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Hi I'm Debbie

I am the mother of 8; his, mine, and ours and a full-time student studying psychology. I love MUSIC! And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a large family that loved music. We sat around as my mother played the piano and would sing for hours. That is part of my most treasured memories. After I was grown and had a family of my own, we even had a small family band. It consisted of my siblings, my mother, and I. I am the mother of 8 children. They are his, mine, and ours! I have 12 grandchildren whom I love very much. I am married to a wonderful and exceptional guitar player and we still love to make music in our own home. I am also a full-time student. I went back to school at the age of 49 and am currently working towards a Masters in Counseling.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a part member home. My mother was a member of this church while my father was not. My father did, however, always support my mother in teaching us the gospel. Possibly because of the double standard aspect, I grew up and experimented for myself. I spent several of my adult years testing other lifestyles. One day I picked up the Book of Mormon with a different outlook. I determined to know exactly one way or the other for myself. I wanted to believe or not to believe without anyone else's influence. Once I began reading, I was unable to put it down. I read it in a very short time and felt the spirit of the Holy Ghost in my heart. The Holy Ghost bore testimony to me of the truthfulness of that sacred book. I could no longer, rightly, sit on the fence. There was no more doubt in my mind. Today, I continue to live and to follow the standards of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints because they bring me joy. They bring me a sense of peace and comfort that is needed as life, in general, becomes more and more tumultous. I love the hope of eternal life. I love the knowledge of our purpose here. These things give me perspective and I am eternally thankful for them.

How I live my faith

I am currently the President of our church girl's youth program which is referred to as the Young Womens. I love working with the girls. They are ages 12-18 and they are beautiful aspiring wives and mothers. Before that I served in the church with the adult women and also as a leader in the Sunday nursery. My faith is very, very important to me. By attending Sunday meetings, and being actively involved, my faith grows each week. In service, I am better able to remain faithful and set a good example for all those I come in contact with. I love my fellow men. I work in an environment with many varied cultures and beliefs. It is a fabulous and remarkable setting to share ideas, and to learn about the lives of other good people. I am grateful to live in a world that, although there is much sadness and turmoil, is still filled with goodness as well.

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

I can't for the life of me imagine a God who does not love ALL his children. Those from the past and those in the present. It is my belief that God would never leave his children to stumble in the dark without a prophet to guide and direct them. Therefore, I know that God gives us a modern day prophet. God has a prophet at the head of his church who not only guides his church but is a prophet for the whole world. Show more Show less