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Hi I'm Bre Cregor

I know who I am. Where I came from, and where I am going. I rejoice in "all the great gifts". I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a daughter, a sister, a wife, and a mother. Classic literature and the arts in all their uplifting and exalting forms bring me great joy. As a teacher, I have involved myself in advocating for other educators and the students we teach. My husband is my Atlas, and I am the world he carries upon his mighty shoulders. Our children have given me the most profound experiences, which have allowed me to have a greater understanding of my Father in Heaven and His deep love for me. "All Creatures of Our God and King" and "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing" fill me with gratitude, and never fail to make me smile.

Why I am a Mormon

We cannot live on borrowed light. Though I was raised "in the faith", there came a time when I had to decide, for myself, whether I believed all my mother ( because it was my mother who raised me) had taught me was true. Half of my siblings grew up and chose other paths. For a time, I too wandered, but through a series of events to grand and too numerous to describe in 2000 characters or less, I came to KNOW that the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored in these latter-days, the Book of Mormon is true, Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that it's TRUE. It's all true! There are churches that ask their members to pray to know if Jesus is the Christ. He is. Therefore, their prayers are answered. There are churches that ask their members to pray to know if the Bible is the word of God. It is. Therefore, their prayers are answered. But, in my experience, attending churches as a guest throughout my childhood, and studying other faiths during my college years, I have never heard of any church that asks its members to pray to know if "it", the church, that is, the doctrines of salvation, ordinances, and authority which it practices and contains, whether those are true. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints asks the members to pray to KNOW, for themselves, if it is true. I prayed. My witness was precious and real. In addition, living the teachings has brought me great peace and joy. They have allowed me to develop a relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ, to feel his Spirit, and to be given the courage, knowledge, and paths I need to progress in mortality. And, that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Each week day morning, I wake up and wash my face and brush my teeth. Then I dress for the day and have a nutritious breakfast (currently, I am on a health food kick). Off to work I go, teaching children, trying to exemplify fairness, organization, curiosity, determination, and responsibility. In "non-religious" ways, I try to convey, as we venture through our studies, that the world is a wonderful place, and that we all have a unique part to play in the course of our life time. When I return home, sometimes I cook. I love Ina Garten, the Barefoot Contessa, and once in a while, in years past would make up a blue cheese souffle or other culinary goodies. Those days are over. Lately, I pop a frozen meal into the oven or pick up some fast-food. If I am lucky, my husband will make one of his steak and potato dinners. We have the local missionaries over to eat a couple of times a month. My husband and I attend the temple regularly. We attend church each week (Sacrament Meeting & Sunday School). I attend Relief Society. He attends Priesthood. We both have callings and dedicate time each week to fulfill them. Each morning, my husband and I study, well it's not a deep study, scriptures via his iPhone and then pray together. We pray over meals and as a family, each night...sometimes more. We try to visit members and to serve when we are needed. Mostly, our goal is to "stay close to the Spirit", watching movies, television programming, and music that is uplifting and reflects the standards we try...try...to live by. Some days are better than others. A wise man once said: “A religion that does not require the sacrifice of all things never has power sufficient to produce the faith necessary unto life and salvation; for, from the first existence of man, the faith necessary unto the enjoyment of life and salvation never could be obtained without the sacrifice of all earthly things”. Oh yes. That was the Joseph Smith.