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Hi I'm Lisa

I used to teach school. Now I'm a wife and a mom of 5 kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I used to teach elementary school, but I've always wanted to stay home with my kids. Being a mom is the most challenging, most rewarding thing I have ever done. And, being a mom of 5 kids takes up a big chunk of my time, but I also try to find time to read, knit, exercise, and cook. I also love to find ways to brighten up our house through decorating, especially with things second hand, handmade or from nature. Last year my husband finished his medical training, so we are finally starting to feel settled with a "real" job, and we are excited at the thought of not moving again for a very long time!

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to be born into the church. But regardless of that, I had to gain my own testimony. And I have, a little at a time. I have learned that living the gospel of Jesus Christ is the only way to true happiness. Life is hard, and I'm so thankful that I know that I can pray and feel comfort, or feel the guidance of the Spirit. I know that this life is meant to be challenging, because it's through trials that we become stronger, and closer to God. There is so much negativity in this world, and I try to counteract that (for myself and my family) by doing things like attending the temple, scripture study, prayer, Family Home Evening, dinner together, and fun family traditions and activities. I don't know that I would think to do these things without having been taught their importance by our church leaders. I love our church leaders and I know that they are called of, and inspired by God. I have felt the cleansing power of the atonement in my life, and I'm so thankful for Jesus Christ. I know He died for me and that He lives.

How I live my faith

I teach the 4 and 5 year olds on Sunday. It gets a bit crazy sometimes, but we have a lot of fun. I feel joy in visiting with and getting to know the other women in our ward. Living in the midwest, I have a lot of opportunities to share the gospel. I feel like I'm getting a little better every day at including my beliefs and other "church stuff" in my conversations.