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Hi I'm Deborah

I am a Mormon. I am a freelance writer, wife and mother of two girls. I love to exercise.

About Me

I love to write, draw and sing. Currently I write a bimonthly parenting article for a local magazine, and I'm working on a Young Adult Novel for the LDS market. Writing has always been my passion. I am incredibly blessed to be able to be at home and care for my two daughters while my husbands provides for us. I know this isn't always the case and I am exceptionally thankful for the opportunity I have with my children. My husband is inactive, but he is still an amazing and supportive man. It's hard sometimes to be the one leading the family in prayer, scripture study and getting them ready for church. However, I know that I am not alone and that being an example is pivitol for my children. Especially on those less than glowing days. My daughters and I were recently diagnosed with ADHD/ADD. At first it felt like the blind leading the blind, but I feel like we are getting a better handle on it. It's nice to understand what's going on so that we can get the tools we need to be and do better. I am also a self proclaimed nerd and geek. I adore continuing to learn and find out new things about the world around me. Education of the gospel and other truths in the world are wonderful ways to keep my mind sharp. I love to read and watch well done science fiction and fantasy.

Why I am a Mormon

Whenever I walk into the church, read the scriptures or listen to one of the talks from the General Authorities it testifies to me why I am a member of The Church. Sometimes I don't understand why something has happened in my life or a particular thing that is being asked of me. However, I know that I am always blessed by following His Plan. Heavenly Father has better plans and aspirations laid out for me (and all of his children) than anything I could ever ask for on my own. Sometimes I will hear the idea that faith is believing something for no reason. They mock it as childish hope. Faith is not just believing without seeing. It is infinitely more. Faith is believing in things that are true. When I kneel down to pray and am patient, the Lord answers my prayers. The answer might be yes, later or I have a better idea. It might even be that the things I am asking for are fine, but that I need to step out first and do some work of my own. There is an amazing comfort when you kneel before Heavenly Father and pray to him. When I tell him about my day, my struggles, triumphs, concerns and passions it helps me grow closer to the Lord. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints gives me peace, direction and a purpose. It helps in all aspects of my life. I can always find the answers to my problems when I search the scriptures, talks from church leaders such as the Prophet, Apostles and Auxiliory Leaders and of course when I ask the Lord. The Church gives direction for my life and for my family. Modern life can get so crazy. It can give us wonderful things, but also dangerous temptations that can wreck us and our families. I am so thankful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where we have a modern Prophet and council to help me, my family and those around us. The Church gives me peace and hope when I am feeling distraught and lost. It gives me safelty, shelter and the strength to fight the battles going on around me and all of us.

How I live my faith

I am the Primary President in my ward. This means that I preside over the youth who are under the age of twelve in our ward. This calling has been such a blessing as I get to learn more about the individual children. The thing that surprised me is that it has also made me more in tune with their parents and the teachers. It has shown me how important each of them are. We are all children of God. I also visit women in our ward as part of my monthly visiting teaching. Visiting with women in the ward is such a wonderful opportunity because I get a chance to meet with them in a more personal basis. My visiting teaching companion (another women in the ward) both talk with them. It's a wonderful service that helps me, my companion and the women we see. Each of us are blessed in different ways. It's not always easy to schedule and we do the best we can, but it's always worth it.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

We don't drink coffee, tea or alcohol because the Lord revealed that this was not inline with His teachings. This law was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith in 1833 and is known as the Word of Wisdom. These substances are addictive and harm the spiritual and physical freedoms. We never have to worry about becoming addicted to these substances if we never take them. The Word of Wisdom also tells us that we should eat things in their season and eat meat sparingly. Scientists debate what is healthy. There are studies to support or dissuade you from any diet. With the Word of Wisdom, I know that I can rely on the knowledge of my omnipotent and compassionate Father in Heaven instead of changing studies. Show more Show less