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Hi I'm Margaret

I grew up in New Jersey but now I'm in wild, wonderful West Virginia. I've written a best selling book. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I live on 40 acres with my husband who likes to garden - and I like to eat so that works out well. I am writer, a mother of a large family and step-family. I have a degree in mathematics and am a former executive in the high tech industry. I met my husband over a singles website during the time I was an executive. I wrote that "I hate to golf. I'd rather give birth again than play golf." And my soon-to-be-husband thought, "I hate to golf, too," so he contacted me. A match made in heaven. We lived in Alaska for a couple of years and LOVED it! But it's too far from our children and grandchildren so now we're in wild, wonderful West Virginia and loving that, too.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to the Presbyterian church down the street from my house, across the street from my great-grandparents. I also attended an Episcopalian church with my grandmother and the Catholic church with my aunt and uncle and cousins. I loved vacation Bible school. When I was seven my parents took us to visit a different church. I remember it was nice but very plain - no stained glass windows or soaring ceilings. But while I was there I felt something, something I'd never felt before. I've never known how to describe it. The best I can say is that up to then I'd learned a lot about Jesus, but that day I felt I met him. When I was in second grade I was given a little Bible. Whenever I was sad or upset or even just bored I'd go to my room and read my Bible, especially Psalms and the New Testament. I always had a good feeling when I read it. I learned from that to recognize God's spirit. When I was a teenager, I read the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Christ. I had that exact same feeling of peace and understanding. So I prayed and asked if this book was from God and He said yes. Since then I have found that the temple ordinances, the weekly taking of the Lord's supper and living the gospel bring me closer to Christ and much peace in my life. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Every day I get up and ask, "What do you want me to do today, God?" and then I do it. It's often simple, like call someone. Or big - like organize a group to build a house for an elderly, disabled woman whose uninsured house burned down on Thanksgiving eve. Whatever it is, I do that. Currently I teach Sunday School, help with Rotary service projects and fund raisers (we fund a lot of scholarships for good students in our little Appalachian community) and I spend a lot of time just visiting people. Many people just need a visitor and someone to talk with.