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Hi I'm Linda

I grew up in CA, I am a wife and a mother of 4 daughters. My interests have been in my family and the Church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from a family of 9 children. I have a husband, 4 daughters, 4 sons-in-law, and twelve grandchildren. My priorities and interests are my family and church commitments. I love nature, reading biographies of good people, reading scriptures, being able to sew, helping people, visiting daughters and their families, seeing beautifully decorated homes, and listening to happy music that makes me want to dance. I like taking care of my home and I love physical activity. I have been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all my life and I am still learning new things through my study and participation in it which is very exciting to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I have read the Book of Mormon many times and have always felt the Spirit of the Holy Ghost witness to me that this book is a true witness of Jesus Christ. It teaches about Christ. It teaches about how to deal with life, how to treat others, about Christ's Atonement, about life after death, about repentance, about happiness, about forgiveness, about our responsibilities to teach the gospel to all Heavenly Father's children, about our pre-earth life, and our purpose on this earth. It helps me see the love and wisdom of our Heavenly Father. It teaches me of Heavenly Father's Plan of Happiness and most importantly about the Atonement of Jesus Christ for me. It teaches us of the proper order of the church that Christ set up when he lived on the earth and that it is necessary to have proper Priesthood authority. Since my youth I have desired to be able to recognize promptings from the Holy Ghost because I wanted to know what was right. I knew if I followed the promptings it would bring happiness to my life. I remember as a young teenager practicing a song on the piano and singing the words which were about Joseph Smith's first vision when he saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. I was very surprised to feel tears come to my eyes as I sang. I learned this was a witness to that truth. Another time I had an incident when I was prompted to do something that saved a daughter's life. I am grateful for these times. More often promptings come to my mind as ideas and thoughts that, when acted upon, turn out rewarding. I am a Mormon because I have prayed to our Heavenly Father and asked Him if this is His church. The Spirit of the Holy Ghost has witnessed to me through feelings that it is true. I feel a real joy when I am obedient to His Commandments and have a hope of living in the arms of love with our Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and my family for eternity. Because I am a Mormon, I see everyone on earth as my brother or sister and I would love to be with all.

How I live my faith

About 15 years ago was a stressful time and I was tired and discouraged. I heard about 'Gratitude' journals and started my own. What happened was something I did not expect. I began by thoughtfully finding a place in my work place and home where I would always have a piece of paper and pencil available to write down every time I thought of anything for which I was glad I had or for which I was grateful. I began with just one word entries. (i.e. flowers, color, bird etc.) This is the progression of what happened: 1. The more I wrote in my journal, the more things I saw for which to be grateful. 2. The more I saw things for which to be grateful, the more I saw the Lord's hand in my life. 3. The more I saw the Lord's hand in my life, the more I felt that He loved me and knew me personally. 4. The more I felt His love, the more trust I had in Him. 5. The more trust I felt, the more confidence I had in walking a little into the 'dark' or doing hard things that I I knew I should do, but had been afraid of doing. 6. I now know what FAITH is. Serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a blessing in my life. It's a way to learn what Heavenly Father wants us to learn. We learn it by committing to serve others in different capacities. Part of living our faith is also serving in our communities and neighborhoods. We also learn to take part in helping the poor and needy, prepare ourselves for emergencies, educate ourselves for the future, and be self-reliant. It's all for our happiness here on earth and for our happiness in the life after death.