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Hi I'm Debbie

I have a nursing degree but choose to be a stay-at-home mom. I have five children and six grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a degree in nursing and at one time worked for a pediatric physicians group. Currently I am a full-time homemaker. I am a mother and grandmother. I enjoy the outdoors and love to read, sew, and research family history.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is a firm foundation for me as I face life day by day. Everything deep inside me reminds me that I am a child of God, that He knows who I am individually, that He loves me, and wants the best for me. I can remember from an early age having strong spiritual impressions that I recognize now as the whisperings of the Holy Ghost....at times to reassure me, to calm my fears, to warn me of danger in a very powerful way, to guide me in my decisions, and in finding answers to my questions. In this church, I have come to better understand the Savior, Jesus Christ. His teachings, His atonement, His promises are real. The principles He taught and showed us how to live have meaning for us today. As I am ever learning and seeking to apply these principles in my life, I feel blessed with a sense of security, peace, happiness, and clarity in a world of confusion and shifting values. The gospel of Jesus Christ gives purpose to my life now and hope for the future. The Savior lives! God has a plan for us. And that cause will triumph in the end!

How I live my faith

Living my faith is part of what I do every day. It is more than going to church on Sunday. I find great blessings from daily prayer, both by myself and with my family. Another regular spiritual practice that gives me strength and keeps me grounded is studying in the scriptures. The pattern that works for me is to study and ponder the scriptures at the beginning of the day. I usually arise early and have that time alone. A tool that I have started using recently is to keep a study journal. I have found it has enriched my study time to write down things that have impressed me from my reading and explore how I can better apply those things in my life. We also read together as a family in the scriptures, usually at the end of the day. Right now my responsibility in the church is serving in the women's organization as its president. Our purpose is to increase the faith of each woman, to strengthen families and homes, and to serve those in need. Every day...every day (no exaggeration) I have the women of our congregation on my mind. I'm not alone in this; we all work together. But much of my time is invested in visiting, teaching, training others, organizing lessons and activities. I am learning much, becoming a better person, and seeking to understand what is the will of the Lord as I plead to Him in behalf of the women of our congregation and their families.