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Hi I'm Lisa

I'm a mother, a wife, a reader, a blogger and a dreamer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up in California gave me the opportunity to meet and love a diverse group of people. There were not many Mormons at my school so I became comfortable talking about my beliefs and learning about the beliefs of others. After High School I went to college in Utah where I met my husband. We have been married almost 11 years and are happily expecting our 5th child August 2012. We are now living in the South and enjoying the warm winters. We enjoy cultivating a small garden in our backyard and we keep busy with the kids’ sports and music activities. Our family enjoys being a part of our community. We are new home owners and have really enjoyed getting to know everyone on our street through the street block parties. Our children's sports have also given us a chance to get to know many people in our city. Our children attend public school and we are grateful for the caring teachers that they have now and that they have had in the past. Volunteering in the school is one of the small ways I try to thank those great teachers and administrators.

Why I am a Mormon

My father has been a member of the church all of his life, and my mother joined the church when she was 18. With a strong belief in the truthfulness of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my parents brought us to church each Sunday and taught us of the Savior in our home. As a family we learned to love, to forgive, and how to have hope in the plan our Heavenly Father has for each of us. Through my teen years I saw how profitable the teachings of the LDS Church were to me. I learned to seek out answers to my questions through prayer and study of the Book of Mormon and the Bible. With the guidance of my parents, church leaders, and the prophet I learned to stay away from things that would be harmful to me. As a teen I saw others indulge in things that are harmful and the consequences of those actions were difficult for them to carry. I was grateful to have a church where I could go each week to find peace and gain strength from others who also desired to follow Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I am still learning of my Savior and working toward being more like Him. I keep close to Him and feel His guidance when I pray and when I listen for the still small voice of the Holy Ghost. It has taken a long time to learn what the promptings of the Holy Ghost feel like. But I treasure that ability as one of the most important things in my life because without it I would feel quite alone and unsure of path God has for me. I now have the chance to teach my children of our Heavenly Father and His Son in our home. In the evening we read scripture stories to the children and we pray together before we go to bed. Each week we attend church as a family to take the sacrament to learn in our combined and individual classes. Our congregation (ward) has about 100 children who attend each week. One of my responsibilities is to make sure that children's classes have teachers and that each class has the things they need (chalk, paper, crayons, and that no children have gotten lost in the halls, ha). It is a joy to stand outside these classes and to hear the teachers share a lesson that they prepared for their small class of 8 or so children. I am always impressed by the love and respect the teachers give to each child. They are truly following the Savior's example to teach and love the "little ones". Daily life for me is sometimes joyful, sometimes difficult, and usually busy. I do not know what the future holds, but I feel confident that as I continue to draw near to the Lord that He will guide me to the best path.