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Hi I'm Debbie

I'm an Idaho native. I'm a wife, a mom, and a writer. I believe love is the world's most powerful force. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My life and priorities center around family life, worship and the beauties of nature. When I'm tempted to be cranky with my family, I remind myself how precious they will be when I'm old and alone-- a day that is coming fast! Along with my Savior, Jesus Christ, they are my treasures. Two hard things I've done: 1. When I was 12, I cleaned out a freezer that had had no electricity for a week. 2. When I was 50, I went back to college and got my bachelors' degree. I was able to accomplish #2 because I remembered how I stuck it out with #1. My Mom taught me "Yes, your task is hard-- but you can do hard things." So I remind myself of that when I am nervous or frightened.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe that God loves each human being-- we are His children and He provided the greatest gift, His Son Jesus Christ, for each of us.  Jesus also loved us enough to give us the great gift of His atonement, which paid for our sins and conquered death. I am so grateful for that incredible double gift that brings hope and peace to the most difficult of life's trials. I know that Jesus Christ was crucified for the sins of the world, including mine. I know that God authorizes prophets to speak to us today just as He did in the days of Noah, Abraham and Moses, and I have been blessed by hearing and following the words of the prophets, including Joseph Smith Jr. and Thomas S. Monson. These core beliefs give me strength to guide my own life and to provide help to my children, grandchildren and friends.

How I live my faith

I'm a leader in the Relief Society, the women's organization for our congregation. We provide food, babysitting, and housecleaning for those who are ill or grieving, and make regular monthly visits full of friendship for all the women in the group. We also provide meals to the homeless in our community regularly. In the community, I sit on the board of our city library and edit a newsletter for the Friends of the Library group.

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

If you're not used to thinking about it, it seems impossible that there could be a prophet on earth today, but yes, I really do believe it. Thomas S. Monson has lived a life of service and love and has been prepared by God to be His mouthpiece for us. When I think about how evil people were in the days of Noah, I wonder if we aren't just about to the same point. If God loved those people enough to warn them that a flood was coming, doesn't He love us just as much? I think people in all ages of the earth need to hear the comforting "good news" about Jesus Christ. Show more Show less