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Hi I'm Tamara

I'm a busy mother of five, a parenting educator and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a mom, I spend much of my time meeting the needs of my five children, but I find they feed my growth as well. My life is a balancing act between mothering, part-time employment, church work, housework, serving on my neighborhood HOA Board and what I call "projecting". I love to craft and create, especially out of wood and paper. I love power tools and scrapbooking. I also belong to a book club and really enjoy reading and discussing what I've read. I'm interested in current events and if you get me started on politics, it may be hard to shut me up. In my employment, I work with agencies that help parents of children who have been abused to parent more effectively. This work is very important to me and has helped to solidify in my mind the importance of strong families in the lives of individuals and in society.

Why I am a Mormon

Originally, I was raised as a Mormon. Over time, as I studied the scriptures and had convincing experiences with the Holy Spirit, I came to believe as strongly as I know how to believe that this organization, this church, was in fact restored or re-established on earth by God and Jesus Christ. It has prospered under their divine direction. It will continue to grow until it has fulfilled its purposes. All my questions seem to eventually get answered in this church if I diligently seek for those answers. The gospel plan as taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints satisfies both my intellectual demands and my spiritual needs. What is more, this church has the spiritual authority to do all it does, and I believe, will lead us back to God. The explanation of WHY and HOW they have this authority is more convincing to me than any other. I would not belong to a church that preached a doctrine like "it's all relative, everyone has their own truth and all roads lead to heaven". For me, if a church doesn't even claim to know or hold the truth, what business do they have even asking anyone to believe?

How I live my faith

Every Sunday I take the sacrament (the bread and water) to remember Jesus Christ and my promise to God, our Father in Heaven, to keep His commandments. Then I try all week to do just that and to follow his Holy Spirit which gives me thoughts and feelings to help direct my life and comfort me with hope and peace. When I fall short, I know I can repent and that God and my Savior will still love me and help me to overcome any challenge or difficulty. I also try to find opportunities to serve others in my community and in my church. Right now my "job" in the church is to help plan activities for the women in our congregation. I enjoy it so much!