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Hi I'm Barbara

I'm a Mormon, mother of 8, mother-in-law of 3, & grandmother of 5

About Me

I am blessed to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, mother of 8, mother-in-law of 3, and grandmother of 5. I am grateful to be a citizen of the United States of America. I strive (and falter alot) to be a true disciple, good mother, and responsible citizen. I share my home with my youngest sons, a Black Lab, 2 cats and a cockatiel. I enjoy reading, light classical music, rocky beaches, trees, stamping - when I can manage the time!

Why I am a Mormon

Well, my mother joined the church when I was a baby, so I grew up with it. I am grateful! I hope that had I not been so blessed, that I would have found and accepted the gospel. I have a personal testimony of Jesus Christ and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. No remarkable experiences, but a reoccurring warm assurance the flows through me and brings tears to my eyes. I am so grateful for Christ's great love and atoning sacrifice. I am grateful to know that God loves me and cares about me. Me! I am thankful for God's great patience with me and that his arm is outstretched still.

How I live my faith

Attending church helps me not only to worship and learn, but to associate with good people who uplift and encourage me - and whom I enjoy. I am the building scheduler for our building and the "webmaster" for our ward (congregation) website. I also help with the Activities Committee and the Scout committee. My family prays together morning and night and reads the scriptures together every night. I try to live so no one is surprised to learn that I am a Christian.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Barbara
A testimony is a personal assurance of truth received from God. Some people may have a dramatic answer to prayers, actually hear a voice or something like that. Most of us, I think, get warm happy feelings of right or, if something is not right, a dark feeling or just a kind of forgetfulness of the idea. Sometimes thoughts clearly enter our mind that we did not think of ourselves. Frequently when reading the scriptures, singing a hymn, listening to a lesson or a speaker, tears come close and I get that happy feeling that tells me it is true. Show more Show less