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Hi I'm Lorna

I'm a writer, I'm a painter,I'm a quilter and ballroom dancer.I'm a wife mom and Granma, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a massage therapist. I started out massaging my moms tired feet when I was very young and then cont' massaging my friends as I grew up. Finally one day I decided to go to massage school and get licensed. That has been seven years ago. Now I enjoy persuing my other hobbies such as painting, writing, quilting and decorating. I love to oil paint and am now learning how to use water colors. It is very challenging because my brain has to rewire for new techniques in the art of watercolor. Some day I want my paintings displayed in a gallery, but most importantly, I want my paintings displayed on the walls of our churches and temples. My favorite art is that which represents our church. I have no formal training; I just study guides on UTube or Google and pray for help in developing my talent. An accomplished artist once said to me, "You dont need to take art lessons, it's already inside you. Just let it come out. The Holy Ghost will guide you". I liked that! It resonated. I love play time with my grown kids. They are so clever and have such wit. We love to play games, laugh and just visit with one another. I love being a Grandma, every chance I get. I love my family and my dearest close friends. I am writing a book for the LDS single sisters and hope it will be accepted for publication before the year is out. If it does well, I'll right another book also geared towards LDS living.

Why I am a Mormon

In an LDS General Conference over the last few years, I heard in one of the talks, "You don't know how much you know." I reflected a lot about it's meaning and found application to my life in many ways and at different times. One afternoon in particular I was sitting in the sunshine with my new stepdaughter. We were getting aquaited for the first time since I did not know her well when I married her dad only months prior. She was just past her 15th birthday and was not a member of the LDS church. As the sun warmed our faces, I wanted our time together to warm her heart. I said a quick prayer to Heavenly Father to bond with her as we had this time to visit alone. She began to ask me questions about my own testimony. Her dad had born his testimony to her more times than a person could count. How he felt was no secret, nor was his faith ever hard to detect. But standing next to some one that shines so brightly, she could not detect my faith, so she asked. I was more than pleased to explain to her that my testimony all started when I was five years old. As I unfolded my story to her, I felt the spirit witness again to me that my conversion as a five year old child was true. I also realized, she was the first to hear this story. I told her, "I have not even told this to my own kids".It was something I was realizing for the first time.We both felt the spirit as I shared my experience of seeing our living prophet, who was David O. Mckay at the time, walk up to the pulpit to speak to the whole world. I was five, but I knew he talked with God and God had talks with him. As I shared my testimony with my new stepdaughter I knew we felt the Holy Ghost bare witness to us both that what I was saying was true. She was baptised that same month and I was in wonderment and awe at my own knowledge of what I had always known. I have known this church to be true every since my mother took me to go listen to a prophets voice. I have always known and never realized how much I knew.

How I live my faith

Sunday is my favorite day of the week. If for some reason I have to miss church, I feel it all week long. I have watched my self grow as I have served in the church. I taught seven year olds preparing for baptism. I felt my self worth rise and come forth through serving in this calling. I dicovered how wonderful it was to learn the gospel right along with my class. Teaching from the manual took away my fears of teaching improper doctrine. I loved the commoradery from the other Primary teachers at the inservice meetings. These teacher training meetings were filled with the spirit and the Holy Ghost was always there showing each one of us how to magnify our callings and teach, reach and love each child individually. Some children are not so lovable, but these meetings opened and expanded my heart, extending our own capacity to meet the needs of problem children. And in turn, I became a better mom to my own children at home for having given of my time. These blessings continued to stream into my life as long as I continued to serve. Serving in this gospel is like having the best life insurance a person could obtain. I feel insured/assured that I will always be happy and recieve countless ongoing blessings for giving of my time and talents to any thing I am asked to do. I have worked with young children, teenagers, all ages of women, in the nursery, in the office behind a computer, on the phone, planned parties for church, helped with decorations and clean up, helped with funerals held at our church, cleaned the church and now assist with missionary work. Some callings I have loved and easliy fullfilled, some things I was asked to do was out of my league but it was a growing opportunity to broaden myself and my capabilities. The great thing about doing work in the church is that I'm loved right through my mistakes and forgiven for my errors with a warm handshake, a smile and a thankyou, unlike being written up, repremanded or fired on a paying job out in the world.