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Hi I'm Lynne

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom... I have 4 boys and 1 girl. My three oldest boys are in College at BYU and BYUI. my youngest son is serving a mission in Mexico. My daughter is finishing high school in 2013. I am a wife. My husband and I recently went to Richmond to help with the annual count of the homeless. He is a U.S. government official responsible for ending homelessness. He is also a Bishop for the Mormon church. I lived in Utah, Wyoming, Georgia, Maryland and Virginia. I have spent the past 25 years raising children. I worked as a Secretary at the White House for Presidents Ford, Carter and Reagan in the Old Executive Office Building & the West Wing. The West Wing was a busy place but every once in a while there would be some down time. Invariably, the four of us secretaries would wonder if we would ever marry and have children. Finally at 27 years old I met and married my husband. It has been very rewarding to be married to him and help our children grow up and find their way into independence. They are very fun and funny people. Since I am almost an empty nester, I am looking forward to finding my own new resume. I have started taking piano lessons again. I am trying to learn to practice with perfection instead of practicing my mistakes. I love to preserve food with a pressure cooker canner. I sew. I quilt. I garden. I kayak on the Potomac River very close to where Pocohontas was captured. I drive, a lot, because I live 8 miles away from any stores.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy. The leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormon church) invite each member to come to know God. It is an invitation they extend to all the children of the earth and then teach eternal principles to get us there. They ask us to pray. I have prayed about big and little issues in my life.. I know God better for having prayed They ask us to read scripture. I have read and studied the books like the Bible, Old and New Testament, and the Book of Mormon. I loooove watching General Conference from lds.org because I hear Prophets teach scripture & apply it to modern day. Listening to the men and women speak at General Conference brings peace to an otherwise hectic day. Many people on the earth today look to God and wonder how can God allow terrible things to happen on the earth. I am sad at my own mistakes and the sorrows and atrocities in the world, but I know because the atonement of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ all that is ugly about the world is swallowed up in his sacrifice. I know that the Book of Mormon in addition to the Bible is true. It was the Book of Mormon that first brought me to tears and taught me that Christ suffereth for all both men women and children that they might not suffer if they would repent. The Book of Mormon taught me of Christ's visit to the American continent after his crucifixion and resurrection in Jerusalem where he taught the people of America about the Sermon on the Mount and blessed their children. On page 100 the readers are admonished to talk of Christ so that our children may know where to look for redemption.

How I live my faith

If my children are successful in this life it is because they know how to repent, to say they are sorry and ask forgiveness when they find out they have made a mistake. My prayer is that they know they can be forgiven because they have Faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior. I have tried to repent, to say I'm sorry and ask forgiveness. I know that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the World. We pray together as we leave the home and I encouraged my children to say their personal prayers. They are too old to be remiinded but I feel certain they pray and have Faith in God and Jesus Christ. Sometimes just taking a minute to pray together helps us think through the day and possible pitfalls (spiritual and non). I try to be honest. I try to live the 10 commandments and teach my children to do so. I try to serve my community. I have a joyful spirit. I'm over the top enthusiastic. I try to keep learning. I help teach the early morning seminary class for high school youth. I have served in cub scouts, boy scouts, the church women's service organization, Sunday School, the nursery. I have packed people up for moves and unpacked them, I have washed hair for a woman who couldn't do it herself, I have taken people shopping and delivered food to the needy, I have served in soup kitchens, prepared talks to be given to the congregation not because I am the Bishops wife but because all the men and women and youth are asked to speak during our meetings not just the Bishop. I have chaperoned dances for youth who love to dance in a clean way. Yes, Mormons dance!