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Hi I'm Greg

I'm a Mormon and I love it

About Me

I'm a Husband and Dad, both of which I love being more than anything in the world. I am a better man for having such a loving wife and downright awesome kids. I love to do cycling. I use a hand-cycle, an arm powered three wheel bike that I made myself. I love doing cycling tours. I had an spinal cord injury over 29 years ago and use a wheelchair to get around. Through my disability, I have done things and gone places on many adventures that many will never see or do. I love a new adventure and challenge. I have a degree in math and art/photography. I probably take some form of picture every single day. My hobbies include going to a local model train club and running trains. I love internet and all that is out there. I'm very good at gathering information on the web. I love Arty/Crafty things. I love to create with my hands. I have taken a quilting class as well and currently learning how to knit. I'd love to try woodworking and go scuba diving. Maybe even jump out of an airplane for skydiving. I love all the blessings that Heavenly Father has given me. I grew up in Louisville, KY. Through wheelchair sports I have traveled much of our great country. What a beautiful place that we live in. I currently live in Crestwood, KY. I am all of this and more, plus, I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the church. I grew up in another faith and never really connected with it. I have always loved and enjoyed the spiritual path, although I spent many years off the spiritual path. I joined while I lived out in Salt Lake city. I spent 7 years out in SLC, and was not really looking for an organized faith to be apart of. I so loved the culture in Utah and the beautiful outdoors. I spent many years watching different people and how they lived as "Mormons" Some were great examples, and some were not. Once I had a family, I knew that I wanted my kids to grow up in a structured and spiritual home. I was always amazed at the families that were living their faith in the church. They were different that anything I had ever witnessed before and the kids were just great young men and women. I wanted that family element in my young family. Even though I grew up in a another faith, I did not have a strong belief in Christ. Some parts of the restoration and Priesthood where very challenging for me to get an understanding of. But, over time and much study, prayer and faith, I have come to know that Christ is real and alive. I know we have a Prophet that guides our church under the direction of our Savior. I have practiced the principles of the gospel in my life and see how they effect and change me. I have had great weaknesses turned to strength. I have only been able to do this through the love and blessings of My Heavenly Father and his great excitement for me to be the best I can be and to serve him to the best of my ability. I know that I have a great capacity for improvement. I do self reflect each day on more to improve in some way. Some days I do improve, some, I don't. But, I am actively engaged in that process. I can look back over the years and see how that process has made me a better man, husband and father.

How I live my faith

I love that the gospel is a day to day process. I do believe the savior when he ask us to be as He. To strive to become perfect. Man, I have such a long way to go. I love the example that the savior lived in his day to day life. I love being around so many people that also strive to be their best. each day I see men and women whom have such great families. My wife and Myself strive to make our home a place of peace and where you can feel the spirit. I believe that being a great husband and father and friend, I am living as Heavenly Father would have me live. I live my life by a set of standards. There are things in my life that I use to do, that I don't do anymore. One may look upon that as a sacrifice or restriction. But, I really don't see it that way. I see that many of the things I choose not to do or have given up are keeping my connection with the spirit stronger. I know from a life of past addiction that it robbed me of any spiritual awareness. To be clean and free from so many obstruction of the world, opens my day to day life to a life full of joy. I do struggle at times with daily scripture study and prayer. But, I keep doing better. I see that my love for the scriptures is growing. I look forward to the day when I truly feast upon them. I do honor my callings in the church and enjoy that I am a part of the whole process of faith. I believe we are best when we serve others and have accountability. I love that we all have callings and that as a whole, it all works so beautifully. I so love being a Mormon. I love that my kids are growing up with a set of standards that will bless them through out their lives as the hold true to them. I love that my family is surrounded by so many that are living the principles of the Gospel. It inspires me to be my best in so many ways. I love that my Heavenly Father loves me so much and trust me to me a husband and father.