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Hi I'm Lori

I'm a wife and mother. I love to cook. I love to garden. I love to study history. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Traveling was one of the favorite activities of my youth. Visiting other cultures and discovering what we have in common has led to a love of history. I also love my family. In in my mid-twenties, I graduated with a degree in Family Science. I then married and began a family of my own. Now 20 years later, I have 5 children who are a treasure to me. I now love to spend time at home and do everything I can to make my home a loving and positive environment. I love to discover good books and good music, and and I enjoy sharing these things with my children. If it is sunny outside, you will usually find me working in my garden. I love to ski, exercise, and learn new things every day.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I love Jesus Christ. Each time I go to His church, I feel like I want to be a better, more patient person. I leave uplifted and filled and ready to face the difficulties of life. I know I am a daughter of God, and that He cares about what is going on in my life.

How I live my faith

My family and I attend church every Sunday together, and I teach Sunday School to high school-aged youth. This year we are studying the New Testament. I also treat Sunday as a special day trying to do things that show love and respect to God rather than a day for recreation and fun. I live my faith by being kind and courteous to others, having a positive home environment where my children feel loved and valued, and by serving in my church and community.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Rather than wondering why we don't take drugs or drink alcohol, coffee or tea, I think to myself, why would I want to? These substances are habit forming and create great crutches in our lives. Instead of waking up to a cup of coffee in the morning, I go for a brisk walk to get my mind and body moving. The body is an amazing creation, and it doesn't need such things to feel happy and alive. Aside from the clear health benefits of staying away from these substances, we believe that God has revealed this as His law of health for these modern days. It seems like a pretty unintrusive law of health - stay away from things that are poisons. As far as what we can and can't eat, the Church has no rules but encourages us to eat right and take care of our bodies, and treat them as the precious gifts that they are. Seems pretty simple to me. Show more Show less