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Hi I'm Lindsay

I dance crazy around the living room with my son and husband. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a BA in Theater. I like Improv. I am a mother of one. I work as a legal assistant while my husband finishes up his college degree in Environmental Science. I love to cook and I am learning to be a better baker. I like to draw cartoon images. I LOVE to draft floor plans for homes--especially my dream home.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born into the church, I have gained my own faith. As a 14 year old, I read the Book of Mormon completely and prayed to know if it was true. I got my answer and have lived what I knew to be true. I have held onto that experience and how I felt my whole life. New experiences have also strengthen my resolve over the years...and even daily. I feel I have the best perspective on my life when I am living the commandments and laws of my Heavenly Father. It makes it easier to make good decisions and takes away my desire to make poor decisions.

How I live my faith

I teach my 2 year old son to be nice to people and animals. My husband and I pray with our son and he's great at saying "AMEN" at then end of each prayer. We go to church on Sunday and serve in the Nursery--watching the toddlers. I also try to be a good example of Jesus Christ by watching what I say, how I say it, and looking for the best in others. I am not perfect, but I attempt to embrace the opportunities to grow closer to God daily.

What is the Relief Society?

Lindsay
After a woman turns 18, she is invited to go to a class on Sunday exclusively for women--called the Relief Society. A Christ centered lesson is shared and any weekday optional activities are announced. The purpose of Relief Society is to provide the woman of the church opportunities to draw closer to God. I like to use the following analogy: Imagine yourself in the beauty isle at a grocery store. On a shelf sits an understated shampoo-shaped bottle that reads in large print, "Use this & Become a Holier Woman." When you pick up the bottle to read the ingredients listed on the back, only one appears: Holy Opportunity. Relief Society is the perfect blend of opportunities: 1 part service, 1 part teaching, and 1 part leadership! These are seen in the invitations to prepare a meal for a sick family, in the weekly lessons at church about Jesus Christ, and in the chances to be accountable for planning and executing parts of the programs. By doing holy things, one can create holiness in oneself. Over time, a woman can use the opportunities found in the Relief Society program to make herself a more Christlike person. In sum, it is one more way that a loving Heavenly Father has made it easier to plan service into our lives, to forget ourselves, and go to work. Show more Show less