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Hi I'm Tambra

I'm a musician, teacher, mother, and Mormon.

About Me

Heavenly Father has blessed me with three wonderful sons. They are all adults living in another state. I am married to a non-member and although he is a steadfast agnostic, he is supportive of my decision to go to church. I was a professional rock and country musician for over 20 years and retired from that line of work in 2004. I currently work as a multi-media instructional designer at a junior college in Georgia. I like my job very much. I get to work with college professors and teach them how to use technology in their courses. In my spare time I like to crochet. My speciality is small turtles made into keychains. I love turtles! I also like to write music. I recently wrote a hymn entitled "Mercy Unto Thee." Currently I am working on writing a Christmas cantata. One of the songs is about Mary's feelings upon seeing her infant son for the first time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon. As a young adult I wandered away and did not go to church regularly for 25 years. Although I didn't attend church, I never lost my belief in the gospel and knew that one day I would return. The journey back was a lot more difficult than I had ever imagined, but I was able to persevere and have finally found my way back home. My struggle to find forgiveness was the main inspiration for the hymn "Mercy Unto Thee." The gospel brings peace to my soul. Knowledge of the plan of salvation gives me hope and a reason make good choices. Understanding where I came from, why I'm here, and where I'm going motivates me to try to be more like Jesus and have charity, or the pure love of Christ, for all people.

How I live my faith

Recently I was called to be our ward's chorister. Based on the meeting topics, I choose the songs to be sung by the congregation. Then I lead everyone in the singing of those songs. As a former professional musician, this calling is a great blessing to me. Heavenly Father has given to me the gift of music, and for 20 years I used that gift for worldly recognition and financial gain. I am humbled and grateful for the opportunity to redeem myself by using my talents to sing praises to Him and to inspire others by composing hymns that will touch their hearts and testify of Heavenly Father's and Christ's love for us.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Oh, what a terrific question! Think about the greatest gift you were ever given. Would you leave it out in the elements? Would you vandalize it? Would you let strangers do whatever they want with it? Then why would we do this to our bodies? Heavenly Father has given us this wonderful gift of a body - the vessel for our spirit. Think of how sad it must make Him to see us neglect our bodies by eating too much or getting too little exercise. Or how we abuse our bodies with tattoos or excessive piercings. Or how we let others use our bodies in shameful ways. How He must grieve for us. One way to show our gratitude to Heavenly Father is to take good care of our bodies and to respect them for what they are - temples where our immortal spirits dwell while on the Earth. Show more Show less