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Hi I'm Debbie Morris

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi~My name is Debbie. I live in Southern California and love going to the beach with my family. My husband and I have 5 children and 2 grandchildren. My source of happiness comes from my family. We have 3 sons and 2 daughters. We enjoy spending time with our family more than anything else. It's difficult for us all to get together. When we do we enjoy hiking, surfing, skiing, running and eating pizza while watching a movie together. As a mother I am most concerned with where my kids are in their 'heads'. If that makes sense. I keep in touch with them by attending their sports games, driving them and their friends to activities, being around when they have friends over. I try to be 'around' them as much as possible. I want them to know that they are important and good. Most importantly, I want them to know that there is a Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ, who know my kids, who love my kids and who have an interest in their lives. We have family scripture study and prayer together each day. My husband and I find this really helps build family unity and helps us to have less contention in our home. It is important to us that when our children come home at the end of their day, that they feel that their home is their sanctuary. Our focus on Jesus Christ helps us in this goal. We have our problems like all families. Times can be difficult with 3 teenagers in the home. But we are bound by a common goal; to return to our Savior one day.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon. Everything in my life focuses on how I can love and show love to those around me. Being Mormon is not just something I do on "Sunday". It is who I am EVERY DAY. You can't be a great athlete by practicing only 1 day a week. To be a great athlete, you need to practice EVERYDAY and make that who you are. To be a good Christian, I need to work at it every day.

How I live my faith

My Faith is the very center of my life. It sustains me. Someday I may be widowed, my children will grow and leave my home. My Faith will always be with me. I love the story in the New Testament of the 10 virgins. Like them, I need to make sure I always have oil in my lamp. I need to be ready for when the storms of life hit. We rarely have notice of these storms before they come. We don't know how long they will last or if they will intensify. They only way we can be prepared to withstand the storms of life is to have oil in our lamps. I fill my lamp with daily personal scripture study, daily personal prayer. I fast once a month. I try to surround myself with those who have similar beliefs and values. I have many good and dear friends of other faiths. We lift and strengthen each other. I avoid activities which I know will drain my lamp of its oil. I try to avoid gossip, negative conversations, entertainment which dampens my spirit, language which demeans who I am and music draws me away from the Spirit. My greatest joy is in serving others. I believe "when you are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God." Many people are suffering and hurting. As a follower of Christ, it is my duty and privilege to lift and care for those whose burdens are heavy. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and my Heavenly Father. I try to live my life in a way that shows that love.

Are Mormons Christians?

Debbie Morris
It's interesting to me that so many people have the misconception that Mormons are not Christian. The core beliefs our our religion are all founded upon the teachings of Jesus Christ. We baptize in the same manner as John the Baptist baptized Jesus. Our church is organized in the same manner that Christ organized his church when he was on the earth. The name of our church is "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints". We use the name of Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father in all prayers and in our worship hymns. Art work depicting Christ and his ministry adorn our Temples and meeting houses. As a Mormon, I pray to my Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ daily. I read the scriptures and my desire is to follow my Savior and his teachings. I try to pattern my life after his; showing love to others, giving service, being selfless and trying not to judge others. My Savior, Jesus Christ, is my Redeemer, my solace, my strength, my hope, my friend. Show more Show less