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Hi I'm Linda

I’m a pretty ordinary person BUT I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I’m a pretty ordinary person. I don’t surf or sculpt or sing or restore Harleys. I’m a mother. I work part-time as a software developer. I cook and clean and shuttle my kids to soccer and dance and piano lessons. In the eyes of the world, my life is pretty ordinary. But I know that, in the eyes of my Heavenly Father, my life is extraordinary. I know that He loves me and has a mission for me in this life and in the life to come. I feel joy and peace in my life as I strive to live more like my savior, Jesus Christ. I know that “by small and simple things are great things brought to pass” (Alma 37:6). I know that my family and I can live together forever in the presence of God and there is nothing ordinary about that.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't grow up with a religious background. Even when I was young, I longed for a spiritual center in my life. When my college roommate introduced me to the church, I was already searching for something, although I will admit I was skeptical that Mormonism was that thing. However, I found that, as I attended church and learned about the Gospel, I felt something that I had never felt before. It was a joyful feeling--a feeling of being "home". I saw a special light in the members. More than 25 years later, I still see that special light in the members of the church everywhere I go. I believe it is the light of Christ shining through as they strive to live His teachings. I see that same light in my own children as they learn and live the teachings of the Gospel and I still feel that same sense of joy and of being home every time I go to church no matter where I am in the world.

How I live my faith

I love serving in the church. Over the years, I have had the opportunity to teach and work with children, youth and adults as I have taught Sunday School or been involved in church activities. At the moment, I care for the children age 18 months to 3 years in our congregation's nursery. As I have served in different capacities, I have grown in my abilities and matured spiritually. I know when we are willing to serve, the Spirit guides and teaches us and we become instruments in God's hands. Through prayer, reading the scriptures and counseling with my church leaders I am working to understand and fulfill my life's mission. It is a wonderful journey.