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Hi I'm Jennifer Barber

I'm a happy wife, a doting mum, a blogger and a Mormon.

About Me

Ask me what my interests were 6 years ago and you'd get a different story. Now, I'm a wife and a mother, I have two young, energetic boys and I love being their mum. I also have ME. I spend most of my days indoors and have to pace all my activity. Last year I set up a website for others in similar situations to try and help us all stay positive. I love doing this, it gives me something to focus on and I'm learning so much ... at my pace :)

Why I am a Mormon

During university I wondered if I should ask if the church was true. It sounds a bit late to be asking that, but I'd never wondered before. I prayed and read the scriptures and didn't get the kind of miraculous manifestation I was looking for. I pondered, I prayed more, and I realised that I didn't need anything miraculous to happen, I knew it was true and had always known. From as young as I can remember I have prayed and had my prayers answered. Daily I knew that the Lord was directing my life, I had felt of His spirit each week at church and whenever I attended the temple. No visions, no overwhelming feelings, just quiet assurances of peace that Jesus lives and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His church. The doctrine makes complete sense to me and as a mum I find that there's no greater help in how to be a better mum than the help I find through Prophets and Apostles. Throughout the down periods, where life becomes a struggle, I have clung onto prayer and the scriptures. They work! I have been carried through each time.

How I live my faith

It's not always been easy to live my faith whilst I've been poorly, but recently I've been well enough to make the effort to attend Church on a Sunday and I've been able to enjoy visiting teaching the past couple of months too. I love the ladies I visit and my companion, we have such fun. I also index genealogical records for the church, and although this hasn't been as easy as I expected it to be, I've absolutely loved it!