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Hi I'm Lisa

I'm a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a sister, a friend, a convert, a foodie, a vegetarian. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My fantastic husband and I were married in the temple two years ago and our life has been amazing ever since. It took more than one try, but I finally have what I have always dreamed of - a man who is a wonderful Christian man who actually walks the talk and who I can have joy with. I was a single Mom for many years and I have 2 children and now 2 step children. My son has 3 girls and my daughter has 1 boy. My step son has 2 boys and my step daughter has 1 girl. We are happy grandparents for sure. To support myself I have worked in administration. I have done bookkeeping and worked in dental offices mostly. I have post secondary education in admin and computer technology and various other courses, but didn't finish a degree. I am currently a homemaker which is what I love best. My husband can't digest red meat so I became vegetarian when I married him. It's been fun learning to eat all this delicious food. We talk a LOT about food and I guess you could say it's our hobby. Strangely I don't love to cook, but I love to eat and so I cook in order to have something to put in my mouth. We love our gardens and really enjoy the fresh food for the short months we get to eat from it here in Alberta, Canada. I love to read. I like reading cookbooks (bet you couldn't guess that one) and non-fiction. I love to keep learning, mostly about religion/spirituality and health/healing. We love to go for walks and ride our bikes. We also camp and canoe in the summer months.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church when I was 19 years old. I met a man who had just joined the church and we were out with a group of friends and they were talking about religion. One of my friends was a member of another faith and so they had different opinions about points of doctrine. As he talked about what he had learned, I thought what he was saying sounded about right. I told him so and he introduced me to two lady missionaries and I listened to what they had to teach. It all sounded so very familiar and I realized I knew what they were teaching was right. I read the Book of Mormon and I knew what I was reading was truth. So I was baptized. That makes me a 1st generation Mormon. I continue to learn new things regularly about God and His ways. I read scriptures and study good books and listen to the things the Prophet and Apostles and leaders teach us. I know that this teaches me daily how to be a Christian and to live the way Heavenly Father and the Lord want me to live. Sometimes life has been very hard and I have grown weary, but I have always been able to turn to the Book of Mormon and feel of its divinity and its message and I find solid ground to stand on again and again. This is who I am. It's how I identify my life. It's how I live and what I think about. Because of my divorce, my parents were not impressed with "Mormon men" and kept wanting me to date outside of the church. I always said that it just would never bring me happiness because the gospel was who I was and if I couldn't share that with my husband then he wouldn't know me at all and I would never be happy without sharing all that I am. That is why I am a Mormon - it is about fullness and joy and purpose. It's what counts.

How I live my faith

In my ward (congregation) I am the secretary in our women's organization (Relief Society), so I am very busy with that job. I have also worked with the children, with the youth, with the choir, I've been a Cub Scout leader and many other things. In the church we get a chance to do many jobs throughout our lives and so we learn and grow a lot by helping one another in many different places. I also go out with another lady from church and we visit a few other ladies each month to share an inspirational message and see how they are doing. I see if there is anything I can do to minister to them. In this way, we watch over and care for each other on a more one to one basis. I live like a Christian every day. I have clean language and smile a lot. I am friendly and I like to help others. I have done some really fun and challenging projects/volunteer service in the communities I have lived in. I try to be a good example and I pray and read my scriptures. I pay tithing and I fast and give to the poor and needy each month. I ponder about what Jesus is like and what He would do.