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Hi I'm Lindsey

I'm a wife, a 7th grade English teacher, a lover of ice cream, an outdoors enthusiast, and a fan of the color green. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love teaching. I love waking up early knowing that I'm going to spend my day sharing things that I've learned with my students while simultaneously learning so much about life from them. I'm grateful that I have the blessing of working in such a rewarding and fruitful field and hope that I can be a teacher my whole life. I love being outside! Having grown up in the Portland, Oregon area; I love the rain and everything green. The first time I went camping I was six months old and I have gone every year, multiple times each year, since then. I love climbing to the top of a mountain and being able to see everything around for miles or going backpacking where there's not a single building in sight. Nature rejuvenates me and helps me feel at peace. I like to spend the little free time that I have having fun with others. On weekends, my husband and I will usually spend our time watching the latest football game, going to theater, making and eating yummy food, exploring the great outdoors, or hanging out with friends. I believe that all the craziness and stress of life needs to be balanced with wholesome fun and happy relationships. Yes-life can be hard, but that doesn't mean it has to be boring and dreary. It can be filled with excitement, smiles, laughter, triumphs, good times, and fun. As Abraham Lincoln said, "Most people are about as happy as they make up their minds to be."

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because it is what makes me feel happy and full. It helps me stay optimistic because it assures me that things will turn out good in the end when I put forth my best. I can make it through difficult times because I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and supports me when I follow His commandments. And when I make a mistake, He doesn't love me any less; he just wants me to fix what I have done wrong and return to Him. The love that He has for me is my greatest motivator. I'm a Mormon because of what the gospel teaches me about families. I have two wonderful parents and four amazing little sisters. I love them more than words can describe and want to be able to live with them forever. The gospel teaches me that because my family is sealed in the temple that we WILL be able to live together forever. Death will only separate us for a short period of time and then, when we are done with this life, we will be reunited happily together forever. I'm a Mormon because of the Spirit that I feel, which testifies to me that the gospel is true. I know that Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in the Sacred Grove and that through their instruction he was able to restore the same church which existed when Christ was upon the earth. I know that an essential part of that gospel is a living prophet. I know that our current living prophet, Thomas S. Monson, speaks for God and leads and guides us in the direction we need to know. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true book, that the events which are recorded in it really happened and that the promises contained within it will one day be fulfilled. I know that Jesus Christ lives. I know that He came to this earth and atoned for my sins so that I could be forgiven and one day return to live with God. I know that He loves me and that Heavenly Father loves me. The gospel gives me hope, love, and the ability to keep pressing onward.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church meetings, church activities, and by nurturing friendship with fellow church members. I attend church every Sunday at 1:30 in one of the buildings on BYU's campus. Normally, members meet in church buildings, but because of the volume of members at BYU, we use the campus' buildings. Aside from Sunday worship, I plan and attend activities with the women in my ward. We talk and learn about things like cooking, self-reliance, exercise and depression. I also go to activities with both the boys and the girls in my ward. We do fun things like ice skating, Frisbee, and eating dinner. My ward members are very friendly and always willing to let anyone join in on the fun. Being a Mormon provides me with an uplifting, safe community where I can make friends and have lots of fun.

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

We believe that the Holy Ghost is the third member of the Godhead. Unlike other Christian religions, however, we believe that the Holy Ghost and God are not the same person. Rather, the Holy Ghost is a separate, distinct person who is one in purpose with the Father. The Holy Ghost does many things for us today as God's children on the earth. He can comfort us when we feel sad or lonely. He can warn us of danger. He can testify of whether or not something is good and true. Most of the time He does these things for us by sending impressions or feelings. The Holy Ghost like your guide through a blindfolded maze: He will let you know where you need to go, when you need to turn, when danger lurks ahead, and will comfort you when you feel like the maze may never end. It's not always easy to follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost, but I have found that when I do things turn out better than they would have if I didn't follow His promptings. Show more Show less