I love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I joined back in 1964 after a long struggle with faith. I had loved the Savior ever since I could remember, but the church of my youth deserted me as it moved into the intellect movement of the 60's. Without spiritual guidance, I fell away. The Lord distinguished between the words of my mouth and the longing of my heart. He knew that I wanted to believe and so he sent a young woman who told me the story of the Restored Gospel. She bore her testimony of Jesus Christ and promised me that I could know for myself and have my own testimony.

Now forty-six years later I can only thank her from the bottom of my heart for introducing me to the church. Indeed I do have my own testimony. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet, called to restore Christ's church to the earth. We have a prophet today who leads and guides us. I am so grateful for Latter-day scriptures that bear testimony of Jesus Christ. The Book of Mormon is the Word of God. It stands as another witness of the Savior and it's truths have touched my life in very personal ways.

I hope that my poetry reflects the growth of my testimony and my love for Jesus Christ.


It is nice to live in a good neighborhood, with good friends all around you.  But Milford is even more than that.  This community offers so many wonderful pluses to our lives.  We have the Huron river where we kayak.  We have Kensington Metro Park where kayaking, feeding the birds, hiking, biking and watching sunsets give us so much pleasure.  North of us is Highland Recreation area where we also kayak in the rivers and lakes.  And then there are the parades.  Memorial Day, the 4th of July and Thanksgiving find the residents all heading to the downtown where we line the streets and enjoy the show.  There is just so much to love about Milford.  We feel blessed to live here.

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