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Hi I'm Margie

I grew up in Arizona, I am a 5th generation native. I work for a large structural engineering firm. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a proud American who is also a wife, mother, sister, and daughter of honorable parents. I was born a middle-child in a family of eight with parents who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. They taught me the value of hard work, integrity, and a strong faith and love for God. I like reading inspirational books, traveling, and time with my family and extended family. I graduated with an Associate of Arts degree in Education, but learned quickly that I was not going to be a good elementary teacher... 30 children in one room was beyond my ability. I work full-time for a large structural engineering firm and often wonder where and when I will find that spare moment. My family are so very precious to me and I am blessed that I am able to support them in their lives and education. I have a desire to do creative art in various forms - but haven't found or made the time a priority. I like watching movies of many kinds with my husband and consider that a great relaxing date. I appreciate nature, music, and words of wisdom - they all speak to my soul.

Why I am a Mormon

As everyone in this life does, I chose what I would believe and how I would live my life. I learned for myself early in life, that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is ordained of God. I bare testimony to the truthfulness of the Gospel of our Savior Jesus Christ. I testify that the truth has been restored in these latter-days through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I testify that he in fact saw and spoke with God the Father and his Son, Jesus Christ, in a grove of trees in upstate New York where he received the answers to his earnest prayer. I testify of the Saviors atonement for our sins that we might be reconciled to our God. I testify that is is in and through the Redeemer's grace and mercy that we may all be saved. I testify of the redeeming power of repentance and the peace if brings to a soul. I testify that we are in truth the children of a Heavenly Father and Mother who know each of us personally, that they do indeed love us and that they never stop loving us and await our return home. I testify that through the Holy Spirit we may know the truth of all things, and that through Him many of the great and wonderful mysteries of God are revealed. I testify that Pres. Thomas S. Monson is a prophet of God and that he holds the keys to the kingdom and the holy Priesthood leading us in truth and light. I testify of the power of prayer and our ability to speak directly with God our Father. I testify to the miraculous power found within the family unit, and I give thanks each day for the amazing responsibility that God has placed within my heart to raise his children up unto the Lord. I testify to the truthfulness of the scriptures. They do in fact hold the sacred words of God and contain the principals of salvation. By reading them daily, we grow closer to God in spirit and understanding. I testify that you and I need and depend upon the Holy One of Israel, even Jesus Christ, who is full of grace. May all come unto him, in Jesus Christ's name amen.

How I live my faith

Membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not a Sunday only kind of membership. It is a way of life providing guidance and assistance for every day life. Because of my gratitude for the many blessings I receive from my Father God, I chose to live each day the best I can. Often that is just to show and express my concern and love for those around me. Some of the ways I do that is by providing service in my community - currently I am co-chairing a volunteer group to work for a newly organized Veterns Day 5K walk. With others participation, I manage to produce the content for a monthly newsletter with messages of the Gospel and inspiration for our local church family. I enjoy visiting with a family member twice a month who is serving time in prison, but who has thankfully found his way back into the arms of a merciful God. My hope and faith is that over time these small daily acts will clearly show a benevolent Lord that my faith is not only a feeling it is a decision, and I choose Him.