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Hi I'm Craig

I'm a pharmacist. Grew up in Utah, mission to Alaska, school in Idaho and Utah BYU and UofU, married with 4 kids.

About Me

Grew up in Utah, played a lot of football and basketball, went on a 2 year mission to Alaska not long after I graduated from high school. After my mission, I attended college at BYU-Idaho, then BYU-Provo, then pharmacy school at the University of Utah. I got married approximately 10 years ago while at the UofU, and now have 4 beautiful kids-3 girls, and a little boy. I spend a lot of time singing. I recently sang a solo in the county Messiah production, at a funeral, a baptism, and even a wedding. I feel like I was born to sing, but figured that out too late I guess. I do get to sing every night to my kids at bedtime though. My kids are doing great in school, and we have a lot of fun. We are more prosperous than I ever dreamed possible. I credit my religion for that. I'm very involved in politics. I ran for House of Representatives, and am currently a state delegate, which I love. I am interested in science, religion, economics, and I do a little cement work from time to time. I exercise every day, I ran in the Las Vegas Ragnar last October, a 5k on the 4th. I'm running a half marathon soon and a full marathon in October. I'm not a great runner, nor do I like it much. I prefer biking, swimming, hiking and weight lifting to running, but I love to be active.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up going to the Church of Jesus Christ. We never missed church while I was growing up unless we were sick or vacationing. As I grew older I became more and more interested in religion, and read more and more about my own religion, as well as other religions. My dad always encouraged us to learn as much as we could about any and all religions. Because of that I feel I have a much greater respect for religions other than my own, however, I do believe I belong to the church Christ restored to the earth. I'm Mormon simply because I believe it's true. If I didn't I would leave immediately. When there is a promise made, I test it to see if it's true. I've never been disappointed. I never have left, and hopefully never will.

How I live my faith

I live my faith because it's true. I do it by obeying as many commandments as possible because I know they are good for me. They improve my life, and bring me happiness. I know because I've tried them, or experimented with religious ideas so to speak. For example, I go to church every Sunday, I don't work, study, recreate, or shop on Sunday. I fast once a month, I pay tithing (excitedly) and fast offerings (help for the poor). I read my Book of Mormon every day and my Bible most days. I read to my kids. I don't drink alcohol, use tobacco, or illicit drugs. I never have. I constantly give service in my church, and to others. I never lie, steal, or cheat. I made it through my entire college career without ever having cheated, and if I can do it, anyone can. I'm a much better person because of it. Having said all of that, I don't pretend to be anywhere near perfect. But much better than I once was. I've gradually become a better and better person during my life. I credit my religion for that as well. And yes I've digressed at times. But when I screw up, I tell myself, NEVER give up! I think of Thomas Edison trying to invent the light bulb, where he failed, failed and failed again and again. And he never gave up. That's kind of how I see myself in relation to my religious beliefs. I also tell anybody and everybody that will allow me to about my religion.