Hi I'm Lisa
I like to make things. I think learning should be a lifelong pursuit. I'm a Mormon.
I graduated with a degree in Family Studies from BYU in December 2012. I was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I have one younger sister, who is serving a full-time church mission in Mississippi and Louisiana. I met my husband in 2008. We had a class together and became friends. Once the semester was over, we began dating. Eleven months later, we were engaged! We married in Sacramento at the end of March 2010. He is my best friend and he brings so much joy to my life! We are a great team and we do everything together. I like reading, arts & crafts (including sewing & crocheting), cooking, homemaking, gardening, and being outdoors. I work at a business that offers services to libraries and publishers. I'm enjoying the present and looking forward to the future!
My mother was baptized when I was 3 years old, and my family was learning about the church for much of my childhood. As I reached later childhood and my teenage years, teachers and leaders in my ward encouraged me to gain my own testimony of the Gospel. My understanding and conviction did not develop right away. It took time for me to learn about the Church and to experiment on the principles I learned on Sundays. As a teenager I began to recognize God's hand in my life and His answers to my prayers. Eventually, I came to know the Gospel was true, that Jesus Christ was my Savior, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's true church in our day. The Church's teachings on the family and revelation, among other things, really speak to my heart. I absolutely believe that families can be together forever through temple ordinances made possible through the Atonement of Christ. I also believe that the Holy Spirit can communicate with us and make all things known to us. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helps me to grow personally. Through faith in Christ and in His atonement, my heart is able to change and I am filled with love, peace, and joy. His grace succors me along, and through Him I am a better person. Additionally, through the teachings of the prophets and by the Holy Ghost, I find myself more able to cope with the bad things I see in the world. Every aspect of my life is put into perspective, and I find hope for the future.
My faith is a huge part of who I am. It influences how I eat, dress, think, speak, and act. It is truly a way of life (and I believe religion should be a way of life!). It puts my life into perspective; I realize that things I do in this life influence my eternal progression. I enjoy studying from the Bible, the Book of Mormon, or the Ensign- a church magazine- each day on my own. My husband and I also study the scriptures together for a few minutes each day. We try to worship through temple service every week. I do my best to set a positive example for those around me. I believe it is important to dress modestly and to live within my means. I strive to do both of these things. I also surround myself with clean music and other media. I make an effort to serve those around me as I can, even if it nobody notices. I also work to strengthen my marriage, as I believe that it can last forever.