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Hi I'm Marcy

I teach middle school English. I am a mommy. I love gymnastics and the theatre. I love Jesus. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm one of those crazies who LOVES teen-agers. I teach junior high, and although they drive me nuts (and bananas on occasion), they also make my heart sing! I got into teaching to establish relationships, and it is always my goal that my students know that 1) they are loved and valued, 2) education is attainable for each one of them, and 3) they are safe to make mistakes in my class. I am also one of those people who can't seem to sit still. It used to be really common for me to leave for work before 7am, not sit down until lunch (during which I would work frantically to finish my homework), race to school from 4-7, and then finish up my day with rehearsal until 10. Then...I had a baby, and all the world seemed to stop for that little girl. Now I am content to come straight home after work and just cuddle with my family. There is seriously no greater joy.

Why I am a Mormon

Before I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I was an expert anti-Mormon Bible warrior. I misconstrued the Word of God better than most and argued that Joseph Smith wasn't a prophet until I was blue in the face. I even attended a trip to Utah with my former church with the objective of learning "all the fallacies of the Mormon church." Wow, what a waste of time, energy, and love. Due to some crazy post-high school confusion, I eventually became open to the opportunity to learn about the church from (get this) Mormon missionaries...what a concept - learning something from people who have ACTUALLY experienced it. I found through my studies that the Book of Mormon did not contradict my faith, but rather extended what I already knew to be true. Through prayer, diligent studying, and the testimonies of others, I came to believe the words that Joseph Smith translated to be true and indeed another testament of Jesus Christ. After being baptized, I set my sights on the temple. My husband and I were sealed for time and all eternity about 2 years after my baptism, and since then, I have seen great miracles. My greatest joy is taking my little girl to the temple and walking the temple grounds with her. Her desire to go inside and "get married in the castle like a princess" astounds me. Her faith literally blows my mind. She is a true testament to me of the innocence and pure faith in the gospel, and although I am supposed to be an example to her, it is SHE who inspires me to have unwavering faith in my Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live to fulfill Heavenly Father's plan that each of His children understand his or her divine nature. When those junior high crazies are really testing my patience, I remind myself that each one of them is a child of God and deserves to be treated as such. I want to be the kind of Christian Paul spoke of when he said, "They will know we are Christians by our love."

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

This was the #1 question I had before joining the church having grown up in a church that taught concepts of the trinity. Here's what I know now... Heavenly Father (Elohim), Jesus Christ (Jehovah), and the Holy Ghost are three separate beings who rule as one in purpose. When we pray, we speak to Heavenly Father, but we do say in the name of Jesus Christ. Jesus is our intercessor, and because He has atoned for our sins, it is through Him that we communicate with our Heavenly Father. It is also because of Jesus Christ, that we are able to live with our Heavenly Father again one day. The Holy Ghost is the way our Heavenly Father communicates with us. We need to be worthy to receive the influence of the Holy Ghost, and we also must be humble enough to listen...because sometimes the answer might not be what we expect or even what we want. :) Show more Show less