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Hi I'm Debbie

I grew up in Oregon, I have 27 brothers and sisters. No, seriously, 27. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the second oldest of 28 kids. My parents started adopting special needs children when I was in grade school. I'm the mother of five terrific boys and one spectacular daughter - all grown except for the youngest who is a teenager. My husband and I love to travel, when we can afford to (which isn't nearly as often as we'd like). I've been to about 15 different countries on 4 different continents. I have a love of reading and of sharing what I've read. One of my younger sisters and I co-author a blog about a favorite writer of ours that is read around the world. I love to read the scriptures and have the opportunity to share that love by teaching early morning seminary.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family. Three of my four grandparents joined the church in the 1920's and 1930's, the fourth was born into a family with a Mormon pioneer heritage. I've always been surrounded by the gospel of Jesus Christ and have felt the love and peace that comes along with knowing that my Savior lives.

How I live my faith

As I mentioned before, I teach early morning seminary. This means that I get up at 4:30am every day during the school year. I teach a class of high school freshmen who voluntarily get up early to be at church at 6:00am so that they can learn more about the scriptures and how to apply the lessons of the scriptures in their lives. I am not paid for teaching, I do it because I love the scriptures and teenagers! I also mentioned that I co-author a blog with my sister. We've been writing posts for our blog for nearly two years. We have reviewed 134 books that were written by the same author. During the time that we've been posting, we have gotten to know many women of different faiths who share many of our values - especially that of clean entertainment.