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Hi I'm Debbie

I'm a Mormon. Life isn't perfect-it's quite an adventure actually!Being a Mormon means I find purpose & meaning in in the journey.

About Me

I am the mother of three kids that I love. I was divorced after 24 years of marriage a couple of years ago. I am looking forward to being a grandma next year when my sweet daughter is expecting a little one. I was recently remarried to a wonderful man who shares my joys and sorrows. I like interior decorating and dabble in running. My life is full of busy, busy things-what an adventure!

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into a strong LDS family. I was raised with the foundation that helped me know that I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father. I had to determine for myself that the church was true. I had a firm testimony and decided to serve a mission for the Church. It gave me a great jumping off point to the rest of my life. I graduated from college and became a stay at home mom to my three kids. Each of my kids has struggled with challenging health issues that have had great impacts on their lives. I have turned to the gospel to find my peace. Through my divorce, the Gospel of Jesus Christ was my stabalizer, my anchor and my source of comfort. While I was older and single, the Church of Jesus Christ was where I found myself again! It was where I found others in my situation who gave me a nice save place to land. The Gospel of Jesus Christ gives meaning to lives many ups and downs. I was recently married to a great man who also believes in these truths that our family can be together forever if we work hard together and try our very best to follow the plan the gospel lays out for us. I am grateful that the gospel blesses my life.

How I live my faith

I am active in my congregation here in Washington. I currently volunteer in our ladies group. I have volunteered in the youth and children's groups as well over the years. I work with the gals in my congregation to try to help them with their physical, emotional and spiritual growth. I also visit 4 ladies in our congregation each month to see what specific needs they may have. We call that Visiting Teaching. I have ladies and others from my congregation come into my home each month to see how my family and I are doing. These folks bring meals in when I am ill or have been a shoulder to cry on when life seems overwhelming. I love that we can volunteer and have so many opportunities to grow and participate with others who perhaps I wouldn't have otherwise known. Being a volunteer church with a lay ministry allows us all to be a team-we each just try to do our best. For example, I never knew how to play the organ, but I now play the organ every few months for our main Sunday meeting, Sacrament Meeting. I have had to muddle through just doing my best with a couple of hundred people being very patient with me and my mistakes. But guess what? That is what we all do-we try to be patient with each other while we each do our best. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is in my everyday life-my Faith is in my every prayer, my every hope, my every dream. It is both the anchor and the sail in my life-it grounds me yet propels me forward. How does that work? Only the true gospel of Jesus Christ could do both. I am grateful it is blessing in my life.