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Hi I'm Rebecca

I love singing, creating beautiful things, and being with the people I love. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to sing, and I’ve enjoyed participating in choirs both in high school and afterwards. I enjoy being outdoors, whether I’m working in my yard, walking in the morning, riding my bike, or hiking in the mountains with my family. I’m happiest when I have a good book waiting for me to pass a few minutes of spare time. I especially enjoy creating beauty through sewing and gardening. I like cooking and trying new foods. My current favorites are Chinese and Thai. I recently learned to make a Thai coconut curry that my family loves! A perfect day for me includes a 20-minute power nap and a square of good-quality dark chocolate. It also includes being with the people I love. Dates with my husband, playing games as a family, and going out to lunch with friends are things that make me smile.

Why I am a Mormon

I have felt God’s love in my life. He is the father of my spirit, and he knows and loves me more than I can comprehend. His son, Jesus Christ, lived as a perfect example and suffered for my sins and shortcomings, so that I can repent and be made clean again. I have felt Jesus Christ’s love for me. I feel his comforting, understanding, supporting influence, which lets me know that he really understands the things I experience. I truly believe, as stated in Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” Through my life, reading the Book of Mormon has been the answer to every question or soul-troubling problem I have encountered. When I read the book of Mormon I feel the influence of the Holy Ghost because I’m reading God’s words to me. God, as my Heavenly Father, has a plan for me: He knows who I am as a unique individual, and he has custom-designed my life to provide what I need to reach my unique, individual potential and be truly happy. Life is far from easy; in fact, I believe that if we are following God’s will for us we will still come in contact with circumstances that test us to the core. I believe we experience true happiness when we seek to know God and Jesus Christ, and when we make choices that are in our best interest as children of God.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon affects every aspect of my life, whether it be the values I try to teach to my children, my efforts to listen to uplifting music, my desire to study the scriptures, or how I try to be kind to those with whom I come in contact in daily life. Family is my most important priority. We are currently a one-income family because I want to be there full-time for my school-age children. My husband and I make certain things a priority because we feel they strengthen our family. Some of these priorities are: eating together as a family, daily family prayer, working in our home and yard together, and doing fun things as a family. Christ spent his life in service, and I want to follow him by reaching out to help others when I can. I feel happier when I forget myself and help others. In Church I organize twice-a-month activities with eight- and nine-year-old girls. It's rewarding for me to help them learn new skills, serve others, and see their worth as daughters of God. I also enjoy volunteering at my children’s schools. My ultimate desire is to help children feel that they are important, and that someone cares about them. I know we are all God’s children, and I want to be able to see others’ divine potential, and also to love them for who they truly are. I know the Lord is always aware of me and what I’m doing. I want to do things that make him happy because I know that those are the kinds of things that will make me happy, too.