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Hi I'm Nori

I'm a mother and music teacher. I love to read, run, and travel. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have lived in Idaho for more than 20 years and have enjoyed raising our 4 children here. I have degrees in both music and Spanish education and have been blessed with a job that allows me to be involved in two things that I love - teaching and music. It has also allowed me the flexibility to be available for my children and grandchildren, whom I also love! In addition to music and language, I love to travel and see new places, meet new people, and learn about their culture, their families, and their communities.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Latter-Day Saint home, but like many young people I struggled to figure out who I was and what I believed. It wasn't until I was in college that I really started to exercise faith in the Lord Jesus Christ by searching the scriptures and praying with real intent to know what direction the Lord would have me take in my life. As I continued to study the Scriptures, pray, attend church, and follow the counsel of church leaders and parents I realized that I was happiest when I was keeping the commandments and trying hard to live the Gospel. Obedience to God's laws continues to be a source of great strength and comfort in my life. Of course, I'm not perfect, but whenever I have turned to the scriptures for guidance - particularly the Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ - and prayed earnestly for help in knowing how to deal with whatever obstacle is occurring my life, I have felt a warmth and comfort that is undeniable. It is this feeling of warmth that helps me, and all of us, to recognize truth. This same undeniable feeling has strengthened my testimony of the Lord Jesus Christ, The Book of Mormon, and of our Heavenly Father's eternal plan for me and for each one of his children.

How I live my faith

For me one of the most important aspects of living my faith has to do with how I prepare myself to interact with my family and students. It's important to me that I try my best to be honest in my dealings with others and kind to other people, because I believe that we're all God's children. Again, I am not always perfect in my endeavors, but my desire to treat others as Christ would is genuine and I feel like my ability to do so increases as I pray daily for humility and compassion. I am currently serving in the young women's organization in our church (ages 12-18) and love the opportunity that gives me to study the scriptures and learn more about our Heavenly Father's plan and great love for each of us. I have also served in the children's organization, women's organization, and as organist and choir director. I love that the Lord has organized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in such a way that we all have opportunities to develop as individuals as we are helping others.