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Hi I'm Maryanne

I'm from Southern California and a homeschooler of two boys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I consider each day an adventure in learning something new and sharing it with my family. I love ideas that expand my understanding of the truth. As a homeschooling mom I am passionate about instilling leadership qualities in my boys.  This means helping them to recognize and live by truth, knowing that they can make a difference in life. I am also an artist and a musician. These gifts provide an opportunity for me to express my joy in and testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe that all things beautiful come from God and bring us back to him. My gifts of music and painting draw me close to my Savior as I use them to honor him. I am magnified in these gifts as I seek to share them with others.

Why I am a Mormon

 I am a Mormon because I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and another testament of Christ. The doctrines it teaches help me to live a happier life and to understand God's plan for his children. Women are central to that plan. There is no other organization on the face of the earth that respects and honors women more than the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It teaches that there is no higher calling than that of bearing and raising children in the admonition of the Lord. Women are partners with men in this calling. With this kind of backing I am able to work in the home knowing that what I do makes a difference. The mundane routines of each day are ennobled, and patience coupled with love will pay off! I know that my Savior loves and cherishes me as a woman. He is a strength to me as I seek to teach my children his gospel by example.

How I live my faith

My faith is my life. I take it with me wherever I go. I believe there is no aspect of life without a spiritual dimension and that as I let God guide me I can devote the whole of my day to him. Consecrating one's life to God is at the heart of the Mormon way of life, and this is a principle with power! If I am seeking to do God's will, all my relationships and all my affairs become a way of living my faith.  So what do I do? I seek to teach by example in the home. I seek to honor my marriage as the Lord directs. I keep the home a place of peace and a haven safe from unwholesome influences. I share the truths I hold dear with friends and neighbors. I serve others whenever possible, knowing that we are all a part of a heavenly family. I honor the covenants I have made with God, and accept callings in his church. As much as I can, I walk the talk.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Consider that we are all a part of the family of God. We all have need for personal guidance which we can receive on our knees in prayer. But we collectively need guidance in every age of time. Though principles of truth never change, how people live by them will change as circumstances of life change. And God will not favor an older part of His family more than the newest generation. As a loving father to all His children, God provides prophets in our day as well as in days of old. Some have thought that this ongoing revelation contradicts scripture. It is a fulfillment of the promises of scripture (Amos 3:7). To act as the Lord's mouthpiece in helping people to know how to live by God's truth in a changing, challenging world is the divine calling of a prophet. It is unity and strength for those who sustain him with their faith. Show more Show less