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Hi I'm Lisa

I love my family and I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am a mother of 7 wonderful children. I also have 4 amazing grandchildren with one more on the way! I love spending time with my family and supporting them in their sports, music and academic activities. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 32 years -and he is my best friend. I love music and teach piano lessons to 9 wonderful kids! I also love to decorate my home and try to make it a place that is a safe and happy place for my family to come home to. I am very fortunate to have 2 sons serving missions right now! One is in Brazil and the other in Helsinki Finland. I love writing to them and hearing of their service and experiences as they serve the people that they love so much! I love being an American and I am proud of this great country that we live in.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church. I was raised in a very close family with a father and mother who were strong, wonderful and hard working parents. They taught me at a very young age to work hard and always to do my best. I also was taught at a very young age to pray and to find answers to my questions. I remember as a very young girl being able to feel the spirit while reading the scriptures. I am so thankful that I was taught to search, ponder and pray to find the truth. It was never hard for me to know that I had a loving Heavenly Father because I had an earthly father who was so kind and loved me so much. I know that God does live and that he knows each of us and also that he wants us to be happy. God is our Father and he knows each of us by name, he knows of our joys and our sorrows. My faith in him grows each day as I have the blessing to read the Book of Mormon and Bible and feel the love that he has for us, his children. When I was pregnant with my third child, my mother became very sick and within just a month she passed away. This was a very difficult time for me because my mother and I were very close. I could not imagine life without her. However, I know through my faith in Jesus Christ that not only will I see her again, but that our family can be together forever. This brings such peace to my soul. Not long after my mother died, my father was diagnosed with cancer. He was my hero, and once again I drew upon the teachings that I know to be true, and even though it is so hard to be without both of them -I know that I will see them again. Family to me is everything.

How I live my faith

I have been very fortunate in the past to serve in the church in the Young Women program and to help each of them to know that they are a daughter of God. I love seeing the beautiful faces of these special young women who are trying to hard to live their standards in a day when the world is so hard on women. I am now serving in the Primary with the children of our ward. I play the piano for singing time. What a wonderful thing it is to sit and listen to their beautiful voices each week! I feel the spirit so strong when I hear them sing songs like; I am a Child of God. These young children know who they are -they are strong little spirits sent during a very difficult time. I am so blessed to be able to feel that each Sunday -they help me remember who I am! They help me to know that I can do hard things!!!

Do Mormons worship Joseph Smith?

No -we do not worship Joseph Smith. We love him and revere him as a prophet, but we worship God the Father and his son Jesus Christ. Show more Show less

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

It is so important to understand that we believe and worship Jesus Christ. Our faith in him can increase if we are trying hard to keep his commandments and to learn of his word. I know for me that happens as I study my scriptures daily and pray to him for confirmation of the truth of what I have read. I am so grateful for my faith in the Savior -I love him with all of my heart. I know that he sacrificed for me as he hung on the cross and took upon himself my sins, and my sorrows. I know that as I follow him in faith I will have my burdens lightened and my joy will also increase. I know I will still have trials, but through faith in Him -I know I can do all things! Show more Show less