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Hi I'm Tanis

I grew up in Amish country and enjoy simplicity in life. I own my own business helping people with disabilities and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a degree in Nutrition and culinary arts. Creating fabulous food is my favorite hobby as well as performing arts. I enjoy singing, theater and costuming and writing music and poetry. I have a family and business that modifies homes and vehicles for disabled people, I meet the best people every day and have the most rewarding job.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by military parents who joined the church early in their careers. It was the religion I was born into in a very diverse non-lds area. I was taught faith and the principles of the gospel but due to my parents diverse backgrounds and travel as well as the diversity around me, I was exposed to many different faiths and read about other beliefs, religions, and cultures. I love truth, light, and knowledge. I've had some very dark experiences and periods in my life, and have always found the gospel of Jesus Christ, the teachings of the church, and the knowledge of the Savior's atonement to be a source of refuge and comfort. My knowledge and faith have provided solutions to the questions and turmoil that accompany the challenges of life on many occasions and continue to give me strength and hope. I know that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us and is aware of us and that his son is also aware of us, knows us personally and bore our sorrows, sins, and afflictions. We can be together with our families and loved ones forever through the plan of salvation.

How I live my faith

I find music wherever I go. Nothing draws the soul closer to the heavens than the music of the angels. Inspiring music and words feed and nurture my soul like bread and water. I love to inspire and feel the spirit of the lord through music and have never tired of serving in the capacity of music. Teaching people to feel the spirit through harmony and song has been one of the most rewarding things I have been fortunate enough to do. I now have the opportunity to value the things I have been blessed with physically. Everyday, I meet people who are faced with physical challenges, many that are debilitating and terminal. Most are not of my faith, but their faith, dignity and courage in the face of affliction make me understand the savior's love for all of us. I try to convey that love even in a business capacity and serve and help in an industry and help a society who, as a majority, overlook those that don't fit within mold of commonly accepted beauty. My favorite moment was making a house call with my husband to fix a lift chair. We ended up talking at length about a set of family heirloom hand bells from Pakistan and spent an hour playing and singing familiar hymns of faith at the piano. We weren't able to save the chair, but we gained wonderful friends. My faith makes me appreciate the light and love in others and hopefully I live in such a way that they can say the same of me.