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Hi I'm Sherry

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a grade school teacher. I used to spin wool ~ but no time for it now. My father's passion was sailing so my brothers and I grew up crewing for him. We spent a lot of time camping on lakes and rivers so he could sail. I am a good sailor, well taught, but I always preferred horses and eventually owned one I dearly loved for several years. I inherited a business when my brother died in an accident. It wasn't fun but I learned lessons I never would have learned otherwise. I am grateful for the blessing it was to my life. It was difficult to appreciate it at the time. However, I learned more about guidance from God and the support of prayer through that experience than any other I had up to that time. I never married. I have managed on my own, with guidance from my Heavenly Father. (My parents died at young ages.) He truly helped me throughout the years. Looking back, it is even more obvious now than the little miracles were then. He answered my prayers and helped me to sell the business. It was a miracle how it worked out. I am now retired. I enjoy being an "Auntie" for friends, and others, who are still working, raising kids and taking care of aging parents. Helping them out with my extra hand is rewarding to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I wasn't brought up in a religious family. While in college, I looked into a few campus churches out of skeptical curiousity. I didn't know anything about the Bible or it's history when I met the Mormon missionaries. Not wanting to be "tainted" by one church only, I actively started visiting other denominations and asking questions. The more I asked, the more sense the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints made. I was logically converted before I was spiritually converted. Now I am both. I received warm fellowship and patient, sensible explanations about the things I didn't fully understand. Over the years, with the experiences I have had, and the things I have learned, I have absolutely no doubt of the truthfulness of the Church and it's doctrine. No one could ever make it up and have it work together as completely and as well as it does. For an organization run by untrained volunteers, it is a certifiable miracle that it has survived and accomplishes all that it does. The best advice I have received is "When there is a question, study it out and pray about it." You may ask the Source of all Truth, anything, any time, any where, and He will reveal an answer to you. I found out personally that God willingly communicates if you take your questions to Him for insight or your decisions for approval. It might not be in the way you want or expect, but He answers. He is our living and an involved Father! Jesus Christ loves me and sacrificed himself for me. The Holy Ghost testifies of the Father and the Son. The Holy Ghost comforts and guides me. I am grateful for what I know. I am grateful that I have been blessed to find the Church of Jesus Christ. I am grateful that I was born when this help, comfort, support and knowledge of the true plan for life is available on earth again. I wish I could explain more than I can here. My life has been soooo blessed and I am thankful for what I know. I feel, I know, my Father's love and I am grateful!!

How I live my faith

I strive to keep the basic 10 Commandments including keeping the Sabbath Day holy. To me, this means I relax from my regular work and hobbies. I try to focus on holier subjects and activities. I prepare the day before so I don't have to buy things on Sundays. I try to serve my neighbor by volunteering in my community. I have done Hospice work and mentored a Toastmaster club for prisoners. I'm currently volunteering at a homeless shelter and with some neighbors, am developing beautiful gardens along a local highway. We put in over 5,000 daffodils!! Mostly I try to practice being kind. "Kindness" was my personal Word-of-the-Year in 2010. (I've had other words-of-the-year since then). I know everyone has a story - and a reason - for what they do or say. I try to look beyond the surface and realize that often my fellow voyagers are often only hurt, hungry or hollow empty. They need to be filled and kindness helps.