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Hi I'm Lynn

I collect Asian Ball Jointed Dolls and folk art sheep. I'm a knitter and a spinner. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I can milk a goat. I know how to make an excellent goat's-milk ricotta cheese. I love dark chocolate, dancing barefoot, classic dance movies and musicals. Now that the children are out of the nest, I am learning to cook. Before that, it was mostly just a matter of refueling them. I was a single parent for nearly 14 years and remarried in January 2012. I had five grandchildren before remarriage and now have nine! I have an associate's degree in interpreting for the deaf. I don't like washing dishes, but I do like washing mirrors and windows. If it involves some kind of needle and some kind of thread, I probably know how to do it, or have at least tried it. You can learn a lot of stuff in 50+ years. I want a Harley when I grow up, but my kids say “no”.

Why I am a Mormon

My cousin married a Mormon girl and joined the church. Our grandmother followed him into the church a few years later. Then Gram prayed me into the church. I joined in August 1975. Through all of the ups and downs of the past decades, the church has been a blessing and a sure foundation. I love the Book of Mormon. It is the word of God, and I can now read it in two languages, English and French. Studying the Book of Mormon deepened my testimony of the Bible and helped me to understand parts of it for the first time. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet, and I know that we are led by prophets today. I love the doctrines, and I love my friends and associates in the church. I know that the sacred work we do in the temple is a blessing to individuals, to families, and to their surrounding communities, not only for this lifetime, but throughout eternity. I spent the first 23 years of my life without the church. I cannot imagine life without it now.

How I live my faith

I have served in a leadership position with the adult women in my ward. I have also served as an assistant in that organization. I have taught adult Sunday School. I have served as a single adult representative in two wards. I have been the nursery leader. I currently teach the nine-year-old class in Primary. I am also an ordinance worker in the temple. The work I do there enables others to make sacred covenants with God which will bless them and their families.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

I tell my friends who are not Mormon that in many ways it is a lot like being Jewish. My faith influences how I dress, what I choose to eat or drink, the language I use, the types of movies I see, books I read, and music I own. Living the law of tithing helps me to manage the rest of my take-home more effectively. Living the law of chastity as a single woman meant that I did not need to worry about sexually-transmitted diseases, or fear that I was being used as an object for momentary pleasure; living it as a wife means that my husband and I may be happy and confident in one another. Living what we call the Word of Wisdom i.e., respecting my body by eating good food, trying to get enough exercise and rest, and avoiding intoxicating or addicting substances means that I enjoy general good health and have sufficient energy to do what needs to be done, every day. It also keeps the communication channel more clear between Heaven and earth, so that if I need inspiration to complete a task, I am more likely to hear or feel those promptings. My life is peaceful, and I am happy. Show more Show less