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Hi I'm Kathryn

I'm from Southern Utah. My passions are playing the piano and quoting old movies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In addition to my passion for music and old movies, I'm an amateur family historian and I love to spend my days at the library looking through old musty books! I am happily married and have one wonderful child. I graduated with a bachelor's degree in history. One aspect of history that I love is material culture--looking at materials/objects and their contribution in history. One day I would like to travel and write histories of historic sites, families, cities, and counties.

Why I am a Mormon

I have chosen to be a Mormon because of the undeniable feelings I have as I live the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints. I feel such love, conviction, and resounding peace as I attend church, study the scriptures, and the words of God's prophets. The gospel of Jesus Christ grounds my life and gives it meaning, which otherwise would be lost and hopeless. I am able to have assurance that if I live my life, however imperfect, to the best of my ability and try to do better each day, I can partake of the grace of Jesus Christ and return to his presence. Life can be cruel and dirty; yet, it can also be joyous and full of hope. I have hope and faith in Jesus Christ. There are times when it seems as if I am stuck in a whirlwind of nasty, awful, circumstances. The gospel of Jesus Christ offers refuge from the storm and strength to conquer it. My strength comes through the knowledge that I have a Father in Heaven who loves me and has provided a way for me to overcome and become like Him. I find strength in His plan for families to be together and inseparable beyond the grave. I could not bear to be separated from my loved ones in life, it does not seem fair to be separated in death. God is just. Through the sacrifice of His son, Jesus Christ, the bands of death were broken. A way was made for all of God's children to return home to live with him again. Through modern revelation and a restoration of truth, God's children--families--can unite in His temples and be sealed together forever. My strength and inward commitment stem from these simple truths.

How I live my faith

I show my love and faith in God by taking care of his children. During church on Sunday, I coordinate and supervise the nursery. I love seeing these beautiful children, ages 18 months to 3 years, interacting with each other. They are so tender and innocent. By seeing the children in the nursery interact each week, I learn more and more about God's love for his children. I love being able to sing with the children. Almost every child is more responsive and is willing to listen and pay attention when you are singing. I love teaching them the most simple and basic truths of our religion, through music: I am a Child of God; I Feel My Savior's Love; Search, Ponder, and Pray; I'm Trying to Be Like Jesus. One unique way in which I live my faith is through service to others. I love to cook and to scrapbook, so oftentimes I will combine the two and take a nice note and some baked goods to a neighbor or friend. I find that when I do this, I become less self-centered and more focused on others' needs and what I can do to help. I truly grow to sincerely care about and love others.