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Hi I'm Debbie Langley

While I grew up in Oregon I have lived most of my life in Colorado. I'm a single mom of 6. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a person who likes to think out of the box. There are no problems only challenges to be overcome. I believe this isn't an "either/or" world it is an "and" world. I believe Heavenly Father has so many blessings for us if we will just ask and be ready to receive the gifts he has for us. I enjoy taking long walks, playing games with my family, cooking, singing, and visiting friends. I have a passion for writing and teaching. I am trained in Classical Homeopathy and Real Estate Investing.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it is my anchor. I was born into a Mormon family. As a teenager, I went through all the motions of being an active member of the church. When I went off to college I had to make a decision if I was going to go to church and live the standards of the church. At first, I decided to not get involved with church. I changed some of my clothing choices and who I dated. This was really a dark time for me. I felt lost and confused, adrift on the sea of life with no direction. I took a class that required me to read the Book of Mormon. As I read the Book of Mormon I found light, hope, and direction. At the end of the book it said that I should ask God if the things I had read were true. It said I should have a sincere heart and pray with real intent and faith in Christ. I prayed to know if it was true. I received a witness that it is true. The Book of Mormon and the Church became my anchor to peace and happiness. As I have gone through life I have found the answers to the challenges I face within the pages of the Book of Mormon. As another witness of Christ it helps me to understand the doctrines taught by our Savior. It also acts as a guide to me for protecting my family from the evils in our world today. Another important part of my being a Mormon is the temple. I gave birth to a baby that didn't live very long. Because of the teachings of the gospel and the blessings of being sealed together in the temple as a family, my grief was lightened. I know that my baby will be my baby forever as long as I live worthy of these blessings. I know that the Gospel was restored to the earth through Joseph Smith. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know that we have living prophets on the earth to lead and guide us safely back to our Heavenly Father. I know that Jesus Christ suffered and died that He may atone for our sins and that He may know how to comfort and sustain us through the trials we go through. I know I have a Loving Father in Heaven.

How I live my faith

To me being a Mormon isn't just a religious title. Being a Mormon is a lifestyle that affects every aspect of my life. I get up in the morning and study the scriptures with my kids. Then we have family prayer before they leave for school. Daily I make time to say my prayers morning and night and to personally study the scriptures. When I'm faced with temptations I find relief by singing one of the children's songs or a hymn out of our song book. I am a Visiting Teacher so I have the privilege of making visits to other women in my area to deliver a spiritual message and to help them in any way they might need. This association and responsibility has been a blessing to me in so many ways. Sometimes I am able to serve these women by taking in a meal, babysitting, helping with a project they need to get done, or a phone call to let them know I'm thinking about them. On Mondays we have Family Home Evening. We look forward to this dedicated family time where we come closer together by sharing a spiritual message, playing games and a special dessert. There is usually lots of fun and laughter. My teenagers get to attend Seminary every school day. They look forward to receiving instructions in how they can apply the scriptures to their lives. One night a week the youth of the church gather together to work on service projects, Scouting and life skills. As women we have the opportunity to gather together to work on service projects, learn new skills, and socialize. This sisterhood has been a great strength in my life. I am grateful for the teachings of the Church that help my family and me to be obedient to God's commandments, to dress modestly, to conduct ourselves honorably, to love ourselves and others better, to know that we are sons and daughters of God with unlimited potential, and to feel our Savior's Love.

What is faith?

Debbie Langley
Faith seems like such an abstract word. Like something you grab out of the air. I have learned if I substitute the word "trust" every time I read the word "faith" I have a better understanding of what the scriptures are trying to teach me. Trust takes action. I have to make a conscious effort to trust. Each time I practice trusting something or someone my trust gets stronger. When I trust God I know I can depend on the outcome being in my best interest. It doesn't always happen in the way I want it or in my time frame but it will always be for my good. Life is a lot easier when I trust God to guide me through this journey and trust Him to take care of me. "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding." (Proverbs 3:5) Show more Show less