Hi I'm Steve
I'm a daddy to a wonderful crazy little five year old girl. My wife and I love to see movies, and have been known to take in a rock concert now and again. I like playing video games in my downtime, and we love to have friends over for Rock Band parties. I just finished my Masters Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering, which is pretty challenging when you're working full time.
Why I am a Mormon
I'm a Mormon because I find peace in the Church. Despite having parents, grandparents, and beyond who are members of the Church, I had to choose my own path and learn what I believe. I am a Mormon because the Church gives me a way to return to my Heavenly Father. I have become acquainted with my Savior--He knows me, and in spite of my faults, continues to love me. I appreciate that the gospel of Christ asks me to strive to be a better person, and that the Savior's grace will take me the rest of the way.
How has your knowledge of the Plan of Happiness changed/benefited your life?
I think the most important part of the Plan of Happiness in my life comes from the realization that the Plan isn't just a big, one-size-fits-all plan. It's specific to me. I have realized that Heavenly Father doesn't love me the way people love sports teams, or the way we love certain actors or actresses--but that He loves me personally, as a Father loves his child. His desire for my happiness reminds me of my own desires of happiness for my daughter--He will do everything it takes to help me on my way. Life won't necessarily be easy, but if I trust Him, He'll always be there for me.
How I live my faith
I'm currently one of my ward's Sunday School instructors--we're studying the New Testament this year. I also help maintain our ward's lds.org website. I try to let those around me know who I am, and what I believe. I do this so they understand my standards, and in many ways, they reinforce the way I live them. I'm not big into being preachy or burdensome to my friends--I love talking about what I believe, as it forms a big part of who I am.