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Hi I'm Mindy

I'm chemist, a Star Trek nut, a wife, and a Mormon.

About Me

I just finished my degree in Chemistry at Brigham Young University in April and one month later was married to my husband, Benjamin. I'm currently working at a hardware store while looking for a career in pharmaceutical research. Also my husband and I are Cub Scout Den Leaders for a lively bunch of wolf scouts (8-9 year olds). I love to be outdoors, going on hikes, caving, and going on adventuring drives as well as reading, running, cooking, and singing. I love to learn about new and different cultures and points-of-view and how they contrast from my own. My husband and I are also huge science fiction nerds. One of our favorite ways to spend an evening together is watching an episode of Star Trek and giving foot and sometimes back rubs. We're also working our way through the Hobbit after finishing the Ender's Game series and I'm reading Pride and Prejudice in my free time.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church. Both of my parents were strong, active members and taught me all my life the doctrines and teachings of the Gospel and that I was a loved and cherished daughter of God. As a young child about to turn 8, I counted down the days until I was old enough to be baptized and thereby become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints myself. Growing up there were many times that the Church acted as a foundation for me in a world that didn't make sense. It also grounded me. There was a time that I struggled my depression and self-worth issues. I even began to doubt that I was love by God because I felt that I wasn't good enough. It was through many months of struggles and long prayers, no conversations with the Father that I was able to be healed through the power of the Atonement and begin living again. I know that Jesus Christ in our Redeemer and that He was sent by the Father to Earth to save us all. I know that I am a daughter of God and He knows me and my struggles in this life and that one day He will call my by name with arms open wide. I know that through the power of the Atonement my sins can be forgiven and that I can be made whole again from anything that breaks me down. These things give me the strength each and every day to keep moving forward and to never doubt that I will be taken care of and never forgotten.

How I live my faith

In living my faith, each day I do my best to focus on the things that are really important. those things being my relationship with my husband, with my family, with Jesus Christ and with my Heavenly Father. I have found that having an open conversation with Christ and the Father during the day helps keep me focused on doing all that has been asked of me. Also since getting married, my husband and I have started the habit of praying together each morning and evening and at every meal we have together. We also take the time to talk to each other about our days, things that we've studied, spiritual thoughts, the ups and downs, and how we want to improve ourselves and the ways to go about doing that. We've set a number of "family goals" for both now and for when we start having children. My husband and I have been called to be the Den leaders for the Wolf scouts or the 8-9 year old cub scouts in our ward. It's been challenging to find ways to keep the boys engaged during the lesson as well as finding outlets for all their energy (We're thinking human hamster wheels attached to a generator). Along with teaching them about different flag ceremonies, how to handled and use various tools and how to help others, we've also been asked to teach them about the Gospel and how to start setting good habits now.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

While studying chemistry, it never ceased to amaze me how everything worked so seamlessly together. There is no way that all the laws of chemistry, as we know them, could have just randomly come together and some how all fit just the right way and react as they do. There had to have been a God guiding and directing the creation process not only for our world but the universe. Show more Show less