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Hi I'm Nancy

I am a wife, mother, grandmother. I'm a pediatric nurse practitioner. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Like most women today I wear many hats. I am a wife and mother and grandmother. I have worked most of my adult life as a pediatric nurse practitioner and a teacher, public health nurse or school nurse. Music, reading, movies, going for walks and spending time with family and friends are what I like best. I enjoy volunteering and cooking.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ brings me peace and happiness. I love the knowledge that we have living prophets and continuing revelation. I joined the church as a young adult. It was not too long after my mother had died. I felt a void that my previous religious beliefs did not fill. I loved Christ but did not really have a personal knowledge of Him. I knew of the Atonement but did not apply it to myself. I was a Christian and enjoyed service but there was a disconnect in my life. Joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints was the best decision I ever made. No matter where we have lived I have found wonderful friends, even new family in the Church and feel at home. More than that, I feel a closeness with my Savior. I love the Scriptures and find comfort and joy and occasionally my eyes feel like they open to eternity with knowledge. I love that families can be together forever!

How I live my faith

I like to live by the philosophy that each moment of every day is precious and important. Elder Neal A Maxwell, one of my very favorite apostles once said, "Moments are the molecules that make up eternity!" https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2011-06-012-moments-that-matter-most?lang=eng

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

I love the responsibility and opportunities for growth as a Mormon woman. There are no paid clergy or paid position. Men, women and children speak on Sundays in Sacrament meeting, are asked to serve in leadership and teaching roles, and make the Sabbath day a spiritual experience. I have gained or strengthened many talents in my many responsibilities within the church. We are all "active" members! Mormon women tend to rely on the Lord a lot. We pray often. We seek divine guidance. We serve others. We go to the temple to serve and learn. We feel we have a divine nature and want to be seen and treated as someone who is a daughter of God should be. We should live what we believe and treat others with respect and love because after all, we are all sons and daughters of a Heavenly Father who loves each of us and wants us to return to Him of our own free will. Show more Show less

What is faith?

Faith is a power that drives us to be greater than we can be without it. Faith releases me of the weight of feeling I need to do things by myself. Faith allows me to trust in God and know when I am doing all that I can, He will make up for my shortfalls. Faith assures me that in the end, good will prevail and all will be made right. Show more Show less