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Hi I'm Lisa

I'm a wife and mother, and I love learning new things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

"I was born of gypsy parents"... living in many places and collecting many wonderful friends. I love to travel when the opportunity arises. I've been married over 30 years to a man I can't imagine living without. Our two children are now young adults, so I've gone back to college to finish a degree in History. I love books, movies, theatre, music and textiles that teach me more about history and other cultures. Creating costumes for an opera company would be a dream job. Or maybe being a writer. I also love being out in nature - hiking, golf, and snow skiing among my favorite things to do. I feel so lucky to live in the beautiful northwest corner of the United States!

Why I am a Mormon

The hope and peace I receive from my faith give me strength to get through the challenges of life. It's usually the simple things that bring the spirit: prayer, searching the scriptures, and taking opportunities to help others. I love the story of the Restoration of Christ's Church in the 19th century. It brings such joy to my heart to know God cares for us today as much as he did for people in Biblical times. The scriptures teach there would be Apostles and Prophets in the last days, and I rejoice to live in this time. My parents taught me the doctrines of the church in my youth, but there still came a time of personal searching and conversion. I'm grateful for the struggle I had to learn for myself. It was worth all I thought I was sacrificing at the time. A leap of faith resulted in great blessings and opportunities to grow. I always knew I wanted to be a wife and mother, so when my husband and I found we could not have children I was devastated and questioned why such an unselfish desire would be thwarted. Once full acceptance of God's will and path was achieved, we had the wonderful opportunity to adopt our son and daughter. They have been a precious gift to us, and I thank the Lord every day that he trusted me enough to be a mother. Parenthood is the ultimate university of faith in Jesus Christ. It is humbling and joyful all at once. Parental love is amazing in its depth. The knowledge I've gained in the gospel of Jesus Christ includes the assurance that we lived in a family setting before we came to earth, and that we can continue on after this life with our families. It's a beautiful plan of redemption, and I am indebted to the Savior for making it possible to change my heart and live in the presence of our Heavenly Father once again. I feel it's true with all my heart and soul.

How I live my faith

I love sharing what I've learned from the scriptures with others. So I responded positively when my Bishop asked me to teach early morning Seminary to the High School students in my ward. I'm starting my third year and we are learning about the Old Testament right now. It is amazingly challenging and fulfilling. The youth I teach are strong and awesome, and I love them all. My goal is to give them a boost of the Spirit of Christ each morning before they go out into a harsh and troublesome world. I've had many varied opportunities to serve my fellow brothers and sisters through the years - and I've embraced them all with faith that the Lord would help me grow in confidence that I could make a difference and be of use in building His kingdom. There have been some wonderful experiences lately in developing a spirit of sisterhood among the women in our area. Sometimes tragedies and hard things can be a catalyst for really getting to know each other. I'm grateful to have been able to both serve and be served in my ward and stake. I yearn for my neighbors and friends outside our church family to also feel this inclusion and sisterhood, and I look for opportunities to draw them in. If they only knew how welcome they are!

Are Mormons Christians?

Because most people call us only by our nickname "Mormons", they may not be aware of the official name of our church which bears the name of Jesus Christ. We baptize in his name, serve in his name, and worship in his name. He is our Savior, Lord and Redeemer. His are the attributes we try to emulate and get into our hearts. And He is the same Jesus and Jehovah found in the Bible. The Book of Mormon is a second witness, next to the Bible, of Jesus Christ. We would not have a church or religion without Him. Show more Show less