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Hi I'm Ashley Johnson

I like to make things and spend time with family, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second oldest of six and I grew up in Flower Mound, Texas. I have been interested in art most of my life and finally decided to take it more seriously now that I'm in college. I've completed two years at BYU and am taking a break to serve a mission in Tempe, Arizona. Previously, I have focused on painting, but I have been getting into book making and letterpress. I love music and I take the use of headphones very seriously.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in the Church, but my testimony has definitely gone through some good times and some bad times. For me, it was really easy when I was younger to believe in what was being taught at church. As I got older, my faith began to be tested more and more and I got to the point where I had to decide whether or not all of this was worth trying to live for. I remember one time when I was so sad and everything seemed to be so bad around me and I had to grit my teeth and decide I was still going to follow through. The blessings didn't seem to come immediately, and in fact a lot more trials came. Going through that time has been the worst time of my life up until now, but looking back I can see it was a blessing. I am grateful that our Heavenly Father was willing to put me through certain things even though He knew it would hurt me. He knew that I would see I needed Christ's help and become a little more humble in the process. My work here is by no means done, but I am a Mormon because I know that as long as I am a part of Christ's church then I will be able to finish it.

How I live my faith

I try to do the basics by reading the scriptures, praying, and going to church. Right now I am trying to understand more about how the gospel relates to the everyday parts of life and especially the things I care about. As I have gotten older, I have found it harder to live as a true disciple of Christ because what is being asked of me has increased to a greater level. However, I have found that taking that leap of faith to accept these challenges has not only increased my understanding of this life but also the ability to live more fully. This is because when we come to know God, we understand this life better as we begin to see it as He sees it.