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Hi I'm Kim

I'm a busy mom of three energetic boys. I'm also a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend, a blog writer and designer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always been a Mormon. I grew up in a family who has always been active in the church, we loved spending time together especially fishing and camping. It wasn't until I began attending seminary that I really gained a testimony for myself. My husband and I met at a missionary homecoming and five months later we were married and sealed in the Logan Temple. We have been blessed with three active little boys. Being a mother is the most amazing but also at times difficult job. I enjoy spending time with my family. There are many things I like to dabble in, I love anything to do with creativity (crafts, drawing, writing poems, sewing, crocheting, painting, etc). I also enjoy playing the piano, it is one of my stress relievers. I love the outdoors, I enjoy working in the yard, going on walks, hikes or bike rides and camping and fishing. I also have a little passion for fitness and nutrition. Some of my time is spent using the talents Heavenly Father has given me & sharing them with others. I am a blog writer and designer. I think it is wonderful that we can share our talents to uplift and inspire others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because it is who I am. The way I think, the way I live is defined by me being a Mormon. The gospel gives purpose to all things. When I am trying my best to live the gospel, life is a little bit easier. I know that I am a daughter of God, I truly believe it. I know he knows me and that he loves me. I know he only gives me trials to help me grow. When things get hard then that is when I rely more on him. I am more mindful and pray more earnestly, because I know I need his help. I love the instructions we have to guide us both from past and ancient prophets and from current living prophet. I soak their words in. I love reading the scriptures, because they do apply to me. I look forward to hearing from our current prophet and leaders of the church. Their words help my testimony grow. I am so grateful that I am able to speak to my Father in Heaven through prayer. That I know that he is always there to listen to me. And that he will always answer my prayer, it might not be the way or in the time frame I want, but he knows what is best, he sees the big picture and he knows what I need.

How I live my faith

I love serving in the church. I currently work with the children in our ward. I would have to say that it is the most rewarding calling. Every week I get to hear their testimonies of the gospel through both word and song. They know that they are children of God and that he loves them and knows them. I get to instruct them on gospel principles and help them build on their knowledge of the gospel. I have had some powerful experiences where the spirit has been felt so strongly in the room. I also have the opportunity to visit with a few ladies in our ward each month and deliver a message to them and bear them my testimony on the subject. It is so fun to get to know these ladies. As a mother my greatest responsibility is to teach my children of their Heavenly Father and his gospel. We read scriptures together and talk about gospel principles. We pray to our Heavenly Father together. It is a neat experience to hear a heart felt prayer from one of your children. I know that the best way to teach my children is by example. I am in no ways perfect and that is where the atonement comes in. Our Heavenly Father wants us to try our best, but also knows we need help along the way. I have also had the great opportunity to write about the gospel on my blog. My testimony has been strengthened as I prepare posts and lean upon what inspirations come from my Heavenly Father.

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

We do believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior. We need some one to save us from our imperfections in this life. We are not perfect. We make mistakes. Our Heavenly Father loves us so much that he wants us to be able to be forgiven for these things that we do wrong. For us to be forgiven we need Jesus. He was the only person that could suffer and atone for our sins. Because he did this, we can repent. To repent we need to feel bad about the thing we have done wrong. We then need to make the wrong, right again. That means we need to ask for forgiveness from the ones we have wronged, both the person we have wronged and our Heavenly Father. We need to repair any damage we have done. We then need to promise that we will never do that sin again. We abandon the wrong thing and strive to keep the commandments. Once we have sincerely repented we also need to make sure to forgive ourselves. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are daughters of our Heavenly Father and we try to strive to live our lives as such. We love others, we strive to serve and lift all of our Heavenly Father's children, we seek after knowledge, we continually work on developing our talents, we have faith and know that if we lean on our Father in Heaven he will help us in all things. We believe that men and women are equally important. We each have very important responsibilities as we work together as partners. Father's provide the things we need to live and give protection to their families. Mother's are mostly responsible for the nurturing of the children. Which is a very sacred and important responsibility. We work together and help and support each other in our responsibilities. Show more Show less