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Hi I'm Lynda

I was born and raised in America. I am a sister, wife, mother of 7, grandmother, licensed psychiatric provider, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a PhD prepared Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist and have spent over 20 years providing medication and therapy to a wide variety of clients. Prior to specializing in psychiatry, I taught nursing in several colleges across the US and worked as a registered nurse for over thirty years in hospital and community settings with all levels of acuity and all age groups. I also taught leadership development for Stephen Covey in the US and Canada. My husband retired as a high ranking military officer and we have been married over 50 years. We have seven children and 22 grandchildren, two of whom graduated from West Point. Our children are productive citizens ranging from general surgeon, High School calculus teacher who went on to earn a PhD in Math Education, a real estate financing expert, hairdresser, two home schoolers, photographer, and artist. One of our granddaughters is deaf as a result of very early birth. My hobbies include nutrition, exercise, sewing, teaching piano, family history, gardening, and alternative medicine. I am particularly interested in herbal remedies.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have lived and experienced what it’s like to have the Holy Spirit as my guide. I received this incomparable gift by the laying on of hands by one having authority. I learned to trust the Lord at a very young age, so my faith has continued to grow as I pray and study the scriptures daily, as I partake of the Sacrament every Sunday, as I regularly attend and serve in the temple, and as I listen and obey our prophets. I have a relationship with God through this Church that I could not otherwise have and I know we have been spared to help bring forth this last gathering of God’s precious children out of the world. I have a strong sense of who I am, why I am here, and where I am going. I hope we can effectively share our deep conviction that God loves us and has done all that He could to help us return to Him. It was no small thing that He created the heavens and the earth, and sacrificed His Firstborn Son, and raised up a boy prophet in these last days to restore all the necessary keys and covenants for our return home, and to bring forth the Book of Mormon as a standing witness of the divinity of this work. We acknowledge our weakness before Him but we have some consolation that God works through the weak so there can be no doubt that the “marvelous work and a wonder” was His doing.

How I live my faith

My Church experience includes many teaching assignments, including early morning seminary for youth. I particularly enjoy visiting teaching other women. Once I had a route with an 80 mile radius. Another time, in that capacity, I helped a woman deliver her baby because her doctor was detained. I also served as Young Women’s President, counselor in a Primary presidency, and Music Chairperson. Once while living in a remote area, I organized a home Primary and involved our entire community. As we have moved around, I have worked on a number of political issues and campaigns and have been actively involved in Boy Scouts of America (our three sons are all Eagle Scouts). I had the privilege of serving an 18 month Military Relations Mission with my husband in GA, USA. As part of our missionary service we volunteered with Army Community Services where we taught orientation classes to families who were new to the Army. We also worked with American Red Cross on disaster preparation programs and as chaplains at the post hospital on weekends and holidays. The largest part of our mission was to provide spiritual support to LDS members serving in the Army. After our mission we worked as Ward Young Single Adult Advisors for three years and taught temple preparation classes. For the last five years, we have served as ordinance workers in the temple and now we are preparing to leave on another full time mission to England. Our children and their spouses have served missions in Thailand, Anaheim CA (Spanish speaking), Philippines, Argentina, and Rochester, NY. One of our grandsons just returned from his mission to Hawaii and his brother is currently serving in the Adriatic North Mission. We want to leave a legacy of faith and hope.