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Hi I'm Stacie

Raising Five Kids In Texas, Volleyball Mom and Equestrian Enthusiast.

About Me

Surviving five teenageers!! It's a tough job, but somebody's gotta' do it!! I think the Lord Jesus Christ knew I needed more patience!! I survive by prayer and reading my scriptures...keeping active in my kids' lives helps me focus on the job. Riding my horse (Dressage and jumping) helps reduce the stress level !!

Why I am a Mormon

Before I joined the Church 18 years ago, I was on a slippery slope! Just couldn't seem to find direction while clinging to life's vices that kept bringing me misery!! It wasn't until the death of my first child that I finally 'broke' . I decided I wanted to change my life and soon felt prompted to start going to church. I did some investigating by attending some local worship services. During that time, I visited a "church" in Los Angeles, It was up on a hill and beautiful. I didn't know it at the time that it was a Mormon temple, but when I got out of my car, the Spirit hit me so hard as if to say "you are at the right place". I was so overwhelmed with this spiritual 'conversation' that I just cried, it was such a peaceful feeling and I knew I had found what I was looking for. I was converted just as soon as I could get baptized (about two weeks). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints was everything that I wanted and needed, it's saved my life and kept me on the right path. I've been blessed immensely, the Spirit is there constantly to guide me--even thru five teenagers !!

How I live my faith

Day to day life as a Mormon is different in that we are very blessed as a church to have the tenants of the Gospel of Jesus Christ practiced daily in every member's life. Not perfect here, but trying to become so. We are all here to help each other. I think that is the main difference that I found the Mormon's had. They live their religion and practice what is preached. When I first joined, it was like I had instant family, hundreds of them!! They took care of my needs, and in turn, I helped others at church and in my community. There is a big emphasis on loving not only God and Jesus Christ, but family, friends, neighbors, community. Not just a "to do" Church but an "HOW TO" one as well. I really came to love and appreciate the Mormon Church as it helped me as a wife, mother, bill payer, financial planner, career goals, etc. etc. There is inspired counsel for every facet of my life, not just the Doctrinal matters in print on a Sunday, but how to understand and apply the Gospel to help navigate my life--right now with today's problems. It really is a church that instructs not only about our eternal welfare, but our day-to-day affairs as well.