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Hi I'm Maggie.

I'm a Wife and Mother, a Grandma and friend. I collect fabric. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small Utah town, the tail end of a large Mormon family. I learned from a very young age the importance of hard work, and there was always plenty of work to go around. Working together taught us many lessons we would need throughout our lives, besides the fact that work was more fun with company. I have since graduated from college, married, and raised my own family. My husband and I came from similar backdgrounds and both felt the same way about work. With 5 children we were always looking for opportunities for them, whether it be cleaning and painting an old cabin, or building pipe fences. It seems too, that work and service so often go hand in hand. The hardest work I have ever done not wasn't in using my hands, but in overcoming the challenges I face everyday in my life. My problems aren't big enough to merit a casserole, my illness is in my mind. When I think I have overcome and I am firmly planted on solid ground, the earth moves. My depression continues, but the work comes into play when I realize that God is in charge, and I can't do it all, but I can do something. One step at a time. My problems have not been huge, but constant and it feels as though I am being pecked to death by a duck. I try to remember each time I start to question the Lord, "Why me?", instead I should ask, "Why not me?" I am a child of God. I fave a family who loves me. I have a strong body to work hard, and I have a sewing machine with lots of fabric.

Why I am a Mormon

Sometime after my parents died I kept noticing this deep feeling I was having. I was so homesick. I was the 9th of 10 children, and in my 30's when they both passed away. I knew about the plan of salvation, and I understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I knew that there is a life after death, but that hole in my heart didn't go away. I would take my children to visit my hometown, and my family there. We would make small stops at lakes or streams on our way home, where I would love to listen to the water. I continued searching for that feeling of "home". I prayed to know if was it a person, or was it a place? What was it? I came closest to it as I read my scriptures and attended my Church meetings. Especially when I would hold a child close and rock them. Finally one day as I sitting in the Temple, when the feeling finally came. It was the most wonderful peace I have ever felt. I knew I was HOME. I love my husband and children. I love my parents. We are all of one family. There I knew that day that God loved ME, and I was finally "Home".

How I live my faith

I know that I am a child of God, and that He knows me. As I pray and read my scriptures I feel the spirit in my life, and I want to share with others. I feel that by "opening my mouth", and not giving sermons but samples, people want to know more. So I live my faith by sharing one "Simple Sample" of the gospel at a time.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

I was born into a family where my parents were already members. Some people may say I just followed my parents. I wasn't one to rebel, but I also was raised to question things. For me the Church was no different. I read my scriptures and prayed regularly as a youth. I thought that if Joseph Smith could receive answers so could I. I expected something grand and glorious, mind you, I had already lived it and knew by it's fruits, but nothing came, so I thought. Then I began to identify the feelings I was having inside. That feeling of peace, or warmth in my chest. Those feelings were and are very tangible, and I realized it was the Holy Ghost, testifying to me, AND I WAS ALREADY A MORMON. You can know if it is true when you learn to recognizie that warm and tingly feeling inside. After baptism when you receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, it can be your constant companion, if you and I live worthy. Show more Show less