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Hi I'm Bob

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married for 40 years. Retired for a few years. Enjoy traveling and children and grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was born into a Mormon family, I continue to be a participating Mormon because the spirit has born witness to me of the reality of Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven. So even through trials, I know of His existence and love for me as an individual.

How I live my faith

I have learned a number of principles over the years that have helped me to live a happy christian life. 1st: Be accountable for my choices. A few years after we were married, we had some close friends who had a car problem. I went to help him fix the problem while his wife was away on her way to the mall. Fixing the car only took a few minutes, but then we searched in the mall to find her. I was getting frustrated and finally when we found her I told her I thought she had been inconsiderate of my time. I felt very justified in what I said, but not good. So I later had to apologize as I came to understand that I still made a bad decision about how to handle the situation. So I understood that I always had a choice in how to respond to any situation. 2nd: God gives us commandments so he has a means of giving us blessings: I studied the scriptures and found places where it says "if you do this, I will give you this." After just a brief search I had found many promises God has made if I keep a given commandment. I concluded that keeping the commandments was not a burden, but a means to get to blessings; which changed my outlook on being obedient. 3rd: Even though God gives us blessings for keeping the commandments, most of the time he just blesses us because he loves us. These are referred to as "Tender Mercies". I try to recognize these in all aspects of my life as they are given everyday and make life more pleasant and enjoyable. It helps to be appreciative of all the God does for me and for others around me. An example came from a trip to Italy with our daughter and son in law a few years ago. We had booked a hotel outside of Rome that we had to catch a train to. My wife and I were very tired and got to the train station in Rome. We had just missed the train and had to wait an hour for the next one. We found a place to sit on one of the platforms. As we were sitting there, our daughter and son in law came walking down that platform. It was not the one where the train was scheduled to depart from, but one that they were guided to so that we could travel together to the hotel just to make our life a bit better and less hectic. A very tender mercy at a time of being tired.