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Hi I'm Musette

I grew up in California. I am a wife and mother of 8 from the age of 27 to 3. I am a grandmother of 3. I love life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised by a hard working single mother. I always believed that I was meant to do something important. I went to every church that I could find looking for what I thought was the right one. There were many times in my childhood when I turned to God for peace and strength. In my early teens I accepted Jesus as my Savior. Life got immediately better in all ways. I continued going to churches and not finding the one that I agreed with completely. I enjoyed learning but did not enjoy school, so I took the GED exam and graduated at 16 from High School. I went on to become an Insurance Underwriter, start college and attend a school to become a paralegal. My goal was to become an attorney. At 17 I married and, within 3 years had 3 children. The marriage ended and I was a single mother of 3 babies by the time I was 21. That was a VERY HARD TIME in my life. I was a legal secretary. I started my own legal support business (after losing my job due to childhood illnesses). I still look back and wonder how I managed to survive this. I don't think that I slept much. I worked all the time and my children were being raised by a nanny. There were some very special miracles that gave me faith and hope. I knew that God was aware of me and loved me. I met my present husband around this time. An incredible man that wanted me to stay home and raise our children. A man that honored and respected womanhood and motherhood. It's been over 20 years now.

Why I am a Mormon

My life has been full of miracles. There has never been any doubt of a loving Heavenly Father that is personally involved with humans. However, I have a legal background and a skeptical personality. I also had my very definite standards as far as religion goes. I believe that our Father in Heaven says what He means and that we are to follow all of His commandments. I believe that what we do makes a great deal of difference. I DID NOT TAKE JOINING ANY RELIGION LIGHTLY. While we were living in Oregon in 1993, and after prayerfully looking for a church to raise our children in, I had a dream that let me know that Jesus was real, happy and leading His work. And, that after death the work continued. I was filled with joy and peace. Within a week or two the missionaries knocked on our door. When I opened the door I felt that I had to hear what they had to say. I invited them to teach us. It was absolutely wonderful to have them come and say all that I felt in my heart was true and that I had always believed. When I voiced any concern or questions they answered and taught so truthfully. My whole family could feel the Spirit as they came often to teach us. We so enjoyed them. They gave us a Book of Mormon and told us to read and pray to ask God if it was true. I did that first and was given a loving confirmation of the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon. Never before, with all of the attendance in other religions, had anyone told me to inquire of God for the truth. It has been over 17 years since we were baptized into the church. It is still a marvelous work and a wonder. For the past 17 + years I have been telling anyone that will listen about this, the Lord's church here on earth. My testimony has grown to include the knowledge that Thomas Monson is a prophet of God; that Joseph Smith was truly a prophet. My life is so much more than I ever could have imagined or dreamed that it would be. As Lehi desired that all should come and partake, I do too.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by awaking daily with a prayer to have the Lord direct my day according to His will and need for me. As a family, we start our day with scriptures. I find that the most important thing I can teach my children is the truth; That they have a Father in Heaven that loves them; That Jesus is our Savior and Redeemer. That through His name we have hope and joy. That repentance is essential and a privilege and blessing; That the Holy Ghost is the most important companion in life. I serve in the Primary Presidency in my ward. That means that I work with the children ages 18 mos to 12 years. I accept this calling prayerfully and seeking guidance as I do as the Spirit guides me to act on the Lord's behalf with these precious children of His. I love my family and respect them. I know that my children are really God's children and that their care is His priority. I know that anyone that I come into contact with deserves my respect, love and patience. That God loves them and expects me to show that love whenever possible. I have recently started geneology. I attend the temple often to do proxy work for my dead kindred. My life has more joy than imagineable. My life has meaning and value so far beyond what I thought it would. I used to seek worldly acknowledgement and accolades. I now find that the world's praise is of such little value to me. There are not words to adequately express my gratitude to God for sending the missionaries to our door 17 years ago. There is not one part of my life that isn't greatly improved by the knowledge of the truth. I am happy to serve others and I am full of gratitude now, which is why I am so happy. I have eyes that see and ears that hear. The Lord has taken a pigs ear (me) and made so much more. I no longer abuse my body with coffee, tea, alcohol or tobacco. I no longer abuse my spirit with inappropriate media. I no longer treat myself or anyone else like we don't matter. WE ALL MATTER!!

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Musette
Yes. The scriptures and the knowledge that we have now of our Father in Heaven and our Savior Jesus Christ has been delivered to us through prophets. The scriptures say that God is unchanging. So, by this we should expect that God continues to speak with us, His children, in like manner. I believe that we are as important as the people of old. I believe that today is as trying in it's own unique way as have been all other times. I do not think that God just gave up on us and walked away. Likewise, I do not believe that we are better than the people of old and not in need of guidance. When I keep myself in tune with the Spirit through prayer and scripture study; through my efforts to be close to the Lord, I am in tune with whatever counsel is given by the prophet. It is absolutely marvelous to receive inspiration from the Spirit and then have the counsel from the prophet (say in the Ensign) be right on the subject and use the same scriptures and wording that I have been receiving through the Spirit. However, we have not been instructed to blindly follow anyone. It is imperative and essential that we seek confirmation from the Holy Ghost on who represents God. In fact, in order to fully value and respect the teachings of the prophets (ancient and modern) we are to inquire of the Lord too. This I have done and have found that the Lord is pleased when I do this. My testimony is then increased, along with my understanding. Show more Show less