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Hi I'm Paul

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Southeastern Idaho and love computer programming, Basketball, sports and spending time with my family.

About Me

I am a father of three wonderful little girls whom I absolutely love. I am so grateful for my beautiful wife and daughters and love spending time with them. I am also a big gadget geek who loves to keep up with technology news and information. I am a Web Designer at a large company and love to play sports like basketball and football.

Why I am a Mormon

For me, I truly believe in God and know that He is our loving Heavenly Father. He is personal, and understands and loves us perfectly. He has given all of us a very powerful gift, the freedom of choice. Few people understand what a true power this is. You can choose to be better, choose to improve, choose to be loving and kind. As we make good choices, we are blessed, even though it may not be immediate or in a way that we recognize. Sometimes we make choices that are not so good and they often have a result that is not desirable. The best part is, we can choose to not continue that direction and choose to do better. Learning more about the plan our Heavenly Father has for us helps us to have a purpose, goal and direction in life. Jesus Christ has given us an example to follow and we have the Bible and Book of Mormon, as well as friends, family and leaders to help us learn more about His life. I need and love that knowledge and having direction in my life. That is why I am Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be the best example of Christ that I can be. Each day at work, school or just out in my yard, I try to serve those around me and show kindness to others.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

One of the greatest gifts we have been given is our divine right to choose. Choices always have consequences, good or bad. Coffee, tea and alcohol create addictions that may limit the choices a person has or otherwise impair their judgement to make the best choices in the future. I know many people that are completely addicted to coffee and have a strong dependency on Starbucks before they can function in the morning. I have seen great blessings from my Heavenly Father and an equal ability to be alert and focused during the day by choosing to trust in God and not rely on coffee and tea to strengthen me. Eating healthy foods, exercising and getting good sleep can improve our health, provide a better quality of life and open up our options for a fun and active life. Show more Show less