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Hi I'm Danna

I'm imperfect. I need a Savior. I was lost and now I'm found. I belong to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

Prince charming and I met at college and married in the Logan Temple. Shortly after marriage, we moved to Illinois to continue our education. I graduated with a teaching degree and taught school before our four children were born. I am now a full-time mom. We live in Colorado. I began homeschooling when our oldest was going into fourth grade. It was one of the hardest decisions we have ever made but one that we felt inspired to do. Much peace and reward has followed that decision.  I know the Lord is directing our paths. I love to read, study, teach, write, and create! My favorite subjects to explore are the gospel, education, and history. When time allows, I enjoy doing storytelling performances with my children for various audiences. I love helping and serving others. I am particularly drawn to the youth, the elderly, the disabled, and the downtrodden.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe with all my heart that the gospel has been restored! I haven't always had these convictions and I had to work hard to obtain a testimony. Most of my college education took place near Nauvoo, Illinois, where Joseph Smith was martyred. While there, I seemed to be bombarded with anti-Mormon comments and literature. My husband says that during that time, I was religiously hanging by a thread. I now consider my marriage to him as a tender mercy from the Lord as my husband was really the only thing that kept me seeking to find the truth. It wasn't until I was a mother, however, that my struggling testimony of the Living Christ really took root. I was talking to my sister on the phone and was amazed with the spiritual experiences she was having after suffering from a difficult circumstance. I said tearfully, "The Lord loves you so much!" She responded with a quiet, yet firm conviction, "I know, Danna, and He loves you just as much." I got off the phone with an intense desire to know if the words she had spoken were true. Would He really answer a sincere seeker? Could I really come to know the truth for myself? Like Enos in the Book of Mormon, I wrestled with the Lord for several hours, as the words of my sister sunk deep into my heart and my soul hungered to know the truth. During those quiet hours of struggle, a peaceful, overwhelming feeling of love distilled upon my soul and I wept in awe and gratitude for a merciful, attentive Father in Heaven. I knew He was real and that He cared for such a soul as I! After that experience, I continued to hunger to be fed from on high. The scriptures became alive for me. Doubt and fear subsided. Answers and confidence filled my soul. I finally could say I KNEW the Savior lived, the gospel had truly been restored, the Book of Mormon is indeed the Word of God, we are led by a living prophet of God. I knew and I still know with renewed daily application! How glorious is such a conviction!

How I live my faith

The gospel of Jesus Christ is my passion! I love to teach it! I love to testify of the Living Christ! I keep a blog for the sole purpose of teaching and testifying of our Savior. I've had many opportunities to share my faith. Such an experience occurred recently when my sister passed away from cancer. One of her former mission companions, who had since left the Church, contacted me through my blog. It didn't take long for us to become friends and we began to communicate regularly. Through these conversations the subject of religion came up—Why did she leave the Church? What was her story? What were her pains and fears and background? Where did she stand now religiously? She likewise questioned my faith, and as we talked, interesting, beautiful, and sometimes painful conversations emerged. I never pushed the subject of religion. It was never my intention that she would regain faith in “our religion.” I only wanted to understand her and then when I discovered her aching heart, I wanted to take her directly to the Savior—place her in His arms—that she might be healed as I have been so healed! How I ached for her and knew the Lord was the answer. From there, miracles began to transpire. Her heart began to soften. The Spirit began to gently nudge her and awaken her to the reality of a Living God! It was excruciatingly difficult for her to make and accept the need for change and she sought to resist the promptings of the Spirit but within her was also a humble and teachable heart—a heart that longed to be one with God. She slowly, ever so slowly, began to make changes and is now re-baptized, having had her name removed. She is daily reading and studying the gospel with infectious enthusiasm and passion. She is an inspiration to me!!