Hi I'm Carlisa
I grew up in North Carolina. I am the mother of three boys. I'm a Mormon.
I am fortunate enough to be able to stay home with our three boys. One of which has the rare neurological diagnoses of Chiari, Syringomyelia, Hydrocephalus, and suspected Thether Cord Syndrome. While I am well acquainted with the roller coaster of emotions chronic illness brings, I am humbled by the tender mercies/blessings in the lessons learned.
Why I am a Mormon
Early in my childhood, when I first heard the Joseph Smith story the peace, clarity, enlightenment that came to me could not be adequately described nor denied. When a little older, I prayed a sincere prayer asking Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon is true. Again, there was a warmth and wisdom that filled my soul with certainty. Later, I did stumble somewhat and felt the lacking deep in my soul. Since, I have come to see the perfect plan that our Father in Heaven has for each of us. That plan includes joy in this life. I am a Mormon not only because of the special witness by the Holy Ghost of the truths of the Restoration of the Gospel, but because of the growth I have found in living the gospel principles. There is a oneness, a focus, purpose, clarity, and sheer joy in not only following the teachings of Jesus Christ, but in having the complete teachings of Jesus Christ to follow. Having the gospel in my life, being a Mormon, has filled my heart with love and forgiveness for all mankind. I want their happiness and peace as much as my own. The hope and charity that fills my heart having the knowledge of the Restored Gospel in my life is why - I am a Mormon.
How I live my faith
I simply look for opportunities to serve others - at church, at home, in the community, wherever I may be.