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Hi I'm Lindsey

I love to read. I am mom to four very busy and great kids. I enjoy sports and cooking. I'm a Texan, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to read. Sadly, my husband always knows when I am reading a GOOD book because the house tends to fall apart! I love baking treats. Playing games with friends is a perfect activity any night of the week! I have four kids ages 1-8 that keep me on my toes and challenge my multi-tasking skills. My favorite time with the kids is conversations in the car and reading books at night. I grew up playing sports and still love to be on teams. I am just recently learning to enjoy more individual activities like running (at the ripe at of 32), swimming, and racquetball. Although, volleyball remains my passion. I have an overactive conscience and am learning to not second-guess my conversations. I enjoy Girls' Night Out and quiet evenings home with my husband. I constantly count my blessings as a way to stay smiling!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up being taught to feel God's love in Primary and in my family. I was baptized when I was 8 years old by my home teacher. (My parents are divorced, my dad was no longer active, and my step-dad is Catholic.) I have always known the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was true because of how good I feel when I read the Book of Mormon or listen to the prophet. When I was in 9th grade, I was playing club volleyball and couldn't wait until high school to play every day! I loved it!!! One night I was hanging out with some older guys playing basketball at the church building. It just happened to be April 1st. I tried to propel myself off the wall to save a ball and ended up snapping my tibia and fibula, the two lower leg bones. I spent 5 weeks in a cast from my toes to the top of my thigh. Then another several weeks in a cast from my foot to my knee. I felt like my life was over! I couldn't go hang out with my friends and sports were taken away. I had been attending seminary (an early-morning scripture class) that year and made a commitment to read my scriptures each day. While I was in bed and non-mobile for so long, I started reading longer and longer each day. I took the time to read all of the articles in the New Era (a magazine produced by the Mormon church for teenagers). I started listening to Book of Mormon tapes to go to sleep (they are read by a monotonous male voice). My testimony of the restored Gospel grew by leaps and bounds. I put forth my efforts and learned that Joseph Smith really DID see God the Father and Jesus Christ. I KNOW there is a living prophet on the earth today and that man is Thomas S. Monson. I know that repentance is real and forgiveness is possible because of the great Atonement of Jesus Christ. It's been many years since my broken leg, but I'm so grateful I was forced to slow down and realize how important I am to my Father in Heaven. I learned to love the scriptures!!!

How I live my faith

Each day I look for ways to serve. We are taught that "when ye are in the service of your fellowman, ye are only in the service of your God." So true! I pray for ways to serve others. I go visiting teaching. Each month I am asked to visit with 3-4 women from our congregation. We visit, share a little lesson or spiritual thought and give assistance where it's needed. If these sisters have a need or a celebration, they can always share these with me. I appreciate this program so much as many of my closest friends have been a result of the visiting teaching program! Currently in our congregation, I help organize activites for the women (ages 18+). We try to meet every 1-2 months. We plan all different types of activities, with our main goals to help the women increase their personal testimonies and strenthen our homes and our families. Last month we had an educational seminar on investing money and the history of the stock market. This past month we did Not-Your-Everyday Book Reports and had different women present several genres of books like childrens, young adult, mysteries, classical fiction, romance, and ended with an idea for teaching our families more about the Atonement. All of the books suggestsions were uplifting and within the moral guidelines that we believe in - and yes, I would read them all with my mother. Next month we will have a dinner, a journal-sharing presentation and a hands-on journal demonstration. It's a wonderful time to help sisters join together, visit and be uplifted! I try to live my faith each day is reading scriptures with my family and saying prayers together. I love the moments when my little ones remind me that we forgot to say prayers - even if this might be in the car while we wait for the bus! Each week we have a family home evening - complete with songs, prayers, and TREATS - where we take turns sharing a lesson. We have talked about scripture stories, moral lessons, and shared talents.

Are Mormons Christians?

You bet! We believe that Jesus Christ is our Savior. It is only through Him that we can be forgiven of our sins and then worthy to live with our Father in Heaven again. Some of my friends didn't think I believed in Jesus Christ as my Redeemer since we don't wear crosses. We focus on the living Savior - the miracle of Jesus rising from the dead after 3 days and the reality that we also have this same privilege BECAUSE of Jesus Christ. He is the center of our faith and our beliefs. Show more Show less