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Hi I'm Greg

I spent last Friday night purchasing office supplies. I enjoyed it. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

A lawyer, a wannabe musician and poet.

Why I am a Mormon

The miracle of Mormonism is that allows one to maintain one's intellectual integrity and be phenomenally happy. Before being a Mormon, I believed a person couldn't have both. The key is the Holy Spirit, which can serve as a bridge between the mind and heart. It can teach things a person already knows, things he/she hasn't figured out yet, and things that go beyond the bounds of words. Mormons don't require a 'take-my-word-for-it' spirituality rather a 'let us help you figure it out for yourself' approach. Once that idea was planted in my mind, conversion came easy. I read the Book of Mormon, pondered and saw how those teaching could apply and better my life, and prayed to receive guidance from Heaven. A feeling or intuitive understanding made it clear to me that I should be baptized. Since, life has been interesting, challenging, and amazingly great. In the 14 years since, the same pattern of study/ponder/pray for guidance and strength has played out hundreds or thousands of times, with each iteration inching me ever closer to the Savior. And that relationship - with Jesus Christ, and strengthening it little by little, is what Mormonism is all about. That's why I'm a Momron.

How I live my faith

At its best, by taking time every day to settle my heart and thoughts - taking out the garbage and fueling the tank for the day. Meditation, prayer, exercise, and study of the scriptures are my tools of choice. That's pretty much it. Oh, and striving to never do a dishonest act.

What are Mormon Temples used for?

Greg
Short answer Marriages for eternity called "sealings", and "sealings" of parents and children. Through Christ's priesthood and grace, these relationships last beyond "till death do us part." Longer Answer One of the great movie lines is Anthony Hopkins in Amistad playing president John Quincy Adams "Who we are is who we were." Temples are where we connect with who we were - our ancestors, and they connect with us. They will always be a part of us, and we a part of them. The connecting of generations - fathers and mothers to children, sons and daughters to aging parents, and all of us to our too-often-forgotten ancestors. In my opinion there is little holier that happens in the world today than though the work of building these very important relationships. Throw in husbands and wives and brothers and sisters and that's what temples are all about - making these bonds stronger - stronger than difficulties, stronger than differences, and even stronger than death. Show more Show less