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Hi I'm Lisa

I'm a wife, mom, website owner, and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife, mom and website owner. I'm from SoCal, my husband is from Arizona, we met in Michigan where we both served LDS missions, but we are laying roots down in Utah for our family. We have an active 8 year old boy and a beautiful 12 year old daughter who is special needs. I'm the creator/owner of twilightmoms.com, a fansite for author, screenwriter, movie producer, and all around cool chick, Stephenie Meyer. Running the website has been an unexpected blessing in my life and has been the means of bringing women from all walks of life together through their love of reading and The Twilight Saga books. My husband calls it my "online Relief Society." which isn't too far off. ;) I love being out in the hot sun, going to rock concerts, eating out, and traveling when I can.

Why I am a Mormon

I may have been a Mormon all my life, but the decision to stay a Mormon was a matter of lots of soul searching, research, studying and prayer over my more teen/young adult years. The years where I've made the most horrible mistakes, but also took the life and spiritual lessons out of them and made better choices down the road. Choices that weren't always easy, but were right. I've been to many churches, learned about many beliefs and asked many questions. I'm not some scholar or even what you could consider "smart" but I have always felt that there has to be a purpose for all of this. The meaning of life, if you will. I've always known that God is a loving God but He also has high expectations for us. The principles that are the foundation for the Mormon faith are centered around a loving God. The Father, His Son & our Savior, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. And no matter who we are, where we are, or what we've done in the past, He loves us. Each of us. Individually. It's not as black & white as heaven and hell. We can change our lives or rededicate them to Him each day we live, through the choices we make in our daily lives. The one thing that can never ever be taken from a human being by anyone or any thing is our ability to choose in any given situation. And this is where we will prove ourselves worthy of all the blessings our loving Father in Heaven has in store for us. And it is because of His Son, Jesus Christ that we can be made perfect. Because of Christ's Atonement every human being can be forgiven of the countless mistakes we will make here on earth as imperfect people, and then start over again, and again. Learn from our mistakes, ask forgiveness, and then do better with the guidance of the Holy Spirit who will lead us through our feelings, be our conscience and moral compass in all our choices. All we have to do is want to know/do what is right. If you want to know if something is good or if it is the right thing to do, you have a direct line to God through prayer and the feelings of the Holy Spirit. You, yourself can pray and ask Him and if you truly desire to know the truth in righteousness, He will answer you through the feelings that the Holy Spirit gives you. That is the greatest thing about the Mormon faith. We are expected to find the truth from God for ourselves and not just take anyone else's word for it. Our spirituality is reliant upon our own personal relationships with God and that relationship has to be nurtured and worked on every day of our lives. God is always doing his part, it's up to us to do ours.

How I live my faith

I try to do my best each day to follow the example of The Savior, Jesus Christ. Of course I fall short a LOT throughout each day, but I can at least take responsibility for my mistakes, ask forgiveness, and then keep trying over and over again. I try to teach my children to do the same. Be kind, loving, responsible, tolerant, patient, understanding and happy. I try to remember that the things I do and say represent who I am as a person and what my religion is about. Hopefully, when this life is over, I'll have done a moderately decent job overall.