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Hi I'm Madison

I love smoothies, I'm a sucker for sunsets, I'm the Ultimate Home-boy and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a remarkably ordinary person-at least I think so. I grew up in Provo Utah and still live there. In fact, I went to all the same schools that my Dad, who also grew up in Provo, went to. That's just how 'run of the mill' I am. Among my skills of ordinariness is that of musical bankruptcy. I have no musical skill whatsoever. None. However, I have a great love for music and I'm rarely seen without my headphones. The musical talent of this world was not distributed evenly I'm sad to say. But I guess someone has to listen to the music, right? I have also been described as a fish. Rightly so because I love all things water; drinking it, swimming in it, looking at it. I'm not a creature of grace and so maybe that's why I like being in the water; it allows me to pretend to be graceful. 9 times out of 10 I prefer being at home with my family then to be out and about. One of our favorite things to do is to BBQ and watch a baseball game.I love my family a lot. I am the only boy of 3 sisters and wouldn't have it any other way. I get to be the 'bigger brother' simply because I'm taller then all of them. A common thread through all my ordinariness is that I love making people smile. If I can help someone smile then I smile too and everyone wins. I am very imperfect and I thank God for his goodness and the Gift of His Son so we can live, grow and learn without fear or anxiety; correcting our mistakes as they come. I'm grateful everyday for the chance to rise above my former self.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon simply because I was born one. But most people in the world don't like that answer, so, I guess the question is 'Why I'm still a Mormon?'. The answer is equally simple; I know it's true. Who can honestly go against truth and still maintain their happiness? You'd be kidding yourself if you think you can. I am a happy person because I've aligned myself with what I know to be true. And what I know to be true is that being a Mormon is an extremely fulfilling life.

How I live my faith

I really enjoy learing about and discussing the Gospel. I've put a lot of time into reading and studying it out and I love sharing what I know with people. I've had many late nights with friends and family talking about the Gospel and how it relates to us. The wonderful thing about the Gospel is that you can spend you're entire life learning about it and you will always have new things to learn. Its inexhaustible. I live my faith by enjoying life. One of our beliefs is that life was meant for joy. If you were to ask Jesus how He meant for us to live our faith, I think He'd would mention something about joy. Joy is what I find in serving in the Church, helping others, doing the things I'm passionate about and above all, being with my family.  I believe thats why God sent his son, so that we could live with a relatively low level of anxiety. I live day by day, trying to give the Lord my best. When I do this I know he's happy with me and I can be at peace with myself. A fullness of joy is the ultimate endgoal of life, but we can have joy all along the way.