves and choices aren't always made easy, my Mormon faith is my anchor, thus allowing nothing to stand in my way.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my best to be happy, content, and striving to maintain an eternal perspective. I feel that when one is confident in their purpose and holds high (yet realistic) standards for themselves, the miracles of God are made manifest. Furthermore, I live my faith by reaching out and serving those who need that listening ear, that warm (sometimes awkward) hug, that uplifting compliment, that motivational push, that bright smile, that playful wink of encouragement, or the uttering of the words, "it's going to be okay, and I'm here for you". I live my faith by accepting the fact that it's the little things that mean the most, that simplicity is the key, and that nothing is expected of us that we aren't capable of doing. I live my faith by practicing patience, love towards others, selflessness, and making choices that enrich my life, in hopes of enriching the lives of those around me. I live my faith by being obedient to the commandments and realizing that they're in place to help, not hurt. I live my faith by fulfilling my calling and preparing to teach the Lord's children on Sunday's. I live my faith by striving to be an example and always heeding the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Ultimately, I live my faith by doing those things that make me happy and make my Father in Heaven proud. I undoubtedly believe that the Lord's people are a happy people, and that being a Mormon gives me understanding, hope, and confidence -- which all call for a happy Brooke.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Brooke
Though increased faith is something that requires a constant effort, it can be increased simply by learning of our Savior, Jesus Christ, and following His example. When we read of, or participate in conversations regarding the goodness of Christ, His ministry on the Earth, and His ability to love others and be selfless, our faith undoubtedly increases. Faith often begins with just a desire to believe and a constant prayer in your heart desiring to witness miracles and be an instrument in the Lord's hands. Faith is wholeheartedly trusting in our Father in Heaven and being confident in the fact that as long as we're doing our very best, He will take care and pave the path in which our lives are meant to work out. Faith is believing and trusting in God and the special plan He has compiled especially for you. Faith is the belief that everything happens for a reason and that the Lord is the all-knowing pilot on our flight through life. Show more Show less