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Hi I'm Marty

I'm a mother, grandmother, Certified Legal Manager, author, family history hunter and a high-end crafter. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In addition to being a mom and grandmother, I enjoy the satisfaction of a job well done. There is something satisfying about being given a project and completing that project well and in a timely manner. It can be something at work or a self-imposed project - like writing my books, creating high (and low) end crafts, or history hunting. I also love to cook, especially baking. Writing my mystery novels has taken up a large part of my free time. This is a project of major proportions- fitting the characters together, developing a plot with twists and turns, and writing the scenes so take the reader on a journey. Lots of fun as well as hard work. Working in the craft studio is another adventure. I never know where it's going to take me. All-in-all, there's so much to do and I love trying to fit as much of those things I enjoy doing and want to do in a day's time, staying in touch with my grown children and my grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was asked "If I were to tell you that there is only one true Church on the face of the earth" what would you do - my sense of logic took over. 1. If this was true, then I had better be in that Church. 2. If this was not true, then it didn't matter whether I joined that Church or not. Logic told me I should join this Church because I didn't want to be elsewhere and found wanting by the Lord. Many say you don't join the Church in such a manner, but for me, it was just that - logic. After much prayer and supplication, three years later I had my powerful, personal witness that the Church was true, and the other dominoes logically fell into place: Joseph Smith was a prophet, the Book of Mormon was true, there is a prophet today, our Savior lives, and I have a loving Father in Heaven. Over the thirty plus years since then, and at times when I was going through severe trials and tribulations, this testimony held me up, gave me strength, and kept me with perspective. I still find everything about the Church, the Savior and His Father to be so very, wonderfully logical. It just makes perfect sense. And I love that.

How I live my faith

I enjoy teaching in and out of the Church. I enjoy helping people with their genealogy, seeing their faces when they have results of their ancestors in their hands. Of course, cooking and baking is a common ground of communication. Homemade jelly, a fantastic loaf of artisan bread, or homemade mustard can establish a bond between people. In general, I enjoy being a "go-to" person: "can you help me with my taxes?" "can you find a piece of poetry for me?" "can you get us the financials through such-and-such a date?" Work, home, or life in general, it's all so interesting to see where you fit in. I don't believe in coincidence - and I find it interesting to see where and when I find myself at any point in time and with whom.