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Hi I'm Marsha

I became a Mormon in Colorado. I'm a farm girl at heart. I love to teach, music, reading and of course, the gospel.

About Me

Growing up on a ranch taught me the valuable lessons of life, including how to work. I have been able to work through a lot of stuff that life throws at us all. I had a beautiful handicapped sister that taught me for 25 years of her life about genuinely loving others and accepting differences. I went to college later in life and finally graduated at age 40 which wasn't too late. I have loved being a teacher, a mom and now a grandma. All these things I am, have taught me the lessons of life, including the most important one - "have good relationships with family and others". That's what it's all about. I hope to leave this world with a lot of friends.

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints gives me guidelines to live by, truths to guide my decisions and friends with similar values to share my life with. My family and I love the gospel and know that it can bring us all true happiness as we work through life's difficulties and life's grandest moments progressing together.

How I live my faith

I have most enjoyed teaching the youth. They are our bright hope for the future. Their eyes and hearts are looking for the truth. They are my friends, even when I am stern about following the rules. I believe they respect that and love that I am going to tell them what is correct, not just what they want to hear. They give me a boost by their association with me. I truly love them.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Once a child wanted to buy a bike. They worked hard to earn money for it, but it cost more than they could save. Other things came up and the child fell short of needed funds. A loving parent stepped in and offset the cost of the bike as soon as they saw that the child had done all they could. We are the children. We want to have eternal happiness. We work hard to earn this great blessing, but it seems to be out of grasp as we make mistakes and falter. Our loving Father in Heaven stepped in and offered the atonement of His Son, Jesus Christ. This could make up for the cost of Eternal Happiness we so desired. This is the Grace of God. After all we could do, His grace is sufficient to cover all our short comings. He is loving and gracious. He offers grace freely to all. That is the God of Love know. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

We are more alike than different to women everywhere and from all walks of life. True, our values are more traditional, but I believe that we have the opportunity to live as equal partners and much of the world is missing this eternal truth. Yes, we love the divine opportunity of motherhood. We are co-partners with our husbands in the creation of these mortal bodies to house spiritual beings. We want to teach these children all the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ, as well as take care of them temporally. I am so grateful for a husband that provided for our family so I could fulfill this sacred role. I loved being a mom and raising children, most of the time. Of course, I had days that I had to remind myself that what I was doing was truly important. My husband helped with this effort when he was not at work. It was a fun time and my mom was right when she said that those days of diapers and cooking wouldn't last forever. Then when my children were all in school, I had the opportunity to finish my education and become a teacher. I was always respected in our home and supported by my husband when I wanted to fulfill this important goal in my life. I feel being a "Mormon Mom" has given me the best of living, of progressing, and of learning. It has given me greatest happiness. Show more Show less