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Hi I'm Amber.

I'm an artist, a daughter, a thinker, and a friend. I love people and stories and God. And you guessed it! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently graduated with a BA degree in Theatre Arts Studies. What does a person do with a theatre degree? Good question. I'm currently discovering the answer! So far, this person with a theatre degree works a day job as a secretary and puts her creative muscles to work in the evenings. At the moment I am engaged in projects as an actor and a screenwriter. Along with a super talented team of artists I am nearing completion on a short film called Women of Faith, which is a historic (albiet fictional) look at 5 influential women from the Church's history. My life is a fulfilled one because I do what I love. My parents have always encouraged all of us, their children, to develop our talents and follow our hearts. There are four children in my family, of which I am the oldest. I love my siblings in a I-will-smoosh-you-I-love-you-so-much sort of way. Being their sister has taught me a lot about my capacity to love those around me deeply and fully. God is at the center of my life, but people are a close second. I feel a lot of joy when I create, but none of this surpasses the joy I feel when those I love succeed and find happiness. I feel very blessed to have so many dear friends and family members. Oh, and also. My favorite movie is The Little Mermaid. Most people know that about me. So now you do too.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents both grew up LDS, and they raised their children in the same way that they were brought up. I've always been a Mormon! And you know, initially my reasons for being Mormon were very simply based in my childhood circumstances. My parents went to church, and so did I. My extended family was Mormon, and so was I. My friends were Mormon, and yep! So was I. But as I grew I discovered that I had a lot of questions. Many, many questions. And the Church taught me that if I took my questions to God, that He would answer them. And so I put that into practice. I opened my heart, and I asked question after question. And in each instance God answered me, often in very personal, meaningful ways. Sometimes these questions are of a more intellectual vein. I want to understand who Eve was in God's eyes or what hope really means. But then sometimes my questions are of a much more searing variety: I need to know why certain tragedies have entered my life. I need to be reassured and comforted. It is the answers to these inquiries that mean the most to me. God has never failed me. Sometimes, healing takes time, but it has always come. His love is constant and unchangeable. My relationship with God has deepened and become more real over the years. I know that He is there and that He is intimately involved in my life. And I know for myself now that I am where He wants me to be. He wants me to be Mormon Amber! This church contains His Gospel, which is my path back to Him and to eternal happiness. And I'm going to stay on this path.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by recommitting myself every day to be more like my Savior, Jesus Christ. Sometimes, that means letting go of things. Sometimes it means being more courageous than I was the day before. And sometimes it means being still and trusting that God knows my end from my beginning. One of my favorite expressions in scripture is the phrase: "He is the author and finisher of my faith" (Hebrews 12:22). As a storyteller, I often look at my life through the lens of narrative and plot structure. And you know what? I haven't found my happy ending quite yet. Most days, it feels like I'm still stuck somewhere in the middle of the story. Hacking down briars, or stranded out on a stormy ocean, or in the middle of a personal battle between light and dark. But I trust that someday, perhaps a long, long time from now, I will reach a conclusion of sorts, a happy ending. And of course I will! Because God is writing my story. The scriptures are full of stories that testify of the eventual happy end that God is extending to all His children. And so I read them daily to feel His love and learn more of Him and His ways. As I do that, my love for people deepens and expands. And I am given opportunities to serve them. That is another way that I live my faith. I try to reach out to those around me and share my hope with them.