Hi I'm Kathleen
I'm a cat lover, cookie baker, public speaker, and nutrition/fitness motivator. I love doing crafts and playing with kids.
I was homeschooled as a child. I am currently a college student majoring in Health Promotions, and I hope to become a Health and Wellness Coach in the future. I love playing the piano, listening to music, and watching Disney films. I'm a pretty competitive person -- I love playing Ultimate Frisbee, the card game Speed, Bananagrams, and Rummikub. I love fruits and vegetables. I actually like math and public speaking. I love tackling a challenge and finding out a way to overcome it. I hope to one day be a mother and be able to teach them the things I know and help them reach toward their potential and become more like Jesus Christ. I love serving others and getting to know them for who they are. I'm not the most outspoken person and can be quite shy, except when it comes to my testimony of Christ's atoning power and His love for each of Heavenly Father's children.
Why I am a Mormon
Life is full of hardships. Workloads can grow sky-high, and sometimes the formidable mountain of tasks seems unconquerable. During these times, it seems like there's no time to pray. However, by putting the Lord first in my life, praying, and studying the scriptures on a daily basis, everything somehow works out. I can my work done. I understand the things I'm learning. But most of all, I develop a greater relationship with my Savior. Whether physical, emotional, or situational, the hardships I encounter in my life turn me to the Lord. I can't deal with these things on my own, but with His strength, support, guidance, comfort, and love, I can get through them. "I can do all things through Christ which stregtheneth me" (Phil 4:13). We came to earth to be tested and tried to see if we would stay true to the Lord and turn to Him. I know that it is upon "the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God" (Helaman 5:12) that I can withstand the storms of life. I know that "whosoever shall put their trust in God shall be supported in their trials, and their troubles, and their afflictions, and shall be lifted in the last day" (Alma 36:3). God speaks. He has not stopped communicating with His children. He restored His Church to the earth with prophets, apostles, temples, and the Priesthood. I am grateful for a living Prophet, just like the ones of ancient days. I know Christ is my Savior and that He paid the price so that I can repent and return to Him.
How I live my faith
Children are amazing examples to me. Their sweet, powerful, yet simple testimonies are profound. They have the light of Christ in their eyes. They know Christ. I could show them a picture of a multitude and they, at their young age, would jump up and point straight to Christ. Throughout my teenage years I participated in the Personal Progress Program, a program specifically designed to help young women develop Christ-like characteristics. In Relief Society (a group specifically for woman) women have the opportunity to work together, strengthen each other, and support each other along the path of discipleship. In a few months hope to serve a mission for the Church and share my testimony of Jesus Christ. I know He lives. I know He loves each of us. I know He knows each of us by name. I know He is the only way that we can return to live with Him again. I know that we have the potential to become like our Heavenly Parents. I know that the Book of Mormon is another witness of Jesus Christ -- the Bible and the Book of Mormon support each other and both lead to Christ. I know that my family can be together forever through sacred covenants made in the temple. I know that challenges come into our lives because the Lord knows we can overcome them through Him. I know that weaknesses can turn us to the Lord and that He can help us make them strengths. I know that prayer and scripture study can help us stay on the path back to Him.