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Hi I'm Lorie

I make blankets and quilts for humanitarian aid. I love family history, walking, and beaches. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married to my best friend for 26 years! We have 4 children, three all grown up and one in high school. I have loved being a stay at home mom and continue to love being a homemaker. I like to help others in need. One of my favorite ways to do that is by creating blankets and quilts for humanitarian aid. I get together with my friends and we hand stitch the quilts we have created. I also really love family history. I enjoy all parts of it - the stories, the photos and videos, the research and discovering. It's like being a detective. I enjoy helping others get starting on solving their own family history "mysteries". I also love to walk. I find it strengthens my mind, my body and my soul. I try to walk everyday and I listen to my favorite jazz standards playlist when I do. One of my favorite places to go is the beach. Just sitting on the sand and listening to the waves is wonderful. I love the smells of the ocean and the sounds of the happy children playing in the surf.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in an LDS family. But when I was about 10 years old, I wanted to know for myself if what my parents taught me and what I learned at church was real. I remember clearly kneeling in my bed one night and saying a prayer to my Heavenly Father. I simply asked if the things my parents taught me were true and especially was Joseph Smith really a prophet - did he really see the vision and was the Book of Mormon really scriptures like the Bible? I will never forget the sweet, calm and happy feeling that came into my soul. I felt joyful. That was many years ago, but that feeling of conviction has only grown. Each time I go to church, each time I worship in one of our temples, each time I kneel to pray, each time I read from the scriptures or listen to our prophet speak, each time I serve another - that joy returns as a quiet testimony of truth. A testimony that all that I do is worth it and will mean something in the eternities.

How I live my faith

I try to face each day with the attitude that I will try and do what the Lord would want of me that day. I know I am loved by Heavenly Father and by my Savior, Jesus Christ. When I don't quite measure up, I know they are patiently waiting for me to try again and that they will guide me to get it right. Service has always been important to me. It's my personal way of showing my gratitude for the many blessings I daily receive from the Lord. Whether I am serving my family in doing the simple daily tasks of life, or helping a friend or neighbor in need, or working on a blanket for a humanitarian cause, I can feel the sweet influence of the Spirit telling me that my efforts are pleasing. I love the scripture found in the Book of Mormon, "...when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God."

Are Mormons Christians?

I've always found this an odd question. Being raised in the LDS church, I grew up praying to my Heavenly Father in the name of His son, Jesus Christ. There has never been any question in my mind who I worship. My personal study in the life is to become more like my Savior, Jesus Christ. It is through following His example and accepting the gift of the Atonement, that I will one day be able to return to the presence of my Heavenly Father. There is no other path. Show more Show less