Hi I'm Sharon
I am driven and determined, a work in progress, a sinner and a saint. I'm a Mormon.
I am an empty-nested, middle aged woman enjoying life with my husband in Nauvoo. Soon after I joined the church in 1985, I was privileged to visit Historic Nauvoo. From that day on I dreamed of retiring there. As with most appointments, I arrived early. Now I'm living, loving and serving in the "City Beautiful" on the banks of the Mississippi. Perhaps the slow pace of this small town and the blessings of living mere blocks from the temple will create closing chapters in my book of life that uplift and inspire the generations to follow.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because the church recognizes in me a divine potential. I have always been an over-achiever but I did not know why I felt compelled to work so hard. Work, work, work. Learn, learn, learn. Grow, grow, grow. What was the purpose in all of the effort required to progress only to die and live on a cloud, strumming a harp. The Bible says we are the offspring of God, heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ, growing and learning 'till we all come … unto a perfect man or woman. I am a Mormon because I know that I am a daughter of God and the church does too.
How I live my faith
Since joining the church I have served in various capacities, as a teacher for the primary children then for the teenagers. Later I was called to teach Sunday lessons for the women's Relief Society and to serve in a leadership role. Now I serve as a facilitator in the church sponsored addiction recovery program. I am so happy with this assignment. It reminds me every week of how far I have come and gives me the opportunity to serve others.