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Hi I'm Ashley Graybill

I'm a stay at home mom of three, wife to a wonderful man, an aspiring author, and I am a Mormon!

About Me

I'm a kind of person who has always looked around myself and questioned why things were the way they were, and imagined them as another way. I've always enjoyed reading and making up my own stories, either about the characters within those books or I would make my own worlds. I used to be an online gamer (World of Warcraft, Vanguard, etc.) and that was how I met my spouse. We share a mutual love of games alongside spirituality and many similar ideals. We now play Magic the Gathering, love going to the parks, and spend some nights gaming together. We have three children at present. I am a stay at home mom, teaching my children all I can while tending to our home in a loving manner. On the side, I have been working on a series of fantasy novels that I hope to one day publish and become known for alongside my faith.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized when I was younger after my mother introduced me to the church. Being the child of divorced parents, along with so many other things, I soon left the church and began experimenting and searching through other religions and outlets of life. I've been down some bad roads, and have done some things i'm not proud of. I thought I was an atheist and tried hard to deny God. However, after I met my husband, we became pregnant shortly after and decided the best move was to marry. I knew my mother in law was Mormon, and soon after that I began to wonder where my path should lead me. I prayed for so long, for the first time in a long time, and was met with a resounding answer. My husband, not a Mormon, gave me comfort in being there by my side when I contacted the missionaries and we began our life with them, a month or so before we would go to the church. After my sons birth, I decided I would never go back to drinking or the life that I had been in. After several prayers and conversations with church leaders and missionaries, I knew that this was where I belonged, no matter how much I tried to deny it. My life has changed for the better. While not everything is perfect, we know that we will have hard times, I find myself better able to cope with them and move through life with God and Christ. I find myself better understood within the church, and have found a wonderful family within. It's hard to describe what I had put myself through, and what I feel now except to equate to this: Before coming home to the church my life was destruction, now I feel an overwhelming sense of peace, a better understanding of the scriptures, and the knowledge that I am where I belong.

How I live my faith

I am a person who loves to spend time online speaking to others about many different faiths, exploring their preferences while I try to share the Mormon lifestyle and beliefs with them. It was the main reason I was chosen to help people within my church to build their Mormon.org profiles, alongside helping spread the faith through other outlets such as Facebook. At one point I was chosen to help the young children within the nursery, where children from 18 months to three years stay during church, and I really enjoyed that! My new calling, which the leaders have called a "social media missionary", is wonderful. While it explores different territories, and mainly helps the adults, I find that though we've grown, we are always learning. And while learning, we can make that an opportunity to teach others as well. Social media coupled with Mormon.org are great tools to do both.