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Hi I'm Lisa

I'm a 8th grade math teacher, a baritone, a genealogy buff and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always considered raising my children my most important job. I wanted to be there when they walked in the door, like my mom was, to listen to their stories, struggles, happy moments, etc. I was blessed to live that dream until my husband lost his job. It was a very difficult time for my family but at the same time I never felt so loved and looked after by my Heavenly Father. I finished my degree and found a teaching job. My husband eventually found work that allowed him to be home every evening. Together, we are proud to be raising three children. I am wild about genealogy. I love searching old documents and analyzing them for clues. Researching my family is not just about names and dates; it is about discovering who they were and how they lived. Sometimes I get the opportunity to help others with their family. Even if it is as small as helping them read difficult handwriting, I love sitting next to someone when they discover a hidden treasure about their family. I am fortunate to participate in a book club. We read all sorts of books and have wonderful discussions. I'm also an incurable crafter. I'm currently learning to knit. I hope to be able to actually wear a sweater I have made. Finishing a pair of socks is very high on my to-do list as well. Four part harmony is another love. I sing baritone for my local Sweet Adeline chorus.

Why I am a Mormon

I was only five when my parents started to investigate the Church. My mother was Catholic and my father was Baptist. We were living in Mississippi. My father was in the Air Force and a fellow worker, Gordon, constantly shared his testimony in little ways at work. He really lived what he believed. Becoming members changed our family in many positive ways. For example, as a family we started to keep the Sabbath Day holy. I remember standing at the door and telling neighborhood kids that we could not play with them on Sunday. It was so embarrassing! But, as I grew up, I began to cherish Sundays as a day set apart from the rest of the week. I also learned how to say no to my friends - a very important lesson for a young person. I attribute keeping the Sabbath Day holy to helping me keep other commandments through my teenage years. As I learned about the gospel and lived its principles, I started to know for myself that doing what the gospel teaches makes you truly happy. That doesn't mean that every moment is filled with laughter; life still has its ups and downs. There is a peace that comes when you know you are doing what is right and that Heavenly Father knows you and loves you. The best part about being a Mormon is knowing that there are so many resources for knowing what is right. The Savior lived a perfect life and set the perfect example for how we should live. There is a living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, who has messages for us in our day. The Bible and the Book of Mormon are written directions for a happy life. Most importantly, the Holy Ghost can witness to my heart and my mind when something is right.

How I live my faith

I currently serve on Sundays as the Relief Society President, but being a member is also about being Christ-like every day of the week. I look for ways to be of help and try to be, as it says in 1 Timothy 4:12, "an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity."