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Hi I'm Karen

I'm Wife, Mom and Grandmother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am glad that I can wake up every day and be able to do something to serve those around me - whether it be make them breakfast, walk my dog, pack a lunch, iron a shirt or take a grandson for a swim. I am glad that I have lots of things that I like to do that fill up my day - reading a good book; taking a "spin" class, wading in the ocean, sewing p.j.'s for a grandchild, knitting a hat for a snowboarding son or daughter, trying to grow a tomato (my current challenge). I am glad that Mexican restaurants serve chips and salsa! I am glad that there are Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts! I am glad that on occassion my husband takes me to a good movie and buys the refillable sack of popcorn!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 17 I was searching for truth. I had been taught about the Savior all of my life but I wasn't really sure what he looked like - who God was and how the Holy Ghost fit in. I had the opportunity to attend seminary my senior year of high school. The missionaries taught me the about the Mormon Church over and over again. I didn't want to make a change. In May of my senior year my seminary teacher asked me to pray to know if the Church is true. I will never forget the answer I recieved - a tingling from the tips of my toes to the top of my head telling me that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. I was baptized and I am thankful for my membership every day!

How I live my faith

During my 47 years as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints I have daily tried to "do my very best" at being a Christain. I know that I have not always been successful - but having that as a goal has been a real guiding light. I married my husband in the Idaho Falls Temple and our marriage is forever. I am thankful for that. We started our marriage by kneeling by our bed every night as a couple for prayer and continue that still today. As children came along we also added Family Prayer at least once, if not twice a day. In addition to personal scripture study we tried reading scriptures with our children on a regular basis. We also held family home evening weekly - a time to gather as a family for fun and for spiritual lessons. With 5 children of varying ages I must admit sometimes it was harder than others to accomplish this. I am involved in family history work. I am thankful that so much information is now available on the internet. I am proud that I have ancestors who helped found this country. It is especially exciting for me to know that my 5th great grandfather was on the Lewis and Clark Expedition. We strive to keep a supply of basic food in storage to help us through times that it might be needed. I have a wheat grinder. I know how to make my own bread from wheat that I have stored but currently buy it at the store (that helps my diet as I love eating bread just out of the oven a LOT.) A big part of being a Mormon is to serve in the Church as we have no paid ministry. I have worked with the youth and children. I have worked in the scouting program and also in the womens organization. Through this service I have found growth in myself and in my talents. My husband and I like to attend sessions at the Temple regularly to renew the covenants that we have made and to help others to make theirs.

Are Mormons Christians?

I am thankful that I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is based on the teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ. As such - I consider myself a Christian. Show more Show less