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Hi I'm Lori Ashby

I was born on Ashby Ave. I married my best friend Alan Ashby. It's pretty great that it worked out that way. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have to start out with what I believe is my greatest roll on earth, I am a wife first and a mother of 5 children. I do have to say that being a grandmother tops it all but I had to be a wife and a mom to get there. I have learned a great deal of how our Heavenly Father loves us in the role of parent. I realize that my children are my Heavenly Fathers and that I only get them for a small amount of time to help lead them and guide them safely back to Him. So I spent a lot of time on my knees asking Him how He wants me to raise these special children. Each one has their own needs and I hope to be in tune with what I can do to help them. Having children is a great responsibility but we do not have to do it alone. Although I have been blessed to have my loving companion by my side we together made it a priority to raise our children with the help of the Lord. I have been able to stay at home, we don't make a lot of money but we have been blessed with all we need. Now that my focus has changed and my family is growing up my husband and I are grateful that our relationship during all these years of parenting was also nourished. He always let the kids know how much he loves me. We date a lot and try and put each other first. We have a lot to learn but we have felt the Lords strength through it all.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my parents were members of the church when I was born. Both my mother and my father are converts. My mother was introduced to the church when she was 14 years old by her step mother Polly. She met my father and they were married and he became a member then. Later they were sealed in the Los Angeles California Temple but never went again. My father chose to back away from the church because of habits he had a hard time giving up. When I grew older I asked him what he thought of Joseph Smith and seeing the Father and Jesus. He admitted that it was difficult to understand and so hard to believe. I was able to bare testimony that I knew that it was true. My mother has since gone back to the temple and attends regularly. Even though my dad did not attend church often my mother was faithful and brought my sister and I always and we grew up with all the activities and blessing the gospel provides. I wish my father was actively involved but it was what it was and he supported us. I am a Mormon because I have read and studied the Book of Mormon and know that it is true. There is a healing power to the book of Mormon that I discovered while reading it through a very difficult time of my life. I have felt the greatest of blessings by paying tithing and keeping covenants. I feel the strength of the Lord when I keep His commandments and act on the promptings I am given by the Holy Ghost. I love my Savior Jesus Christ and know that He is the Son of our living Father in Heaven. I know Heavenly Father answers prayers and that His Son, Jesus Christ is our advocate. I know He love me and He loves you. He allowed His Son to die for us and suffer for us. I know Jesus Christ loves each of us as individuals and took it upon Himself to suffer for all of us. I love my Heavenly Father, He is my Father and He loves me. I believe in His plan, the plan of Salvation, that all of us can live with Him eternally because we have agency to choose our path.

How I live my faith

I listen to our prophet. Through the years I have been blessed with opportunities to serve in the church. I have felt the desire to follow the prophet. I listen to conference over and over. We are blessed to hear from our prophet and general authorities 2 times a year and I intently listen and listen to the messages over and over. I love the scriptures and when I read them a I learn something new I get excited. We read as a family and on our own almost daily. Perfection is not what we are all about we just do our best. We try and do family home evening each week, and when we do sometimes it's great. Again we just keep trying. We attend church weekly and that is something we are trying to be perfect at. I love to go to church and partake of the sacrament. It renews me and helps me feel that I am forgiven and that I can keep trying to do better each week. I attend the temple often and feel the power of the spirit there. It helps me keep my life in perspective. I know when my thoughts of what is important gets off track I know where to go to get it back. Wow, that was a rhyme. I love getting a new calling. I learn so much and it stretches me to get out of my comfort zone. Teaching the gospel is a favorite on mine also. The more I get to teach, the more I learn and retain. I hope to serve a mission with my sweetheart someday. There we will be stretched because we will be learning to work together in a whole different setting. I know we will have to rely on the Lord. That is always a good thing.