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Hi I'm Lynn

I'm a Georgia Peach, I love to garden, I'm a court reporter, and I am grateful that I am Mormon!

About Me

I am a mother of two wonderful daughters, both currently attending college, one in NY and one at BYU in Provo, UT. My daughters have brought me great joy and have taught me much. I am an avid gardener. I love to share the fruits of my labors. One year I planted 80 tomato plants (what was I thinking??) and sold 500 pounds of tomatoes that summer. I had folks coming back asking for more the next year! It was a co-op garden that I tended with three of my friends and their children, and we canned and froze more food than we could eat up in a year! I have enjoyed working as a court reporter for 26 years and have learned much, working in civil and criminal settings. It has been an education in and of itself.

Why I am a Mormon

I was brought up in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as a child and teenager, then after graduating from high school I was not active in the Church for 14 years. I always knew that if I ever went back to attending church it would be the Mormon church. The roots had already been established. From a young age I had developed a testimony that the principles taught in the Church were true. It was when my older daughter was around five years old that I had the yearning to return to Church activity. It was a matter I prayed about, and my prayer was soon answered when a member missionary showed up at my door, and thus began my journey back into Church activity. It was a pivotal point in my life. The gospel as taught in the Church is the foundation of my life. The principles taught in the Church are what I live my life by. It is a life filled with unspeakable peace that comes in the midst of trials and strength beyond my own.

How I live my faith

Most of my Church service has been in what we call Primary. This is the program for children up to age twelve. I am assigned a class for a given year, and I teach that class of children each Sunday. I enjoy working with the children. We create a bond as we study gospel principles together. Our church has a stewardship program wherein the "sisters" look after one another. We are typically assigned to two or three sisters to visit each month, and we get to know each other and befriend one another and then feel comfortable calling on each other and reaching out to each other in time of need. We learn the true meaning of charity through this service. It brings joy and friendships that we might not have otherwise developed. We learn a lot from one another. I try to focus on showing my faith through my example. I try to remember that at any given point in time, someone is most likely watching me and my actions. My family and friends and coworkers know what I believe in and what I stand for, and if I don't live as I believe, then I feel it's all for naught. I try to be an example of purity, humility, charity, and faith. As I have had trying circumstances come up in my life again and again, I have tried to respond to these challenges with an unwavering faith that will hopefully be a light to others, for I believe that is one of the best ways I can be a blessing to others is to live my life in such a way that it becomes obvious to others that a strength beyond my own is what sustains me and then maybe others will want to know more, as I love to share these gospel principles that I know to be true. I have a testimony that we have a loving Heavenly Father, and that makes each of us a child of God. I have a testimony that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that by our showing of faith in Him we can endure all things and experience unspeakable peace in the midst of severe trials if we will turn to Him with full purpose of heart.

How can we increase our faith in Jesus Christ?

Lynn
I increase my faith by trying to make right choices, and I focus on the little choices. If I know a clerk failed to ring up an item, I point out the mistake. The big choices are easier when I'm consistent in making right choices on the little things. I start and end each day with prayer on my knees. This is my time to get in touch with God each day and ask for His help throughout my day. Show more Show less