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Hi I'm Cassandra

I love mud, birds, thunderstorms, and bends in the river. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'll be honest, my life is a mess! Truly. I work with mud. Almost everyday I dig my hands into a lump of good earthy clay and see what can become of it. On my best days, this mud takes on a life of its own, on my worst days...there's nothing to show but a bucket of slop and tears.

Why I am a Mormon

I follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ because through it I have found purpose, peace, growth, love, and have become a bigger person than I could otherwise see myself being without having believed there is more to this life than what appears right in front of our eyes. I mentioned earlier that I work in mud or clay. On the potter's wheel, before you can shape a lump of mud into anything, you have to find the center. If you try forming the clay without first finding its center, the mud and the artist work against each other and the clay cannot form upwards properly into the beautiful vision the artist had in mind. On the other hand, a piece of clay that is centered firmly and surely, works with the artist in being lifted up and formed into something wonderful. Through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I have found my center and I have felt myself being formed and lifted up into something that I couldn't have imagine for myself on my own. It hasn't always been easy or comfortable, but without a doubt, it has always proven to take me higher.

How I live my faith

Living a faith based lifestyle for me is about the small and simple things. Life is grand and there is a lot out there that we can't wrap our heads around or can't anticipate experiencing, and that's wonderful! Scary, but wonderful. So I like to take it all in piece by piece. I believe that it's in these little pieces that we discover ourselves and who we can become. A big piece of me, is my faith. There are generally two sides of faith that people understand. There's the type of faith that one may refer to when describing their religion. There's also the inner faith that is living inside of us individually. I've found that these two sides of faith depend on each other for a beautiful outcome. Not unlike a violin and a bowstring. The violin relies on the bowstring to target notes and bring it to life through music. In this case, I view our inner faith as the violin and organised faith as the bow.