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Hi I'm Nancy

I'm an actress, graduate student, jumprope coach, and I homeschool my kids, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

After I got my BA in English/Theatre on the North Shore of Hawaii I headed back to the mainland to support my family. While back in Idaho I met my soul mate and persuaded him to marry me, all in less than six months. We are extremely happily married these seven years, because we choose to be. Creating a family with my best friend was next on the list. We were able to conceive two beautiful blonde babies and then felt we needed more. We became foster parents while in Arizona. After three years as foster parents and many children in and out of our home, we ended up bringing one with us when we moved to Indiana. She was recently officially adopted and sealed to our family. Now our three kids are nine months apart exactly and under the age of six. To support my role as super-mom I maintain my acting career on the side. Still wanting to pursue my personal dreams, I am attending a graduate program part time. I help coach a local jumprope team, after having been a jumper myself for more than 15 years. I love working with the kids and getting a bit of exercise on the side. I never knew I would be living my dreams and my life goal of being a mom and wife simultaneously; I have learned that with God, anything is possible.

Why I am a Mormon

It is true. I read a lot, and always have. The books that have always been my favorites speak of undeniable truths. The element of truth makes them classics. Pattern novels and quick reads never leave a lasting impression because they are just there to entertain. Yet, when I read one of the classics, written to describe a struggle between good and evil, the truth reveal enlarges characters and the plot and the reader. When I read scriptures the truth resonates with me. Of all the books I have ever read, those centered on Jesus Christ have changed me the most. The scriptures describe, from the beginning of man's habitation on this earth and the creation before that, how the battle between good and evil began. More importantly, they tell us how that battle will end. Each author of scripture, prophets sent as mouth pieces of God, teach truth.

How I live my faith

Each day I pray for the gifts that God promises us. I need His help, particularly as a foster-adoptive parent. I spend each day with a child who was damaged by someone else's sins. In this unfair world I need God's love to figure out how it is possible. I feel God's power in parenting these little children, for they are His children too. The Gospel taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is so complete, it gives me the complete parenting help I need to make it work. I watch the grace of Jesus Christ blossoming in these innocent children despite the evils of the world. It also helps me reconcile the sins of the parents knowing I don't have to judge them, God will take care of that. I can just move on and do the good I need to do. I try each day to be a true disciple of Christ, and thus live my faith in body and spirit, word and deed.

Why do some call Mormonism a cult?

Nancy
Perhaps because they haven't a better definition of a Christian religion that is not Catholic (orthodox) or a schism thereof (Protestant). By Webster's definition, we are a 'cult', "a religion regarded as unorthodox." The definition fits. It is the connotation that doesn't fit. Most regard a cult as extreme or isolated. Neither of those words can truthfully be applied to the LDS Church. Show more Show less