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Hi I'm Lisa

I grew up in Southern California. I am a stay-at-home mommy to 3 little monkeys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Southern California, the youngest of 4, and the only girl. I loved swimming, it was my outlet, and escape from the world. As I grew up I fell in love with music, and ever since I was 12, music was how I expressed myself. I find it really easy to communicate through music. In high school I was involved in colorgaurd, drama, and speech. I loved being active in a variety of things. Performing brought be a sense of accomplishment. I also performed in many community events. As I began college I decided to study vocal performance. I was in 3 different choirs, and loved being able to live through music. About 2 years into college I decided to put my education on hold and serve a mission. I went to the San Antonio Texas Mission. There I learned to serve and love my neighbors. Texas won a big place in my heart. After my mission I actually decided to move to Austin. Shortly after arriving in Texas as a resident I met my future husband. We dated for just over 6 months and then we got married in the Nauvoo temple. 6 years later, our lives have been blessed with three beautiful children. Our daughter is almost 4 and our boys are almost 3 and 1 1/2 years old. Everyday is an adventure. I love to watch them learn, and am privileged to be able to teach them a few things as we go. About a year ago, I started a small business. It has been challenging balancing the two things, but I love being able to help support my family without having to be away from them.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have not been able to find peace and clarity in any other religion. I know how these teachings make me feel. I know that I am a daughter of God, I know that he loves and knows me personally. I love my family and want nothing less than to be with them forever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith quietly and simply. I do not feel the need to shout my religion from the roof tops, but I will quickly take any opportunity given to tell people about what I believe. I have found so much peace in my life, that I want others to feel the same. I love to tell people about eternal families. I have not come across one person who doesn't value their family...even if they might have a crazy one. I know that families can be together forever when they work together to follow our Savior Jesus Christ. In my work I help people to celebrate the stories in their families, I feel in a small way I am contributing to their happiness. I am helping to remind them of what really is important in life.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Lisa
I believe that anyone can come to a knowledge of the church the same way as we would anything else in our lives. If we will take the time to truly study, and ponder on the things we learn we can know if it is true. Also once you decide for yourself ask the Lord in faith if it is true. I know that he will answer your prayers as he did mine. Just trust in him, and wait for his quiet whisperings. Show more Show less

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Lisa
I think Mormon women are like any other woman. We are women of faith, and family. I believe that our faith helps us to look at the world and it's struggles with a different strength than most. We know that these trials are just a tiny part of our life, and that if we hold string we will be blessed. Yes, I would definitely say that Mormons believe in equality between men and women. We know that each of us has specific responsibilities pertaining to our gender, but they are equally important. Show more Show less