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Hi I'm Sarah

I'm a reader, nature-lover, Francophone, and lawyer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a fun and loving family that encouraged me to gain independence and explore the world. I was an exchange student in France when I was in high school and then in Hungary and the Czech Republic in college. (The French stuck with me, but I can remember only a word or two of Hungarian or Czech!) I went to college across the country from my family and learned how valuable it is to have friends who support and accept you. I am married to a wonderful man and have two great little kids. I practiced law for a few years, but decided to set my career aside for a while to spend time with the little family we worked so hard to create. It is so much fun to introduce these little people to the world and all that it has to offer, from friendship and nature to music to art. I have lived in major cities on the East and West Coast and love to explore both new and familiar places. I love reading books of all kind and enjoy a good book club discussion. Like a lot of people, I am rediscovering, and learning to appreciate, some classic domestic skills. I like to cook, have knit several scarves and hats, have fun with modern quilting, and failed miserably at a garden several years in a row.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the things I have learned through my membership make me feel whole, loved and connected. I know that I am a child of God, and that every one else on earth is, too. I feel Christ's love and believe that I have a responsibility share that love with those around me. I love the Church's teaching about the grace of Christ, and the ability of his atonement to help us overcome our sins, pain, sorrow and weakness. I was raised in the church and have ancestors who have belonged to the church from nearly the beginning. While this did help ground my faith, my parents were clear that I would have to decide for myself whether to commit myself to the beliefs they held. During the time I spend as an exchange student and at college, I was very often the only Mormon around. Despite the fact that no one had any expectations of how I should act or what I should believe, I continued to pray, read scripture and do other things my parents and church leaders taught me. I was surprised to discover that I felt peace, safety and joy. Through these feelings, I decided to continue living and worshipping as a Mormon. Of course there have been doubts along the way, and times of spiritual crisis. But I continue to feel more peace and hope when I focus on following Christ's gospel than when I try to set it aside. As I have prayed by myself and with my family, I have felt my testimony reconfirmed. That's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am a life-long member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and have had many opportunities to develop my faith through service. I currently help organize service projects for the members of our congregation and I love it! We have done food drives, toy drives and park beautification projects, often in conjunction with other churches. It is so much fun to see people come together to help out in big and small ways. I also attend weekly church services. I love having a place to learn about and discuss important issues with people who care about me and support my efforts to become more Christ-like. So often, I leave church feeling like I have been spiritually replenished! I especially love the sisterhood I feel in the women's group. As we learn from each other and our experiences, I am so grateful for the opportunity to gain strength and understanding from such amazing women.