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Hi I'm Nancy

I love music, poetry, and the beauty of nature. I'm a peacemaker, friend, mother, and wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of three children. I have a daughter, a son and a step son. I have been divorced and remarried and know that my Heavenly Father has a plan for my life. I have spent most of my life in south central Pennsylvania in the farming community. I have learned to appreciate where things come from, and that I can do without a lot of material things. They don't make you happy. I love seeing animals out in the wild, enjoy doing community service and am especially fond of the ocean and seashore areas in the world. I love to travel to see the beauty of nature that our Heavenly Father created for us. Those scenes reinforce to me that there is a great creator. He has made these things for us to appreciate and enjoy. There is nothing that makes me feel closer to my Heavenly Father than hearing the soft roar of the surf and seeing the sunrise on the ocean's horizon.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Mormon church when we lived in Southern California in the early 1960's. Shortly after, we moved to Pennsylvania to be with family. For 15 years we were not active in the church due to the long distance it was to drive to the nearest meeting house. In 1976 the Mormon church was organized in our home town and we were able to attend church on a regular basis. In those first few years, there were 3 families at church every week. Eventually, there came to be more members but I loved seeing everyone embrace the gospel and to see the changes that occurred in their lives for the better. I could never attend another faith because I know that it would be like" having the potatoes without the meat". The Mormon church provides both so that we can feast upon the words of Christ. I know that this is the true church on the earth today. I know that our Heavenly Father loves us and wants us to be happy. Church makes us happy. The bonds we have with our Heavenly Father will make us want to live a more Christlike life, It won't come all at once but little bit by little bit. Our happiness will grow as we continue to learn about our religion, where did we come from, why we are here and where we are going when we die. It's a perfect plan and makes so much sense. It's like having the icing on a cake. Some days you just want to sit back and "savor the flavor." The Book of Mormon and the Bible are true scriptures. We need to pray and learn daily the things that our Savior would want us to know.

How I live my faith

I am thankful that I can live my faith every day of the week, not just on Sundays. I enjoy doing small services for people such as putting away their grocery cart, helping the elderly load their groceries into their car, holding the door for a young mother who has her hands full, or making and delivering a meal to a family who has had a recent family crisis such as an illness or a death. I especially enjoy the music department in my ward. There I can sing the hymns which some to us from the scriptures and feel closer to my Heavenly Father. I enjoy conducting the congregation every week during services. Some of my favorite times are when the children of the congregation give a special presentation and "sing their little hearts out." I also enjoy spending time with our women's group in doing service projects, listening to small class lectures and just socializing with women who have the same values and beliefs that I have.