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Hi I'm Lindsey

I grew up in Omaha, NE in a LDS home. I am in nursing school and look forward to helping others, and I'm a Mormon!!!!

About Me

I'm just your average, midwestern girl. I love baking, sewing, shopping, swimming. I'm married to a great man, also a Mormon. I'm in nursing school - getting my second bachelor's degree. I attended multiple undergraduate universities before obtaining my BS in Sociology. I love people and learning about how they think/work/and their culture. Now I am at a private, Jesuit University for nursing. It's great to be at a religious institution where God is involved in my education.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon for many reasons. Growing up in a home where I was taught the principles of a Christian life, I knew all along that I am a child of God. I have doubted that God loves me or wants me to be happy. I have however doubted that the LDS church was the "real" church of Christ. It was not until I was old enough to really think about religion, myself and what felt right. I was lucky enough to grow up with friends from various faiths. This was very helpful in my quest for a religion that fit me. I was able to see their struggles or their doctrine and decide if it was something I agreed with. This was very evident in high school. I was friends with some girls who invited me to their church's Wednesday night youth group. I decided I would go, since I didn't have a meeting in my ward. I was there for what turned into a "What Mormon's Believe Night..." Well, needless to say, seeing my religion being taught by their leaders was interesting. I was able to leave that night with a new outlook. It was than that I knew that this religion, as weird as it may seem to you, is real! God does want people to know the truth of His plan. He wants his children to be happy. It was that night where I learned that a Prophet Joseph Smith was humble enough to pray to a loving Father and be righteous enough to find out the truth. This is a truth that I know you can learn too. Be humbled, be ready to pray and ask Him ANYTHING! He hears you.

How I live my faith

I am involved with a youth group in our ward called the Young Women's Organization. I help to teach teenage girls about being virtuous and having a relationship with their Heavenly Father. I am able to relate to them because I've been there. I know what they've been through. I live by faith each day. As a song says, Faith is knowing the sun will rise. I know that my Father hears my prayers. I live my faith each day to know that if I follow the teaching of Christ, I will be blessed and taken care of. This faith helps me to be more obedient, righteous and accepting of others.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Lindsey
Personally, I don't look at this as a restriction or a rule. To me, coffee, tea and alcohol all have good benefits but also have many bad things that can result from long term and short term use. They are all addictive and can cause serious damage to your body. My body is one of the best gifts that God has given me. I am able to do so much with this body, and why would I choose to harm it? I believe that obtaining from these beverages, I make the choice to be healthy, mentally and physically. I am able to think clearer, sleep better, and avoid doing things I would later regret. I know it's a blessing to live this way. I am able to do so much more than those people who are burdened with the addiction these, and other, substances can cause. I am grateful that I have made the CHOICE to not drink these things. Show more Show less