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Hi I'm Jenna

I live in Colorado Springs and stay home with my two girls. I graduated from CU Boulder and enjoy Zumba. I am a Mormon

About Me

I am learning to balance raising my two young girls, losing 90+ pounds, and maintaining my sanity! I love to take my kids on outings to the zoo and the park, on walks and hikes. My husband and I love to watch movies and go skiing. We also love to eat! I am learning how to cook healthier food, and live a more active and well rounded lifestyle. In my spare time I enjoy reading fantasy novels, cross-stitching, crocheting, knitting, and blogging.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Mormon church my entire life, however there comes a time where everyone must decide for themselves which path to follow. In high school I was not an active member and thought very little about the church. One summer I went on the Trek: we walked a portion of the path the early Pioneers walked when they came across the plains to settle in Utah, and I went to Girls Camp later that summer: a camp dedicated to spiritually lifting up the young women of the church. On both of these trips I felt the spirit like I never had before. Specifically at girls camp when the group of younger girls I was watching (I was 16 and they were 12) suddenly became ill with heat exhaustion. Seeking shelter I turned to prayer for comfort and to know what to do. Shortly thereafter my Bishop, a leader, came and said he had been inspired to come to our location and that I had prayed the priesthood there. I knew that God had answered my prayer, He heard me and He sent help. The girls were all given blessings of healing and by that evening most of them were feeling better and by the next day all of them were back to normal. This was the moment I became a true convert to the church. I learned that God cares about us, He loves us, He answers our prayers. Since then I have continued to be touched by the spirit of God and as I strive to listen to the Holy Ghost and follow the promptings I receive and live the Gospel of Christ I continue to see blessings unfold in my life. I know that this church is true, I know God loves us and that he answers prayers. The answer is not always yes, but He can guide us and lead us to become more than we thought possible. By following God our lives may not go down the path we planned on, but we will be happier, and we will be blessed.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is more than just going to church on Sunday, it implies exactly what it says: living. I try to lead by example and keep the commandments not because we are supposed to, but because I want to, and I love God enough to do as he asks. I always try to be honest and fair in all my dealings. I tell the truth to my friends and family. I never use swear words in my speech, or make rude gestures with my hands. I pray for others and help where I can. It is common to take meals to other members in our church when they are going through difficult times such as illnesses, hospitalizations, or new babies. This is a great way to serve others, and it is a simple thing to do. I teach the youth at church and they inspire me because they are so full of life and light and Christ says that we must be like a child, willing to do all that he asks and willing to learn.