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Hi I'm Laura

I am a stay at home mom, a full-time counseling student, and I love my family very much! I

About Me

I am a stay at home mom, my husband and I have two young children In May they will turn 1 and 5! I love painting with them and going to the library and taking them to the park. I am also full time student in my first counseling residency. I am due to graduate in 2018 as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC). I would like to work for LDS family services or another family practice when I graduate. I will wait until both of my kids are in school to work full time though, because my children and husband come before anything else.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love the Lord. I want to live His plan and fulfill my portion of it while I am here on Earth. I want my family and I to be together forever, and that is possible through living His commandants. I am a Mormon because I know The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church with a living prophet, President Thomas S. Monson. I know the prophet receives revelation for the church, and I know I can receive revelation for my family too. I am a Mormon because living the gospel brings safety and happiness to me and my family.

How I live my faith

I grew up in the church, but it wasn't until my early 20's that I became truly converted. I went through a very trying time in my life and I learned that as I draw on the Lord he will never turn me away. The Lord saw me through my most difficult time and now I see the blessing in my life from staying true and faithful to Him. He has blessed me with a patient and loving husband who works hard to I can stay home and take care of our two small children. Everyday I see the Lord's hand in my life and everyday I feel His love through my children- when they laugh and smile I feel it, when my family is happy, I feel it, when we are sad, I feel His comfort. I live my faith by being the best mother I can be and being the best example to my kids.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Laura
When we die our physical body is separated from our spirit. Our spirit ascends into heaven and we are reunited with lost loved ones. In heaven we continue to learn and be perfected. Once Jesus Christ returns to the Earth, we will all be resurrected and our spirits and perfected bodies will reunite. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Laura
It is by grace we are saved, after all we can do. In this live we will sin, we will fall short of the Lord's expectations. We each fall captive to our natural man and behave according to selfish tendencies. What the Savior, Jesus Christ, did for every one of us, is provide us a way to repent of our sins and shortcomings. The Savior died on the cross to pay for our mistakes, and feel our pains, so we could go to the Lord in supplication and beg forgiveness. The Savior feels our pains and understands our hearts because He felt all of that when He took our sins upon Him. Because the Savoir was resurrected after three days, we too can be resurrected. If we continue to live our lives to the best of our abilities the atonement will make up the difference. We can repent and be made clean as many time as is needed. Is is by the grace and mercy of God that He provided us a Savior to help us become perfected so we can return to live with Him again one day, because no unclean thing can dwell with God. Show more Show less

What blessings can we receive through the gift of the Holy Ghost?

Laura
The Gift of the Holy Ghost, given to members by a priesthood blessing after baptism, can guide you every day. The Holy Ghost, or holy spirit, can whisper warnings to you, provide feelings of comfort, being things to your remembrance, and will be stronger the more you listen and obey. I rely heavily on the spirit as a stay at home mom. I pray often to be guided by the spirit, to know what to to to help my children if they are sick, hurt, or distressed. I talk about how the Holy Ghost gives me answers with my four-year-old son so he can learn to pray for answers and comfort too. He has learned to pray if he looses something, because he knows the spirit will help direct him where to look. Show more Show less