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Hi I'm Barbara Dunning-Frazier

I've lived most of my life in the fertile mid west in the state of Indiana, USA. I am a writer. I am a Mormon.

About Me

As a mother, grandmother and sister I can definitely say my family is the light of my world. They are what makes getting up in the morning a pleasure. After a wonderful 38 years of marriage, my beloved husband passed away. Although it's been seven years, I still miss his gentle touch and his daily "I love you"s. At the age of 37 I earned my GED. At 42, with a household of 12 and working part time, I attended collage and receiving a degree as a dietary technician. My passion is writing. I have two published novels, two cookbooks and am working on polishing up several others that are written. I love visiting with friends, gardening, needle work, art, music, pets, long rides, rain on the roof and so much more.

Why I am a Mormon

At a very young age my neighbor invited my two sisters and I to attend her church: The Pilgrim Holiness Church. A church bus, with a smiling driver picked us up each week for several years. My memories are of gentle, caring people who taught me about Jesus. I will always love my teachers and be forever grateful for their love and introduction to my Savior. When I was eight, my family moved far away. I attended the baptist church around the corner. I remember carry-ins with pickled eggs, fun youth activities and wanting to be baptized. Once again we moved back to Indiana where I attended different denominations. I have sweet memories of a young United Brethren pasture and his dear wife. They truly loved the Lord and the people they served. They helped me during a difficult time. At age 18, a long-time friend sent two young men in suits and ties to my door. I politely let them in. As I listened to their teachings, I felt as if I had opened a book I had long ago read. Each new page brought back memories of things familiar and true. The Spirit whispered to my heart that this witness of God the Father and Jesus Christ was true. As I read the Book of Mormon, the same sweet peace filled me with the love of God and desire to serve him more fully. I was baptized three weeks later. My testimony of these truths has increased a thousand fold. I am a Mormon because this gospel fills my heart with happiness and love for all mankind. It satisfies thirst for knowledge and and fills my soul with peace.

How I live my faith

I love working in the church. Many of my years have been spent with the children and youth. They tend to keep me feeling young. Presently I am a secretary in our women's group. Our goal is to care for the needs of the ladies in our branch, as well as reaching out to the community. In times of hardship we lend eager, helping hands and backs to repair, uplift and edify. We are always ready with a casserole for a new mother or sick sister. We've been known to do many amazing things!

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Barbara Dunning-Frazier
To me, the atonement of Jesus Christ is the greatest gift ever given. The law of justice requires a price for our sins. Part of that price is paid through honest, sincere, and lasting repentance. However, we alone cannot ever truly make full restitution for our sins. We cannot erase the consequences, and sorrow our choices often cause us and others. Fortunately, Heavenly Father made a way to overcome what we lack by allowing His Son, Jesus Christ to Atone for our sins, or help us become "at one" with the Father. Show more Show less