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Hi I'm Audrey

I'm a wife. I'm a mom. I write music. I sing. I record. I eat dark chocolate. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My life's greatest love and passions come from being a wife and a mother and a daughter and a sister and an aunt and a friend. I believe the greatest days in the universe are made of walks to nowhere and early morning bike rides, then dalloped with mud and bugs and the art of "giving away". Some of my greatest satisfactions comes from the art of creating something out of nothing (taking something of little noticable value and crafting it into something beautiful). Such as baking. Such as upcycling. Such as remodeling. Such as music. Music. Taking seven seemingly insignificant little notes and forming beautiful, elegant, meaningful "somethings" out of them. That is what I love to do. I love writing it. I love singing it. I love music. Plus...I love dark chocolate and burritos, but not necessarily together.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a member of "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints" because it is the truth. When we live the gospel to it's fullest, it brings joy and peace and happiness to the heart that the things of the world simply cannot provide.

How I live my faith

A friend of mine once told me how lost and alone she felt. When speaking to the Bishop about this problem, he simply asked, "Have you been serving others?" That's what I believe the Gospel is about. Service. Service through action. Service through emotion. Service through thought. Service through love. I feel empty when I do not serve so I try to live the gospel daily by serving those I come into contact with: whoever they are, wherever they may be. And music allows me to do that! It's amazing what difference we can make through a positive attitude and with a positive outlook (topped with a keen sense of humor)! I love the challenge to see others through loving eyes, imagining how Christ would love them, knowing that every soul in existence is Heavenly Father's child and hopefully reflecting that love to some degree. That's the greatest source of service that I believe we can find. And that is the best way I know to try and live my faith.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Audrey
The Word of Wisdom is not necessarily made up of restictions, but rather it spells out with heavenly precision what our mortal bodies were created to consume; what keeps them healthy and our minds alert. I look at the Word of Wisdom as sort of an "instruction manual" for my body. It's fairly easy-not too complex: consume those things that will prolong your health and stay away from those things that don't. Eat healthy foods, keep your mind alert and exercise-do all these things in moderation. Stay away from all addictive, harmful substances: no drugs, no alcohol, no coffee/tea, no smoking. I choose also to refrain from caffeine, because of the threat of addiction as well as it's negative effects on the body and mind. It's been very interesting to me how over the past several years, science and medical studies have provided substantial evidence to the truth of the Word of Wisdom. Every day, it seems like something is "clinically discovered" that reiterates the importance of keeping a clean, wholesome and pure body. It's not about "shouldn'ts" and "do nots", it's all about allowing our body the freedom to live without addiction and the opportunity to avoid poor health. Show more Show less

How can we come to know our Father in Heaven?

Audrey
How does one get to know anyone? If you want to make someone your friend, you will ask them questions, seek their advice, share with them your deepest concerns, tell them of the joys and celebrations in your life and listen as they do the same. You will share emotions and feelings Heavenly Father is real. Just like every good father who has ever existed, he wants to be your friend. He wants to hear these things about your life...and He wants to share His side of things with you, too. That is how a good relationship is formed. So, pray to Him and, while you do, ask Him whatever may be on your mind. Speak to Him openly like you would a friend. He will listen. And He will answer. You will find those answers either through the words of the prophets recorded in the scriptures, through the actions of a friend or as a still, small voice in your heart. Show more Show less