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Hi I'm Stacy

I grew up all over the United States so I have a broad view of people and all walks of life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a writer, a teacher, a comedian. I am a wife and mother of four boys and I live to tell the tale. I enjoy camping, running, swimming, biking, traveling, love being active as a family. I also enjoy reading, I graduated college in English. I enjoy finances, saving money, waiting for a good deal when buying something, reading finance articles and being wise with what I have. I believe in spending money to make memories rather than buying things and have more than half of my bucket list of places I want our family to go to fulfilled. I love seeing the experiences through the eyes of my children and building memories with them that will last a lifetime. I have writen a book and hope to get it published and love learning and exploring.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints because the focus is 100% on Jesus Christ; His life, His mission, His sacrifice for us and His love and hope for us. Everything about the gospel of Jesus Christ (the mormon church) makes sense. It is the same established system that Christ set up when he was on the Earth with Prophets to lead and guide all people, whether they decided to listen or not. I also feel very confident because we are taught to seek personal revelation on everything about Christ's gospel. There is no blind following in the mormon church. Every member has the right and responsibility to pray for themselves to their loving Heavenly Father and find out from Him whether what is being preached is of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I personally have prayed about the truthfulness of the church, the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon being another testiment of Jesus Christ, and the truthfulness of living prophets today and have received answers to my prayers; peaceful reassurance and a peace that you only get from God. I have an opportunity to go to the Temple for added peace, answers and comunion with God. I am so grateful for the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am thankful for ancor it is in my life and the life of my family. I am so proud of my children and the amazing young men they are becoming and everything that they are is linked back to the gospel of Jesus Christ. My ability to successfully parent is from following Christ's example and my children striving to be like Jesus Christ is through living His gospel here on the Earth. My husband and I have been successfully married for over 18 years (we still like each other and love each other and enjoy each other's company) that is due to both of us putting God and each other first, lessons we have learned from Christ's gospel. It is such a blessing in my life and any so called "sacrifice" of living the gospel is given back a 100 fold in peace and happiness and security.

How I live my faith

I have a couple of teenage boys and 2 more that will be teenagers before you know it. When I was first a Mom I was worried teenage boys would rise up, grow taller and stronger than me and rebel (maybe I had watched too many movies.) In the church there are programs that benefit the family. We have family home evening every Monday night with a spiritual lesson, life lesson (since I have all boys one life lesson was the difference between black and navy - - those with boys will understand). We sing a song, say prayers to open and close and activity and treat. We have been doing this for 15 plus years now and it is a tradition the kids all look forward to. We open our day with prayer and a one scripture devotional and end the day as a family in prayer. Each person in the family has a day and since there are only six people in our family and seven days we skip a day each week (just kidding -- Mom or Dad gets double duty). All of these little traditions solidify our family. I do not have one ounce of worry about rebellion, my sons are some of my best friends. We talk and joke and laugh and genuinely have a great time together. The modern day prophets have taught us to be "at the crossroads" of our children's lives and following that counsel has paid off. We go to church each Sunday. My boys are in the presidencies of their age group, given responsibility to learn to be leaders. Even the young children are given opportunities to give a talk to the other children in church 2-3 times a year. That really helps them with speaking in school and presenting projects in school. I work with the children at Church and give a lesson to the whole group every month. The children today are amazing. I love teaching them and helping them learn about Jesus Christ. Children have such faith, no wonder Christ says to become like them.