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Hi I'm Janice

I'm retired from public safety and I love photographing lifes beautiful details. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the adopted mother of twins and happen to be divorced after 35 years of marriage. I love the outdoors and all seasons. I'm retired from both public and private sectors. I am enjoying life to the fullest, and am thankful for each new day. Amature photography has become a part-time job; the tail is wagging the dog, so to speak. Photographing weddings at various Latter-day temples is a fun challenge. My current calling in the church is working with investigators and newly baptized members, and as a convert, I appreciate the opportunity to teach that class and learn from the students... it's a beautiful thing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was invited to investigate the Church and although I was a bit slow in my conversion, I was attracted by the "live what you believe" attitude as well as the organization of the Church worldwide. I have travelled around the world, and discovered that we were all very closely connected and in harmony in the Church, no matter the language or customs. I guess I would say I appreciate the lack of "chaos" for want of a better word. I know I am not perfect, but I love exercising my spiritual growth, which is a large part of my church participation.

How I live my faith

I feel that I live my faith firstly within my own home, I try to keep it "safe" from worldly or demeaning influences. I respect and love my neighbors, regardless of age, religion or other circumstances. I have a passion for teaching and supporting the youth at Church and in our community, (photographing sports and band for the High School). I guess my philosophy is to follow Jesus Christ's everlasting commandment to Love One Another... it's not always easy, but it is rewarding in the long run. I always try to remember what my Mom used to say, "It's not what happens to us, it's how we handle what happens to us."

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

When we work towards being self-reliant, we can provide for ourselves and be independent. I learned to "save for a rainy day" from my father who worked in construction where work was not consistant. I feel a since of freedom and love every opportunity to save because I know that it can be done with some planning. It's amazing how many people don't realize where all their money goes in a year; because they don't have a budget. The reason being self-reliant and prepared for any emergency, like being laid off from work, is important to me is because it is a very good habit that is also rewarding. I enjoy reusing, repairing, and even re-purposing "things" that might have been thrown away and replacements paid for. Another important aspect to being self-reliant is that I am to the point where I won't be a burden on others in an emergency, either natural or man-made... and I still have stored food and supplies that I can use to help and serve others. It is not easy.... at first, but it can become a great habit or goal for a family and brings self respect. Show more Show less