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Hi I'm Debbie

I grew up in Southern California. I love to create things and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I enjoy learning new things -- new things that interest me that is, like weaving or playing the ukulele -- right-brained sort of things. I believe in the old adage that says, "if you think you're going to fail, you're right." So, although, I do occasionally chicken out of trying new things, for the most part I enjoy trying. Consequently, I have had some very unique experiences in my life -- a book published, a 15 year long TV career as a Craft show host, traveled to many countries, and most importantly married a wonderful man with whom I have had 6 children. My family brings me the greatest joy. And, I am twice blessed, knowing that I have the opportunity to be with them forever!

Why I am a Mormon

Living the gospel of Jesus Christ has brought me and my family great joy, peace and hope. As a child, growing up in "the Church" I think I took much for granted -- a father who treated my mother like a queen, learning about Jesus Christ and understanding His great mission, being taught to have an eternal perspective when the trials of life stretch my faith and patience. I learned at a very early age that my Heavenly Father knows me, loves me, and listens to me. And, although I know that outside the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints there are many faithful, great families who are happy and feel the love of God regularly, whose prayers are answered and whose lives are greatly blessed, I want them to know that there is even more to learn -- more that will bring them even greater joy, peace and hope than they ever dreamed possible. Read the Book of Mormon. Our Heavenly Father has so much more in store for His children than we realize. Don't take my word for it. Ask HIM. He will answer your prayer as He has mine. Time and time again.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live a charitable life. By that I mean, I try very hard to be just a little bit better than I was the day before. I try to have more compassion for others, to be more tolerant and kind, to give people the benefit of the doubt, to not get angry, to be patient of others' short-comings (realizing that I have many of my own), to smile more. I have also had many opportunities to serve others through my membership in this Church. I have been able to teach children, youth, and adults; I have participated in and planned many community service projects; I have participated in classes where I have learned more about my Savior and His plan for me; and I try to teach others what I have learned through living my life in the kindest way I can. The older I get, the more I learn that I don't know -- the more I discover that I need to do so much better to become like my Savior. But, I don't get discouraged. I know that as long as I am trying my best and make regular course-corrections, I can stay heading in the right direction. That's all He asks of me, and I try to remember that everyone is trying to do their best too. Life it full of challenges, that's for sure. But, when we have faith in Jesus Christ -- when we trust that He hears our prayers and knows our sorrows -- we're never alone in our struggles. Knowing that He is, in fact, my Savior gives me hope. And, with that hope, I can feel peace no matter how difficult life gets.

Are Mormons Christians?

We are definitely Christians. We are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. We worship HIm as our Savior, our King, our Redeemer. It is through His atoning sacrifice for us that we can ultimately gain eternal life in the presence of our Heavenly Father. Because we believe that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are two separate and distinct beings, a view that is different from other Christian faiths, there are some who don't consider us to be Christians. But, that doesn't really bother me. I know that I am. I love Jesus Christ with all of my heart and soul. I know it. And, more importantly . . . I know He knows it. Show more Show less