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Hi I'm Lisa Dennis

I'm an educator & PhD. I quilt, run, read, & garden. I'm a daughter, sister, aunt, wife & mom to an IVF miracle. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to run in the mornings to help me relax and focus. I've completed three marathons so far and they are life changing experiences. I also enjoy quilting as a way to be creative and I love playing with my computer. I've taught elementary school computers and absolutely loved it. I am always in the middle of at least one book. I gained a love of gardening from watching my grandpas both garden. Everything tastes better when you grew it yourself. I finished my Ph.D. in education one month before the birth of our first child, our little IVF miracle. I'm using my degree to be the best wife and mother I can be. I love spending my days watching our daughter discover this amazing world.

Why I am a Mormon

I have never had one experience that would be the moment I was converted to the Church. Instead it's been a life time pursuit. Different experiences have helped me to understand different truths. Through praying I have learned that my prayers are always heard and answered. But I have also learned that many of those answers required patience on my part until the time was right. Prayer most often brings me comfort as I talk to my Heavenly Father and tell him about my successes and trials and what is heavy on my heart. The scriptures have taught me about my Savior and His life. His teachings have influenced my life only for good and I can find applications of the scriptures daily. Through constant reading I have learned that they are true. It is because of my testimony that I live a life of hope and peace. Even when things seem to be going completely wrong I am still able to have that heavenly assurance that I am not alone and I am loved.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily. I pray every day because I need that help and comfort. I also read the scriptures every day. My husband and I read the scriptures together every night. We've loved reading the Old and New Testament together and it has been a great experience to learn about God together and share our thoughts on the scriptures. I also love teaching and learning about the scriptures on Sundays. As I've encountered trials in my life I've been able to say that, even while I've been in the middle of them, I've already overcome them with my faith. My life rarely works out the way I planned. But I've learned to trust God's plan.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Lisa Dennis
The family is the most basic unit of society. It is the foundation for everything else. A strong foundation will lead to a strong society. It is within our families that we learn how to love and serve each other. Families teach us faith, patience, and charity, all qualities that help us be more like Christ. Show more Show less

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

Lisa Dennis
A testimony is a statement of things you know to be true. In a court of law a testimony is given by witnesses of what they saw and what they know. In a church setting a testimony is a statement of what you know about faith and God. A testimony can also include how you came to learn what you know and the experiences that helped you gain that knowledge. Show more Show less

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Lisa Dennis
I do believe it. God loved the people of the Bible and so called prophets to help them follow His word. God loves us just as much and wants us to know and understand His word too. There is a living prophet today. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Lisa Dennis
"All things denote there is a God" (Alma 30:44). When I look at the world around me, at the stars, at sunsets, at tiny hummingbirds, I am amazed at the beauty that is this earth. It isn't a coincidence. It is a creation of a loving God who provided us with a beautiful home to live in. I look at my life. Sure it isn't perfect, at least according to my mortal definition. But I have opportunities to grow and love. I have life. That to me cannot be a coincidence. I think the thing that tells me most there is a God though are those moments when I feel joy. Not momentary pleasure, but pure heart filled joy. Those moments when I know God is smiling with me. That is how I know there is a God. Show more Show less