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Hi I'm Linda

I grew up in Utah and Idaho. I am a full time Grandma and love doing family history. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a full time Grandma who doesn't work outside the home. I love helping my children by being there to help with their children. I also love doing family history and organizing it on the computer. I have learned about history, geography, handwriting, the Internet, computer files and scanning pictures while learning about genealogy. Oil painting is another interest and I have drawn or painted portraits of my children and grandchildren. when you add reading historical fiction and mysteries, crocheting, sewing and shopping for treasures in thrift stores int the mix, that's me.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the church since childhood. I have grown up learning the gospel at home and at church. There has always been a feeling inside me even as a child that the things I have learned are right and true. I have studied the Book of Mormon several times and had a sure witness as I have prayed that it is the word of God. I have listened as the prophet on the earth today has counseled us in our general conferences and know through the witness of the spirit that he speaks the things Christ would have us know. I have had so many prayers answered that have guided and shaped my life, I know Heavenly Father cares for us and we can always turn to Him for guidance.

How I live my faith

I serve in the church right now by playing the organ for the worship service. I have come to love it as I have learned to play a little better all the time. The hymns are as beautiful as the scriptures and practicing them during the week is uplifting. I also visit with a partner two ladies who are in our congregation. We contact them each month and get to know them well to help the Bishop know how they are doing and have made great friends doing this kind of visiting for over forty years.

What do Mormons believe about the Holy Ghost? Who is the Holy Ghost?

Linda
The Holy Ghost is a member of the Godhead along with God the Father and Jesus Christ. The Holy Ghost is a separate being but is one in purpose with them. He is a personage of spirit so He can accomplish His purposes: to testify of the Father and the Son, to reveal truth, to comfort us, and to sanctify us. According to God's plan of happiness, we are here on earth to learn and prove ourselves through our experiences. We can become sanctified by following Christ's teachings, making and keeping covenants, and having this ratified by the Holy Ghost. Along the way, the Holy Ghost can guide and teach us. Show more Show less

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Linda
None of us seem to have the power to lead a perfect life. Mistakes come with the territory in our being human. We will sin and transgress and need the grace of the atonement to make up for our inability to be perfect so that we can live with the Father again. Only Jesus Christ who had an immortal Father and mortal mother had the ability to suffer the pains for all our sins and to lay down His life and take it up again so we will be resurrected. He lived a perfect life here and showed us the way back to His Father's presence: repent of our sins, be baptized by one having authority, receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, receive sacred ordinances, and become like Him. The atonement He suffered in Gethsemane and on the cross will make up for our lack of perfection in this life if we do these things. It can also alleviate our pains and sorrows in this life if we have faith in it and lay our burdens at His feet. Show more Show less

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

Linda
If we have faith in Jesus Christ we will live by His teachings. He explained that we should cleave to one another as couples in marriage. We will be unselfish as He was, putting the other's welfare before our own. We will have the same purpose in life and in raising our family, to do as Jesus would want us to. We will overcome the rough times by having a hope in His guidance and putting eternal purposes ahead of material purposes. If we are unselfish in all our relationships, we will be good parents, spouses, siblings, friends and associates. Unselfishness is a key manifestation of our faith in Jesus Christ, to love one another as He has loved us. Show more Show less