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Hi I'm Lisa

I love the mountains and hiking in them! I also have a passion for teaching microbiology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In college I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with my life until I walked into a biology class. Everyday I was amazed at the complexity of life. Yet there was a methodical order and simplistic beauty about all living things. As I continued my studies I felt a firm assurance that there was a God and that He was and is the creator of all things. School became my passion and I went on to earn advanced degrees in microbiology and immunology. I did a lot of research in the lab, but found that I enjoyed talking to people rather than petri dishes. Teaching became my new goal. Now I have finished school, I have many jobs that I love. I'm a wife and mother to two exuberant children by day and I teach at a local community college at night. Life can be a balancing act, but I love the challenge. When free time comes around I love to quilt and scrapbook. I also enjoy singing and playing the piano.

Why I am a Mormon

One of most powerful doctrines of the church is that families can be together forever. Our relationships don't have to end with death. As a child this concept was so important to me because of my closeness to my parents, sisters and brother. Now as a wife and mother the doctrine has become even more significant to me. My husband and I were married in the temple and sealed together as an eternal family though the power of the priesthood. I will always be with my sweetheart and babies no matter what happens in this lifetime as long as my husband and I continue to follow the teachings of Christ. I also have a firm conviction that I am a beloved daughter of God and that all mankind are my brothers and sisters. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are aware of me and my personal circumstances. They both know my struggles, triumphs, and potential to become more. Through prayer I can feel their love for me and I also can gain direction in my life. Who doesn't need a personalized compass? Most importantly, I'm a Mormon because I know this is The Church of Jesus Christ and that He leads and guides the church. Who else should I follow but the one who loved us all enough to pay the price of our sins and knows intimately how to comfort us?.

How I live my faith

I have the privilege of working with the children of the church. If they are between 18 months and 12 years old, I get to teach them the gospel. The kids make my day with their simple, yet profound, comments. Once when I asked how we could serve others with our feet, one response was that they could wash their feet so they wouldn't be stinky and bother other people's noses. I also heard that they could carry someone who had fallen down or walk quietly in the church to show reverence and love for the Lord. The Lord is truly with these precious little ones.

What do Mormons believe about family?

We believe that the family is the core unit of humanity and that it is central to the plan of our Heavenly Father. Through families grounded in the principles of the gospel, children can have a safe haven in which they can find happiness and become contributing members of our society. We also know that families can be together forever. It isn't just an association until death, but an eternal one. The concept alone should make us pause and reevaluate what our priorities in life are. Show more Show less

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

In His ultimate wisdom and knowledge of how diet affects the body, the Lord has given us a dietary code to keep our bodies healthy and habit free. As an instructor of human anatomy and physiology, I know quite a lot about how the human body works and can attest to the benefits of following the Word of Wisdom. Not surprisingly, science has backed up what the Lord already knew. Coffee, tea and alcohol all change the normal function of the body and lead to dependence upon them. Show more Show less