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Hi I'm Linda

I'm a wife, a mother and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of 6 boys. I work for an insurance agent. I have 7 grandchildren. My youngest son recently married and baptized his wife. My oldest son is a bit like Laman. But I have hope for him. It has been great to have daughters-in-law. I am currently a cub scout den leader and just completed Woodbadge training - which was wonderful. I have Arthritis and have had lots of surgeries for that and other things. I was adopted when I was almost 6 and met many members of my birth family after I was an adult. I enjoy geneology, canning, sewing, making jewelry, singing and rendezvousing (and many other things).

Why I am a Mormon

My mother remarried and the two of us moved to a new state when I was a senior in high school. He was a Mormon and he had the missionaries come teach us after they married. Their message resonated with us both and we were baptized within a few weeks. Knowing about a Heavenly Father and elder brother who care about me as a person they know and love has made a big difference in my life. Every time I receive a blessing for a new assignment or for healing, I am given special insights into this love and my purposes here on this earth. It keeps me focused on trying to be a worthy daughter of a royal parent and helping my family understand who they are and why it matters. I know that I can be forgiven for my mistakes and that I can freely forgive others for theirs. The daily use of forgiveness has enabled me to love better and more and to remember how much Father and Jesus Christ love ALL their children and want to forgive them. I can't imagine living without that understanding or their love.

How I live my faith

I am currently a cub scout den leader in our church. It is such fun to work with the boys - something I never was asked to do when my own boys were young. I have mostly been asked to work with the youth, including young women and have been blessed to be able to know many wonderful kids and see them progress. I have been a visiting teacher for many years and been able to help many women feel connected to the church and the women there. Through the years, I have served in many positions and found that the Lord gives me the talents or abilities I need for each one. This has made me a better person and helped me to enrich the lives of others. I have done a lot of community volunteer work both with the church and with my employment and love to see how we can make a real difference for people who are struggling or grieving with very little and simple things. I am trying to be more Christ-centered in my life. That means being constantly aware of what God wants me to be, to do, and to become. It means looking for ways to build people up and support them in their good choices and activities. It means trying much harder to be non-judgmental and accepting of everyone. It means forgiving and forgetting. It means asking for forgiveness from others, from myself, and from the Lord. It means learning all I can about Him and His church and ministry. It also means finding joy in my everyday life (that's been the hardest one for me - but very satisfying.)

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

We have no hope of being perfect on just our own efforts. Our Savior has paid the price for our imperfections because of His great love for us. He has made that redemption possible by His sacrifice in the Garden and on the cross. Hope in the Savior makes life worth living. It makes sacrifice of our own worth making. Hope that we are able to call on His name and be forgiven and again qualify to live with Christ and Heavenly Father after this life make repentence and striving for worthy living a realistic goal. Everyone on this earth has the right to claim that redemption made by Christ if they will believe on Christ, repent, be baptized, and live the commandments. As we strive each day to be worthy, it becomes easier and repentance makes it possible even when we make mistakes. The scriptures can give you daily guidance and help and encouragement. You can do it! You can help others do it! Never give up! Show more Show less