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Hi I'm Margo

I grew up in Oklahoma. I am from a family of teachers. I am a retired college instructor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have enjoyed a rich and happy life. Living in many places in the United States has given me an appreciation of the beautiful world around us. I love a good thunderstorm and wind in my hair. When I drove to work early morning sunrises over the mountains spoke to my soul. Now that I have retired from teaching human communication at the local colleges, I have taken up painting and hope to someday do justice to beauty of the world I see. I grew up in a college town and education has always been a part of my life. Just as education has been important in my family, so has religion. My family moved to provide a stronger church influence for us. I remember the small chapel building that was the center of much activity. We had dances, plays, musicals, as well as spiritual meetings. I came to love church and the associations I had then and contiue to have within it. Church members are wonderful and serve as a family wherever I have lived with my family. I can't imagine a better way to live or better people to have as friends. I love reading, especially as the weather cools. For me there is nothing better than a good book, comfortable chair and a nice cup of hot chocolate. I also like to write free verse poetry. There are times when that is the best way for me to write about feelings and family. I also love the power of good music, it speaks to my soul so that all those Sunday afternoons when my Dad played classical and opera actually had a great effect on me.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because as I come to understand and then incorporate the doctrines of the church I have felt their power in my life. This style of living has made me a better person. I have never doubted that being a Mormon is the best way for me to live. I have had the Spirit whisper to me the truth of the Book of Mormon and that Joseph Smith was and is a prophet. The scriptures have power to change lives and I have been directed in life's struggles through reading and following them. I know that the visit of the Savior to the Book of Mormon people after his resurrection happened. I know that He loves us and wants us to follow His ways. I know that He does not leave us to wonder or wander in this life. He provides leaders to show us the way and strengthen us as we live our lives. He gives to us the Spirit of the Holy Ghost to be our personal guide in our search for truth and righteousness. I am greatful for the richness of His blessings. I am greatful for the Atonement which gives me hope as I examine my life. Imperfect as I am, I know He loves me. I know He answers prayers. I love the peace of temples and the work there. I love the opportunies we have to give service to show our love for the Savior. All these and many reasons not spoken here are why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith on a daily basis. When I am faithful in my scripture study and humble in following the Spirit I am strenghed in my efforts to live it more fully. I have enjoyed many opportunities to develop new talents and skills as I participate in my local ward. I love teaching and I have been asked to teach in almost every organization in the church. As I study and prepare for lessons I have been blessed with inspiration about doctrine, class members needs and scriptures. It is a joy to feel that help. I have been blessed to teach dance, write plays and programs, participate in exercise classes, teach cooking, help in community service, sing in choirs, act in plays, narrate programs as well as teaching classes. These opportunities have helped me grow in ways I could not have imagined. This is a way of life that brings a sense of satisfaction and challenge that binds me to the church. I believe being a Mormon has made me a stronger and better person.