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Hi I'm Janet Dahl Reber

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the things I have learned in my family. I have 8 children, so I learned to cook. I have published several cookbooks and am working on a new one. I have lived in Vienna, Austria and Salzburg, Austria so have even learned some Austrian cooking. As a family, we grew a garden, so I have learned how to bottle and freeze fruit. I have also learned how to cook the food from the garden. I love flowers and grow many to beautify our yard and the kitchen table. Our family love music. We play musical instuments and we all like to sing. I play the piano and organ. I am also in a handbell choir. Our family has performed in several European capitol cities. Teaching children's choirs is one of my favorite passtimes. I enjoy sports...playing and watching them. I especially like the BYU sports teams. When the Cougars play, we usually put a big "Y" flag in the front window of our home. I met my husband at BYU. We married and had our family. Nineteen years later, I returned to the University. In 1998, I graduated in Family Science. It remains a most useful profession and I continue to use the skills I learned. With my formal studies and practical experience, I have good counsel for many. Doing genealogy work and finding my ancestors is a thrill for me. I feel just like "Columbo". Knowing who my ancestors are enables me to better know who I am. I belong to a knitting group where I associate with fabulous women who have the same interests. I'm a happy person!

Why I am a Mormon

My ancestors crossed the plains pulling handcarts. They buried a husband, father and children along the trail. I learned at a young age that I come from strong stock who sacrificed much so that they could practice their religion in peace. I wanted to learn about this religion and why it was worth so many trials and hardships. I have studied the teachings of the Mormon church. My father served two missions before he married my mother. He loved to tell people about the Church. He was a missionary his whole life. My parents taught me about the church and took me to Church. They were married in the Temple and created a desire for me to marry in the Temple. I was baptized in the same temple where my parents were married. It was such a special event for me. It put me on the path to return to Heavenly Father. I have never left the path. I find great happiness on the path that some people call "the straight and narrow". I can't imagine my life without the safety of commandments and the guidance of a living prophet.

How I live my faith

My life is centered around my faith. Most mornings I go jogging so that I can take care of the body that God created for me. I make us healthy meals using food we have grown. I make our bread. I read the scriptures every morning and continue to find answers to life's questions as I read. Each Monday, we have a Family Home Evening. We gather together, as a family, have sharing time, a lesson, a game and then refreshments. I look forward to Monday nights as I know we will have an uplifting time in our home. Tuesdays I attend a knitting group where we all are members of the Church and talk about children, grandchildren, fashions, recipes, gardening, politics, the weather, and sometimes, we even knit. Every Wednesday, my husband and I attend the Temple together. We have been trained so that we can help others learn about the Temple. Thursday is when I attend a monthly meeting for the women in the Church. We make things for our home and family, have guest instructors, work on humanitarian projects, learn how to prepare for emergencies, and have fun being together with other women. Friday I have bell choir practice. The 12 women in the group are wonderful and the association with them is sweet and rewarding. Saturday is the day I spend getting ready for Sunday. I teach songs to the children 3 -11 years old, plan our Sunday meal and make certain I have everything I need....since we don't shop on Sunday. I make the Sunday meal ahead of time if at all possible. I make sure we have clean clothes for Church. Sunday is the highlight of the week because we get to go to Church. We attend for 3 hours and I love all of it. It is a time to be with our friends and neighbors. It is a time to worship Jesus Christ. We sing the hymns of Zion, pray, partake of the Sacrament, and receive instruction. II can't imagine my life without my faith in Jesus Christ. He answers my prayers and gives me peace.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Janet Dahl Reber
I found a man I wanted to be with forever. Then as our children were born, I loved them instantly and wanted to have them with us forever too. Knowing that we have been "sealed" in the Temple gives me comfort and peace. It is like taking your family and putting them in a zip-lock bag. Once that bag is sealed, everything inside is protected from outside influences. The bag can be put in water flooded, shaken earthquake, and still the family inside is protected. I'm thankful that my family is protected and can be together forever. Show more Show less