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Hi I'm Lizzie

I'm a criminal justice major, a mom, a wife, a writer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm originally from Utah, but moved with my husband and daughter to Texas for my husband to attend grad school. It has been a challenge moving and not being in school like my husband, but I have had the wonderful opportunity to be with my daughter and to help her grow and learn. I have also been able to meet some great people in my ward who have helped me a lot through the transition of moving. I am still able to do the things that I love such as spending time with my husband and daughter, writing books, reading them, and doing family history, just at a slower pace. I have enjoyed feeling the school spirit that surrounds me here and am looking forward to attending any football game I can get to. I also enjoy playing and being with my daughter.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the church, but have chosen to BE one myself. For me, being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints isn't just because I was raised that way. I chose to be one when I got baptized at the age of eight and have had the wonderful examples in my life, including my mother and my husband. Even though I have been through trials, I can feel my Heavenly Father's love. I have chosen to keep the commandments and covenants that I have received. I want to be with my family for eternity. I continue to be a member because I also believe that President Thomas S. Monson is a true prophet of God in these latter-days and I have of strong testimony of the revelations that he has received. I truly love and believe in all our previous prophets, especially, Joseph Smith. He was a strong willed boy who had the courage to ask the Lord in prayer and listen for an answer. He was a courageous man and had seen heavenly beings. I have a firm testimony of all the prophets and the General Authorities as well. I am a Mormon because I CHOSE to be one and have a firm testimony that this is the true church of God and no one can ever take that away from me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading and studying my scriptures when I'm not too tired, reading with my husband daily and attending the temple when the opportunity arises. I also do so by wearing modest clothing and keep my thoughts and words pure. In my ward I was helping others with family history evening before I received my calling as a Family Search consultant. I help others get excited about family search as well as helping them wherever they may be in it, whether they are just starting or have done it for years. I love to attend the House of the Lord. This is such a special place for me because it is a constant reminder of the covenants that I have made with the Lord and has always been a comfort to me. I love to even just spend time on the temple grounds, the Spirit is so strong there that I always feel His love. The scriptures have always been a struggle to read, but as I have gotten older, it has become easier. When I diligently read and study, I feel Heavenly Father's love and comfort when I am in need of it. Sometimes I don't even realize that I need His comfort, but it still comes. I always try to follow Christ's example by loving and forgiving all who I come in contact with. I also try and have the Spirit with me as I help my daughter. He died for us and he paid the price for us and I am so grateful for His mercy when I need to repent for something I have said or done. Every time, I think about Him, I always remember this quote, especially around Christmas, "...the reality of His matchless life and the infinite virtue of His great atoning sacrifice. None other has had so profound an influence upon all who have lived and will yet live upon the earth..." and each time it brings me to tears because only he could do that. Only Christ could make that sacrifice for us. And I know that Christ lived and died for us because of His great love for each one of us.