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Hi I'm Diane

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of 5 children. I love to watch my children play sports and cheer them on. Three of my children are at the University, one is at a local community college and one is a missionary in Brazil. I enjoy photography. I take way too many pictures and my poor computer suffers and slows from the overload. I enjoy walking even in the rain.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a 5th generation Mormon. Some of my great grandparents came from Denmark fleeing persecution. Some came from Wales seeking Zion. I was raised in a loving home on a farm in the country. My siblings were my best friends. My grandfather came over often since we lived closest to the dairy. He was a very hard worker and also a man that loved the Lord. I would often see him reading his scriptures sitting on the couch. He knew the scriptures well. My grandmother also had a love and great knowledge of the scriptures. Once I said to my aunt that I wanted to be grandma and know the scriptures as well as she did. Aunt Mary said I would need to study everyday and teach others in Sunday School classes and such. My great grandmother lived to be 105 years old. As whims come and go saying this food is bad for you or that food is unhealthy, I think of how Great Grandma Marie lived and judged the fads of the day to her style of living. If she could partake of the food and live to be 105, maybe the key is moderation in all things. I love my heritage and appreciate the testimony of Jesus Christ that they have passed on to me. They have shown me that the best way to be happy is to live how Jesus taught us to live. If you love the Lord, follow Him. If you are struggling with a commandment, that's the most important one for you and you need to work at getting a testimony of it's value. If we want to be friends with our Savior, we must do His will not just talk the talk but walk the walk. They were great example to me. And if I think about it, what other way would I want to live? The commandments and beatitudes are given from Christ to make this life a bit of Heaven on Earth. They are not limiting us but are helping us stay on the path Christ walked and asked us to follow.

How I live my faith

Right now my calling is Relief Society President. I have the opportunity to work with all the women 18 years and older in my congregation. Some may not know how very involved LDS women are in the affairs of running a congregation or ward. LDS women have leadership callings over the Primary age children 18 months to 12 years old. There is an organization for the Young Women ages 12 to 18 years and then they become a part of the sister organization which is called Relief Society. I love this organization. Women need each other and we have many opportunities to serve each other and the community. We have a program called Visiting Teaching. By assignment, sisters are paired in a companionship and given a list of sisters to visit. Each sister has visitor teachers assigned to visit them and help them. There is a gospel message to share and a chance to make friends and enjoy each others company. This opportunity to work as the President may last a few years and then I will receive another assignment or calling. In the past, I have worked with the cub scouts as a den leader. I have worked with the young children and also taught adult Sunday School classes. Each new assignment is a challenge and a great opportunity to grow and develop talents and faith. As a family, each Monday evening, we gather and discuss gospel topics. It's a chance to teach our children Christlike attributes that will help them as they grow. We have family council on Sunday afternoon. With 7 schedules, we go over the calendar and make sure that all the ballgames, practices, doctor and dental appointments, homework assignments and commitments are reviewed and recorded so that we can be prepared and hopefully keep up with the to-do list. Morning prayers are important and most of the time we hold them in the car just before we leave the driveway. Evening prayer and scripture reading happen just before bed and that time is rarely the same each evening.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

The Church does not endorse a political party. There is a saying, teach them correct principles and let them govern themselves. We are asked to study the issues and the candidates and vote for the issues that are in harmony with Christian values and to vote against agendas that will be against the teaching of Christ. It is hard to find a perfect candidate but it is important to find out who will lead the country in the direction that will promote freedom and Christian principles and standards. Show more Show less