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Hi I'm Nancy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother, daughter, grandaughter and sister. I live in a home of 4 generations, full of love and chaos. I am a financial aid counselor at a graduate school. And I am a Mormon. Being a Mormon is not who I am but rather how I was molded into who I am. It is a very different experience in life to be raised knowing that you are a child of God, that you are of divine nature, to know why you are here and what the point of your whole life is. I was born with a physical limitation to the hands. I was always taught that I could do anything I wanted. So I did. I started with embroidery at the age of 6 moved on to crocheting at the age of 10. I dabbled in sewing and knitting in high school. I refused to take home ec classes because I already had the best teacher in the world, my mom. I drew, I did artsy stuff and crafts. And I wrote - essays, poems, a few bad stories and a journal. Today, I still write but mostly journaling. I scrapbook and make cards and would love to get a little messy with some mixed media stuff but will probably leave that to the digital realm. I love movies and reading. My Kindle is a constant companion. And I'm addicted to HGTV and Pinterest!!!!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church although we were not always very active members. I remember my baptism day like it was yesterday. My dad had to do it 3 times because all my "parts" wouldn't stay under the water at the same time! But what made the biggest impression on me was my confirmation which was done right after my baptism. Part of the prayer that is said says,"we say unto to you receive the Holy Ghost". My entire body felt like it was being consumed by fire. It scared me to death because I didn't understand what it was but today it serves as a reminder and true indicator that this is the true Church. I spent about 15 years as an inactive member as a young adult - mostly due to employment as I worked most Sundays. But even when I got married, I wrote our wedding vows so that there would be no mention of "until death do us part". Simply because I truly believed in my heart that families are forever. And then 6 months later my father died and even though I was devastated, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I would see him again. No matter where I have been in life the teachings of the Church have been a solid rod to hold onto. I always knew in my heart why I was here on this Earth and that I am a child of God. And this very knowledge is what led me back to church to ensure that my only child would have this very same foundation in life. And my firm conviction (and plenty of tears) is what eventually led my husband to conversion. I am a Mormon because I cannot imagine being in any other church. I know this is Christ's restored Church and the gospel that is taught is the same message as given by Christ many years ago. I believe that Joseph Smith was a prophet and that he translated the Book of Mormon through divine means. I believe that God the Father and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph in the sacred grove. I believe we have a prophet on this earth today and I believe he comunes with Christ on leading His people in this day and age.

How I live my faith

I think I live my faith by being who I am. I was taught to always practice those random acts of kindness and that's it is my responsibility to care for those around me.While I don't consciously ask my self the question, I would like to believe that I follow the "what would Jesus do" model. And I let myself follow some of those little promptings of the Spirit just to send an email to someone I don't normally send things to, just to find out it was something that person really needed. I live my faith by being tolerant of others beliefs and lifestyles. And I try to look beyond the outside to see their heart. Yes, sometimes that is really hard but sometimes it's really rewarding. I live my faith by expressing my belief in the hand of God and Jesus Christ in my daily life. And I do not shrink from doing so. My faith is stronger because I acknowledge these daily things and I am tremendously blessed by it.