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Hi I'm Julia.

Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion; I love autumn in the South, high heels, & watching NBA basketball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Texas, attended college in Idaho, and currently hail from Georgia. I enjoy reading good books, being goofy with friends and family, laughing, the color mustard, eating cherries, cake decorating, Laffy Taffy jokes, thrift store shopping, re-purposing old furniture and decor, trying new foods, cooking new foods, taking road trips, meeting new people, and asking lots and lots of questions. I'm a firm advocate of change, involvement, discussion, self-improvement, and most importantly, dark chocolate. I believe happiness is a choice and can always be found, even in the worst of situations. Simply stated, life is to be enjoyed!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family, but I am a Latter-day Saint because I believe in this gospel myself. There wasn't a “lighting flash” moment when I was converted to the gospel; it was gradual as I studied and prayed through my teenage and young adult years. Through study and with companionship of the Spirit, I have come to know that I have a Savior who knows me by name, and most importantly, loves me. The gospel of Jesus Christ answers my questions about life, like where I came from, my purpose and my potential as a daughter of God. My membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, although intangible, is the most important aspect of my life. I am a Mormon because my testimony continues to grow daily as I witness tender mercies from a loving Heavenly Father. Everything good in my life is a result of an all-caring, all-loving Father and His Son, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith as I attend church weekly, partake of the sacrament, read my scriptures, pray daily, serve others in my congregation and community, share my testimony, and attend the temple. I also live my faith as I obey counsel from my church leaders, like my local bishop or the Prophet, Thomas S. Monson. Currently I help plan activities for my congregation, like water rafting trips or movie nights.