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Hi I'm Julie

I was born in Idaho, met my husband in Utah and raised 6 wonderful children in a small town in Utah. I love being a Mormon!

About Me

I love spending time with my children in especially the outdoors around a campfire! We are a fishing, basketball and lots of good eating, especially pizza kind of family. I love being a grandma to 14 grandchildren. My favorite thing is to talk with them and find out what is going on in their lives. The best way to start conversations is playing lots of board and card games. At Grandma's house it is the old fashion kind of games without the new age of electronics. I'm a substitute teacher and I feel I have found my niche in life to teach little people! If I went back to school it would be to become a teacher. If you feel the world is crashing down around you, it just takes one hug from a child to make it all better. I enjoy making quilts and cross stitching pictures to give away to family. I have kept a family journal & also a personal journal since I was married 39 years ago. It is my way of measuring my life to see where I've been, to record the happy days and to vent on the bad days. I am a quote keeper. I love to watch for bits of wisdom from others. I love the beauty of the world--a beautiful sunset on a beach with rolling waves can't be beat for tranquility.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints simply makes sense to me and is so complete when other religions are confusing and seem to missing something. This simple truth but yet such a profound one that we have a Heavenly Father, a Savior Jesus Christ, and the Holy Ghost who is a witness of them is the foundation of who I am. I love Marjorie Hinckley's (wife of prophet and president Gordon B. Hinckley) saying: "I obey and then understand." I find I am the happiest when "I'm trying to be like Jesus". Obedience to God's laws brings you a great deal of happiness, joy and peace and yes, freedom. When you put your hand in God's and trust in Him, the answers to problems always come, if we will learn to trust in the whisperings of the Holy Ghost. The more I trust in the power of the atonement of Jesus Christ the more I feel of His love and His presence in my life that He is daily there helping me. It does not meant I always have good days, I fail time and time again but I'm grateful knowing They are always there to forgive, cheering for me, and telling me to get up once more all will be well. Where else can you go in life or to who can you completely give your complete trust to knowing They will never let you down or fail you in any way. I am so grateful for the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, that gives me knowledge and understanding of my Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost. Our Father's plan of Happiness, Salvation and Eternal Life give purpose and meaning to life! I love what President Ezra Taft Benson said about obedience too. "When obedience ceases to be an irritant and becomes our quest, in that moment God will endow you with power. I have found that to be true--turn my life over to Him and be obedient--brings happiness & joy even when there are trials and heartaches.

How I live my faith

I begin each day and close each night with a prayer on my knees and during the day my heart & mind reaches out to my Father in Heaven. He is truly my Father and I'm his daughter and He is always near by to listen to my frustrations and feel of my joys. When there is so little to trust in this world, I'm grateful I can turn to Him in prayer and trust in the feelings I receive back that He is there and is listening. I love the scriptures and I love to read about our Savior Jesus Christ, our elder brother who loved us so much that He gave His life so we could be reunited with Him and our Father in Heaven. I am a missionary and what a blessing to be able to talk to others about where I find happiness--in the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love Sundays to be able to teach children sometimes, or sit in a classroom and share thoughts and feelings about the scriptures with friends. But the most important part of Sunday is to partake of the sacrament to remind me to always remember the Savior and covenant again to do my part in following Him in the coming week. I love the 1st Sunday of the month when we have the opportunity in bearing testimony to one another in telling of experiences of how the Savior has blessed our lives, the little miracles that have happened to us and giving thanks to our Heavenly Father for the plan of happiness, the pattern for living and coming back to Him. I'm grateful to associate with friends and families who believe in Christ and are trying their best to live good lives and be like Jesus Christ. I love the service opportunities I have to be able to help others when trials hit and I know when I face my own trials they are there for me too.