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Hi I'm John

I hope that my comments and experiences will help you to find the answers you seek to your life's important questions.

About Me

I'm a married father of three children.... When I'm not at work, I'm either at home, at church, or shuttling kids from one place to another. Must seem like a pretty boring life to many. But I couldn't be happier.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a lapsed Mormon father and Catholic mother who converted to Mormonism shortly after my birth. Nevertheless, ours was a very secular home where religion, while important, was not as important as a loving, nurturing family environment where we were encouraged to develop, explore and grow. In retrospect, I now see that this level-headed open family environment was key to my (and my siblings') spiritual journey bringing us all back to embrace Mormonism. We were not compelled but rather, consistent with the Mormon teachings, we were encouraged to "prove all things and hold fast to that which is good".... I am a Mormon because I have found no other belief system as theologically sound or practical. Simply put, it makes sense. While someone unfamiliar to the religion might be puzzled by terms or customs, the idea that we are 'spiritual beings having a physical experience' and the related fundamental belief that our existence did not start with our birth nor will it end at our death is something that I have not found so completely and cohesively explained anywhere else.

How I live my faith

I TRY (the operative word here for an imperfect person aspiring to perfection) to follow the path outlined by Jesus Christ. Most days I fail miserably in one way or another. But the assurance that He makes up for my deficiencies gives me cause to 'carry on'....

Are Mormons Christians?

Of course we are. Jesus Christ and his atoning sacrifice are central to our beliefs and teachings. While I profess to be a Christian, the only one who will ever truly be able to judge my claim will be Christ himself. While his perfect example is the unattainable goal, it also serves as the incentive for me to constantly work on becoming better, learning, repenting, and growing in this life. Of course in the end, I look forward to being saved by His grace after offering up a life filled with service in gratitude for all He has done for me. Show more Show less