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Hi I'm Lindsey

I'm a Biomedical Engineer. I'm a runner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small college-town with amazing people and great running trails! I received a BS in Biomedical Engineering and a BA in French from the University of Virginia. I'm currently working on my PhD, studying pancreatic cancer. My husband is a JAG for the Air Force and we're expecting our first child!

Why I am a Mormon

I had a friend that wanted to share some anti-Mormon literature with me. At the time, I had an acquaintance that is Mormon and decided to go straight for the source. To his surprise, I cornered him before track practice and asked if I could borrow a Book of Mormon. It took me at least a year to read it all the way through. I was touched by the promise that it has at the end. But it seemed that God wouldn't answer my prayer. I quit reading the Book of Mormon and stopped going to Church. Then, I noticed a difference in my life. I felt lost somehow, further away from Him. I traced this back to the moment that I shelved the Book of Mormon. I pulled it back out, started reading again and it quickened me. I still didn't get my answer for another couple of months. Finally, I told Heavenly Father that I wanted to know, that I'd get baptized if it's true, and that I'd quit it all if it's not. It was only then that I received an answer to my prayers, felt the truth of this Gospel, and was able to be baptized. I'm grateful to have a family who supports me, even if they do not have a testimony of this truth.

How I live my faith

It's amazing how busy life can get as I work on my PhD, try to be healthy, exercise, spend time with my husband, take care of all of those little things that have to get done each day, etc. Amidst all the studying and running and life, God is there. He is a part of everything. Reading scriptures brings power and light into each day. Prayer allows me to pull myself into harmony with His will and to see potential beyond what I would have seen otherwise. In a world that has a lot of bad things happen in it, God stands out as good, as a source of happiness, peace, and strength.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Lindsey
Temples are a sacred place where I make promises to God similar to those made at baptism. Sometimes it's easy to forget the things that are important and hard to do what's right. The Temple reminds me of what really matters, and fortifies me to make good choices. There, I can also help my deceased family members, who never got the chance while alive, make similar promises by acting as a proxy for them. There, I promised myself to a charming young man for all eternity, not just life on earth. The Temple brings me peace and enlightens my mind. Show more Show less