Hi I'm Scott
Artist. Writer. Mormon.
I just got back from serving in the Montana BIllings Mission, the greatest mission in the world. I was born and raised in southeast Wisconsin, outside the great city of Milwaukee. My family moved around a bit during my teenage years. As consequence, I attended four different high schools. One in Wisconsin, two in Idaho, and one more in Utah, where my family now lives. I've met a lot of people and seen a lot of interesting stuff. Those years truly molded me into the person I am. I enjoy graphic arts, writing, photography, and music. Those are... pretty much the main things that I do. I don't play sports, sorry. I love the Brewers though, and the Milwaukee Wave (indoor soccer). Those are my teams. I'm currently attending Brigham Young University and plan on majoring in graphic design. I'm also currently writing a book and have a number of other stories on the way. I like all types of music, but you could say I'm into what most people refer to as "the heavier stuff." Coheed and Cambria, Killswitch Engage, Breaking Benjamin, We Came As Romans, August Burns Red, and The Classic Crime are a few of my favorite bands... in case you were curious. I've been called pessimistic, draining, irritating, judgmental, opinionated, negative, immature, unfiltered, and unaware, but old women think I'm adorable.
I was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so I've had the principles of Christ's gospel taught to me all my life. But of course, as I grew older, I could no longer rely on my family and friends to keep my faith in Christ strong; I had to let go of their testimonies and strengthen my own. I am a Mormon because I felt the comforting witness of the Holy Ghost that the Book of Mormon is indeed the word of God, that Joseph Smith was and still is a prophet of God, and that through Joseph Smith, Jesus Christ restored His gospel to the Earth to never again be taken. I have never seen my Heavenly Father's face, but I have seen His hand in every moment of my life. I have never seen Jesus Christ, but I have felt His loving embrace and received a witness of his redeeming grace through the Holy Ghost.
Because I am on a mission for the Church, I have countless opportunities to live my faith each and every day. I testify of the truthfulness and divinity of the Book of Mormon. I testify that Joseph Smith was and is a prophet called of God. I testify that Christ and God the Father appeared to him and restored Christ's true church upon the Earth. I testify that the priesthood keys that belonged to the Apostles, that were lost, are also once again restored in their fullness upon the Earth. I live my faith by trying to be like Jesus Christ. Unlike Him, however, I am imperfect, and therefore I also live my faith by repenting each day of my sins, by embracing Christ's love through His Atonement. I live my faith by praying sincerely to my Father in Heaven. I live my faith by keeping the commandments I have been given and covenants I have made. As J. Golden Kimball once said, "I may not have walked the straight and narrow, but I crossed it as often as I could!" And so, I know I can't live the perfect life Christ lived. I can't walk the same path He walked. But I sure as heck stumble across His footsteps whenever I can.