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Hi I'm Lynn.

I'm a recovering perfectionist and a depression survivor. I am saved and enabled by grace. I'm Christian and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I must have come into the world a perfectionist straight from the womb. My parents never pressured me so always wondered where that drive came from! I had high expectations of myself thus of others which often resulted in unmet expectations and frustration with both parties. Although I count my life as happy, I have had my bouts with disappointment and discouragement when things didn't go as I thought they "should." I was close to 30 before my dad told me if I want to be happier, I need to lower my expectations. Who knew??? Over the years I have learned that perfectionism is a "disease" that can lead to low self-esteem, anxiety and depression, so to prevent that I have to keep those negative thoughts in check. I combat depression but thanks to modern medicine, exercise, therapy from family and friends and ultimately the grace of God, I find peace and fulfillment in my everyday life. I was studying Therapeutic Recreation in college when I met my husband who I am still crazy about after 30 years. I am your everyday run-of-the-mill housewife and mother of 4 wonderful children-3 married sons and a daughter. Our grandchildren are a constant source of joy and the payoff for parenthood! I have played the piano as long as I can remember and grew up singing with my family and friends at church and school. Some of my favorite things are laughing with my sisters, playing games and making memories with family and friends. I love to learn from other people and their experiences.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the “Mormon” Church when I was 7-years-old so of course I followed suit and was baptized at age eight. Four years later, as I attended another church’s youth choir with a friend, my beliefs were challenged. I heard different doctrines and opinions but the ones that felt right and made sense to me were the ones I was being taught in the “Mormon” Church. Four years later, I fell for a guy in High School whose father preached in another church. I was confronted with a lot of anti-Mormon literature. At that time I did an in-depth study of “Mormon” beliefs from material that the “Mormon” Church published verses what people that were not members were saying and printing. I prayed fervently about it and received an answer, an unmistakable confirmation, that what I had learned about The Church of Jesus Christ was in fact truth and the Lord’s will for me. Since then, I have had a myriad of manifestations from the Holy Spirit that reaffirm my testimony of the Savior, His atoning sacrifice for me and His Grace which saves me from sin and death as well as enables me to overcome temptation and my own weaknesses in order to become who He would have me be.

How I live my faith

What I do, I do because of my love for Heavenly Father and His son, Jesus Christ, and my desire to follow, honor and please them. I want my life to be a witness of Their goodness. I have had the opportunity to develop and share my piano and organ skills by playing for the children’s group, youth and adult choirs and congregations. I have also sung in various church choirs. Through religious music, I have felt the Spirit of the Lord, been uplifted and had my testimony of our Savior strengthened. I have taught gospel classes as well as practical skills to children, youth and adults in the church as well as helped plan and carry out Women’s Conferences and Girls’ Summer Camps. By serving with others in the different organizations of the church, I have developed close eternal relationships that I know will last forever. I have been a parent volunteer in my children’s schools and try to stay involved in their education and extracurricular activities. I have distributed political flyers for causes and candidates I feel strongly about. I am a member of one of the world’s oldest and largest Women’s Organizations, The Relief Society, an auxiliary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. One of the most rewarding assignments I have therein is being a “visiting teacher,” or someone who watches over a few other women in the Society on a continual basis “visiting” with them at least once a month, making sure they are doing OK, and “teaching” or sharing a spiritual message with them. Anything good that I have been able to do in my life is the direct result of the Lord's goodness and support. Because of the enabling power of His grace, I receive help and strength to accomplish things I wouldn't be able to do on my own.