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Hi I'm Bradley.

I grew up in a small town on the Colorado Plateau. I'm an IT guy, a Boy Scout volunteer, five small kids, one wife, happy life.

About Me

I take turns being charmed and exasperated by my five young kids. It is a blast to watch them grow and turn into real people with their own interests and personalities. I feel humbled by the privilege of being their dad, alongside their loving mom. I love to study and learn. I once recorded an audio version of a remarkable book called "Jesus the Christ," written by James E. Talmage. You can find it by browsing iTunes. While the scholarship isn't fully up to date, (the book was written 100 years ago) it is an impressive testimony of a man I believe was a living apostle.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was raised in the church as the child of two converts, I have been continually invited by the prophets and by my friends and associates to ask lots of questions and to find my own way to understanding. I believe that we have a choice to make between faith and doubt. I embrace faith and it has paid me many sweet dividends. I spent two years serving voluntarily as a missionary in Oklahoma. In that experience, I broadened my horizons by seeing more kinds of people than I'd been exposed to as a child in a small town. I learned to appreciate the beautiful faith of other Christians and even of non-Christians. I believe that God is interested in all of us.

How I live my faith

I marvel at how weak I am and yet how the Lord continues to strengthen me when things are tough. A particularly memorable experience was learning that my third child would be born with a spinal cord injury (a condition called spina bifida). My wife and I anguished and grieved for our unborn son, for all the things he'd never be able to do. When he was born--when he become a real person in our lives rather than just an abstraction boiled down to a single physical defect--he helped to fill our home with joy. We learned to understand his possibilities as a full person rather then the small list of his limitations. He continues to amuse and delight us. I feel silly that I was ever nervous to have him be part of our family. The Lord is merciful to us to teach us a higher way that leads to the greatest happiness I've ever known.