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Hi I'm Debra L Brown

I am a U.S. citizen, born and bred. Currently living in Cleveland, OH, hoping to one day escape Ohio. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandma, and daughter of my Heavenly Father. The only children at home are my husband and cat Shelsea. I love, love, love to read, sing, dance, sew, quilt, knit, write essays, poetry, and snarky comments on FB whenever I can. I recently discovered that art makes me happy, and took some art classes, and found a passion that carries me to another place. I love and live for my family. Grandbabies are the topper on my cupcake. My husband and I have been married 16 years, proving good things can happen via the internet. I love teaching people whatever they want to do that I can do. and I would love to teach Art Therapy. I know that art has worked in my life, and I want to see that look of wonder on someone's face for the first time when they finish something beautiful. I am an advocate (nag) about childhood hunger and take every chance to encourage, challenge, educate people about childhood hunger that is going on right under their noses. I have turned into a swimmer as a result of doing water therapy, and discovered that water and swimming is my bliss and playing seahorse using pool noodles is the best. My heroes are Abraham Lincoln and Joan of Arc and I plan to write a book about them. My favorite toys are my iPod and iPad. I am an unapologetic Democrat. I have turned into a clotheshorse since losing weight. I also am a professiona seat dance driver. I am a Criminal Minds freak (U.S. television show). Elephants are an example of family love.

Why I am a Mormon

Falling in love with Donny Osmond when I was 11 is what introduced me to the Church. Hearing the first discussion at 14 is what made me join the Church. I knew it was true five minutes into the discussion, and haven't had a doubt since that day. In fact, I was baptized at the age of 14 and after 41 years as a member, I no longer consider myself a convert. I know the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is true. I know that Joseph Smith was called as a prophet at a young age to bring about the restoration of the true gospel, and that our current prophet, Thomas Monson is a true and living Prophet of God. I try my best to live their teachings. I know the Book of Mormon is scripture just as much as I know the Bible is scripture. I know families can be together forever, and that my husband and I will be together forever. I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

First and foremost, I try to be a daughter that Heavenly Father can be proud of. It is a goal that can only be worked on day by day, everyday of my life. No one is perfect, but lately, there are more days than not that I get closer to my goal. I try to be an example to my family, complete strangers that I come into contact with, friends, and drivers on the road. I dress the standards of the church, which is sometimes hard with today's fashions, but I never want to hear a young woman or granddaughter say, "Well Sister Brown/Grandma is wearing a bikini, why can't I?" I watch my language, I don't smoke, drink, or take recreational drugs. Some of this might seem a no-brainer for someone who is 57, but temptations don't have an age limit. To help me on my path, I go to Church, I read my scriptures. Since first writing this profile, I have read the Book of Mormon twice, the Bible once, the Doctrine and Covenants, The Pearl of Great Price,and am re-reading the OT. The Book of Isaiah is my favirite book in the Bible. And through Isaiah I have learned more about Jesus Christ in those 66 chapters then at any other point in my life. I do visit teaching, where I have two wonderful Sisters I visit and Facebook with. I want them to feel my love for them through my love for the Savior. I love teaching the gospel whenever I can, and through the years have had many callings and can't pick a favorite. My current calling is Conducting the music in Sacrament, Relief Society, Baptisms when I am asked, and other meetings here and there. on Sundays, and at Baptisms. I am directing. I love the going to the Temple and I love the feeling of home and peace that I get when I am there. I am also working on getting closer to my Savior through personal prayer. This is a hard one because no matter our beliefs, I think all of us feel that sometimes God doesn't have time to listen to us. He does. My last words are this: Everyday I ask, am I Jesus to the least of these? Hopefully yes.