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Hi I'm Anne

Married mother of two, pianist, academic advisor, cancer survivor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm one of six kids. My parents, who were both converts, divorced my junior year in high school. I was a piano major in college. Met my husband through an online LDS singles site. Married at age 27, sealed in the temple after six years of marriage. Completed all but practicum and internship for a Master's in School Counseling. Work part-time as an Academic Advisor for ADN nursing students at a state university. Have two small red-headed kids who keep me busy. Enjoy baking, NPR, working with clay, naps, international cuisine, organizing information, intellectual/philisophical argument, and crochet. Survived thyroid cancer. Tend to vote Democrat. Love the arts.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, baptized at age eight, rebelled in college, then returned to my faith in my mid-twenties. My Heavenly Father knows me. He has placed many things in my life that have stretched my abilities, increased my understanding and strengthened my desire to live the Gospel. I know that I have a Savior who loves me. I know that my sins can be forgiven if I repent and call upon the redeeming power of the Savior's atonement. I know that Jesus Christ was an amazing person, from whom I've learned how I should live. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, prepared and sent to restore Christ's church to the Earth. I know that the Bible and the Book of Mormon contain the word of God. I feel the great peace and power of God when I read the scriptures. The scriptures connect me to that which is unchanging. The Holy Ghost, the scriptures, prayer, my knowledge of the Atonement, and that my Heavenly Father loves me, have helped me to love, forgive, learn, progress

How I live my faith

I've served with the youth (teenagers) as a teacher and mentor; with the children as a teacher and leader; teaching the adult women on Gospel topics; I've helped organize events, I've served through music- piano, organ, choir; service projects- landscaping, Project Linus, cleaning, etc. However, the most important and rewarding service I've participated in is service to my family.