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Hi I'm Deborah

I'm a graphic designer, entrepreneur, big sister, lover of musicals, and a Mormon!

About Me

I am a lot of things. I am a daughter of two amazing parents who have taught me so many valuable lessons. I'm a big sister to a bunch of wonderful hooligans. I'm a graphic designer, entrepreneur, and published author. I'm a huge movie musical nerd who would challenge anyone to a Disney trivia competition at a moment's notice. I'm a college student who is really good at guessing on multiple choice quizzes and procrastinating my way through an essay with a package of Oreos by my side. I'm a Mormon with pioneer ancestors and who plays the piano at church every week. And most importantly, I'm a child of God!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon. My very earliest memories are of sitting in church and singing songs. Music has been a powerful tool in teaching me the doctrine of Jesus Christ, and then testifying in my heart of the truth of it. My parents taught me to live the gospel, not only through their words, but by their examples. Mormons are weird. I was born and raised a Mormon, but that wasn't without some struggle. I had parents who were never afraid to answer a question, and I sure had a lot of complicated questions. I wanted to understand exactly what it was I was supposed to believe -- the good and the bad. My parents were frank when they taught me complex parts of history or doctrine, and they always did it with love. There was never force, fearmongering, or compulsion. Just honest, sincere love. And that love was spread through my heart by the Holy Spirit. I had those things I'd always been taught confirmed in my heart. As I gained more knowledge, I gained a testimony of the truth of the gospel. There aren't quite words to describe the feelings the Spirit brings to your heart. I know through a collection of unique experiences in my life that the gospel of Jesus Christ can bring us true joy. His church has been restored and we have access to all the blessings which he wants to give us when we turn to Him.

How I live my faith

The gospel of Jesus Christ is all about the small ways we can serve others. I am not always the most service-minded individual, but I'm always grateful for the opportunities I have to serve. At church, I have what I think is the best assignment of all, which is playing piano for children's "singing time". I do my small part of playing the notes, and then get to see and hear these children light up when they sing about Jesus Christ and showing kindness to others. When I'm not behind the piano at church, I'm helping with the nursery children, or teaching a lesson. Sometimes I might be organizing bookshelves or cleaning up spills. Assignments at church are not very glamorous, but they all give us opportunity to help build each and every member up and give them a chance to have a better relationship with Jesus Christ. At home, I'm always busy with those "small and simple" ways to serve, like dirty dishes and laundry. I easily get bogged down by all of it, but then when I see the big picture of an eternal family made possible through Jesus Christ, I persevere and focus on those things which build meaningful and lasting relationships with others. It might be a board game night, or a casserole to somebody in the neighborhood who's sick. No matter what it may be, I feel my faith in Jesus Christ grow even through the smallest acts of service.