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Hi I'm Debbie

I'm a Mormon. I'm a mom of 7, 1 girl & 6 boys. I'm a stay at home mom, and I homeschool.

About Me

I've been married to my high school sweetheart for 25 years. We have seven children, one girl, and six boys. Our daughter is married, has a sweet husband, and beautiful baby boy. Our oldest son is serving as a fulltime missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Tallahassee, FL mission. I'm a stay at home mom and have been homeschooling for 18 years. I'm a pianist trained by a concert pianist who was also a holocaust survivor. I have been an organist for our church off and on since I was 16, more on than off and currently serve as one now. I am a celiac which means I am deathly allergic to anything with gluten in it, including wheat, barley, most oats, and rye. I am also allergic to casiene, the main protein in milk. I am also a vegan because it's the easiest way for me to manage my health challenges. Jesus Christ is the center of my life. I know that He lives. I feel His spirit with me daily. He comforts me and walks with me through my challenges, which being a celiac are many, but a challenging life is part of being mortal, right? So we all have them, and we all need Him. This section of my profile is "about me". Jesus Christ is who I am about. He has made me who I am. His example teaches me to love, to forgive, to endure in faith, and most of all to be happy. I am happy and it's all due to Christ and what He offers for all of us, a chance to repent, make our lives better, and obtain eternal life with Him, Heavenly Father, and our loved ones.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon because I was born into the church. Although, I was born a Mormon, there have been times in my life that I have gone through the same questioning that most mortals go through, "Does God really exist? Why am I here? Does God have a plan for me?" I have tested the Lord. I have followed His counsel. He has given us many promises in His scriptures of blessings He will give us if we follow His commandments. I have found that He always keeps His promises. His follow through has strengthened my testimony, but moreso, I have heard His still small voice whisper into my heart words that I need to hear in the form of truth, comfort, reassurance, validation, warning, and love. These manisfestations of His Spirit to my soul have aided me throughout my life, and His voice is so real to me that it embeds in my soul the truth that He lives. I am a Mormon because Christ's Gospel, as taught through the teachings available in The Church of Jesus Christ, teaches that we can be sealed together as families for eternity and live with God for eternity. All other Christian churches teach of Heaven and that we will all be together someday, but my church teaches how, through ordinances performed here on earth, and following Christ's example, and specifics of our eternal relationship with our families and God. We all can benefit from a sure reassurance of these truths and details about our eternal lives. I can say emphatically that the Church always provides this for me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by thinking. In the morning I wake up thinking about the Savior and Heavenly Father and what do they want for me to do today? When I wake up with worries, I ask myself how does Heavenly Father want me to approach my problems? How would the Savior approach them? I think about those I will interact with during the day; how can I best interact with them in the manner the Savior would. Sometimes others are abuse or take advantage. I think about how the Savior would protect himself from those who are trying to deceive him or abuse him and how can I protect myself. Then I get on my knees when I roll out of bed thank Heavenly Father for my blessings, talk to Him about my day, ask Him how approach the challenges for that day, and ask Him for protection from physical and spiritual harm for myself and my family. I read the scriptures daily as I find strength to meet challenges and glean insights that strengthen me in ways I could not get elsewhere. Then I spend the day serving others. In my case, it's mostly serving family, who are the loves of my life and my stewardship. On a temporal note, I live the Word of Wisdom in Doctrine and Covenants 89. I eat a plant based diet, and reserve meat eating for times of excess hunger or famine as advised in the scripture. I can't eat glutenous grains but other grains provide my staff of life. Because of the Word of Wisdom, this celiac has very good health. Following the Word of Wisdom saved my life and gives me energy to serve.