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Hi I'm Liz

I'm a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a homemaker, and a passionate believer in strengthening home and families. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a former hospice/oncology R.N. I made a choice to stay home when my third child was born to raise my five children and be a full time homemaker. I went back to college part time while my youngest children were in junior high and high school and eventually received a B.A. in Mandarin Chinese at the age of 50. I learned that hard work and determination can see you through any tough challenge. I enjoy homemaking, gardening, doing family history work, walking in nature, writing, and being of service to others if I can. I am happily married and feel blessed to be married to a man who is also passionate about taking care of his family. Together we make a great team. I am also a blogger.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I feel confident that I have found Jesus Christ's restored church. That was a strong desire of my heart when I was searching for truth. I feel confident that I am on the right path. I am a Mormon because the temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints provide me with the saving ordinances I need to one day return and live with my Father in Heaven which is a sincere desire of my heart. The ordinances received in the temple offer me the opportunity to live with my family forever if I live worthy. I am a Mormon because having lived this religion for the past 35 years, I have found peace and joy and great satisfaction in following the wise counsel of Church leaders and living the tenets of my religion. It's hard to put into words what real joy, real happiness, and real peace is...but that's why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have served in my church in many ways over the years. I have served the children and Young Women of the Church as a teacher and a leader. I have served the women's organization of my church as a teacher for many years and also as a leader. The best part of being a leader in these organizations is the opportunity to serve others in meaningful ways. Particularly meaningful was the opportunity to be of service to families in my local ward. Leadership callings have given me many opportunities for growth, challenge, and improvement. I always tried to pattern my leadership in a way that Jesus Christ would approve of and to follow His example of leadership in all things. My husband currently serves as Bishop of our neighborhood ward. This offers me further opportunities to serve others as I often accompany him on home visits to the sick, elderly, and the widows of our ward. It is a concentrated time of service and I find that service brings me much joy. I live my faith by adhering to established commandments, by attending church services weekly, and by participating in daily personal prayer and scripture reading. I live my faith by trying to follow the counsel of Church leaders and by seeking to improve myself when I fall short. I live my faith by trying to be a caring, loving wife, a thoughtful mother, and a decent neighbor. I live my faith by exercising faith in God's promises.