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Hi I'm Lori Goldade

I'm a Mormon. I live in northeastern Washington with my husband, Brian. We have three married children and 6 grandchildren.

About Me

I am a retired RN, although I still have nursing responsibilties of caring for my parents. I attended Brigham Young University where I received a B.S. degree in Zoology with Fisheries and Wildlife emphasis. Being unable to find a job with this education after graduating, I went back to school at BYU and became a registered nurse. I enjoy each spring and summer as I am a avid gardener. I keep my peace-of-mind by spending time in the garden. I also love to cook and often have a whole month's menu filled with new recipes. Luckily, my husband is not a picky eater and is adventuresome when it comes to food. I have had diabetes for 43 years but manage my blood sugars easily with an insulin pump. I enjoy talking with others about my pump and how to manage eating appropriately and still enjoy some of the "good stuff". If not working in my garden or watching some of my grandchildren, someone would find me reading. My favorite books are historical fiction and cookbooks, of course. We don't travel much but I have been many places in my imagination while reading.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by parents who are members of the church so I attended church each Sunday as a young gilr. I attended BYU-Idaho and also BYU in Provo, Utah which put me in a dorm room with other young women who believed as I did. I think that was the key to my activity in the church while away from home. I also served a missionary in Santiago, Chile which cemented my testimony in my heart as I watched the gospel change lives. I believe that the gospel as taught in the LDS faith just makes sense. It's amazing that the inspiration and counsel that we receive from our prophet and other church leaders is so appropriate to the things we all face in our world around us. I have a firm testimony of prayer. Sometimes I ask things of Heavenly Father in prayer that must seem insignificant in comparison to what is happening in the world around me but He has heard my prayers and answered them. I believe that because He answers and listens to these daily concerns, I have faith to go to Him with my bigger questions, concerns and heartaches. That means everything to me, to know that he knows me personally and takes time to give me answers, comfort and guidance - that He truly loves me!

How I live my faith

I think that my responsibility as a mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and wife are very important. I believe that others in my family depend on my faith and my testimony. Therefore, I try to set a good example in the things I say and do. In conversation with neighbors and friends, I share the things that are important to me and most of those feelings are a direct result of my faith and testimony. My husband and I are involved with the community food bank and usually have several hundred pounds of garden produce to share with the food bank. It makes all of the work of planting, watering and pulling weeds worthwhile. We also raise beef cattle and take pride in providing healthy meat choices for our family and friends. On Sundays and during the week, I serve the young women of the church (ages 12-18) in teaching gospel lessons and planning activites that will help them make good choices that will help them to return to Heavenly Father to recieve the rewards and blessings He has for them. As a nurse, I also have had the responsibility of assisting our church members become prepared (physically and emotionally) for hardships, health problems or natural disasters. I enjoy helping others.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Lori Goldade
When I ask God for help or assurance through prayer, I receive an answer. It's happened so many times that it cannot be coincidental or luck that my prayer was answered. It has never been a voice that spoke to me to give me an answer but most often it has been a warm feeling. I've found that often I need to pray about a decision and then decide what I think I should do and let God know what I have decided. Then, I ask if that decision is the right one. If it's not, then usually I have a very unsettled feeling. Whereas, if it is the right decision it feels peaceful. I have felt God's love for me and have felt that He knows me personally. It was a feeling I will never forget. Show more Show less