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Hi I'm Alisha.

I'm a wife and a mom. I live in a house full of musicians. I love to cook. I am a modern dancer. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife of a loving, creative husband who is a filmmaker, artist, and musician. He is also a business owner. I am a mom of three children who are the light and joy of my life. I also have a big, crazy dog and have surprised myself by becoming a "dog person". Our house is rarely quiet. There is usually a guitar, drums, piano, cello, double bass, banjo, or harmonica being played. Often someone is singing. Not me, however, I love to dance. I dance with a modern dance company a few days a week while my children are at school. I love being a homemaker and also love being out and involved in the community. I am constantly trying to create balance in my children's and my own life of church, school, work, and fun. I love spending time with my friends and my extended family. I love the outdoors and am learning to love my new desert home. I feel blessed to know so many good people in and outside of my faith. Life is full of too many fun activities and often I find it difficult to decide the best way to spend my time. I have learned that if I place my Heavenly Father first in my life that everything else falls into place. I love the stage of life I am in right now and find that on most days I am happily dancing my way through marriage and motherhood.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I find great joy in following Jesus Christ's teachings. As a youth I desired to gain my own testimony of the faith of my parents. I had many questions and for a time did not adhere to the standards of the Church. After reading The Book of Mormon on my own, I started to bring my life in harmony with the Gospel standards. With each principle I began to practice, I started to see positive changes in my life and developed my own testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I knew that I needed to associate with people who supported the positive changes in my life which meant I had to stop spending time with people who did not support those changes. That was difficult. Now twenty years later, I am blessed with great joy and friendship. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and has a plan for me. Heavenly Father is aware of my needs and blesses me with experiences that strengthen my faith. Despite the many losses I have experienced the past several years as my mom, aunt, uncle, cousins, grandfathers, grandmothers, and friends have passed on, I have found comfort. I know that what we call death is really just a transition. I know that my loved ones are involved in my life and are never far away. I know with every fiber of my being that life is eternal. My testimony in the Gospel of Jesus Christ has grown through these trials. I have felt the peace of the Holy Ghost and been comforted on the saddest days. Living the Gospel allows me to find joy. I am Mormon because I believe that this is Jesus Christ's restored church in the Latter-days. The fullness of his Gospel has been restored and temples are again on the earth. When I attend the temple, I gain insight into my life, feel peace, and receive revelation from Heavenly Father. The sealing ordinance that takes place in the temple allows my family relationships to continue beyond the grave. The temple is Heavenly Father's house.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by starting it with a prayer to my Heavenly Father. I seek guidance daily by studying His word in the Bible, the Book of Mormon, and the other standard works. I also listen to and study the talks given by the Latter-day Prophet and apply modern day revelations in my life. Family prayer, family home evening, and family scripture study are essential to the happiness and peace in our home. When there is contention in our home, it is usually because our family needs to improve in one of those practices. I live my faith by serving the young women in my church congregation. I know that whenever I place the needs of others ahead of my own I find great happiness. I practice my faith by attending church every Sunday, attending church sponsored activities for the youth, and attending the temple as often as I can. I believe that as I work to purify my heart and gain greater knowledge of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, that I will have a greater impact on my children's testimonies and on those that I serve. I live my faith by being valiant and fearlessly living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I live my faith because I know that it is the only true path to lasting peace and joy. I