Hi I'm Taylor
I was a competitive High School athlete; now I know Norwegian, use my energy in the outdoors, and LOVE my family, I'm a Mormon.
I grew up in Cleveland, Ohio. I have been active since I was little and have enjoyed hiking camping and just messing around. In school I was active wrestling, playing soccer and even spent a stint pole vaulting. I like to look back and thing that I was competing in those at a top level in the state. Outside of school my passions have been snow skiing, wake boarding and cycling. I pretty much love doing anything outdoors, I would consider myself somewhat of a tree hugger. I left for two years of my life at the age of 19 to experience the Norwegian culture while taking any chance to help and serve the people there as a missionary for the church. During that time while I came closer to Christ personally I was also able to study other religions and beliefs more fully and gain a deeper respect for all the ways that our Heavenly Father interacts with His children on earth. Since returning home I have been able to complete a degree in Biology with an emphasis in Wildlife Wildlands Conservation (like I said tree hugger). I am now preparing to start chiropractic school where I can use my knowledge to further help and heal others. The greatest part of my life though is my family. My wife and I were married a few years ago and started our family having a boy last year and were surprised to have our second son a year and 4 days later. They are the joy of my life and I am grateful for the promises we have though Christ our Savior.
Simply put I am a Mormon because I know that this is God's church and it was restored though a prophet and is where His priesthood power resides for all in the world to be blessed. Its true that I was raised and baptized in this church when I was 8 and maybe before I truly understood everything however since then I have really studied, compared, and examined this churches doctrine and other churches doctrines. To be honest there are a lot of great things in this church, but there are a lot of great things in other religions as swell. Stepping back to look though a lot of the doctrines and stories overlap or have similar points, meanings, or origins. That being said there was no real way through comparison or study to determine which was right or which had the right perspective on doctrine. To me the only logical means was to trust in God, trust that He was and that He had a plan for me and for us. I had to humble myself and believe that he would let me know what was right and what I should do. So I prayed to him and asked knowing if He is there and our creator he would help me find the truth and meaning. I have since then received my answer many times over in both small and to me miraculous ways. Now I know that if I was able to study things out in my mind and then take my concerns and wishes to God and receive an answer, He doesn't love me any more than anyone else, he will answer anyone else who sincerely seeks Him.
I am an ordinary guy, indistinguishable from other people that you may see on a regular basis. However I do try live my life with meaning and purpose. I don't smoke or drink because well, I would rather not and I know that I feel healthier because I don't. I love to volunteer and help people. I like to do service locally with the scouts and around the community. Since I am passionate about the environment and believe that its beauty was created for us to enjoy by God. I do what I can to maintain it and keep it healthy and clean. Me and my wife try to invite others over who may need help or just a friend. I feel like the best that I can do is be and example, help other people who are in need, and make the peace and love in my own sphere of influence.