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Hi I'm Lynn

I'm a mother of 4. I'm a physics teacher who likes to quilt. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Ohio, but I grew up in the SF Bay area, until I left for college. I've since lived in Utah, Virginia, New York, and now Arizona, but I will always miss the fog and rolling hills of San Francisco. I'm a mother with 3 kids in school, and 1 still at home. Some days I can't wait until they're all in school so I can go back to teaching high school physics and math, and other days there's just not enough time to hold on to them. I like to quilt, a friend called it an artistic use of my math skills. My grandmother made the most beautiful quilts, and although mine are nothing compared to hers, I enjoy the use of colors and shapes. I'm a bit of a book lover, although I have to limit myself since I'll ignore everything until I finish a book. I love cooking, and collecting cookbooks, just don't expect me to wash the dishes. And if the physics and math didn't put me into the "nerd" group, I also have my amature radio license, General class.

Why I am a Mormon

My dad grew up in a part member family, although his mother was from a long line of pioneers. My mother was raised in multiple denominations, and joined the church when she met my dad because she loved the idea of a family being eternal. The gospel has always been an important part of our family growing up, as has the temple. Growing up near Oakland, Ca. ment that the temple was always near. I loved that it was both a spiritual and physical beacon to everyone in the SF area, ships used it's light as one of their landmarks coming into the bay. I love the temple, I love that my family can be together forever, I love that peace I can feel when I am inside. And I'm so grateful that my children understand that the temple is special, that it's different from other buildings. I am a Mormon for lots of reasons, not just because I was raised in an "LDS" home. I've read the Book of Mormon, and have been touched by the faith of those who wrote, and preserved it. I've gained my own testimony of that simple, powerful book. I know that the men who lead this church are inspired by God. And I know that there is a great peace that can come by following their council. I love my church for many reasons, but most of all I love that my family will be mine forever.

How I live my faith

In the years since I've graduated college, I've had the opportunity to work and serve in many areas of our church. With no paid clergy, every member has that opportunity to serve in different "callings", or positions. I've worked with the children, the young women, and the adult women in our church, both as a teacher and in leadership positions. I love to teach, but that isn't limited to Sunday lessons. As a mother, I have a responsibility to my children to teach them the gospel. I would like their friends to recognize that they are different, in a good way, from the rest of the world. I try to find the good in life, and bring those beautiful, uplifting things into our home. So we're careful with what we listen to or watch on tv. I try to carry that peace with me when I leave my home. I would like for others to want to know more of Christ because of my example. That's what I strive for every day.