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Hi I'm Lisa

I'm a stay at home mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born to parents who were members of the church, and our membership goes back for many generations. I have a husband and five children. We enjoy spending time together as a family at our home near the mountains. We love to ski, swim, go to the lake, and shop!! I love to read and cook, and I just signed up to take an art class!!

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born into the church, I had to find my own truth. I read the Book of Mormon, and realized that it could actually answer questions that I had always had, like "Why is there suffering?" and "Where do we go after we die?" But it wasn't enough to actually read, I had to recognize the way I was feeling when I read. One verse says that the spirit will bring all things to our remembrance. I realized that the truth is so powerful because I have learned it before, and I am recognizing it now as familiar. I am so grateful to have access to truth; access to answers. I need answers!! And I need peace. How amazingly wonderful it is to have a way to find peace.

How I live my faith

I wake up every morning and plead with Heavenly Father to help me to know specifically what he would like me to do today. I work with the teenage girls in our congregation, and I pray to know specific things that I can do each day to serve them, as well my my family, my neighbors, even strangers that I come in contact with. I have been impressed to linger longer, to really take time to notice people, to acknowledge them. I was working at my son's elementary school earlier this week, helping to put together a space station that they will be using for a science unit. There were several other moms there helping, but a few minutes before we were finished, there was a mom that came late. She apologized. I decide to ignore her at first, because what was the point of even acknowledging her? She had come so late, our time together would be about five minutes, and then, to be honest, likely I would never see her again. But she followed me out to my car, so I decided to ask her name. Turns out, she had just remarried, and her new step daughter attended the school. She had never been there before, and had gotten lost. She was new to our community as well, and had just moved here from out of state. She needed a friend, and I had all but ignored her. I learned a great lesson.