Hi I'm Virginia
I live with constant pain and am unable to do the things I use to love. I have found new things that I love to do now. I do some gardening mostly flowers. I love to do genealogy. Not that I am successful much but I love doing it. I have met some relatives that I did not know I had. Lots of fun. I love to swim if my skin could handle it I would live in the water. I enjoy old movies espically English classics. I like things to be plain and simple. Hugs and kisses(on the check) are awesome. I enjoy games card, board where you interact with others. Everyone wins if you had fun is my moto. Reading the scriptures is a great time for me I love the stories and the insights I receive each time I read them. Its like eating a juicy orange one section at a time. I also enjoying reading biographies and history. Not much into fiction except movies. I love music like Andy Williams,Barbra Striestand, Sha na na. I love every day I am alive and am Greatful to the Lord for giving it to me. The Pacific Northwest is the best place to live!!
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because it is where I am the happiest and have the most peace. I know that it is God's kingdom here on the earth. I know that He loves me. I have read the Book of Mormon and know that it contains the word of God. I knew it while reading it as the Holy Ghost bore wittness to me while reading it. Nothing loud or grand like fireworks. A warm and inviting peacefull blanket of love and protection envelope me. I use to wonder if there was a God or if I was a pupet on strings and had no control of my life. I was scared and felt unloved most of the time. There was not alot of love in my world just pain emotional pain. I remember begging to know what to do and wishing I was dead mostly. Somehow the Lord got me through those years and gave me the chance to learn for myself. I did not hear or listen at first but than I finally did and I opened up my scriptures and started to read and got on my knees and prayed to know. I shed many a tear and learned to listen so I could know for myself. Now I do and my testimony grows stronger each time I read, pray,and listen. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints because it has the truth, I can find the answers to my questions, I have peace in my heart, the power of the priesthood is here, It is not confusing it is simple and beautiful, in the name of Jesus Christ amen
How does making right choices help us make more right choices?
I was talking to some of my grandchildren about how the world opens up to us more and more with each right choice. I explaned to them that when you do something wrong like steal or lie you become trapped. IT is easier to steal more and lie more with each one. But people will know you stole or lied and they wont want you around anymore or wont trust you. If you do not change your ways than you will eventually loose the choice to be honest. Each time you tell the truth even when it is hard or scarry the world has more opptions for you it becomes bigger and bigger.
Please explain the part prayer plays in your life?
Prayer is a constant with me. I believe that we should always have a prayer in our heart. Not that anyone else knows you are praying but you are inside. I let the Lord know how I feel about things and why I do or did what I did. Prayer is my way to talk to my best friend ever. I kneel down each morning and night for a more formal prayer. I pray over my food and drinks (water). When I was young I had a horrid nightmare I woke up in a sweat and panic. It terrifed me for over 20 yrs. Than it dawned on me to ask the Lord to take it away. I got on my knees and prayed and told the Lord about it and how it made me feel and asked him to remove it from my dreams. I slept all night no problems. I repeated it the next couple of nights. Than I went to bed one night without asking for his help. The nightmare was back, I prayed than and there and apologized for not asking for his help. I do not have that nightmare anymore. Sometimes when watching a program on tv a scarry preview will come on or something just ugly and I ask the Lord to protect my dreams that they will be good, he always does. I believe in the power of prayer.
How I live my faith
I accept my callings and do them to the best of my ability. I know that if I do I will be guided and receive the help I need. I have worked with the small children, youth (teenagers), and adults. I have organized group activities and tournaments. Taught people to play sports fairly and to do their best and watched them improve. I have organized campouts and hikes and help youth to organzie them and enjoyed them. Taught people how to cook, can/preserve, and sew. I have done water rescues, clean campgrounds, work with the Boy Scouts of America. I have cried and laughed, sang, and played alongside youth and adults while we did these things. I have found relatives I never knew and if it had not been for my different callings I would not have grown so much and learned so much. I would have kept sinking into the floor till I was no more. I am here I do my best everyday and love to help others to keep on going and do what I can so we can all be successful at being us.