Hi I'm Sherie
I play the piano and the cello. I enjoy digital scrapbooking, home decorating, and sewing when I have the time, which is not too much right now! I'm busy as a stay-at-home mom with my seven boys, ranging from baby to high schooler.
Why I am a Mormon
I was born into the Mormon faith, but I have gained a testimony of my own through the years. I remember the first time I felt that Heavenly Father knew me personally as His daughter and that He loved me. From there I continued to have experiences with prayer and personal revelation that taught me that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, that Joseph Smith was a true prophet, and that this church has the fulness of the gospel. I love the Book of Mormon. When I'm feeling low or frazzled, I open that book and begin to read. It doesn't take long before I feel the calming influence of the Spirit. I feel pure joy and great love for others. I feel closer to my Savior. It is truly a powerful book.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
Each time I read the Book of Mormon, I feel the Spirit of God. I feel peace, joy and love. It makes me want to be a better, wife, mother, friend, and neighbor. Sometimes the joy I feel makes me want to shout on a mountain top what a wondrous gift has been given to us! The gift of the scriptures, and more importantly the gift of God's Son, and what His atonement can do for each of us. We truly can be changed and made better through Him!
How I live my faith
I am in the leadership of the women's organization in my ward. I help with and participate in the visiting teaching program, which is a way for the sisters to look out for each other and help each other in times of need. We visit assigned sisters each month to talk, see if they have any needs, and present a short spiritual message. I sometimes teach lessons in our Sunday women's meetings. I also help plan and carry out midweek activities for the women, where we can fellowship and strengthen one another spiritually and temporally.