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Hi I'm Julia

I'm from Colorado. I've studied music performance and culinary arts. I love the mountains that God created for us. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I think one of the reasons I love to cook is because I love to share happiness through meals. That feeling of together-ness and warmth through enjoying something delicious is how I feel I can share my love for others. I also love music and I love the idea of glorifying God through participating in music performance. I hope that it makes Him proud. I love being outside and hiking in the mountains. Climbing to a mountain peak is a sense of personal accomplishment, but it also is such a rewarding perspective. To be immersed in what I consider to be some of God's most raw and rugged creations is inspiring and humbling. I look forward to the day that I can have children. I can't wait to teach and love those little spirits that are saved to come down to the earth at this time. I'm amazed that God has trusted me and my husband with this responsibility, and I look forward to expanding the love I feel for my husband to the love I know we will have for our children.

Why I am a Mormon

One reason I'm a Mormon is because my parents raised me in the Church. Gospel principles were always the center of our home, and I was taught from a young age to know and to respect God. I remember a strong sense of peace and responsibility when I chose to be baptized at the age of 8. My father, when blessing me with the gift of the Holy Ghost, advised me to remember that "wickedness never was happiness" (Alma 41:10). I know those words weren't just council from my father but from my Heavenly Father as well. Something that I've always been taught and truly believe is that I am a unique daughter of God. He knows me and He loves me. He has given me specific talents, traits and experiences so that I can grow and learn and so that I can help others. He expects me to and hopes that I will make good choices, and He has provided me with plenty of help to do so. Repentance through the Atonement of Jesus Christ is something that I am truly thankful for and will spend my life trying to understand. I am so thankful for the opportunity we have to make sacred covenants with our Heavenly Father while here on this earth. The fullness of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ shows us how to make these covenants. I'm thankful for the covenant of baptism and that I can have the companionship of the Holy Ghost to help me in my life. I'm thankful for the covenants I've made with my husband in the temple. Remembering those promises helps me in times of trial. The principle of discipleship is something that inspires me. To be a disciple of Christ means to follow His words and to make a daily effort to be more like Him. Loving others as He loves them is a beautiful challenge. I hope and pray each day that I can aspire to what He wants me to be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day by the choices I make. These choices are sometimes a struggle but knowing gospel principles helps me to put things in perspective. I can easily think or say, "I made a promise to God that I would/wouldn't do that" when people question why I do what I do. I'm thankful that I've been given a church responsibility. My calling in church is to organize help for people in need. My companion in this calling and I, when made aware of people's needs, will organize meals to be brought over for new mothers or sick individuals. We will organize rides to church or work for those who need it. We'll find people to help clean someone's apartment or to babysit for a mother in need. It's rewarding knowing there are so many kind people willing to help the moment they're asked. The church has also established a way for women to meet, grow and learn from each other called visiting teaching. This gives us an opportunity to meet and to befriend sisters we may not normally come in contact with. In many ways I've learned how to be a good mother and friend through the people I've met through visiting teaching. Living the gospel is doing the little things each day that will create good habits, that will grow and nurture testimonies and that will lead to exaltation. Saying my prayers, reading the scriptures, making good choices, loving others, repenting when needed and serving those in need is something I challenge myself with each day. Many times I use my busy lifestyle as an excuse for not accomplishing these things. Thankfully I can repent and try again the next day! I know my Heavenly Father wants me to be the best I can, and I know I can through Him.