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Hi I'm Liz Tenney

I'm a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

About Me

I am a happily married, mother of four. My life revolves around my family, and I love every minute of it! I spend my time doing the usual Mom activities - soccer games on Saturdays, basketball here, tennis there, homework, music lessons, etc. My family is blessed to have a happy, healthy life. But despite our wonderful life, we face challenges daily. My children are living in a world that is constantly trying to convince them that what is wrong is right, and what is bad is okay if you like it. Their world tells them that there are no consequences, no rewards for good and that its all about making "me" happy. I spend a lot of time, trying to combat this unrealistic world and help my children learn the principles and values that will bring them real, lasting and fulfilling happiness.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a mormon because i have felt that warmth that fills your whole soul when you just know something is right. I was raised in an LDS family. My childhood was just about picture perfect. I grew up in a home with constant happiness, love and opportunity. But, like every individual, there comes a time when you begin to think for yourself and test what your parents have taught you. When I was a teenager, I went through this process. I remember praying over the little teenage problems,and then realizing that my prayers were really being heard and answered. I remember coming to an acute awareness, that I had a Father in Heaven who really knew me personally, cared about me,and really did answer my prayers. I developed a deep trust in this relationship with God, and it has never failed me. I put the Book of Mormon to the test - read it, prayed about it, but I already knew my answer. I could see how it was a constant witness of Christ and His teachings. I could feel it was right, and I had seen the fruits of its teachings in my own wonderful family. Everything my parents did revolved around the gospel of Jesus Christ - and as a result we were always happy. Even when we faced challenges, we had answers, solutions, and that sweet comfort that tells you everything will be okay. I am a Mormon because I am so grateful to a Father in Heaven who heard my prayers, confirmed my faith and blessed me with experiences that showed me truth does exist and His truth brings tremendous peace and happiness!

How I live my faith

I live my faith first and foremost in my home. When I was a teenager a church leader challenged me to read my scriptures every day, even if for just a few minutes, to establish a habit. That habit has never left me. I now do the same with my family. We begin every day with kneeling in family prayer and reading the scriptures together. There is just something powerful that happens when, as a family, you kneel down and acknowledge a supreme power. In a world that screams "its all about ME", my children daily see how false that is as they humble themselves before God and show their greatest respect to Him. Our family prayers and scripture study put life in perspective. Even my teenagers comment on how much it helps to start their day with this. They say it helps keep everything in perspective at school. It helps remind them what's really important. Just like my home growing up, our home revolves around the gospel of Jesus Christ. My husband has been asked to serve, without pay, in some rather demanding capacities. For the past 6 years, he has spent about 15-20 hours a week serving in our church. That's more than normal, but it has actually been a huge blessing to our family. We have learned that God uses everyday people to help those in need, We have learned that there is something rewarding it serving others without asking for anything in return. And we have learned again and again, that God does know us, hears our prayers and answers them. My faith touches every aspect of my life. Our church does ask a lot of us, and in return it gives even more back!