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Hi I'm Tana

I've lived in California, Colorado, Arizona, Washington & Idaho. I'm a writer and a blogger and an Admin Assistant. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am wife and a mother of five grown children. I work as an Administrative Assistant for a Cancer Center. I am an active blogger, a writer, a knitter (well, a collector of lots and lots of pretty yarn, anyway), a teacher, a friend, a daughter, a nana, a sister, an aunt and a child of God. I've worked as a graphic designer and copy writer. I'm your basic creative type who loves all things nerdy. I reserve the right to make a distinction between the colors "rust" and "burnt orange", or "eggshell" and "toast". Yet I make a mean spreadsheet with bells, whistles and pivot tables.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was a spiritual seeker. I attended a number of Protestant churches growing up but we never became members of any one congregation. It wasn't until we heard the messages of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and attended their meetings, that I really felt an assurance that I'd found pure truth. I felt the gospel's welcoming peace. I felt the love of God. As I've striven to live the principles of the church, those feelings have only grown stronger.

How I live my faith

In the church, I have taught classes of all ages, from toddlers to grandparents. I have served in the church in some capacity or other since the age of sixteen. I've been a librarian, a secretary, a counselor, but mostly a teacher. I try (and often fail) to be a good example, in my everyday life, of what it means to be a follower of Christ. I strive to study inspired writings and pray daily, to keep my mind clear and focused on what matters most. This brings comfort and peace in a way nothing else can. I've tried to raise my children to love God and serve Him.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon is another witness that Jesus Christ really lived, that He was and is God’s Son. It contains the writings of ancient prophets. One of these, Lehi, lived in Jerusalem around 600 B.C. God commanded Lehi to lead a small group of people to the American continent. There they became a great civilization. God continued to call prophets among these people. The Book of Mormon is a collection of the writings of their prophets and record keepers. It is named after Mormon, one of the last of these ancient prophets. These prophets knew about Heavenly Father’s plan for His children and the mission of Jesus Christ. They recorded that Christ appeared, after His Resurrection, to the people in America, taught them His gospel, and formed His Church among them. The book contains the teachings of Jesus Christ, testifying of His Atonement and His love. It supports and verifies the Bible. The Book of Mormon concludes with a great promise that those who read it and sincerely pray about it can know by the Holy Ghost that it is true (Moroni 10:4). I feel closer to Jesus Christ by reading the Book of Mormon than by reading any other book. Show more Show less