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Hi I'm Barbra

I'm a Colorado native. I love playing the piano and singing. I'm a wife and a mother. I love motorcycles. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a "stay at home" mom and I love it...most days. It is challenging but it's so worth it. My children make me laugh, cry, frustrated, motivated and (best of all) Christ-like. I really love my religion. I love that by living the principles of the gospel I am able to be more and do more than I would've ever achieved on my own. My Husband and I are best friends. He and I laugh together, disagree on things, go through trials together, and parent together. I love to put on my leather jacket and helmet and ride on the motorcycle with him. I love buffalo wings and DrPepper. I believe in the strength of women and their ability to birth their children naturally. I love my sisters and brothers, they make me smile. Family is the most important thing to me. Family and loving others is what this life is about. We are all brothers and sisters and we should care for and love each other. We are all children of God. This is who I am.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family and I was baptized at age 8. I've been a member of this church since then and I'm so grateful for that. I continue in this religion because I know that it is the same church that Christ established when he was on this earth. I know that when I was baptized it was done in the same way and through the same power and authority that John the Baptist had when he baptized Jesus Christ. This church is unique in that it has a prophet and apostles just as you would read about in the Bible. It is proof to me that God loves this generation of people just as much as he loved the people in the old and new testament. I believe the Book of Mormon to be another testament of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon adds to and compliments what we have been given in the Bible. I also love the Bible and learning about Abraham and the promises God made to him and then reading the different accounts of Jesus' birth, life, death and resurrection. Through all of these things, Baptism through the proper authority, a prophet and apostles, the Book of Mormon, and my own personal revelation that I can receive through prayer, I can navigate my way through this life. There are so many different voices in the world telling you what is right and wrong and they are confusing and backwards many times, but I don't have to make decisions on what is right and wrong blindly. I have truth in my hands and it's benefits are innumerable. I want to live my life in a way that when I die and face all the things I've done, that I will feel peaceful about it and that I can feel worthy to enter into Gods place of dwelling and feel like I fit in there. I know I can't do this with out Christs' atonement. He is my Savior, and if I live my life as close as I can to how he lived his, then I know he will not abandon me at that moment of judgement, but that he will forgive the difference and let me return to my Heavenly Father. That is all I want and so that is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in everything I do. I'm not always successful at that but I can always try again. I teach the children in our church music every Sunday. It is so much fun! The kids are so funny and sweet. I can't help but leave church feeling so blessed. I try to teach them the songs but also to recognize their feelings when they sing. I want them to know when they are feeling the peaceful and joyful feelings of the spirit. I try to teach them how to be reverent when we sing about sacred things. Children sense the sacredness and deep love of the atonement and resurrection. They truly desire to understand and learn more about Christ and his life. In my home I try to teach by example. That is hard because I'm not perfect and I make mistakes everyday but children are forgiving. I want my kids to know with out doubt that I love them and that they are children of God. I want them to know that they are here on earth to experience many things that will help them to be more like God. I want them to be kind and forgiving and to love and serve others. I want to help them avoid the filthy and degrading things in our world. I know that by praying with them and reading from the Bible and the Book of Mormon every day I can accomplish these things. I know that I am not alone and that I have the help of angels, family, and friends. Last of all, and most important, I know that Jesus Christ is my truest friend. He loves me and knows me very well. I know that Jesus Christ loves all people no matter what their race, religion, sins committed, he loves them no matter what. Because he loves all people, I should too, and that is what I try to do every day.