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Hi I'm Lindsay

I am a high school teacher, CrossFitter, former college athlete, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Western Washington, the 3rd of 4 children, and the only girl. My brothers and I were fortunate to grow up in a supportive and loving family, lead by parents who loved us and helped us to grow into faithful, capable adults. With my parents support, and example of my older brothers, I pursued a college volleyball career for two years, as well as rugby. In college I worked hard, both on the playing field and in the classroom. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Physical Education. Over the past 5 years I have taught PE, Health, Biology, and Leadership. I love working with high school students - there is nothing else I'd rather do. I also spend a fair amount of time at the gym. A few years ago I was introduced to CrossFit. I was skeptical at first, but eventally saw genius behind it. I like to relate my life situations to gospel principles. In fitness, I would say that CrossFit is like the gospel of working out.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up we always went to church, it's what we did, and I liked it. As I grew a little older and began to understand more on my own I remember at times having had doubts or questions about some things in the gospel. I had always been taught to pray and ask to know if something was right or true, to test it out, to see if blessings really did come from following a commandment. So I did. Turns out I learned for myself that those things worked, I could pray to my Heavenly Father and receive answers and peace. I could follow the commandments and see benefits and blessing that come from being obedient. When I was 16, I gained a firm testimony of the Holy Ghost and how the presence of the Holy Ghost at our church meetings sets us apart from other churches. The Holy Ghost also testifies and confirms truth to us. I have often gone back to that experience and it has helped my testimony to remain strong when times of doubt have challenged what I believe. Throughout my teenage years as I read the Book of Mormon, I had several meaningful experiences where the Holy Ghost testified to me that the Book of Mormon was true. When I read the Book of Mormon it improves my relationship with God, and I know that God and Jesus Christ love and care for me. Over years of temple attendance I have a frim testimony that the temple is a House of God, that it is a piece of heaven on earth, and that within the walls of the temple we perform the greatest service possible. There have been many times in my life when it would have been easier to just not go to church, or to do what my friends do. I have chosen to remain faithful and be obedient to the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ - this is how we find true joy in life. I have learned time and again that the best course in life is to follow the example of our Savior Jesus Christ. When we do that, we need not fear, because things will work out. Often times better then we could have possibly imagined.

How I live my faith

I live my faith and beliefs every day of my life. I do not introduce myself to people as a Mormon right way; I am not shy about my standards and freely share why I do, or do not do, certain things. I try live the gospel of Jesus Christ at all times. As I strive to do this, I have become an example and a major influence to many. It is touching to hear stories of how living my life in accordance to the gospel influenced others for good. I spend a lot of time at the gym everyday, gym members are like my second family. The culture at the gym can lean towards vulgarity and profanity. Most people will try and avoid excessive use of those things around me. This did not come all on its own, I had to open my mouth and ask people to not talk about some things around me. I am thankful for the respect that they show me in doing so. At work, I am in a situation where I cannot talk about my religion. I can, however, talk to my students about ethics, values, and how our actions portray the kind of person we are. When I talk to students about their language, they often comment how they believe I swear outside of school. I tell them I do not swear, even outside of school. Without fail, they stare back at me in disbelief and say it can't be true. I tell them to believe it, cause it's true!