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Hi I'm Jayne

A native of the American South, I'm a teacher who loves my family, friends, and faith. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, writer, sister, and friend who continues to find joy in the journey as she finds her way back home. I've been teaching psychology at the community college level for three decades and have written a couple of books, the most recent a collection of thoughts while my son was serving a mission in Torreon, Mexico. I enjoy reading, writing, traveling, visiting my grandchildren, hiking, and walking/jogging. I've participated in a few marathons with various family members, events that have reminded me to "endure to the end." My favorite place in the world is the beach, and I often think of how Christ too liked to spend time beside the sea.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m a Mormon because I’ve found all the answers to all the questions I’ve ever pondered within the teachings of the Church. Having been raised by “goodly parents,” I was taught me the virtues of honesty, kindness, fairness, charity, gratitude, discipline, and hard work. Although my parents were not members of the Church, I feel that they prepared me in such a way that I was able to embrace its teachings and instill them in my children. At an early age, my children learned to “choose the right” and that they were the children of a Heavenly Father who loved them. As they matured, they learned more about the standards of appropriate behavior, including specific guidance in dress, speech, and education. Like their parents, these adult children are members of divinely led organizations that help goodly men and women everywhere to be more charitable and to seek whatsoever things are praiseworthy and of good report.

How I live my faith

One of the differences between being a member of the LDS Church and others is that it involves a person's total lifestyle, not just his or her Sunday best behavior. How I dress, spend money, treat others, develop talents, perform my job responsibilities, speak to others, and interact with my family and friends all reflect what I believe my Heavenly Father expects of me.

To what do you attribute the growth of the Church?

I attribute the tremendous growth of the Church in the world today to its powerful and correct principles. In the perilous times in which we live, people are searching for peace, love, solace, wisdom, guidance, and understanding, all of which they can find within the teachings of this great church. In times of discouragement, it's wonderful to remember this scripture from Alma 37:37: "Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good." Show more Show less