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Hi I'm Marcia

I grew up in the United States. I'm an artist, mother, writer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated with an MFA and began my career as an artist and college art teacher on the East coast. Later I moved to the Western United States where I joined the Mormon Church and taught Art to Apache children. I married and have two daughters. Both graduated with their masters degrees. While my youngest was in college I was diagnosed with cancer of the colon, that had spread to my liver and lung. The doctors had no hope but my bishop gave me a blessing stating that the Lord had work for me to do. My friends stayed by me through it all. Since I recovered I have written three books and helped my mother publish her journal. My daughters are both married and I am hoping for grandchildren. This Fall I will head off to be a missionary. My bishop is all smiles.

Why I am a Mormon

The great gift the Mormon church gives me is understanding the importance of family. I learned in great detail how to be a good mother. I discovered that being a child of God is more valuable than being great at a profession or the best of anything. I have come to understand that each person is precious and has wonderful gifts to share. Being a Mormon helps me to better love all of God's children. I urgently feel that each person should have a chance to live in the Lord's peace and return home with honor.

How I live my faith

I have these fun and giving women that I get to visit once a month with a partner who went out of her way to make sure I survived cancer. Visiting teaching is such a privilege because I get away from my problems and am able to see that every one needs help and a good laugh. Another great thing I get to do is be a scout leader. Cub scouts are so lively and full of ideas about how to expend enormous amounts of energy on anything I can think up for them to do. Their eager attitudes infuse our activities with so much possibility. Being with people who love God is uplifting and life affirming. Sometimes I get to teach classes and in preparing for them I discover things about the Bible I might never have come across.