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Hi I'm Debbie

I have attended many churches. I Love to Learn and Teach. I own 3 businesses. I am the mother of 7 children. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother to 7 wonderful children ranging in age between 22 and 4years old- which means I deal with all the issues most mothers do. I am a businesswoman with 3 business' which I run myself- which means life can get a bit crazy! I am a wife with an amazing husband who owns his own business and often works 5-6 days a week, 10-12 hour days- which means things get even crazier ! I am a knowledge gobbler-addicted to learning new things and sharing them with others. I have homeschooled most of my children at different times. We love reading, playing games, going for walks, watching movies, and Ice blocking on steep hills! We have friends of all faiths and I love finding common ground so we can discuss our faith in Christ and srengthen one another when we find storms in our lives. I try to live by two motto's- #1 "Storms in life are just Baby Rainbows waiting to grow up"- in other words God can take any trial we encounter and make something beautiful out of it. #2 "Miracles happen EVERYDAY!!!" meaning God Loves us and if we look For it we can easily see His hand in our lives- Anything is possible if it's His will! I am a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a small family-I was the oldest and the only girl. Our family spent several years trying to find the right church. I found people to like in most all of them but even as a child got frustrated with the vague or patronizing answers I got when I asked questions about doctrines in the churches we attended. When a friend of mine invited me to go with her to the LDS church,I found something different. If I asked a question I got an answer and a reason why the answer was believed and encouragement to study it out for myself and then ask God if I had found truth! I ended up joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at 12 years of age, the only one in my family to join, and have been an active member since. As a teenager I was grateful to have friends who were making wise choices about drugs, alcohol and premarital sex. I watched many teens outside the church who had little or no moral support, give in to experimenting with things that over time caused them great pain and ruined what could have been some of their greatest opportunities. As a young adult I had the chance to serve as a full time missionary for the church. I left my home and family and work behind for 18 months, to go somewhere different than ever before. I worked with new people very closely and shared my faith in Christ, whom I had come to love, with complete strangers who often became very dear friends. The spiritual growth I experienced in that short time has been invaluable to me. I love being able to use the Bible and The Book of Mormon to gain a deeper understanding of how God works with His Children. I have been able to find answers here that have settled my wonderings and stopped my wandering. The clarity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ provides the solution to every problem mankind can present. The Atonement of Jesus Christ is big enough to cover any sin, any pain and heal every broken heart. We cannot live on the earth without challenges but we can live without fear!

How I live my faith

As a Member of the church I have been blessed with many opportunities for growth. I have served as the leader of a nursery class of 21 children between the ages of 18 months and 3 years. I have been given the priviledge of serving as the president of the women's organization in a congregation where there were about 150 women. I have taught the adult Sunday school class in church. I currently teach and direct the singing time in the children's organization for 40-50 minutes each Sunday. As I accepted each of these callings, (over a period of years) my initial reaction was to think "Me!? You must have the wrong person... I can't do that! I don't know how!" Then out of my mouth would come words of acceptance and I would begin the process of prayerfully finding out how the Lord wanted to shape and mold me into a servant who COULD do those things that I previously could not have done. Understanding my Father in Heaven gives me the tools I need to parent our children with unconditional love even as they make mistakes and learn things the hard way. It allows me the comfort of knowing they are His children first and He is always ready to guide me if I seek His direction. I have been able to help and teach many of their friends things that have helped us find happiness. As I reach out into the world I try to see others as Christ sees them and serve them in ways that he would if he were here. One day that might mean inviting someone who's hungry to eat with us as we buy a burger for lunch, another day that might mean helping someone without a smile remember they are loved and important. I believe our Heavenly Father looks on us as we do little ones who are learning to walk... just as we would never be cruel or angry with a little one taking their first steps and falling down, he is kind and merciful with us as we learn and grow. When we fall he stands, arms open wide beckoning for us to come unto Him with nothing but love in his eyes and says " Try again, you can do it"