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Hi I'm Julie

I grew up in a small town where almost everyone was an Evangelist. I was one of only a few Mormons in my school. I chose Mormon.

About Me

My family is my greatest treasure. I'm honored to be a Mom of the best 2 boys & 3 girls ever. I'm a Grandmother of 2 girls & a boy who are so beautiful. I have a great husband. I live near some of my extended family as well. I have spent much of my life at baseball, soccer games, track meets & band concerts. I love barbecues. I love art journaling, knitting & genealogy. I have had many miracles happen in my life from the time that I was very young that I knew were from Heavenly Father. We all have our adversities in life. The gospel helped me with mine. My sister died from SIDS when I was eight and my father passed away in my early 20's from scleroderma. My daughter came close to death, being in and out of the hospital from Lupus as a child. My son was diagnosed with Crohn's disease when he was 15. There have been sacred miracles associated with these experiences that I hold dear to my heart and have always known were from a loving Father in Heaven. When I was 42 I had a big life changing pivotal moment in my life. It is hard for me to say it because of the stigma that is attached to it. I had a "manic episode" and was diagnosed with Bipolar I. This has completely changed my life in every way. Once again the Lord sent me a miracle of healing through ECT treatments & the priesthood. I still have the illness but I'm lucky to be with my family. It is humbling to have such an illness. Adversity helps us grow. The priesthood power is real. Heavenly Father loves us.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I decided when I was 18 to study all the religions around me. I questioned whether what I was taught while growing up was correct. All of my friends were evangelists and I had a few Catholic friends too. After thinking about all of the possibilities, talking to many preachers and attending their church meetings, I did not feel the Holy Ghost confirming to me that their churches were Christ's true church. Their meetings felt empty. I left asking, "Is that all?" I studied the New Testament with my friend and his preachers. However, when I read the Book of Mormon and prayed about it, I had a feeling of peace and comfort. It was like a warmth in your soul. With this and all of the other experiences in my life, I knew that this was Christ's true gospel. It is the same church that Christ established in the meridian of time when he was on this earth. As my life goes on, there still is one experience after another that shows me that this church is true. The gospel brings peace, comfort and happiness. It teaches us why we are on this earth and what it is all about.

How I live my faith

When I was baptized a made a promise to always remember Christ, keep his commandments and be an example of him by having the Holy Ghost guide me in my life. I try to do these things. Serve others: Currently, I teach Sunday lessons to the 9 year old children. I enjoy them very much. I also enjoy family history and learning about my ancestors. I teach others how to do their family history too. I really feel close to my grandparents who have passed on. I feel like I know them when I study about their lives. In the temple we can be sealed to our families and live with them forever. Read the Scriptures every day: Every time I read the scriptures I learn something new. It is amazing. Pray Daily: I believe that God is my Father. I pray to him as if he were my father here and sitting on the edge of the bed. I thank him for what he has done for me. I tell him about my day. I ask for his blessings. I repent. I tell him I love him. Go to Church: If I don't go to church every Sunday and take the Sacrament then my week is not as happy. Thinking about the Savior and partaking of his sacrament is very important in my life. Make the right choices: I try to do what Jesus would do. I try to keep his commandments. I am not