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Hi I'm Julie

I'm a wife, mom, Speech Pathologist, and a Mormon

About Me

I am grateful to have been born into a faithful Mormon family. My parents raised me to understand the importance of education. I have a master's degree in speech pathology and have been practicing in the public schools for many years. However, this is my last year as I am retiring in the spring and will be serving a full time mission with my husband. I am about to be an "empty nester". I have enjoyed my role as a Mom and keep reminding myself that I will always be a Mom even when my youngest has left home. This has been the greatest event that has happened to me, the gift and blessing of being a mom. I always say that being a mom is the best job in the world, I say that because I truly believe it. My favorite times are when we spend time together as a family. No greater joy comes to me than to see my children making good decisions that will bless their lives and living a righteous life.

Why I am a Mormon

Its easy to say I am a Mormon because I was raised in a Mormon home. But to actively live our faith, one has to have an independent commitment to the gospel. Just because one was raised as a Mormon is not enough. I am a Mormon because I have enjoyed the blessings which have resulted from living by the precepts of the gospel. I feel the joy which only comes from living a life in the way Christ taught. I can honestly say I have a spiritual conviction of the truthfulness of the gospel. I live it and love it.

How I live my faith

I look around in the world we live in and I see so much sadness as a result of poor decisions we make as individuals and as a society. I try to live the gospel of Jesus Christ because it teaches me the great plan of happiness that our Father in Heaven has for each of His children. Living the gospel is not always easy. Nevertheless I know it to be the most certain way to be happy in this life. I pray and ponder the scriptures and try to be of service to others. These things are a source of strength to me in a troubled world.

What is the First Vision?

In 1820 when Joseph Smith was 14 years old, he had serious questions about which faith he should join. After reading in the Bible “If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him” (James 1:5) he decided to pray vocally about his concerns. After retiring to some woods near his home outside of Palmyra NY, Joseph prayed and was visited by Our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. This marked the beginning of a process that led to the formation of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This experience is known within our church as the First Vision. Show more Show less