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Hi I'm Lori

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Iowa and I am married and have four children.

About Me

I am a simple person and love nature and the simple things in life. I love being outside feeling the breeze and the warmth of the sun. I have four children and am very happily married. I love being with my family and enjoy visiting many other family members and friends when ever I am able. We are first time grandparents with a grandchild being born in July. So precious is a new life. I love going to church and worshiping our Savior Jesus and Heavenly Father. I am unable to work outside of the home as I have a neurodegenerative disease that was discovered about five years ago that has now put me into a wheelchair. It has taken some of my independence but I don't let the disease get me down - I hold my head high knowing that the strength of the Lord is with me. He helps me through and because there is a plan I have great comfort. I love to search for my ancestors and discover their stories and find relatives that may be living. I have found out that a good friend of mine is actually related to me 10 generations back. I love to laugh and have a good time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, otherwise, known as the Community of Christ. I was searching for something but just wasn't sure what I was searching for and wanted to understand why I was here and was there a plan. The missionaires knocked on my door and the spirit of the Lord touch me as the missionaires discussed the gospel and the love that the Savior and our Heavenly Father has for all of his children. As I listened about the prophets and how our Heavenly Father wants us to return to Him, I felt a sense of truth. My spirit was rejoicing and wanted to burst as my cup runeth over. I knew with all of my being that I wanted to be a part of what they were expressing. Our life journey is very short on this earth and eternity is forever and when the Lord asks me what I did in his name, I want to be able to report many good things. Being Mormon isn't just a word, it's a person trying to live the gospel and that's all I'm trying to do. I am not perfect but striving for perfection. This is one of the things that I have learned being Mormon. I have learned so much and am still learning what the scriptures say and tell us how to live our lives in peace, love and charity. The most important thing that I have learned is that my Savior and Heavenly Father really does love me and knows me as an individual! He loves you, too! Very Much! He wants all of us to return home to him someday. He is standing there with arms wide open ready to recieve us when it is time. We aren't just Mormons, we are family and try to be as Jesus has taught us to be through the scriptures. I love being a part of the gospel and learning of Jesus and God. And, Jesus and God want us to come learn of them.

How I live my faith

I have faith that the Lord will bless me as I try to live my life by choosing things that are right and of good measure. I try to make choices by saying to myself, "What would Jesus do". I try to make choices on how Jesus lived his life. I try to give as Jesus gave, his time, energy, and anything he could to help others. I learn of Jesus and our Heavenly Father through the scriptures so I may be able to help teach my family and other relatives. I pray for guidance every day so that I might be able to do his will and be able to fulfill my purpose on this earth before returning home to my Father in Heaven. I try to emulate love as Christ did on his journey. I don't hold grudges, I forgive and then forget it as it doesn't need to be held onto to cause distress. I ask for forgiveness in my prayers for those whom I may have offended and am unaware of it. I pray for my enemies. I pray for understanding. I know that I am not perfect, and I know I have a long way to go, but, as I continue to live I will keep striving to become like Christ.