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Hi I'm Kristy Lynne

About Me

My family lives in the ward boundaries for the Provo Tabernacle that will soon be a temple! We are so excited to be able to walk. We have two kidlets, two schnauzers, a chicken, rabbits and soon to add bees. So, my family and I are doing our best to make good changes in our lives. Naturally we are making one change at a time so that they are eternal changes. We eat healthy food and have started to share it with others who wish to eat a vibrant food diet. We share the baking portion on our blog soyfreefood.blogspot.com...so we don't lose our recipes and for everyone that asks. :) As a family we are doing our best to learn how to consistently have a clean house. We are on our way to master this! We love gardening and are working on growing heritage seeds in an organic environment. This has been a learning experience that I recommend. We are making modest choices in our home to prepare our son to bear the Priesthood and our daughter to feel her divine worth. All of our princess books have had a modesty makover with permanent black marker and we watch clean movies. Most importantly, we have focused on Family scripture study, prayers, home evening, meals, and consistent consequences; as well as Personal scripture study, callings, prayer, and Charity. We have been so grateful for these changes in our lives. Eating well, cleaning our home, moving our bodies, making modest choices, and keeping the Spirit it our home have become important principles in our lives.

Why I am a Mormon

My husband's explanation pretty much says it all. I was born a "Mormon", searched out and proved God for my own testimony, and stayed a "Mormon" because I know that it is the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ with all of the ordinances and covenants that will teach me and bring me to eternal salvation. Nephi, a prophet from the Book of Mormon, eloquently describes my feelings of the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints. 2 Nephi 4:15-35 This is a stirring scripture shortly after he noted his brother's sins, then went introspectively into his own life. This is beautiful and powerful, I recommend reading it. As I attend the temple I am reminded that the family is our Heavenly Father's priority. The ability to seal husbands to wives and children to parents is such a special experience. I believe that the ordinances of the temple are sacred and an important responsibility. I am so grateful that I spend my life preparing for and each sacrament meeting renewing my commitment for the opportunity to do temple work. I encourage anyone in the range of my sphere to repent. Prepare yourselves every needful thing that you too may enjoy the blessings, peace, strength, vitality, and confidence from the power of God given through through the blessings of the temple. There are more blessings than that of the temple. Weekly meetings encourage repentance through the sacrament ordinance, fellowship, prudence, self reliance, home making skills, charity amoungst neighbors, patriotism, personal responsibility, and reminds us of teachings of the prophets of old and latter days. I'm proud to be a Latter Day Saint! Just as I am proud to be a wife, mother, daughter, sister, massage therapist, ballroom instructor, gardener, home-maker, and American. I am grateful for the endless blessings I have received. I pray that as you learn about the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints you will feel the whisperings of the Holy Spirit. Act upon faith, be believing.

How I live my faith

Having been raised in the gospel I have had to work harder to appreciate the value of doing the simple commandments. I have discovered that having a pattern of scripture study, prayer, song, and health (dance) keep me more faithful. I love the scriptures. I find myself relating to the stories when trying to teach my kidlets a lesson. This year we are studying the Old Testament, from the King James version of the Bible, in Sunday School. It is so refreshing to hear that this day in age is no worse than that day in age. It even would seem that it is far better with so much freedom to worship and have availability to the prophets, apostles, and the scriptures. I love prayer. When I was baptized and received the gift of the Holy Ghost I felt wonderful and peaceful. I have valued the companionship of the Spirit through even the smallest and quietest moments in my life. When that peaceful feeling leaves I know I am either in danger of making a poor choice or I already have need of repentance. In some of my most difficult times I have learned that the song of the heart really is a prayer of healing. I sung for many years and my list of songs is large enough to apply to most situations. In fact my children and I love to sing at random times during the day. They even make up their own songs. It truly is a way of inviting the Spirit into our home. It has been my latest goal to truly be in charge of my health instead of my health being in charge of me. I believe that I was sent to earth to become a master over my body and a healer for others. This means I need to eat a well rounded/nutrient dense diet and keep my muscles fit and flexible. Now my family supports me as a Massage Therapist where i share healing. This another important way to share my testimony and allow people to get to know their Savior. My pattern of life is not perfect. I know that by the grace of Christ's Atonement I am taught and am becoming perfected.

How do I become a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon Church)?

Kristy Lynne
Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer. I know, it's hard. If you read the Book of Mormon, and pray sincerely to know if that book is true, you will be given a spiritual witness that it is true. When you are given the inspiration that it is true then you will know Joseph Smith is the translator of God's work and a prophet. Plant your foundation deep and PROVE that it is true. If you do not believe paying tithing will bless you then do it and prove HIM. Watch out, you'll be blessed. :) Take initiative: reach out and get to know the other members in your ward area. If you don't know where that area is check the phone book and call the Church of JESUS CHRIST of Latter Day Saints missionaries and they will be happy to direct you to meeting times and ward members. Members are just as insecure and nervous about meeting new people as you are. If you talk to them you will discover friendships blossoming and a family of support. It is important to listen to the missionaries. They are dedicating two years of their lives to just make sure that you know how to feel peace in the gospel. They are the authorized servants of the Lord, prayerfully called and set apart, to be in your area to help YOU. Most importantly: Pray. If you don't know how to pray a primary song comes to mind to help you: We begin by saying Dear Heavenly Father, then thank Him for blessings he sends, then humbly I ask Him for things that I need, in the name of Jesus Christ, amen. Show more Show less

