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Hi I'm Lacie

I love to read and write. I studied journalism. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I graduated a few years ago in Communications, emphasis in print journalism. Right now I work for a trade organization in Washington DC. I'd love to write for a magazine. I got married last year and it is so wonderful to be on the East Coast having adventures with my law-student husband. We serve in the Church right now by teaching the Nursery class, and we love it. It's helping prepare us to expand our own family, which we're expecting the first addition to in a few months. I love reading, and writing when I find the time. I also was a dancer all growing up, and I love clogging. Another thing I love is playing the piano, and can't wait until we have space to get one in our home.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a strong LDS family, and so I was always surrounded by influences in the Church. My beliefs began to build quietly this way all throughout my childhood. However, when I was 15 years old, my faith was tested. It seemed like everything in my life that could go wrong tried to, including my mom being diagnosed with cancer. I felt that all of this was unfair and that I wasn't able to handle this, but fortunately I was attending seminary and was learning more about the Atonement of our Savior. I learned through that trial, and many since then, that He will not leave us alone to deal with all of the difficulties, frustrations, and hard things in life. That year, my testimony went from a quiet belief to my lifeline and a vibrant part of who I am. I've been so grateful to learn that early in life, because having that experience to build on has helped me get past other trials and also personal mistakes I've made. I know that this Gospel is the truth from our loving Heavenly Father. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, and that he loves me enough to have died for me. I know that through repentance and faith, I can come to live with Him and our Heavenly Father again. I also know that through Christ's Atonement, we can all be made perfect. This allows us to create eternal bonds with our families and be together forever. This thought makes me happier than anything else in the world can. I know it is true.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith every day, by not being afraid to share and talk about what I believe. I go to work, and often friends will have questions for me about what I believe. I love having the opportunity to share. Sundays are wonderful days, because we go to Church and have the chance to worship and learn. My husband and I make attending these weekly meetings a top priority in our lives because of the happiness we find there. Church is made up of three meetings over the course of a three-hour block. This may sound like a long time, but when you're learning the Gospel and feeling the Spirit, time goes by much faster than you'd think. Right now, as part of our Church service, we spend the last two hours of the block as Nursery leaders. Nursery is a class for kids ages 18 months to about three years, and we get to play with the kids. My favorite part though is when we share a spiritual thought with the kids. We try and take a basic principle of the Gospel and present it in it's simplest form so the kids can understand. It makes me happy to know that they'll pick up on these things as we continue to share. It is also wonderful when they share their thoughts with us and teach us something new. Children really are close to our Heavenly Father and Savior, and being around them strengthens my testimony as well. Another aspect of living my faith is in the Visiting Teaching program of the Church. All of the women in the Church are invited to participate in going in pairs to visit with other women about life and the Gospel. This helps us build friendships in our congregations and also gives us a chance to serve others in need. It is a truly wonderful thing that I feel so blessed to participate in.