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Hi I'm Sky

I'm a writer, an aspiring composer, an example to my family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m the oldest of six boys and one lonely girl who’s second to last, but first in line to the beat of my heart. Family is a big deal. Everyone lives about 5 to 20 minutes away from each other. So we are always visiting. I think my grandparents enjoy it. Considering their place is where everyone comes together. Not to mention that’s where I’ve practically grown up since I was 16. Now I’m 22, and on a mission in Portland Oregon. Life is good, and it should never be spent on a down moment. Tolerance is something I’ve learned in this social tangle I call a family. Haha, it’s definitely an adventure. We can’t really pick and choose the way a person acts around us, so we just have to learn to love them… no matter what! I love that, however hard it is I do, because every sunrise brings a chance to grow a little. I love to write. Whether it's a story, a poem, or an essay I love to put my thoughts on paper. Music is also my life. Composing allows my spirit to sing. Cars are sweet, and nothing beats a good drive to nowhere. I enjoy my studies, and knowledge is something I treasure. It's application is something to master. I believe in using all of the interest God has given us and putting it to use to create our personal talents. Each of us has an ability that allows us to shape and mold our own idea of escaping the world and being an individual. Heavenly Father enjoys seeing us put these to the best use. I know God lives, and He is always a part of our lives, and should always be thanked for the many blessings we have been so abundantly endowed with.       

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ has enabled me to find all the answers my soul has craved for. Now as a 22 year old young man it seems almost odd to the world that I would be searching for purpose. It’s funny though considering that’s all we do every day of our lives. Everything we do is a result of us wanting to accomplish a task so we can be filled. I have found the treasured message and hold on to it steadfastly because I know it’s true. My life has been far from easy. I’ve seen my family torn apart by adultery and divorce. The negative effects of selfishness, and a devastating aftermath of calumny have gone past my eyes and I remember them all too well. However my grandparents, father, brothers, cousins, and so many dear friends have led the way, whether they know it or not in helping me become who I am today. I thank my Father in Heaven for blessing me with such a close family where I was able to see and in a way experience life in almost a thousand different fashions. It's allowed me to learn patience, and inspired diplomacy. I know that without the blessings of a Loving Father in Heaven I would be lost in the submersing smog of life, adrift in a perilous journey to oblivion. If anything it is the undeniable Testimony I have that Jesus is the Christ. That God our Eternal Father through His grace and Mercy sent His Only Begotten Son, here on Earth for you, and for me. "And he shall go forth, suffering pains and afflictions and temptations of every kind and this that the word might be fulfilled which saith he will take upon him the pains and the sicknesses of his people." Jesus Christ suffered not only for our sins, but anytime we have ever felt sad, sick, hurt emotionally and or physically He felt it for all, past present and future, for all His infinite creations, "the worlds were framed by the word of God..." By doing this Christ was able to bring us into agreement with God for all we have done wrong, "...if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together." He did this so He would know how to help us, how to succor and nurse us back to health in this life. This supernal act is what we call the Atonement of Jesus Christ, when he suffered in the Garden, Died on the Cross, and was Resurrected so that we too might return to our Father in Heaven. Knowing that I can Repent, and be forgiven so I can move past the temporal and embrace my Savior in courts eternal is why I am a member of this Church. The Book of Mormon along with the Bible is the Word of God, and another Testimony that Jesus is the Christ. I love my Savior with all my heart and I hope and pray that I might receive my fellow man as I know He would.     

How I live my faith

  I go on, day by day striving to be the kind of person my Father in heaven believes me to be. He gives a commandment through His son, to “keep my commandments”, “be ye therefore perfect” or in other words, fully developed and perfectly prepared. As we strive to keep the commandments of God, and to express Charity, the pure love of Christ, having “a perfect brightness of hope, and the love of God and of all men”, we are filled with the spirit. We are filled with His love, and we can be fully developed and perfectly prepared for anything. We can truly become like our Savior, so long as we have hope, then faith being, “doers of the word” and submitting our will to Him. Then by repenting or agreeing to change and let go of our infirmities, because Christ has suffered for us already, and desires to heal us. That’s how I live my life. Knowing that there is a plan for me, and God expects me to “ask” that I might receive instruction, then to “seek” so I will find my way, and Christ to guide me. Then when He brings me to the door of a new day, or salvation, whatever it may be I must “knock” so I can continue down this path in His light and goodness. I am aware who my Savior is. I have hope in Him, or in other words I have a desire to be with Him. I have faith, a confidence that He can guide me. By these steps I have come to know He Lives! Thus I shall continue onward in a constant pursuit to preserve and improve all I have taken from my preparation here. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen. 

What is faith?

Sky
In Heb 11 we read, "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." Also in the Book of Mormon, in Alma 32, "And now as I said concerning faith—faith is not to have a perfect knowledge of things therefore if ye have faith ye hope for things which are not seen, which are true." I look at faith as an abiding trust, and confidence that leads us to act. As we continue to grow spiritually we will find ourselves being led by the spirit with an ever growing faith / confidence in God and in ourselves. Show more Show less