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Kristy Lynne
Family is everything! Family is where we forge our character, learn skills of communication, feel and give support, share love, play together, laugh together, pray together, live eternally together. Your best friends are your family. Family means acceptance. Diversity in families is very common and it bonds brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, and grandparents. In the gospel of Jesus Christ we are taught how to find our own true individual worth. Then, we are taught how to love others. Our family situations are difficult yet allow us to feel an eternal bond and such a deep abiding love that we know we can return no matter what we do. It becomes a place where we learn how to repent and to forgive. Once we can do that we are prepared to choose to participate in the blessings of the temple of the Lord and receive the sealing power of an eternal family. I can think of no greater joy than to sit in the Celestial room with my sweetheart knowing that our union is eternal. The blessings of the spirit are so powerful as we keep the covenants we made when we were sealed for time and all eternity. Anyone who has been in the delivery room of a newborn babe has witnessed the joyful and unspeakable gift of a family. It is priceless. A pearl of hope, peace, and immeasureable Charity. I love my family and I am grateful they and I can progress and forgive each other as we make mistakes and discover our unique gifts and talents. Show more Show less

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Kristy Lynne
To girls, young women, women, wives, & mothers: Firstly, men are attracted to you no matter what. If you feel that you are not beautiful...you are. Isn't that liberating? Now you can choose the kind of person you want to date, marry, or stay married to. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that how you dress predicts who will want to associate with you. If you want to be in a safe environment where your virtue and tenderness are valued you will choose modest attire, attitude, and language. Yes, language. Modesty is more than wearing clothing that covers your body. It is wearing clothes, speaking with virtue, and acting in ways that gentle and good. The only way to feel peaceful, centered, and adequate is to have your Father in Heaven's love and comforting spirit. If you find yourself wanting to dress erotically take a step back. Who are you looking for love and acceptance from? Will dressing like this bring you peace and joy? Will it invite the Spirit of the Lord to protect you? Being a woman is a gift. Being a modest woman increases your chance of attracting good and faithful men. If they appreciate your modesty and are willing to wait until marriage, for intimate relations, they are statically more likely to stay married to you. I'd say that is worth waiting for. Modest women know they are loved, valued and accepted by their Father in Heaven, themselves, and worthy men. This is my personal testimony. KristyLynne Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Kristy Lynne
Our mortal bodies die after this frail existence, everyone knows that, but our spirit is eternal. "Every person is literally a son or a daughter of God, having been born as a spirit to Heavenly Parents previous to being born to mortal parents on the earth. Thus each one of us is a dual being: an immortal spirit body, clothed with a body of flesh and bone. As defined in scripture, the spirit and the body constitute the moral soul. A spirit can live independent of a body, but the body cannot live without the spirit. In the resurrection, the immortal spirit is reunited with the same body of flesh and bone it possessed as a mortal, with two major differeces: The union will be permanent, and the body will not be subject to aging and death." -Bible Dictionary-King James Version After we leave this clay tabernacle we go to either Spirit Paradise or Spirit Prison. by our actions we CHOSE the one we wanted to go to. "And may the Lord grant unto you repentance, that ye may not bring down his wrath upon you, that ye may not be bound down by the chains of hell, that ye may not suffer the second death." Alma 13:30 He wants us to be happy and return to Him. Heavenly Father has commanded that we are to choose for ourselves. If family names are submitted to the temple deceased persons have the opportunity of accepting temple ordinances. It is such a blessing to perform those ordinances and feel the powerful Spirit as spirits choose to receive them. Show more Show less

What is the First Vision?

Kristy Lynne
Joseph Smith Jr was a boy who wasn't about to believe what people told him just because they were older. He went and listened to all of the differing opinions, then he went to the scriptures and read them himself, not feeling satisfied he found a quiet spot in a grove a trees and verbally prayed to our Father in Heaven for answers. I don't believe Joseph went into that prayer with the expectation of seeing God the Father and His beloved Son Jesus Christ. I do believe that he fully expected an answer to his prayers and wasn't "educated" enough to prevent him from seeing them. God appeared and answered his questions. Simple as that. The fullness of the gospel had not been on the earth due to many events of pride and power. Now, with the simple faith of one boy, He was prepared to restore the Priesthood, the keys, and the ordinances of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I love how President Gordon B. Hinckley put it: "We simply say to people of other Churches, bring all the good that you have and come and let us see if they if we can add to it. Now that’s all there is to it." Show more Show less

Why are Mormons asked to donate 10% of their income to their Church?

Kristy Lynne
For the blessings. (Sometimes monetary, all the time spiritual) Because it's a commandment. Even Dave Ramsey says that the point of having money is to bless the lives of others by giving it away. If you want to prove the law of tithing...just try it...I dare you...the blessings will come! ;) Show more Show less