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Hi I'm Merrijane

I'm a married mother of four boys. I'm a part-time technical writer who composes poetry in her spare time. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a girl, there was nothing more important to me than writing poetry. It was something that came naturally to me and brought me great joy. As an adult, I find that same fulfillment and happiness from my husband and four wonderful sons. Naturally, I have combined these two great loves. Except for my work as a technical writer for a non-profit health and financial benefits company, most of my writing is about my family, my faith, and my personal experience. It inspires me to know that through the blessings of the restored gospel, I can enjoy my family relationships for eternity.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it is the best way I know to live a happy life. Everyone has tough times--financial problems, death of loved ones, illness, family troubles, and other personal sorrows or tragedies. As a Christian, I've learned how my Savior Jesus Christ can build up the weak things in me and make me strong enough to endure these difficulties. As a Mormon in particular, I've learned even more about Christ's gospel that can bring me happiness in this life and the next. For example, I've learned why I need to repent, why I need a Savior, how to keep my family together forever, and how to recognize when Heavenly Father is guiding and directing me.

How I live my faith

In my local congregation, I teach a Sunday school class for adults called "Gospel Doctrine." Teaching is one of my favorite things to do, since I feel I learn just as much as the class. This year, we're studying the New Testament. I love to read about the life of the Savior and learn better how to pattern my life after his example. I'm also a visiting teacher. That means my church has assigned me certain women in the congregation to visit on a regular basis. Together with my companion visiting teacher, we share spiritual messages and make sure that these women are getting the emotional and temporal support they need. It's a wonderful way for us to actively show our love for our sisters in the community.