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Hi I'm Tricia Meggen

I'm a Mormon wife, mother, & marathon runner. My life is joyful & blessed!

About Me

I grew up in a large and loving family. My greatest joy in life is being part of a family who loves me and takes me for who I am. I also love being a wife and mother better than anything I could imagine! I have an incredible husband who loves me, honors me, and honors our marital vows with complete fidelity. We have a 14-year-old son who is a delight and blessing everyday! Our family enjoys spending time together hiking, gardening, playing with our dogs, eating homemade pizza, playing games, and exercising. I also enjoy reading, running, canning, and being outside in nature.

Why I am a Mormon

The missionaries found my Methodist grandparents and taught them the gospel. My father was baptized with his parents when he was 9 years old. He grew up in the faith and later married my mother, who is also a member. Consequently, I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. However, I too had a time of personal conversion which helped me see that being a member of the Church was what I wanted to do. I had to find out for myself through prayer, scripture study, and experimenting with living gospel standards to see how they affected my life in order to discover for myself that what I had been taught as a child was indeed true and something I wanted for myself. Today, I love learning about and living the gospel! It brings so much joy into my life! I love reading the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, for I know they are true. The gospel brings me closer to Christ and helps me see the kind of person I want to become. I am happier, more peaceful, more hopeful, and more loving when my life is in harmony with the teachings of Jesus Christ. Yes, I was raised a Mormon . . . but I am a Mormon because I choose to be a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I feel like my home is the first and most important place I live my faith. Our family has daily scripture study and family prayer together. We also have weekly family home evening lessons and activities. These things serve to draw us closer together, bring the Spirit into our lives, and help us remember who we are--children of God. We also attend church every Sunday and are highly involved in other church related activities during the week. I, personally, have responsibilities and assignments to help and serve in my ward family. I teach, lead, encourage, visit, support, sustain, and help in any way I can. In my community I serve as the Boy Scout Committee Chair. I support, assist, and train scout leaders in their assignments. I also encourage and support individual scouts in their pursuits and accomplishments in the scouting program. I seek to be witness of and example of Christ in all that I do. I want to share His goodness and light with the world. This dark and sometimes discouraging world needs the light and goodness that Christ brings. For, He is the Light of the World and there is no true hope or peace without Him.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Tricia Meggen
The scriptures have been a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. I grew up in a home that read from the scriptures regularly. However, it wasn't until I became a teenager that I began my own journey to discover what the scriptures could teach me and do for me personally. I began by reading from the Book of Mormon everyday. At first it was just something I did just to say I was doing it. But over time, I noticed that I was able to see differences in my life because of the things I was learning. I started to see that there were things in the Book of Mormon that applied directly to questions, concerns, situations, and challenges in my own life. I began to see that I could gain insight, direction, peace, courage, and strength from reading the scriptures. I also noticed that I felt different when I read the scriptures. I felt peaceful, hopeful, loving, happy, content, and grounded. This is because the scriptures, particularly the Book of Mormon, bring the influence of the Holy Ghost into my heart and mind. I am more able to see clearly the choices and actions that will bring happiness and peace into my life. So for me, these are powerful blessing that come from reading the scriptures: discernment, peace, joy, direction, and the influence of the Holy Ghost in my daily life. Another great blessing that comes into my life as I read the scriptures is that I come to know my Savior, Jesus Christ on a more personal level. The Old Testament is a record of the prophecies, promises, and anticipation of the coming Messiah. The New Testament is a record of His life, His ministry, and a witness of the fulfillment of ancient prophecy. The New Testament also illustrates the impact of His life, teachings, atonement, death, and resurrection. The Book of Mormon is what we call "Another Testament of Jesus Christ." It is an account of the impact of Messianic prophecies and their fulfillment on the American Continent, with its climax being a visit to the America's by the risen Christ himself. Through reading these holy books of scripture, I have come to know and accept Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Redeemer. I know He lived, atoned for my sins, was crucified, and rose again because He loves us and wants to help us become perfected, glorified, and capable of returning to our Father in Heaven's presence someday. I know He is real and that He loves me individually. He knows my name, my heartaches, my desires, my weaknesses, my strengths, and my potential. And, no matter what, I know He is always there for me. I am never alone because my Savior walks beside me. These are just some of the blessings that have come into my life through reading the scriptures. I don't know or understand everything in them yet . . . it will be a lifelong pursuit of learning and discovery. But, through prayer, I have asked the Lord to witness to my heart of their truthfulness and He has! The scriptures ARE true! Show more Show less