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Hi I'm Marybeth Marchant

I'm a wife and a mom. I teach and write about natural healing therapies. I love hiking and mountain flowers and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love flowers. One of my favorite hobbies is hiking in the mountains and identifying all the flowers I find along the way. Because I study alternative healing therapies, I also find it fascinating to study the healing properties of these plants and flowers. I am thankful that God has provided so many ways for us to heal our bodies. Sometimes I take my family on these mountain excursions. I love being a wife and a mom even more than flowers. My kids have mostly grown up like weeds - but I love weeds too! Being a mom has been the best job I have ever had. My kids have been worth the time and sacrifice I made for them. I work part time at a natural foods store. My kids have learned to eat some pretty weird things. I'm a non-GMO, un-processed, de-sugary, whole grain, raw foods kind of mom. Sometimes my kids don't appreciate it but I like to keep my family healthy. Along with all I know about health and healing, I also believe in healing and strengthening the soul. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has taught me about the healing and strengthening power of the atonement of Jesus Christ. I am thankful that Jesus loved me so much that He was willing to die for me. I know that He died for my sins but I am also thankful to know that He died for my sorrows, my pains, my fears and even my frustrations. The healing power I have received from Jesus Christ has been the most powerful healing therapy in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

An important part of my religion includes the blessing of being able to serve in the temple. Our temples provide a way for ancestors who have passed away and did not have an opportunity to hear the restored gospel, to be baptized. (see 1 Corinthians 15:29) When I serve in the temple, I can be proxy to these ancestors and perform various temple ordinances for them. Another very important temple ordinance is that of eternal marriage. I am very thankful to have been married in the temple to my husband. This temple ordinance unites us, not just for this life, but for all eternity. I am thankful to know that when my life on earth ends, I will be able to be with my family forever. I can also perform these temple ordinances for my ancestors who have passed on, uniting them as families for all eternity. (see Malachi 4:5-6) I am a Mormon because I have had a witness from the Holy Spirit that the principles and teachings found in my church are true. I have prayerfully read and studied the Book of Mormon and received a witness that the content in it is true. I have also had a witness from the Holy Spirit that Joseph Smith really did have a vision where he saw and talked with God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ in a grove of trees. Joseph Smith restored the true church of Jesus Christ back to the earth. I have also had a witness that Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet, called of God, to lead His church on earth today. In Galatians 5:22, we are reminded that, "...the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace". I know that, just as I had a witness from the Holy Spirit that these things are true, others can also know, and receive a witness. Joseph Smith was inspired to pray as he read a scripture in James 1:5-6 which says, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing waivering." God promises us, as we ask in faith, He will answer us.

How I live my faith

I am in charge of the teaching of 56 children in my church. I try to teach them to be Christlike in their actions to others. Reminding them to be Christlike is a good reminder for me also. I have found that my day goes better and I am a better person when I pray for the desire and strength to be Christlike each day. Part of living my religion includes checking up on and visiting those around me who are also Mormon. We like to be sure that members of our church are taken care of both physically and spiritually. I am assigned to watch over and support several others in my neighborhood. I like being a shepherd to others in need as Jesus suggests in Matthew 18:12-14. Many in the world believe that religion is confining and controlling. I am thankful to recognize that it is my religion that gives me freedom from the darkness and confusion in the world. As I live the teachings found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have found more freedom, more peace and more happiness than I can explain. Living my religion has worked as a protection from many of societies problems. My religion allows me to more easily overcome the trials I do experience in life. I know that I can turn to God for help and guidance and ultimately grow stronger from my challenges.