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Hi I'm Lynne

I am a Southerner by choice. I love to cook, Predators hockey, Host Mom to international exchange students and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a woman, a wife, a sister,an aspiring writer and photographer, and hopefully soon a mother. My husband and I live in Tennessee. I am originally from Southern California but consider myself a Southerner by choice. I am in love with the history and the slow southerner style. I love to cook southern comfort food. There is nothing that can't be smoothed over or fixed with food.

Why I am a Mormon

In September of 02 the missionaries walked into my life. It took a ton of work on their part. I started on the road to conversion and membership in the church by doing something one should never do with missionaries. I issued a challenge. I had studied several other faiths, none of them seemed to fill the empty space inside of me. As the weeks went on I was running out of arguments to all that they were teaching me. I started taking the discussions . December became January and I was still doing things like going to YSA FHE (Young Single Adult Family Home Evening) I actually taught my first FHE lesson before I was a member. It was on gossip. The missionaries spent many, many hours of prayer on me I'm sure of it. I was given a copy of the Book of Mormon. I read the introduction to the Book of Mormon and the Testimonies of the three and the eight. My conversion did not come from reading the Book of Mormon, tho I did read it. It came from reading the Doctrine and Covenants. I have always been a person that functions better when I know the "rules". One night I was sitting in my office waiting for the computer to boot up and there on the desk was this copy of a triple combination (Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, Pearl of Great Price) and I driven to the Doctrine and Covenants, I started with Section One and read Sixty Three sections and it hit me. I got it. I understood everything that the missionaries had been telling me. I found what was needed to fill that big empty space inside me. This was a Sunday night. I waited till Monday night at the FHE to tell the missionaries.In the following months I was tested and tried in ways I never thought I could endure, but I did, because I had the gospel to hold on to. Never changing, always the same a steady rock to hold on to.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a Boy Scout Committee Advancement Chair. I am an active Facebook user and love sharing the plain and precious truth of the Gospel on Facebook. There is nothing more Southern than sharing a moment in time over some home cooking and getting to know one another a little bit better. I have served in the children's programs as well as with the young women and in our women's organization.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

We celebrate Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, 4th of July and of course birthdays. We believe in dressing modestly. We wear pants and shorts and women wear skirts or dresses down to the knee or longer. We stay away from tank tops and revealing swimsuits and form fitting clothing. We attend three meetings on Sunday. Our Sacrament where we partake of the Lords Supper and hear talks from assigned members. Our next meeting is Sunday School where we study either the Old Testament, New Testament, Book of Mormon, and Church History. There is also a Gospel Principals class that new members take part in that teach the core values of our faith. We are no so different from other Faiths. We have Christmas programs, children's programs, Easter special music and tho we believe that the Gospel and Church are perfect we the people still have a way to go. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

God the Father and his Son Jesus Christ. Show more Show less