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Hi I'm Lorelei

I send Today’s Cheer daily to my friends. I’m a wife, mother, young granny, all around remarkable woman, and I’m a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Lorelei. I have been married to the same wonderful man for 30 years. Together we share two wonderful adult children and five precious grandkids. They are the total delight of our lives! For fun I love to run, cook, play games, and spend time doing pretty much anything with my family and friends. I also love chocolate and mashed potatoes. For much of my life, I served as a police officer, sergeant and executive administrator. I also teach online criminal justice courses for a community college. This means, I can manage a crazy amount of moving parts, bring order to it, and engage people favorably while creating results—translation: I get things done and care about the people, too! My husband and I are country folks—translation: we love animals, gardening, and the outdoors. We also volunteer in our community. I have a passport and would love to travel more. I speak conversational German and know Deaf Sign Language as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m a Mormon because I know my Heavenly Father is real and that he sent his Son Jesus Christ to the earth to atone for our sins. I’m also a Mormon because I feel the Holy Spirit guide me in my decisions and comfort me in times of trial. I joined the Church as a high school junior at the age of 16. The young man who baptized me went on to serve a mission to Japan where he was instrumental in sharing the Gospel to many others. This is because he held the priesthood keys enabling him to act in the name of God. Though not a scriptural scholar, I know the Bible and the Book of Mormon to be the words of God. I am comfortable with this knowledge, feeling no need to memorize verses or seek answers to every possible theological scenario. I am satisfied sensing that I know enough and will continue to learn more about the Gospel as time goes on. I am also a Mormon because I love to serve and cheer folks up. I find similar talents within my fellow church members. As a child, I was often making cards, picking flowers to share, or baking cookies to cheer without heckling from my parents. When I met Mormon kids also doing these same things, I knew I had found a group in which to fit. Serving others is a great Christ-like attribute that so many Mormons freely give with no thought of their own self-sacrifice. This helps me know that Christ’s sacrifice was not in vein as so many here live by his example. It is my goal to someday serve a couples’ mission with my husband.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by expecting and knowing that God has good things in store for me (and us). Whatever is happening is for my betterment, even times of trial. So I start my day with a prayer of gratitude and then go about the rest of the day doing the best that I can to do good in the world. I recognize I am not perfect and sometimes make mistakes, but I also have confidence in my ability to make good decisions as Jesus would have me do. I also live my faith by accepting others for who they are and loving them without negative judgment as I hope they judge me accordingly. I look for the good, sift away the negative, and press forward knowing we are all God’s children—no matter what! Life is too short to dwell on negativity. I set a good example for my family and accept feedback when they remind me of my errors. It is my hope to live up to being a remarkable woman and a remarkable Mormon. I am still working on both of these daily.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

A testimony is a special witness etched on one's core with all the candor of one's heart, mind, and soul made possible by the gentle whispers of the Holy Ghost or whom we also refer to as the Holy Spirit. When referring to the "testimony of the Church," this means that I gained a clear knowledge of the truthfulness of the Gospel as conveyed via Mormon church teachings which include the words of God, the Lord Jesus Christ, promptings from the Holy Spirit, modern day prophets, and personal revelation delivered right to my mind and heart. Show more Show less