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Hi I'm Lisa

I love good friends, music, and motherhood... and I love being a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah, earned my BA in English, and am now a stay-at-home mother of four. I love playing with my kids, teaching piano lessons to my 18 young students, and (when I find time) chatting with the neighbors, blogging, and cooking up treats with my awesome husband.

Why I am a Mormon

I love what the Church does for me and my family. Not only does it give us a strong network of supportive friends, it gives me access to the words of a modern prophet, divine priesthood power, and fortifying temple covenants. I especially love the truth that families can be sealed together for eternity. I was born and raised a member of the Church, but I have experienced my own personal conversion. After reading the Book of Mormon daily and praying to learn of its truth, I know it is God's word. I love how the Holy Ghost testifies of things that are true--through a warm, peaceful, and enlightening feeling.

How I live my faith

Church has always been a big part of my life... And it's what makes me happy every day. I have grown so much as I've served in the Church--with the youth group, the women's organization, and in other ways. I've had to sacrifice some things in order to make the Gospel my top priority. But I know that whenever I've put God first, I've been blessed spiritually and in all aspects of my life. The Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ has taught me to be more charitable, more loving, and more forgiving. I have learned for myself that "when ye are in the service of your fellow beings, you are only in the service of your God" (Mosiah 2:17).

Are all Mormons required to serve a mission?

All male members are strongly encouraged to serve when they are 19. The girls can serve at 21, if they wish. I never served a mission because I got married at 20, but I have seen how my husband's mission (to San Francisco) has shaped the person he is today. Two years is a long time to serve without pay--especially in a location that you did not choose! I am impressed with my husband's faith to accept his call to serve in San Francisco. He loved teaching the people there about what makes him the happiest--the restored gospel! I recently had a brother and two brothers-in-law serve missions as well. As I read their weekly emails, I could tell that they felt joy watching lives change through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less