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Hi I'm Barbara

I am a Latin teacher - yes, Latin. I have a husband, and I am a mom to a cat and two retired racing greyhounds.

About Me

I am a mom to two beautiful retired racing greyhounds and a fat, calico cat. I am a Latin teacher by day and a Bikram yoga devotee by night. My husband and I love taking our girls for their daily walks, when we get to chat with each other about our day, our plans, our dreams, our struggles. Our family is small but filled with love.

Why I am a Mormon

I am so grateful to have had parents who raised me in the Gospel. It has given me direction in life and helped me endure through life's darker moments. Every time I have turned to the Lord He has answered me. I am so grateful for what the Gospel has taught me about prayer - that we not only can, but should, bring our questions, our trials, our doubts, our fears, our hopes, to the Lord and that He will help us bear our burdens. He has always been there for me. He is my Savior and my Redeemer. No matter where I go in this world, the Gospel is the same. We all serve in the church because we want to serve the Lord and our brothers and sisters. We have no paid ministry. We all have the opportunity to serve and to grow. I love that I get to teach and to be taught, to serve and to be served. We all get the opportunity to learn line upon line, to feel the Spirit bear testimony to us that the Gospel is true. We all get to be strengthened by each other.

How I live my faith

Living my faith happens in the small things I do every day. I love the message in the Book of Mormon that says that it is "by the small and simple things by which great things come to pass." I enjoy listening to gospel messages on my iPad as I walk my dogs. I try to be a good example in the class room - do the things I say encourage and uplift the kids? Do I always remember to treat them like sons and daughters of God? I have enjoyed serving in the church in various ways. One of the most rewarding was teaching a class to the youth, varying in ages from 7-11. I learned so much from them! They were so eager to learn more about their Savior.