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I am a happy guy, with a pretty good deal right now. I'm happily married with 4 kids. I teach college business classes. I love to ride my bike, read, and play with family and friends. Not a bad gig. :)
Because I have received spiritual witnesses throughout my life, and I know that God has directed me to this path. This short space does not provide enough to write all the ways I know this gospel is true. And because I know this is God's will, I follow it inspite of any trails and I have witnessed many blessings. This life has a purpose in an eternal plan, and I love learning and relearning about that purpose. I know that spiritual experiences are not like other types of learning (e.g., in a classroom), but know that my Father in Heaven will direct me as I seek to follow him in trying to be the best I can be (which most days is not great). I have witnessed many things that provide evidence and confirmation the gospel is real, and this life has a greater eternal purpose.
I try to be the best husband and father I can be. To do that I need to learn more and relearn things about how I can be the best follower of Christ. Just reading scriptures, saying prayers, and listening to inspired things (songs, talks, etc.) helps me to turn my mind to higher purposes than most media (e.g., T.V., radio, etc.). By turning my mind to higher things, I can invite the spirit of the Lord in my heart for the day, and I usually react to my family in a better way.
They help me by reminding me of more important things in my life. Often I get caught up in daily life, and start concentrating more on things that don't really matter. Church helps me bring my focus onto things that really matter, and helps me make personal goals to be better the coming week.
I live my faith by doing all I can to stay true to the things I know are true. I've had many spiritual experiences which have added to my knowledge of the love of my Father in Heaven and older brother Jesus Christ. I try to learn all I can about the will of God for me, and try to align my life accordingly. It is a very personal process unlike anything I've done in other aspects of my life. I try not to force my beliefs on others, but welcome the few opportunities I have to share my beliefs with those I love. Although I often fall short of my goals, I continue to try and am grateful for Christ's sacrifice that allows me to continually try.