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Hi I'm Rhonda

I am a desert dweller. I am a wife, mom and MeeMaw (grandma). I love to laugh, I love to create and I love life. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was born, raised and lived my entire life in the beautiful desert of Arizona. I grew up on a farm and learned to work. I am a wife, mom & MeeMaw (grandma) and I love these roles in my life. My family is so very important to me. I love nature and working in my yard. I am fascinated with how things work and like to try and figure out what makes things tick. I have been bitten by the creative bug--poetry, short stories and one of my favorite things is to make something out of what might be considered trash--creation on a budget! I have an active imagination and quite a sense of humor (humor is essential in my life). Life is amazing and I love every minute of it.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I have been a Mormon all of my life, I spent several years away from church. My life's philosophy at that time was to have fun, do what I wanted, and have no responsibility. It was during this time of "doing my own thing" that I came to realize that something was missing. As I continued to drift through life, I could not shake the nagging voice that was telling me "something isn't right". I began to return to my spiritual roots and slowly I came to an understanding that I am a dual being. I am both a physical and a spiritual entity. The two cannot be separated, but I had been trying to do just that. I was only feeding the physical side of myself. My spirit had slowly been withering as I ignored it. I came to know that not only is the spiritual part of myself important, but that it is actually the more important part of my dual self. As I began to seek direction and nourish my hungry soul, it started to recover. I gave it the care and attention it had been lacking all those years. I have learned the importance of taking care of both my physical and spiritual selves. One is lost without the other. As I began the steps to regain spiritual strength, I had many questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Is there a purpose to this life? What will happen after I die? Happily, I found the answers to these and many other questions in the Mormon faith. I have been able to strengthen my once dying spirit, and now it thrives! I have direction and purpose in my life, and it has made all the difference.

How I live my faith

One of the most valuable lessons I have learned as a "Mormon" is the importance of service. I know that we must learn to serve others. My belief and knowledge that we are all brothers and sisters of a loving Heavenly Father, makes it easier to help others. I try to help whenever I see a need, and it truly has made my life better! What a different world it would be if we all lived the Golden Rule. I serve at church by teaching, visiting others, helping those in need, and in many other ways. I also try to serve my neighbors whenever I see I can make a difference. Helping others brings me the greatest happiness and joy I know. In short, I try to pattern my life after Jesus Christ. His birth, His life, and His death & Resurrection were all a service to us. I have a long way to go to dedicating my whole life to serving others, as He did, but I am learning much as I emulate the example of Jesus Christ. Having Christ at the center of my life and striving to follow His perfect example, is the best way I know to live my faith.