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Hi I'm Steve

I'm a divorced father of three wonderful kids. I work for a Fortune 500 insurance company. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a father of three great kids - two boys and a girl. I am divorced but still have a pretty good relationship with my kids' mom. I am fortunate that I get to spend time almost everyday with my kids. I love sports - especially basketball, but I also like golf, tennis, and baseball. Happily, my boys enjoy sports as well, so you can guess how I spend a lot of my time with them. I have a great job working with an insurance company I've been with for over 20 years. I like to travel - both with my kids and for work.

Why I am a Mormon

Quite simply, I'm a Mormon because the Mormon church - its teachings, the people I interact with, the leaders in it, the activities I engage in - all lead me to good things, really good things. I'm more motivated to be a good person, including a better father, because of this church's influence in my life. When I'm studying the life and teachings of Jesus Christ and His messengers, I'm motivated to be a better person. The doctrine of Christ, as taught in this church, is simple, natural, and beautiful all at the same time. As a Mormon, I spend more time doing things to help others than I would otherwise do. When I share the teachings of Christ with others, I feel a bond and a love with people that is intense and fulfilling. It's real. And, it feels really good. The permanence and richness of the teachings of this church are an anchor in my life. They anchor me to something good and positive when I'm faced with disappointment, frustration, sorrow, stress, or temptation. Two minutes spent in the Bible or the Book of Mormon and I'm instantly transported from the world of "now" to the world of eternity. Things in my life get viewed through the lens of eternity and my mind and spirit are immediately re-centered. I love that about the gospel of Christ. And, this church teaches that gospel in such a practical way. Activity in this church causes the principles of Christ's gospel to be embedded into my life: everyday, every week.

How I live my faith

I attend Sunday worship meetings every week. I am a member of a group of men who support each other through Sunday group meetings and home visits. I read from the scriptures daily - occasionally, I even study and think really hard about what I'm reading! That's when I have my best experiences. I pray to God everyday. And, the more I thank Him for what I have, the more certain I am that He's there, listening, and loving me. I really try to spend as much time as possible thinking about, and doing things for, others. Once again, the more I do that, the closer I feel to God - and the happier I am, too. I don't entirely understand this cause and effect of these activities, but I truly believe there is a connection. Whenever I stop and take the time to pray and think carefully about what God wants me to know, I have thoughts and ideas that "feel" right and are truly enlightening. There are so many times each day when I miss opportunities to share some of the things I've shared here. How could I not give a portion of the peace I've found to benefit others? Fear or preoccupation with more temporary things prevents me from blessing the lives of others more. I am weak. I am nothing compared to God. But, I find that the more I acknowledge this weakness in me and ask for His help, the more I become aware of His power, presence, and love.