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Hi I'm Vanessa

I'm a musician, a wife, a cat lover, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up all over the west, Minnesota, Las Vegas, Utah, and now live in California. I play the saxophone and love to sing. I love my sweet husband and we've been married for 5 years. We have 2 cats, and enjoy gaming and going to movies together.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I chose to remain a member of the church, even through those times that I wasn't sure about everything. I have always had questions, but I know that Christ lives, and that the Holy Spirit has guided me throughout my life. I have a testimony of tithing, and have seen that blessing in my life time and time again. But perhaps most importantly, I am a Mormon because of the feeling I can't deny when I am at church, when I strive to maintain those values all week, when I'm serving those around me and befriending others in my ward. I feel so much more whole and good when I am where the Spirit is and doing what the Lord wants me to do. I have seen mine and my family's lives change for better and for worse depending on how we are living our lives each day. I am a Mormon because being a Mormon is so much more than just going to church on Sunday, it is a lifestyle.

How I live my faith

My faith seems to be a bit of a roller coaster. I have questions, like most everyone does. But, I've learned to take it one day at a time. I'm striving to read scriptures everyday and have started to study their teachings more -starting a blog of my personal study. I also really enjoy genealogy work, and have found a closeness to my ancestors that way. It has also helped me to have conversations with my extended family that are not members of the church.