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Hi I'm Julie

I am an ultimate frisbee fanatic. I love puppies. Teaching elementary school really is the best job ever. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 24 year old girl who loves every minute of her life! I grew up in south central Pennsylvania and am the second of five children. My siblings are incredible. They make me laugh every day. I'm a graduate of Brigham Young University, and I honestly can't describe how much I loved my time there. It was at BYU where I officially discovered my life's passions. First is music. I found my voice my freshman year, and I love to sing. It will always be one of my favorite activities. Next, I realized how much I love being physically active. I fell in love with ultimate frisbee and spent many nights hiking, dancing, and playing other sports. Third, I found my husband. I'm married to the most loving, patient, and genuinely kind man in the world. We've been married for three and a half years, and I try my best every day to deserve someone like him. Then I found my passion for teaching. I graduated in elementary education and spent the next two years teaching. Children are so humble and innocent. They really taught me a lot about myself and helped me to grow. Finally, I realized what an impact good friends can really have on one's life. I love my friends. They are the most charitable, selfless, inspiring people that I've ever met, and I appreciate them more than they could ever know. I thank God for what He's given me! Life is good!!!

Why I am a Mormon

Having parents who were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I was exposed to the Gospel my whole life. However, it was my decision whether or not to be baptized and remain a member of this church. I made that decision because of the feelings I have when I attend church and obey the commandments. Being a Mormon makes me happy! The knowledge that I have of the Gospel gives me hope and comfort during my most trying times. Everything I have been taught, and every choice I make makes sense to me. I know that God wouldn't have sent us to this imperfect world without people or tools to help us know what to do. We have loving families, and I know that I can be with them for eternity. We have modern prophets who receive revelation and direction specifically for us in this day. We also have scripture that can help guide us including both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I am a Mormon because I have witnessed miracles. They were worked through the priesthood, the power of God, which exists on the earth today. I am a Mormon because I prayed to my Heavenly Father and came to know for myself that this church is true. I know that prayer is how we communicate with God. I know He listens to me, cares for me, and answers me.

How I live my faith

I was recently called to teach Sunday School to the 6 year olds at my church. Given my experience teaching children in school, I was really excited for this opportunity to teach in a religious setting. Young children are so impressionable. They act the way they see adults act. They say the things they hear adults say. Interacting with these young children encourages me to live my faith by being the best possible example to them of how Jesus Christ would want me to be. I am also a nanny. I stay with a young child in his home while his parents are at work. Neither this child or his parents attend my church, but the same rules apply. Through my words and actions, I try to show this young boy every day how Jesus Christ wants us to act toward one another. Am I being patient? Am I using kind words? Do I express my appreciation? Do I smile often? Do I let him know when I'm proud of him? Young children have such sweet, pure hearts. I try to live in a way that wouldn't spoil their goodness.