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Hi I'm Lacey.

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a mother, a stay-at-home mom, a teacher, a cpa and so many other things. My husband and I have been happily married for nine years and look forward to an eternity together. We are hoping to be sealed in the temple this coming winter. We have four wonderful boys and enjoy doing lots of things with them. I love reading fantasy books, quilting, cooking. I love to arrange flowers. I don't like house cleaning and particularly dislike laundry. I mostly love spending time with my family - camping, swimming, going to movies, parks, zoos - anything we can do together.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a teenager, I was searching for something. My mother had died when I was 12 and my stepmother and I really didn't see eye to eye. A friend of mine loaned me a copy of The Book of Mormon and I began to read it. As I read, I felt the Spirit of God, not that I knew what it was at the time. The Book of Mormon changed my life. It taught me that I am a child of God, that He loves me, that He has provided a way for me to return home. The Book of Mormon taught me that God does not change, He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. It gave me hope again. As I read, I knew it was the word of God, no mere man could write words that could make me feel the way I felt. After reading The Book of Mormon, I was taught much about the gospel. I particularly loved hearing about the temple. My friend took me to the Oakland temple to see it and to walk around on the grounds. His older brother was getting married there and he told me about how his brother was being married forever. For the first time in four years, I felt my mothers presence, like she was standing beside me. Heavenly Father has provided a way for us to be with our families forever. I can be with my mom again and I can be with my husband and my boys through all eternity. Why am I a Mormon? Because I know the Book of Mormon is the word of God. Because I know that Thomas S Monson is a prophet of God. Because I want to return home some day, with my mom and dad, with my husband and boys, to live with my Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

With four young boys, I try to volunteer at the schools when I can. I also participate in a finance group, a group of people who are working on budgeting, getting out of debt, and building savings. At church I get to do singing time in nursery (with the kids 18 months to 3 years old). I love singing with the kids in nursery class, they have a wonderful spirit about them and love to sing songs about Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. They also love to sing songs about popcorn, snowmen, monkeys and their bodies. They are full of energy and love for the world around them! Mostly I live my faith in trying to be a good mom and wife. We try to read from the scriptures and pray as a family. We try to have family time Monday nights for a song, prayer, lesson about the gospel and an activity - our lessons are short and our activities are long, but we love spending time as a family.

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

I have thought long and hard about my beliefs regarding homosexual behavior. First and foremost I believe we are all children of God. He loves us more than we can imagine no matter if we are male or female, black or white, married or single, homosexual or heterosexual, He loves us all the same. Second, I believe homosexual behavior is a sin. That is not to say that that homosexuals are bad or evil any more than someone who has sex before marriage is evil. I have more than enough sins of my own to work on without having to point fingers at anyone else's sins. Homosexuals have a hard road ahead, no matter what they choose. Being single is hard - been there, done that. Keeping one's thoughts and actions morally clean and chaste is hard. Being a homosexual in a heterosexual world has got to be hard. I think all of Heavenly Father's children need to show more love for one another. There should be no hate crimes against homosexuals anymore that there should be hate crimes against blacks or people who tell white lies, it is ridiculous. We all sin, we should not judge one another. I have been asked what I would do if one of my boys told my he was gay. Honestly? First I would cry. Next I would continue to pray for him unceasingly. Finally, I will love him forever. Love the sinner, hate the sin. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

If you have ever lost someone you love, you know that love does not die when this body does. We go on loving those who have died for as long as we live. The only reason that makes sense to me is that our spirits continue to live after our bodies die. Our Heavenly Father has a plan for us. He sent us hear to earth to get physical bodies and to learn and grow. Once this life is over, our bodies die but our spirits live on. After our physical death, our spirits go to the spirit world to continue to learn and grow. At sometime after death, we will be resurrected as Christ was resurrected. Our spirits and bodies will reunite, never to be separated again. It is a free gift to all who live on this earth. Once we are resurrected, we will be judged and those who have had faith in Christ and strived to follow his commandments will obtain a kingdom of glory. We will be able to spend eternity with those we love. Love does not end with our mortal death nor do our spirits die. We live on and can be reunited with those we love. Show more Show less