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Hi I'm Deb

I'm a Mormon. I live in a small college town with my family.

About Me

Today I am a wife and a mother. I have 6 children. Besides my family, I love many things; Art, gardening, reading, writing, camping, tennis, soccer, dance, theater, walking, Isometrics, teaching and playing with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I am a scientist of life. It was plain to me at an early age that choices had consequences. I watched family members, friends and neighbors make choices and I watched the consequences. As a child it was a simple process: I would learn about honesty, It would feel right to me, and then I would look around me and see that people who were really honest prospered, they earned respect and honor, they had a sense of dignity and well being about them. I felt safe around them. Those who weren't honest did not seem to have these things. Then I tried honesty on for size. I tried dishonesty. It didn't take a genius to figure out that honesty, even when it wasn't easy, was the best course. I learned many principals in the Mormon church. Each one I prayed about and got a feeling, as I observed and acted on these principals the consequences seemed sure. The families that were able to learn and live the greatest amount of these principals, enjoyed the greatest happiness. Even in the hard times, which all must endure, there was peace and love. There was safety in truth.I am a Mormon because I am a seeker of truth. Once I learned how valuable truth was to happiness, I tried to find it. I read books and poems and asked questions. I found that when I was willing to sacrifice to find truth, to adapt myself to what I knew was true instead of waiting for truth to adapt itself to me, the path to truth became clearer. After a while it was just plain to me. The church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints was true. And when the spirit whispered to my soul that something was true, I learned to trust that. I am a Mormon because I am a believer, Not a magic bean buyer gambling on a pot of gold, but a tried and true believer with a tried and true process of communicating with the Savior and relying on Him for guidance, peace and direction. Because of Him, I have experienced the joy of miracles that are a relevant and regular part of a deeply meaningful life.

How I live my faith

One important way I live my faith is by prayer and meditation . Finding time to search the scriptures and seek truth daily calibrates my compass so I can continue to learn about truth and receive the strength to follow what I know, and at times make needed changes. When I do this, other things fall into place. I am lead to books that help me solve problems and people who have answers. I feel guided when I attempt to solve life's challenges. I have clarity and a broader view . When I teach my family and when I teach in the Church, a special spirit is there If I take the time to learn and seek it. I am a dedicated wife and mother. I serve in my church as a visiting teacher. I and my family look out for those in our community who need a helping hand. I am a leader in Our church's Womans organization. I work with wonderful women to plan lessons and activities and organize a visiting teaching program. We dedicate unpaid time as we seek to help others to increase in personal righteousness, strengthen home and family, and help serve others in need. We provide classes to address practical needs as they arise. It is a rich and abundant life to teach my children and to work with woman who strive to make good choices, both in and outside the church. We contribute to many local charitable organizations both in time and in resources. We strive to be dedicated followers of Christ. We learn and laugh and love and have a lot of fun together. Its a good life.