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Hi I'm Mickie

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, friend, a student of the scriptures. I am very involved in my community and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a new empty nester. My husband and I are adjusting to this new phase of life, with our children all grown and building their own lives. I love hearing from them, keeping up with them on Face book, texting ( our teenager taught us how to text for Family Home Evening) and through emails. I love spending time with my grandchildren and talking to them on the phone. My grandsons love trains and I have been known to get into building some great railroad tracks. I love to ride bikes in the evenings in my neighborhood with my husband, walk on the beach in my home town, watch the stars in the mountains and visit museums. I love going out to eat with my friends and family... cooking is not my favorite thing. I enjoy crocheting. Now that my children are gone I have become very involved in politics. I keep abreast of the news, read political news and blogs. I am involved in my local political party and serve on the district board. I recently worked as a campaign manager for man who successfully ran for a local town council position. My goal is to keep abreast of the news on local, state and national levels. I have a deep love of this country and through the years have served in various ways from leadership in youth groups to delivering meals to home bound seniors. I love people and enjoy spending time with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the LDS church when I was a very young child. I loved growing up in this church and have wonderful memories. It was fun! However, I still consider myself a convert to the LDS church. In my opinion every person who is a fully practicing Mormon makes a decision to be a Mormon. Each of us reaches a point where we feel a need to know for ourselves and we begin the search to know. For me this happened when I was fifteen. At that point I didn't want to make the sacrifices of obedience to the teachings of the church, without a good reason. So I began a serious study of the Book of Mormon and learned for myself in a very personal way from God that it is truly the word of God. From that point on, this was MY church, not just the religion of my parents. I tried to be obedient to the commandments and teachings out of love for God and a desire to follow my Savior in Faith. I read the Book of Mormon about twice every year . I love it dearly! I also read the Bible and have had the privilege of teaching teenagers religion classes very early in the morning before they attend High School. I am a Mormon because I have received a undeniable witness that God directs this church. I have found tangible practical answers to my lives challenges, direction for raising my children and peace about the purpose of our existence in the teachings of this church. I truly love this church. Through my reading of the Bible and Book of Mormon I have come to know and love Jesus Christ, who is my exemplar and personal Savior.

How I live my faith

My faith is central to my life. It is not something I do just on Sundays, it is interwoven into the patterns of my days, the goals of my life, the joys of daily living. Daily personal scripture study and prayer, family prayers, writing in my journal, keeping in touch with my family, going to the temple, preparing a lesson,making a phone call, spending time with my husband, encouraging someone who is discouraged, following through on thoughts of service that come to my mind and heart.... these are some of the small moments of the day that are part of living my faith. I am trying to pattern my life after the life of the Savior. What I choose to do with my time and energy each day comes from my understanding of the purpose of live here on earth, my love for God and the teachings of my Savior. My goal is to return to live with my Father in Heaven and to serve others in my family, neighborhood, church, town and nation. Of course as a mortal I often fall short and am grateful beyond measure for the great redeeming sacrifice of my Savior Jesus Christ. One of my favorite scripture verses sums up my feelings and is found in the Book of Mormon 2 Nephi 25:26 "And we talk of Christ, we rejoice in Christ, we preach of Christ, we prophesy of Christ, and we write according to our prophecies, that our children may know to what source they may look for a remission of their sins."

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

Mickie
No, we do not worship Joseph Smith. We do not pray to him in any way. There is a very distinct difference in how we treat Joseph Smith and the Savior in our private and public worship. All of the focus of our religious beliefs are focused on the Savior. However, I am very thankful for the role that Joseph Smith played in restoring the knowledge of God's plan of salvation. I am also very grateful for the priesthood he restored..... the power and authority to act in God's name to earth. Both this knowledge and this power have blessed my life with peace and help me in difficult times. I do not worship Joseph Smith, but I respect the great work he did and the great personal sacrifices he suffered to restore the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth in it's fullness. Show more Show less