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Hi I'm Lucinda

I'm a mother and a wife. I love teaching my children. I play the piano. I love exercise and old movies, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints. I am the 2nd of 6 children to good parents. My Dad was in the Navy and we lived many places in the United States. I have fond memories of rolling down hills at historical forts, climbing on antique cannons and even hiking through swamps sighting alligators. I learned young that choices I make determine my happiness. Life can be very simple. I've seen those that I love the most, make choices that lead to unhappiness. I've experienced the heartache of divorce and have felt the Lord lead me through other trials as well. I know he hears my prayers. He has comforted me when no one else could, and sent peace to my heart when it seemed impossible. He's strengthened and encouraged me to carry my burdens. And even lifted them off my shoulders. I'm a stay-at-home mom and wife. My responsibilities can seem unimportant, discouraging and tedious. When I pour out my heart in prayer, the Lord sends his reassurance through the peace and calm of the Holy Ghost. I can then go about my daily tasks with happiness and a better perspective, assured that my struggles no matter how small or large are known to Him. He cares and sends many tender mercies.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised to study and love the scriptures. I feel so grateful to have the testimony of prophets in the Bible and the Book of Mormon and present-day prophets testifying of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Those testimonies together give me clarity and assurance that the Lord loves us, in all generations. I am clumsy and make a lot of mistakes. I need to rely on the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I was Baptized by my father, who holds the Priesthood as it has been restored by the power of God through the Prophet Joseph Smith. I was made clean, with the promise that Heavenly Father will forgive me of my future sins if I repent. When I attend my Sunday Church Meetings and partake of the Sacrament weekly to renew my Baptismal Covenants, I feel the Lord help me bury my old self. Then I try again as the best version of myself. This is all accomplished through the miracle of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. He forgives me and helps me find a way to be useful in his Church. He always makes up the difference in all areas of my life, when I do my best and repent. My husband and children and I have been sealed eternally through the Priesthood of God in His Temple, conditional only on our giving the Lord our most sincere efforts- and repenting when we mess up. We rely in faith on the promise of Heavenly Father that we will be together forever. My husband holds the Priesthood. It is wonderful to counsel with him and set goals and direction for our family together.

How I live my faith

Serving in the Church is very fulfilling. I am constantly marveling about how the Lord provides us opportunities to help others, and immediately helps us to be what they need. I teach the children at church. It is sometimes hectic, but always rewarding to be in the midst of those who were so recently in Heavenly Father's presense. They teach me a lot. I've enjoyed the friendships from visiting teaching. The wonderful thing about this Church is that the Lord has set us up to lean on and strengthen each other. I prepare myself to be close to the Spirit through prayer and scripture study. When I follow the promptings of the Holy Spirit, I find the time to serve and I'm always blessed and become better for it. When I fall short, He forgives me and helps others forgive me too. I can repent and try again.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

Lucinda
God is the Father of our Spirits. He has an immortal perfected body that looks like ours. He is perfect and loves us with a perfect love. Because He loves us, he has given us agency. Our mortal lives are a probation for us to learn how to exercise our Agency and make choices. Making good choices leads us back to Him. He sends prophets to help direct us back to him. He does everything because he loves us. Show more Show less