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Hi I'm Beth

I married my high school sweetheart and I am a mother of 6 children.

About Me

I grew up in a small town in Idaho. I have 4 brothers and 1 sister. I love to be around people. I played many sports as a youth. I met my husband when I was 14 years old at a church dance. We started dating when I turned 16. He is my best friend. After he returned home from his mission, we got engaged. We married 19 years ago in the Portland Oregon temple. I graduated from Ricks College with my Associates degree. After leaving Rexburg, Idaho, we moved back to Oregon and started our family. I wanted to have many children. We now have 6 children, ages 15 to 3 years old. I love being a mother. I enjoy working out, being outside on warm days, coaching soccer for my boys, listening to good music, watching mormon messages, going places as a family, visiting with family, eating, doing hair, making jewelry, serving others, reading my scriptures, laughing, blogging and getting things accomplished. My life is wonderful!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that this church has the fulness of the gospel. I grew up in the church my whole life. When I was 13 years old, I decided that I needed to find out for myself if the church was true. I didn't want to live on my parents testimony anymore. I began by reading the Book of Mormon. After I read it, I prayed and asked God if it was true. I did not have a huge spiritual experience, but I felt that I already had my answer. I felt that I was a much better person because of my reading of the Book of Mormon. I felt closer to Jesus Christ. I wanted to be kinder, more patient, helpful at home, serve others and smile more. From that point on, I have strengthened my testimony and truely have become converted to the gospel. I then knew for myself that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true. It didn't matter if my parents lost their faith, I knew. My testimony of Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father has grown over the years. A testimony is fragile and has to be taken care of every day. I read my scriptures daily and pray to God. I try to do as the scriptures teach. I am so blessed. It doesn't mean that I don't have challenges or trials. I do, but I have the tools and guidance to help me handle each situation that arises. I know who I am and I know God's plan for me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be like Jesus Christ. As a wife, I try to be unselfish and show unconditional love to my husband. As a mother, I try to see my children as God sees them. When I am with them, I try to be an example of righteousness. As a friend, I try to listen, have compassion and be forgiving. At church, I serve many women. I try to lift a heavy heart, listen with sincerity, show joy in their success and be patient. As a daughter of God, I try to reach my potential by learning and growing every day. I pray, read the scriptures, serve, seek direction and try to be a light in my community.