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Hi I'm Teah

I'm Happy because I chose to be a Wife, a Mom, and a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a Ranch where I learned to work. My first love was horses. I competed in Horse 4-H and horse shows, but I gave up my first love when my second came along. Prince charming waltzed into my life with brains and humor and one fatal flaw...allergies. So I only ride horses every once in a while when I visit my parents. I am a mother to five handsome boys and one little princess. Of course because they are their fathers children three of the five have allergies. Ok so I'm a little to blame too because my family has a history of allergies. Along with seasonal and animal allergies my children have severe food allergies. I guess it's a good thing I love to cook because I've had to learn a lot of new cooking in the last nine years to keep my family healthy. I love when I can make a beautiful meal that is absolutely delicious, healthy, and allergy friendly. I love to read, I love to sew, I love to create, I love to garden, but I hate to clean. So I use my loves as incentive to clean. Like when I get the kitchen clean then I can sew or when I do the laundry then I can create a wall decoration. I've found a way around the reading though. I check out library audiobook's and listen to them WHILE I clean. I love to study the human body, nutrition, and health. I have dreams of one day working in the medical field, but I'm content to be home with my children for now.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but I made a conscience choice to follow it when I was a teenager. I remember attending another church with my sister-in-law and although nice I did not feel the Spirit so much there. I have had the Holy Ghost testify to my heart over and over again that this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ. As I've moved from state to state I've always been able to find a congregation of Latter Day Saints and I know that the church will be the same where ever I go. Other religions change from state to state and preacher to preacher, but the Church of Jesus Christ is the same where ever you go. As an adult the closer I live to the gospel and the better choices I make the more miracles occur in my life. That is because faith will always precedes the miracle. Miracles will occur in your life too if you just have the faith that God can do anything and then turn your will over to Him. Then watch what amazing things He can do with your life.

How I live my faith

I'm a teacher. I teach my children about Jesus at home, I teach at church, and I teach love in the community by example. In all of the things that Christ taught on earth they all pointed back to two things. Love God with all your heart and Love thy neighbor as thyself. I think the hidden message in there is also to Love thyself. Often times especially for those like myself who have suffered some sort of depression it is hard to love yourself. Jesus teaches that we are so very special to God. It always makes me feel better to know that the supreme creator of the Universe thinks I'm special. I try to share this with those around me. I especially try to share this with new moms since I know first hand how postpartum depression can make you feel like nothing matters anymore. I try to let them know that they matter to God...and they matter to me.

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

Absolutely the Bible is part of the Holy Scriptures. It teaches us of many great truths. One of which is that God gives multiple witness (see Matthew 18:16) to establish his word. That is why we also believe that he has given more books then just the Bible. That through the mouth of two or three witnesses people will come to know God more fully. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon is not for the sissy's :) We are taught to be active. Active in our families, at church, and in our communities. As a representative of Jesus Christ it is important that we not only say we have taken the name of Christ upon us, but live like we have. This means that every facet of my life involves my Savior. I actively teach my children the principles and commandments of the Lord. I stand for truth and righteousness in their schools, at the grocery store, the library, the doctors office, or where ever I may go. I don't frequent establishments that would demean me or the Lord. I serve as a teacher for the adult Sunday school class without any monetary compensation because the Lord has taught us to serve one another. With all of this activity I've found that the Lord has blessed my life in ways I could never have imagined. I have been given glimpse of true Joy as I watch my sweet children. I have felt love deeper then I could have imagined from my sweet and faithful Husband. All because I chose to follow Christ's teachings of love, service, forgiveness, and standing for what is right. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Every life is special. Therefore our Church opposes abortion except in rare cases when the life of the mother is at risk or the pregnancy was caused by rape. Even then members are counseled to pray about it and only proceed if the Lord confirms that it is his will. Show more Show less