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Hi I'm Ronda

I'm a Mormon. I'm an avid quilter and love finding treasures at flee markets and garage sales.

About Me

I am an empty nester now. My husband & I have raised 7 children between us, 6 still living. I have been active in my church callings and was also involved with my children's schools. I was a busy, busy mom but have also found time through the years to find time to do fun things like scrapbooking, tole painting, cross stitch, quilting and more. I tell people I'm a dabler in many things, but master of nothing...yet that is. I get easily distracted, so have enjoyed many, many different hobbies over the years. Now I am mostly a quilter and find I especially love to paper piece and make mini quilts. I have 16 grandchildren and love them all! Unfortunately, I don't currently live close by any of them, so have to be happy with occasional visits that time and money will allow. When my DH retires, we plan on spending more time with our chidren and grandchildren. We both love to travel, so I'm looking forward to that, and also seeing new places. I love antiques and finding treasures in unexpected places, such as flea markets, and garage sales. I love decorating my home with these treasures and like to re-purpose things as well. I also enjoy pretty yards and dearly love wildflowers. I love being at home and making our home a place where guests want to stay because they feel so cozy, because I love people.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church and really never questioned it until I was a young wife and mother and having some personal challenges. I decided to take Moroni's challenge (Moroni 10:3-5) and find out for myself if the church I'd gone to my whole life was actually true for myself. I was little bit scared, but I didn't want to stand on my parent's testimony any longer. So over the next few weeks, I began reading every chance I got and prayed about what I was reading. I had two small boys at the time and in a short period of time, I just knew it was true! The Lord answered my prayers and gave me a beautiful sense of peace and contentment and filled my heart with joy! I am far from perfect, but my knowledge that this church is true is why I am a Mormon and why I am so happy! The church is for imperfect people trying to be better each day. I know my Saviour died for my sins and that if I accept Him in my life, He will pull up the slack for me. He loves me and wants me to live with Him again someday.

How I live my faith

I have had many, many different callings in the church throughout my lifetime. I have served in the children's organization, worked with young women and other youth. I have also taught and served the women of our church in my area teaching many different things over the years...how to cook, beautify a home, different crafts, quilting, etc, even making cosmetics and soap. I have also served in one area that I lived in, homeless men. I was in charge of serving them a nice meal on a monthly basis. I loved that calling! I have helped teach women in a halfway home crafts, and have helped serve meals to the homeless in more than one community. I served for a period of time as the coordinator for Project Linus, in charge of gathering and distibuting blankets for sick and traumatized children. I made many, many blankets myself and enjoyed especially making quilts for older boys. I have participated in serving many, many meals to many different people, both in the church and out. What's funny is that I don't really like to cook! But I'm a good cook. Go figure. I love people and try and treat them as I feel my Saviour would want me to do. I try very hard to practice what I believe. My heart to drawn out to those who're homeless and are struggling. I try and share my Saviour's love with others as He shares His love with me.