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Hi I'm Celeste

I lived in Colorado half my life and now Utah, and I love the mountains in both of these states. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom with a Conservation Biology Degree. In school my kids learn to read and write with me they learn to hike and recognize plants, rocks, birds and animals. My husband and I like to plant trees together and do other projects in our community. We also take care of my husband's sister part of the year. She loves to dance and sing and has "Get Down's Syndrome"

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because they believe in the biggest Heaven and the smallest Hell. God is a good dad who wants his kids to keep trying, trying something new, trying something they are good at, just keep doing until you make it back to him. And even more importantly if in your life you were not able to receive the holy ordinance of baptism your eternal destiny is not halted. How could a just God say this "Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. (Jesus speaking in John 3:5)" if there was not a way for every single human being in the universe now and throughout time to know of the ordinances of saving grace? God planned a way. God has given scriptures (His word to us), called Prophets throughout time, sent missionaries, and given revelation yet some people have never been given the chance while on this earth to even know all these things exist. God works through imperfect servants, but loves ALL of his children, and would never dam their progress with death. Vicarious baptism, baptism for the dead, is the answer to this seeming problem, everyone will have a chance to accept baptism if they want it.

How I live my faith

On Sundays at church I love to teach lessons to the women in my church based on talks from generalconference.lds.org/ . Jeffery R. Holland and Dieter F. Uchtdorf are my favorite speakers. I love to base a lesson on their talks at Conference and talk about their insights with the women in my church. Last month we talked about Jeffery Holland's "Lord, I Believe" He talks about the father that comes to Jesus requesting help for his "special needs" son that needs constant vigilance lest he through himself into the fire or something equally dangerous. As I read this I understood it differently than I would have a few years ago. When you care for a child that will never have good judgement about personal safety it can be very taxing and you just have to have help or it is overwhelming. In this passage of scripture this man's plea meant a lot me and reminded me that there is someone that understands and can give me guidance on how to help the child and how to find help and sometimes someone else to carry the burden.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Celeste
Nature tells me there is a God, it just seems that something so beautiful as a morning in the mountains as the sun rises with all its sights, smells and sounds must have a purpose and is not just an accident. The symmetry of the heavens and things as they are on an atomic level seem very planned. Science has so many "how" answers, but it does not answer "Why?" Show more Show less