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Hi I'm Tracy Elizabeth

I'm a mom, wife, teacher; I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom, wife, teacher, daughter, martial artist, knitter, climber, reader, gardener, traveler--just trying to squeeze everything in.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love truth. I love being a part of His church where all truth is welcome and has a home. Christ is light and truth, and he welcomes all truth. I certainly don't know everything, and I have a lot of questions. But with patience, faith, and inspiration that comes from being a member of His church, I hope to find the answers.

How I live my faith

I pray a lot. I read the scriptures. I work with teenagers--that takes a ton of faith. I think, read, participate, and try to make sense of the world. I find I can only do this through my faith.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Tracy Elizabeth
God loves all His children and gives them every opportunity to be happy. Since baptism in mortality---or in a physical body--is a necessary step to be with him and to be happy, He extends that opportunity to all both living and dead. It's like the parable of the laborers in the vineyard, all who come and work for the Lord, are received and rewarded. Any who want to follow can, and baptism for the dead facilitates that choice for everyone regardless of their time or place on the earth. Show more Show less

Where did Mormonism and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints begin?

Tracy Elizabeth
The church was organized in 1830 in the United States. Joseph Smith organized the church under the direction and inspiration of God and Jesus Christ. Joseph Smith had sought a church to join earlier, but after praying and seeking, he was inspired by God and Jesus Christ and told that His church needed to be restored. Under the power and authority of Jesus Christ Joseph restored and organized The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints according to the pattern and wishes of God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Bible? Do they regard it as Holy Scripture and the word of God?

Tracy Elizabeth
We believe the Bible is the word of God, as long as it has been translated correctly. In order to clarify parts of the Bible that have been lost or changed, we have other Scripture as well. We have the Book of Mormon and the Doctrine and Covenants to compliment and help readers get more out of what God declares in the Bible. The Old Testament is my favorite book of scripture--I hope it's not bad to have favorites :)--, but I did not really understand much of it until I read it with the Book of Mormon. Reading the two together confirm for me that both the Bible and the Book of Mormon are scripture and the word of God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Tracy Elizabeth
I believe that God is our father. He is perfect, all knowing, all powerful, kind, loving, and concerned about each and every person as we are all his children. He has a body as I do, though His is immortal and glorious. My purpose here in this world is to follow in his foot steps, to learn and be like him. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Tracy Elizabeth
We are all saved by the Grace of jesus Christ. No person can return and be with God without the mediation of Christ's Atonement. We gain the blessings of the Atonement through obedience. It makes me think of the parable of the widow's mite in the New Testament; our small acts of obedience qualify us for the immense blessings available through the Grace of God. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Tracy Elizabeth
The Holy Ghost is the third member of the God Head. He is a comfort and a source for inspiration. We are able to understand promptings form the Holy Ghost or Spirit through prayer and obedience. Show more Show less