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Hi I'm Carolyn

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a spiritual woman who loves being a mother and grandmother. My strongest commitment has been to God, home and family while striving to live a Christ-centered life. I worked as a professional calligrapher for over 20 years. After a series of three car accidents within ten years, my ability to write in calligraphy was compromised. Lingering effects of the accidents left me without the ability to sit, stand or walk for very long without extreme pain. I have learned that my faith in Jesus Christ and an understanding of His Gospel has both blessed and sustained me through the refining process of adversity.

Why I am a Mormon

I was adopted and valued by my adoptive parents. When I was two, my mother had the insight to know I needed spiritual instruction. My father and mother had not been going to church for quite some time. In spite of insecurity, my father as well as my mother took me to my meetings and both of them did the best they knew how to do at home. Two specific men took time to love and provide fellowship to my father. My mother also found the love and fellowship she sought. The church provided a wonderful, safe and inviting framework for teaching me the principle-centered truths I have relied on to know both how to be happy (living in alignment with Christ and His teachings) and also taught me where to turn (to Christ’s atonement) and how to repent when course corrections have been necessary. I have been aided in my spiritual progress by having the pathway of gospel living laid out before me. I gained my own testimony of the truthfulness of these teachings from having my own experiences in life, applying the principles I learned and from seeing positive results accompanied by the witness of the Holy Spirit confirming their truthfulness—thus, knowledge of the truth resides deep within my heart.

How I live my faith

I have made a lifelong practice of attending church on Sunday. I love the spiritual renewal it brings. All of our meetings and activities provide wonderful instruction, fellowship and support in times of joy as well as adversity. Beginning long ago, with the example of my mother, I have learned to serve others, and I continue to do so within my capacity. I feel happy when I give of my time and talents to help others—even if it’s by encouraging someone during a phone call or by sharing a friendly smile. I have also taken a new look at Family History. I’ve learned that as we value our history, it becomes clear how we can become our best, most happy and capable selves. We learn what personal character traits contribute to strong, safe, secure family relationships, and, in contrast, we can see what detracts from and destroys them. I’ve now established an Internet business where I help others lighten their burdens, ease their pain and strengthen their worthwhile relationships, so they can contribute positively to the future of their own family lines.