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Hi I'm Karen

I grew up in Baltimore, MD. I just retired from 20 years of homeschooling my 7 children. I am a musician I am and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am in my early 50's now and the mother of 7 children, of whom 4 are married and have given us 6 grandchildren with one of the way. I love being a grandmother! I love being a wife, too. I am a member of a flute quartet called Flutasia and teach flute students privately, too. I love to do easy/moderate hiking and Sedona is my favorite place to hike. I love to quilt and making grandchildren quilts as they come is my project now. I am learning how to do genealogy and really like it. I have a cruiser bicycle that I so enjoy riding around on for exercise, going to visit people, and going to the library or the store on too. I teach 8 year olds in Primary at church, children's group, and love it. Reading my scriptures every morning keeps me going in all the ways. I am happy with my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate to be born into an LDS family. My mother was a convert at age 22 and my father was the missionary who baptized her. So I grew up with the wonderful story of my parents and their love of the gospel and each other. I feel I have always known the gospel of Jesus Christ was true and have from an early age a great desire to share my feelings or testimony of the gospel of Christ with others. I have had numerous miracles in my life and knew that they were because of my Father in Heaven and my faith in Him and my Savior. I had rheumatic fever as a 5/6 year old and was very sick. After multiple treatments, tonsilectomy and sickness I received a priesthood blessing by my father. I was promised that through our faith that I would be healed and would never have any complications from this illness. I knew as those words were pronounced that it would be so and I was at peace. I was healed and have never had any sign of this illness from then on. I grew up with family prayer where I heard my parents pray for me and my family and saw those prayers answered. I always prayed at night, too. I loved going to church and the great people that I associated with and who mentored me and taught me to love God and Jesus and how to love life and being righteous. In my HS years the Washington, DC temple was being built and I was able to be a part of that and share with others. I heard the voice of the Prophet and knew he was really a prophet of god. I love the scriptures and know the Book of Mormon is the word of God and a second witness of Jesus Christ. How fortunate we are to have yet another record of a people who loved God and their experiences. I have loved the wonderful members of the CHurch of Jesus CHrist that have shared their testimonies with me and taught me to love God and how to do so many wonderful things.

How I live my faith

Well mostly I live my faith in our home. I start my day with prayer to my Father in Heaven to thank Him for my blessings and ask for help in my day, too. The first major thing of the day is to read scriptures as a family and then I read my own personally. This helps invite the Holy Ghost to be our guide for the day and a chance to hear the counsel of the Lord. I am a Sunday teacher in Primary (children's group) for the 8 year olds and we are studying the Book of Mormon this year. I really enjoy this class. I am also a Family History Consultant. I am learning to do genealogy work myself and help others to learn, too. I work at the Center on Thursday afternoons for 3 hours. I also am a Visiting Teacher where I care for 3 women (sisters) by visiting them each month and help them in times of need and just be their friend. I also am mother to 7 children, 4 in-laws and 6 grandchildren.