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Hi I'm Stacie

I grew up in Mesa, AZ. I love being a wife and mother. I am a political junkie and I love to sew.

About Me

I am a wife and a mother. I love being both. I enjoy creating. I studied apparel design at Brigham Young University. I love designing and sewing. I like to read books with happy endings. My favorite author is Jane Austen. I am a political junkie. I love my country and want to do my part to continue to keep our country a great place to live and dream.

Why I am a Mormon

I was 15 years old when my father died from cancer. I felt a great peace that helped me understand that was not a mistake. The Lord had not forgotten me or my family. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because at this and many other times in my life I have felt a witness that the doctrines and teachings of this church are the teachings and doctrines of Jesus Christ and God the Father. We are here in this life to exercise our agency, to learn to overcome our faults and weaknesses. We do our best and then through the grace of Christ's atoning sacrifice we are redeemed and able to return to live again with God the Father. These are doctrines that continually help me keep a better perspective about everything that happens in this life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to develop the characteristic the scriptures state are necessary - charity, patience, love, giving service. I currently teach a Sunday School class for the adults in my ward. I have loved this. It has given me the opportunity to study the doctrines of the scriptures in greater detail and to learn how to better implement those teachings in my life. The scriptures are of little worth if they don't help us to find answers to our questions, including questions about how do I fix or change an undesirable situation.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Stacie
We absolutely believe that each of us need grace to be saved. Christ's atonement provides the grace that allows us to be justified or made right so that we may again return to the presence of God. We do work hard to become the best we can, but each of us falls short of perfection as Jesus commanded us to become in the New Testament during his sermon on the mount. We are therefor dependent on the Savior's atonement to complete that perfection. It is actually a relief to know that perfection comes only with the help of another, and only through Jesus Christ. Show more Show less