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Hi I'm Diane

I am a mother, a blogger, and a quilter. I love to travel and be outdoors. I love my family, and I love my faith! I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to a wonderful and supportive husband. I am a mom of two little busy boys and a beautiful little girl! I love the outdoors rock climbing, camping, swimming, biking, triathlons, etc. I love to travel! I've been to many countries in Europe, Jerusalem, Bermuda, Virgin Islands, Hawaii, Mexico and Canada. I majored in German in college, and minored in Art and Horticulture. I love to learn and try new things. Being a stay-at-home mom I also enjoy spending my time sewing, quilting, creating, and blogging. I have an Etsy shop where I sell items that I make, and a Craftsy store where I sell patterns that I create. I love to share what I create with others! and many of those things can be found on my blog. (click on the blog button at the top right of my profile.) I have made so many great friends all over the world through the online community. Being able to use and share the talents I have been blessed with has greatly blessed my life! I love my family and I love my life! I am so grateful for every blessing I receive every day.

Why I am a Mormon

Long story short, I am a Mormon because The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true and living the gospel is the one thing that brings true and lasting happiness and joy to my life. I think everyone goes through hard times in their lives. I had a rough childhood growing up, I've had numerous health problems, I dealt with depression for a time. But through it all, because of my faith in Jesus Christ, I have been filled with peace and hope for the future. I have received comfort, and know without a doubt that God knows me and loves me personally. I know that He also knows and love you! Because of the personal relationship that I have with Him, I know that I can overcome all things. I am filled with peace and love when others are filled with fear and despair. The gospel brings this blessing to my life. I would not be who or where I am today without it.

How I live my faith

Faith is something that is so real and so personal. It truly makes me who I am. Believing in Jesus Christ as my Savior is the center of everything I do. Nothing would be possible without Him. While my faith and my personal beliefs are personal and things I hold dearly on the inside, they do govern what I do from day to day and and how I act. Living my faith for me consists of daily prayer. Communicating with my Heavenly Father every day helps me to remember Him throughout the day, and helps me to remember who I am. I am His child. I also read my scriptures every day. The Book of Mormon and the Bible both help me to learn more about Jesus Christ, as well as show me numerous examples of how I should live my life. There isn't a day that goes by that I don't receive an answer to a prayer, or some inspiration or direction from the scriptures. I go to church every week in Fayette, which is 17 miles from where I live. I love going to church! I also go to church on Wednesday nights and participate in Mutual, which is the weekly activity for the youth. I serve as a youth leader for the girls, between 12 & 18 years old. I help teach class lessons on Sundays, and plan activities to help teach and uplift them during the week. I do my best to love and serve my fellow man, keep the Word of Wisdom, and be honest. Basically I do my best to believe in Jesus Christ, have faith in Him, and repent. I am not perfect, but what matters is that I keep trying and do the best I can.

What are Mormon church services like? Are visitors allowed at church meetings? Can I attend church?

Diane
Anyone and everyone is welcome to attend Church services! Please come by sometime and join us! Church is every Sunday, and is 3 hours long. Wow! That is a long time. But it is very enjoyable and uplifting, let me break it down for you. Our primary meeting is Sacrament Meeting. We come alone, or with our family and friends to partake of the sacrament. This is a time where we can reflect on Jesus Christ and renew our baptismal covenants. We sing hymns, pray together (offered by local church members), as well as listen to a few speakers. The speakers are members of the Church, and someone different speaks every week. We also have Sunday School classes, for those 12 years and older. We learn from the scriptures and the modern day prophets. Children between 3 and 11 years of age go to Primary, and those that are 18 months to 3 years go to the nursery. After Sunday school there is Young Women for girls between 12 and 17 years of age, Relief Society which is for those women 18 and older. The men go to Priesthood meeting and break up into age-oriented classes. Everything is spiritual as well as socially fulfilling. A great renewal for the upcoming week! Show more Show less