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Hi I'm Shayne

I love, love, love to TRAVEL! I like to organize things. I'm the Mother of 7. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am not just a soccer mom...I am a soccer/ musical theater/ baseball /band / academic team/ cross country / drum lessons/ volleyball/ etc. MOM!! I enjoy helping my 7 children realize their dreams and spending time teaching them to become productive, law-abiding, and God-fearing individuals. I have a Master's Degree in Psychology. As a SAHM (Stay At Home Mom) I use the knowledge I have gained through my education to help run my home and enhance my parenting abilities. In addition to being a homemaker, I enjoy: exercising (mostly jogging), blogging, organizing, traveling, reading, and scrapbooking. I have endured several trials and tribulations in my life, and am grateful for them as they have taught me many lessons and made me a stronger person who is capable of a greater degree of empathy for others. I have an AMAZINGLY wonderful husband who supports and encourages me in all that I do in a kind, patient, and forgiving way. Life is GOOD! :-)

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to an unwed teenager. I was very blessed in that she made the very unselfish decision to give me up for adoption and offer me a better life than she could offer me at that time. At three days old I was taken into the loving home of my parents. They are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was privileged to learn the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ from the very beginning of my life...from them and from regular church attendance. The Gospel has always been pure, simple, uncomplicated and wonderful to me. My testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel has grown steadily over time. I have had many witnesses of it's truthfulness...the kind that bypass my 5 senses and speak directly to my soul. These witnesses have been powerful and undeniable. Through my study of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I have been able to develop a personal relationship with my Heavenly Father and my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that when I kneel in prayer and speak to my Heavenly Father (in the name of Jesus Christ) that He is there...He is listening to me. He knows me individually and by name. He cares for me, wants the best for me...and will see me through anything. As I mentioned, I have seen my share of trials in this life. I was asked once by someone who had also suffered trials, "Doesn't that shake your faith...going through all of those trials?" My response was this: "My faith was only strengthened." In my darkest day I was sustained, lifted and enabled to endure by a power so much greater than myself or anything that man can offer. One of my favorite parts of the Gospel - as established by Jesus Christ when He was on Earth and restored to the Earth in it's fulness through Joseph Smith - is that it answers all of my questions as to: Who am I? Why am I here? Where will I go after I die? I walk around with peace in my heart knowing the answers to these important questions. I tend to have an eternal perspective on life's events...I try to consider all things in how to they fit into the eternal scheme of things...not just the here and now and the immediate. The knowledge I have gained through learning the Principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ helps me to better deal with struggles I have or barriers I come upon. Realizing that I am of infinite worth and that I have an Eternal Father in Heaven that wants me to succeed here AND in the eternities...gives me the strength I need to continue on in the struggles of life. I know that my Savior lives and loves me. I know that he lived on this earth many many years ago and established His Gospel to help us all return to live with Him again. I know that He paid for my sins and that if I will sincerely repent and live His commandments that, through His Grace, I can be saved and live in His presence again.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church weekly (or more often for activities), reading the scriptures daily, and maintaining my relationship with my Father in Heaven through frequent prayer. I strive to be an example of a "believer." In order to do that I make efforts to improve myself each day and try to become more like my Savior, Jesus Christ. My hope/goal would be that through my actions it would be obvious to others that I am a Christian and am trying to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints you have many opportunities to serve others. I love this about the Church! As we serve one another we get to know each other really well...we become a "ward family." We feel that we are richly blessed in our lives when we serve this way and I have definitely seen that in my life. In my many years in the church, I have had the opportunity to serve in many capacities. I have: taught children, taught youth, taught adults, created weekly bulletins for Sunday Service, created quarterly newsletters, organized and put on many large activities, given talks to large congregations, served in multiple leadership positions (e.g. President over Young Women,Counselor in a Presidency, Cub Scout Den Leader - Pine Wood Derbys, woot woot!), taught leadership to youth and adults, done missionary work, organized a week-long summer camp for 120 girls, and the list goes on.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

I absolutely do! I believe that Moses lived a long, long time ago and through the power of the God was able to part the Red Sea for the escape of the Israelites. It doesn't seem so strange to me that God would love his children today just as much as he did in the day of Moses. He has provided a living prophet to guide and direct us just as He did in "days of old." I think it's wonderful! Show more Show less