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Hi I'm Norine

I homeschool my children.I love to cook for a crowd.I love Arizona sunsets.I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love learning and seeking out knowledge. I am a mother to five amazing children who homeschool for their education. As a family we have had the unique circumstances to travel and learn together.I love watching my children learn and experience the power of knowledge.I love to hear what they are thinking and feeling as they experience the world.I love to talk with people about what they believe and especially how they feel about life and what they hope to achieve. I find that there is a common experience among those I meet, they are searching and seeking.I find satisfaction in sharing all the good I have with others and seeking for more. I relish cooking for my family and others. There is a deep satisfaction in feeding those you love food they will enjoy. I love the silence at the table when it is so good no one talks and then they all talk at once about what has happened that day. I love my ever deepening relationship with my husband. We have overcome many hurdles in our life together.It is deeply rewarding to learn to love each other while wading through difficulty and be bonded to one another.As a good friend said, "You can heal each other or destroy each other." I am happy to report that healing has deep and sustaining love.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a been a member of the church since eight years old. I have been brought up learning and hearing the stories of the Bible, Book of Mormon and early mormon history. My ancestors gave great sacrifice and suffered much to join a faith which reasonated with their hearts and minds and caused them to act. These stories of faith have deeply moved my life choices. Even with all these witnesses, I also wanted to have the conviction of faith to obtain my own witness of the practice of my faith. I think each individual has the priviledge to obtain a personal conviction or testimony of their pursuits. I found that my testimony is as my ancestors. While our trials are different, my rock is Christ. He is my redeemer and friend. I am learning how to serve him better as I listen to the Holy Ghost teach the things I need to do and repent when I find I am not in harmony with God's laws. Obedience is a daily endeavor. I know that overcoming my personal weaknesses has taught me patience, diligence and faith on the Lord Jesus Christ. Without practicing faith in my life I would not be happy or content with the life I have been given. It would be truly miserable and frustrating. My family relationships are another reason I practice faith in Jesus Christ. Learning to love others is more than self improvement it is learning to give of myself. It is also the sweetest experience to want for someone you love to have what they desire more than what you thought you wanted. In a moment nothing I wanted or preferred as any importance. Their happiness and the fulfillment I have at meeting their need exceeds all. it is truly a gift of God to be able to experience that kind of love. This is the love God gave when he gave His Son, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I enjoy working with the youth in our congregation. I see when I am with them they truly desire good. They may have moments of restless wanderings to find if the happiness they know is true but in the the end they find that happiness is sustained and maintained on living the gospel of Jesus Christ as found in the Bible and the Book of Mormon. It is very satisfying to see young people moving into the realm of adulthood practice what they have learned and believe. They are powerful forces of good.