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Hi I'm Lynette

I was raised Catholic. I've lived in England and Germany. I love the outdoors. I'm a wife and mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love the outdoors! Living in Colorado, there are ample areas of beauty to discover! One of my favorite activities? Getting on my road bike and enjoying the warmth of the sun and soaking in the Rocky Mountains. Hiking, camping, backpacking, swimming, fishing, tubing, running, being with my family are on my list of favorites. Oh, I even tried wake boarding this summer and got up! That was quiet fun! My most adventurous activities include a week backpacking in the Grand Canyon, hiking in the Grindelwald area of Switzerland (carrying one of our kids who had chicken pox!) and hiking the breathtaking (literally, I'm afraid of heights!) Kalalau Trail in Kauai'i in one day. I enjoy my little 'Garden of Eden' in my backyard. I enjoy tending to the plants, fruits, and vegetables. When it's colder out, I attempt progressing on sewing and scrapbooking projects. I love languages. I took French in high school and in college. I served a church mission to Germany so I speak German as well. (I got to ride my bike in Germany, too! In fact, I think that is when I really fell in love with biking!) Our family lived in England for 6 months too. I wish I could travel more. There are so many amazing places on this earth to see! I have four healthy children that I cherish! They are wonderful examples to me and have taught me many things. They make me laugh a LOT, which keeps our home happy! My husband is a gem and I know that God had a hand in bringing us together!

Why I am a Mormon

I feel so blessed being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was raised in a loving Catholic home by wonderful parents. They taught me well. We attended church regularly. I went to Catechism. All these teachings gave me a foundation that enabled me to embrace the teachings of Jesus Christ even greater as I learned more about the Mormon Church. I have two older sisters, who prior to my baptism, also became Mormons. They, as well as many other caring friends, helped me feel the spirit of the Lord as it guided me to truth. There was a void in my heart, that began to be filled as I was taught by friends and missionaries. I've never doubted my decision to become a Mormon. My life is everything I ever hoped it would be and so much more! With all my heart, I know that all good in my life today is a direct result of the decision I made many years ago to become a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

How I live my faith

Every morning I wake up at 5:30 am. My two youngest children attend a daily (M-F) early morning religion class that begins at 6 am. While they are at class, I take that time to personally begin my day with prayer, reading from the scriptures, or teachings from our church leaders. I love having this time in the quiet of my home to ponder how I feel the love of the Lord in my life, what I learn from the Word of God, and how I can be a better wife, mother, friend, and disciple of Christ. I also have had many opportunities to serve with the women in my church. I love being with such women of faith and strength! They have taught me many things as they have shared their talents and love of God with me, too. I have so enjoyed service projects that we have done that others have benefitted from and helped our friendships to grow.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

One of the reasons I love the outdoors is because of all the beautiful creations upon this earth. These creations are precious gifts for us to enjoy while we live upon this earth. Gifts from a loving Father. I love to watch as seasons evolve perfectly throughout the year. I love watching the colors of the sunrise and sunset. I love to watch the moon as it changes day by day. The plants, the animals. All living things. They all help me know that someone greater is in charge. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

I love the scripture in Galatians 5:22, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith. Meekness, temperance..." As I learned more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and then began to meet with the missionaries, I felt these deeply in my soul. I had never experienced such a refining, whole feeling before and this scripture encompasses the life changing, spiritual progress that was taking place eternally for me. I could not deny them. Of course, I have to do my part, too. I have learned to pray the words of my heart daily to God. I am committed to attending church weekly and keeping God's holy commandments. I have learned about service, charity, and love as I participate in the women's organization (Relief Society). I've tried to live a life of greater faith and devotion to Jesus Christ. I continue to learn more about the gospel every day of my life and to apply and live the gospel more fully. All these things help me to know that Mormonism is true. By applying the teaching of Jesus Christ in your life, you too, can know the truthfulness of all things! I challenge you to do this. Your life will be blessed and the windows of heaven will generously open! Show more Show less