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Hi I'm M'Lisa

About Me

My name is M'Lisa--(the apostrophe takes the place of a "y" for My-Lisa) I am very happily married to a wonderful man--also a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints--and we have six children. I focus a great deal of my time and energy on being a wife and mother; being a stay-at-home means the world to me, and is such a great blessing in my life. I have a Bachelor's degree in Theatre and I love acting, singing, directing, set design, choreography, and costuming--really anything that has to do with Theatre and performing. My husband and children also perform and do "all-things-theatrical" so there's a lot of energy in our home, and basically never a dull moment! My other interests are reading, old movies and fine cinema, rummaging for interesting, antique-y things that I can decorate my home with, and chocolate!

Why I am a Mormon

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has all the answers; all of them. Its doctrines and principles, restored and patterned after the church Christ organized when He was on the earth, create within my life an unwavering foundation that gives me the courage and hope to face each day. At baptism--performed by one holding authorized Priesthood authority--I was also given the priceless gift of the Holy Ghost which guides me day by day, hour by hour, and sometimes minute by minute. Along with the Bible, the Book of Mormon provides me with the knowledge and clear understanding that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He was born on this earth, lived a perfect life of love and service, died as He offered Himself as an Infinite atoning sacrifice for the sins of all mankind, and was gloriously resurrected. He lives today, and He is my Savior and my Redeemer. From the teachings of the Bible and the Book of Mormon I am inspired to follow my Savior and strive to live my life each day as a Christian. I am so thankful to my Heavenly Father for this Church and the marvelous blessings that are mine because of it. I am a Mormon because I enthusiastically choose to be!

How I live my faith

The statement "How I live my faith" is a little limiting...actually I breathe it. It's in every part of me. The teachings and principles of Jesus Christ that are fully taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are my spiritual guide and compass as I earnestly seek to happily and joyfully maneuver through this life along with my husband and children. Prayer is a HUGE part of my life, and each morning I spend time on my knees expressing gratitude for my blessings, and asking my Heavenly Father to guide me as I face the day and its challenges. Obviously no one is perfect, but I can honestly say that I approach each day with the desire to fill its moments with goodness and service. The knowledge of the unconditional love my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have for me fills my soul with hope, peace, and joy. Through the grace of my Savior and His atoning sacrifice, and as I strive daily to follow His teachings and commandments, I know that my efforts are acceptable to Him and I can move forward in faith, day by day with Him by my side. Because of this my life is wonderful!

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Homosexuality and same-sex marriage are extremely important to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because these life-styles and practices are in direct opposition to our Heavenly Father's Plan of Happiness for His children. The Church supports the eternal principle of our Heavenly Father that marriage should be between a man and a woman. Laws, based on truth, have decreed that marriage is to be between a man and a woman. Through these sacred unions children are born under the protective blanket of commitment and responsibility from a father and mother. This pattern for families creates a foundation for society that allows it to function, prosper, and proliferate. Furthermore, there are some who would choose to determine a person's identity and importance merely by the sole facet of their sexual preference; this "sexual profiling" is a travesty as it belittles all people to the level of merely being creatures with basic instincts and drives. In "The Family: A Proclamation to the World" issued by the President and Apostles of the Church, we are told that we are Heavenly Father's children created in His image. His Plan of Happiness afforded each individual on this earth to be born, receive a body, and have experiences in this life that would help us understand that we are as His children with a divine nature, and through Jesus Christ we have the opportunity and potential to return to live in His presence. Show more Show less