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Hi I'm Deborah

I clean up trash on the freeway. I'm a pre-school teacher. I love to play the drums. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Inspired by the Go Go's in the 1980's, I started playing the drums when I was twelve years old. My skills increased as I took private lessons and played in jazz band in Jr. High and marching bands throughout high school and college. Though I haven't had much time to devote to practice while raising my four kids and running an in-home pre-k program, I still play for fun with my all-female hobby band, and I started a drum club at my kids' elementary school. Other interests include early morning running, eating a more plant-based diet, and serving in my community.

Why I am a Mormon

"By their fruits ye shall know them" Matthew 7:20, and the fruits of my church are many! I love the high standards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I know that they are inspired of God. Because of these standards, I will most likely never have an addiction or an STD! Also, I have discovered and developed many talents through being active in church: drumming, public speaking, being outgoing, organizing, leading, playing piano, and viewing everyone as a son or daughter of God. Because of our belief in families being eternal, I have made my family a top priority and set aside some personal ambitions in order to give my best energy to being a mom and wife. Still, I believe education and career are critical so I have spent time nurturing those as well. Other things I love about my faith are the primary (kids') songs, the goodness/faithfulness/dedication and unselfishness of many of the Mormons I know and the peace I feel as I attend the temple or spend time in God's creations, a.k.a nature. Finally, I love being Mormon because you can be almost anyone you want to be and still be a faithful Mormon (might exclude a few less-wholesome career paths).

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing my best to follow Jesus Christ's example of loving neighbors. I strive to be patient (especially while driving), kind and helpful and give people I meet a lift by smiling and making friendly conversation. At church I help with Public Affairs which means I build bridges between members of my faith and the broader community. I locate meaningful service projects, such as community clean ups and food distribution for the poor, for others to do as individuals or as groups and I post them on a web-site called justserve.org.