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Hi I'm Sheri

Raised in California, but call Texas home now. I'm a wife/mom/grandma, word-nerd, photographer, music/art lover - and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 50-something who still doesn't know what she wants to be when she grows up. *smiles* I love words and reading and books. I love art and music - but am neither an artist nor a musician (though I'm married to an artist, and I have a son who is an artist and a daughter who will be studying Music Education when she returns from her mission). My husband is my best friend, and we have been married since the late 80s. My greatest joys are the gospel, my family, and being a grandma.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was eight, my mom joined the church. Shortly after, I was baptized. When I was stumbling around on my own (without the church) as a young adult, I met the man who would later become my husband. At the time, he wasn't LDS. Shortly before our marriage he began taking the missionary discussions. I joined in, and a month after we were married, he was baptized and I recommitted my life to the gospel of Jesus Christ. I've lived my life with the church, and I've lived my life without it. Having seen both sides, I know my life is better, and I am a better person, when the gospel of Jesus Christ is an integral part of who I am. The Bible is the word of God. Within its pages are examples of great people we can emulate, and great lessons for us to follow. Yet God didn't stop talking to his people after His son, Jesus Christ, was crucified. It has been a great comfort and blessing to me to know that the heavens ARE still open. The Lord still speaks to us today, through the voices of his prophets and apostles. We can receive guidance that is relevant for the times we live in. I am deeply grateful to Joseph Smith, for having the courage not only to ask what the truth was, but for having the strength never to deny the answer he received. I am grateful that through him, the Lord allowed the Book of Mormon to come forth. Combined with the Bible, it is another testament of Jesus Christ. Knowing that my family has the opportunity to be together, even after death, inspires me to want to do what I can to keep the bonds between us strong. I simply can not imagine creating, forging, and keeping strong the bonds of a family in this life -- if I were not going to be able to enjoy my family in the next life. Knowing that my Savior loved me enough to give His life for me, knowing that He still loves me today - despite my very human flaws - inspires me to keep trying to be the best I can be.

How I live my faith

There are many ways to live my faith. The simplest is through doing what I call 'The Basics': attending church (when my job doesn't prevent it - which, thankfully, isn't often), scripture study, and daily prayer. I love to teach, and have been blessed to serve the 14-18 year olds as their Sunday school teacher for the past several years.