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Hi I'm Steve

I grew up in Utah. I am a family man and a physics teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The most important thing in my life is my family. My wife and I enjoy having time together. We love to go walking, do puzzles, and watch movies together. Mostly we love to be with our children and grandchildren. I also enjoy teaching physics. I have a masters degree in physics, and teach at a small university. The natural laws of the world and universe in which we live fascinate me. I wonder why gravity works the way it does, and what it is. I wonder about light, and what it is. It seems to me that light holds the connection between electromagnetism and gravity. I wonder about matter, what it is, and its connection with light. There are so many unanswered questions that I love to ponder and study. The home I live in is about a hundred years old. It is nothing fancy. But I enjoy remodeling it. My wife and children have helped me dig out dirt rooms in the basement and finish them into nice bedrooms. They also helped me make four small bedrooms in the attic. The house is one continuous remodel, and I enjoy when I have the time and the money to improve it.

Why I am a Mormon

Since I was born and raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, some may think that I am a Mormon just because my parents were. Even though there is some truth in that, I have been converted in my own heart through much study, prayer, and fasting. For example, after a thorough study of the New Testament, I knelt in prayer to ask Heavenly Father if Jesus is the Christ, my Savior and Redeemer. I received an unquestionable witness through the Spirit of the Lord that Jesus is indeed the Christ, that He is the Only Begotten of the Father in the flesh. I love the words of Christ recorded in the Bible. I am so grateful for all of the inspired words of the prophets who have lived throughout the ages. I know the Bible is the word of God in as much as it is translated correctly. My knowledge and testimony expands beyond the Bible, however. I have read and studied the Book of Mormon many, many times. It too contains the words of Christ. As I read, study, and ponder the Book of Mormon, my mind is enlightened, my soul is fed, and my spirit is uplifted. I know the Book of Mormon is true. I know it contains the words of life. I also know, through the witness of the Spirit, that Joseph Smith was called of God to be a prophet in this dispensation, and that we have a living prophet today, even Thomas S. Monson. The words revealed through these modern prophets are also the words of Christ. The teachings of these modern prophets uplift me and guide me just as the words of ancient prophets. How grateful I am for modern day prophets who bless my life and the lives of all my family members. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church of Christ on the earth. And I know that anyone can know of the truthfulness of these things by study and prayer, and by being obedient to the teachings revealed within the Church.

How I live my faith

Striving to live my faith is a large part of my life. First of all, I live my faith within my own family. I gather my family each morning to pray together and to read from and discuss the scriptures. I find this has given my children much strength to combat the evils of the day. As a family, we have also set aside Monday evenings to hold what we call "Family Home Evening." During the evening we take turns teaching a gospel lesson, having a family activity, and eating a treat. Sundays we attend church as a family. I have found that keeping the Sabbath Day holy through church attendance, and by setting aside work and normal weekday activities, I am renewed in body and spirit. In fact, I am not only ready to face a new week, but excited for Monday morning. It is my experience that I can accomplish more by keeping the commandment to keep the Sabbath Day holy, than by using Sunday as another workday or as a holiday rather than a holy day. The Lord blesses those who keep His commandments. It is a joy for me to serve in the Church by teaching and helping others keep the commandments. I also enjoy having a "Home Teaching" assignment in which my son and I visit three families in the ward and watch over and care for them. It is such a blessing in my life to live my faith through study and prayer, through church attendance, through worship, and through service both in my own family, and in the ward and community in which I live.