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Hi I'm Scott

I"m a husband and father. I'm a "recovering" attorney and business executive. I love art and history. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My best description about me lately is "recovering attorney." I am married to the highly talented mother of my four wonderful children. My interests include art, sports of almost all kinds, history, literature and in general, learning about the world and beyond. I have lived in two foreign countries - Japan and Germany and in five different states here in the USA.

Why I am a Mormon

I identify myself as a Mormon because I have chosen to follow some personal revelation that I was blessed to receive. When I was a young man, I determined to seek an answer through prayer to Heavenly Father, to a basic set of questions Heavenly Father, are you really my father, and are you really there? Is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints actually your restored, true church? Did your Son, Jesus Christ actually live, die and resurrect? Are the scriptures true? In short, is everything my parents have taught me about the "Mormon" religion true? I received an answer to that prayer and to all of those questions. The calm, peaceful assurance of that answer still stirs in my soul. The answer to each of those questions, incidentally, was "yes." That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by actively participating in my local church congregation or ward. This provides me with many opportunities to serve other people and actually practice my beliefs. For example, a recent assignment I had was to be a teacher of 16 to 18 year old youth in Sunday School. I also have served as an instructor in a gospel study class for men who hold leadership positions in the local ward. These teaching assignments help me maintain a frequent and regular study of the scriptures. I also live my faith by abiding by our health code or "Word of Wisdom." This means that I do not drink alcohol, coffee or tea or abuse drugs. I do not smoke tobacco or other substances. This helps me stay healthy and keeps my baby face looking like -- well, just that! 

What is the First Vision?

"The First Vision" is a phrase we use to describe the experience of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church, when he prayed to God to find out which church was true. Joseph Smith did this in 1820 when he was about 14 years old. In answer to that prayer, God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph and gave him instructions. I like to call it the "First Visit" to Joseph because I believe that is what God the Father and Jesus Christ did - they visited Joseph and spoke to him face to face as was the pattern with Moses and other prophets of ancient times. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

 We simply believe that the family is the fundamental unit of God's plan for his children. This places the family in the center of almost everything we as Mormons believe and how and why we practice our religion. The main point of families is that they can be forever - literally. We can maintain those loving bonds we establish on earth with our parents, our siblings, our spouses and our children for all eternity. Show more Show less