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Hi I'm Jennine Zebroski

I'm a wife, a mom, an office manager, an artist, a seamstress, and a musician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am, to sum it up in a word, busy, but in a delightful way. I balance my home & family life with my job & hobbies because I love keeping active, and being busy helps me stay organized. I went to school initially for Music Therapy, but ended up in Business Administration because the jobs in this field rely more on structure and organization, and I thrive in that kind of environment. My musical background, however, regularly resurfaces as I'm asked to sing, play, or conduct music at church. My hobbies, besides music, include sewing (mostly clothes for me, including my wedding/temple dress), sketching, walking, and, believe it or not, cleaning/organizing - I always feel so much better in a tidy house, so it's become something of a "hobby" of mine endeavoring to keep up with the usual messes and restoring order to the household. My husband, son, younger brother, and I all live together as one big happy extended family. We enjoy board games, family outings, and playing with our energetic young husky. Keeping up with him is an event in itself. We also particularly enjoy home improvement projects, and seem to be endlessly finding something in or around the house that needs some fixing up. We've even gone so far as to purchase a "fixer upper" to renovate and use as a rental property. It's been an enormous project, but we've muscled through it and enjoyed it quite a bit.

Why I am a Mormon

I found the LDS church very late one night as a freshman in college when a commercial for a church video, "Family Answers" came on the TV and seemed to have the answers to my issues my mother and I were struggling with. We fought all the time, and I felt so alone. I called for the video, and the missionaries brought it and shared a message with me. I felt right away that there was something special about the things they'd told me, and I decided to start attending church to learn more. The people were so very warm and friendly; I immediately felt like I'd found a "home" there. Then after the main church meeting, I found out that there were actually two more meetings. I was surprised but stayed anyway to see what it was about. The lessons were wonderful, and for the first time ever I felt like I could really LEARN new things - something I'd always felt was lacking in my other church experiences. As I attended more, learned more, and got to know the members, I found that this truly is where I belong. And I love belonging to a church in which I actually know the majority of the members, who their kids are, what they all like to do, etc. The LDS church is excellent at fostering new friendships because of the many opportunities we're given to serve and work together. And the LDS community is the most compassionate, sincere, and caring group of people I've ever known. On top of that, the lessons taught are informative, relevant, and presented by other members such that we learn from one another and all grow together. I have never felt so spiritually "fed" anywhere else. I know that the Spirit abides with this church and guides its leaders - membership can often sound like an awful lot of work, but when you have a spirit of charity in your heart, such service isn't a burden but rather an opportunity to be uplifted, to uplift others, and to be the Savior's "hands and feet" as we are taught to be.

How I live my faith

I have found in the LDS church a peculiar trait that I didn't find in the other churches I investigated before joining: the members LIVE their faith all the time (not just Sundays) - it's who they are. And over the course of my membership, I have come to love this mentality. I live my faith daily through my thoughts and actions. I begin my day in prayer and spend some time reading passages from the scriptures. I also spend a little time here and there throughout the day reading over the same verses from the morning and thinking about them so as to be able to process the real meaning and internalize the values the passages of scripture are teaching me. I also try to always keep the incoming media (radio, TV, movies) such that they are uplifting and free from vulgarities, violence, etc. because of the enormous influence they have, particularly on our 8-year-old son. We usually listen to K-Love on the radio (Christian music channel), and he knows the songs and sings along - he'll even remind me (if I happen to have switched to another channel) that he'd prefer to listen to K-Love. Nightly, in addition to our scriptures, we read to him from his "Friend" magazine, an LDS church publication for children, through which he learns simple core values like making good decisions, forgiveness, repentance, charity, etc. He absolutely loves the stories and the time we spend together. At church, I have several responsibilities including selecting and conducting the hymns for our weekly church meetings; teaching the sunday school children songs that relate to their monthly theme and which are used in their annual program; singing in the ward choir; and visiting some of the women from church in their homes (monthly) to get to know them, fellowship with them, encourage them, and generally be there for them if there's anything they need help with. I live my faith with each thought I have and action I take. I love my Savior, and I use his example to help me make good decisions.