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Hi I'm Karen

I'm a Colorado wife and mom, an IT project manager, a stroke survivor, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family is a source of great joy in my life - I'm married to a loving husband and have three wonderful grown children. I am grateful for my large extended family and the support they give me. I've worked for a Information Technology company for 34 years and have had the blessing of getting to know people from many countries. I love music (mostly singing and playing the piano), as well as attending concerts and plays. I like to read good books, especially science fiction and fantasy. I enjoy learning about my family history, and am starting to document our current family history through photos and scrapbooking. I am a stroke survivor and am grateful for the help of the Lord and my husband and the many people around me who helped in my recovery.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were faithful members of this church, and they taught us well. But nobody can go through life depending on someone else's testimony - I had to gain my own. It seems like I've always had faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and God our Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit. I've always felt that my prayers were answered and I received guidance from the Holy Spirit. But it was when I left home to attend college that I felt the need to study the Bible and the Book of Mormon more deeply. It was through that study and fervent prayer that I came to a conviction of the reality of the existence of God the Father, Christ, and the Holy Spirit, and of their love for me personally. Through the years I have been very grateful for the principle of repentance and the atonement of Christ, my Savior, and for His example in showing us how to live and love and serve others. I know that this is Christ's work, and that each of us has a part to do in building up His kingdom, and each of us has the responsibility to forgive, to love, and to serve those around us.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow Christ's example of how to live, and by praying for direction on what I should be doing. There are so many good things in this world to participate in, but only 24 hours a day, so I try to remember to pray for guidance on which good things are most important at this time. I love to teach, whether it's helping children learn about Christ, helping the youth learn how to apply gospel principles to the challenges in their lives, or my current assignment to lead the adult Sunday School class in discussions on what we can learn from the scriptures to guide us in our everyday lives. Regardless of what assignment I have in Church, whether it's playing the piano or being president of the women's organization, I pray for guidance, I pray for blessings upon those I serve, I try to get to know and love the people I serve, and I work to fulfill my responsibilities. Each opportunity to serve has been a blessing in my life, both in relationships built and in my own personal growth. I also try to bring the best of who I am to all that I do in my job. As one wise woman said "charity never faileth, even in the halls of corporate America." It's a challenge I try to live up to.