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Hi I'm Nathan

I'm a family man, a care provider for people with cancer, a pragmatic optimist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I know that our God hears and answers the prayers of all of us. I also am a firm believer that if you try to push forward into the darkness, believing that you are at least heading in the right direction, lights will appear to show you the way. I like to run because it reminds me to keep pushing. I write poems to sometimes capture my present view of the wonder of God's creation. Without a doubt, God's divine help got me through life. I remember sometimes I would stand on one leg while studying medicine into the late hours of the night in an effort to keep myself awake as I learned about the things that would eventually help me take care of patients with cancer. I prayed that I could be of service to the world. God blessed me to do so. I also prayed that I would find a wife. About nine years after dedicated searching for my wife, I found her. In my book it was a modern-day miracle. She has been well worth the wait. We now have a home full of beautiful children and are trying to teach them how to do good in the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I sometimes write poems to dear friends or family members to persuade them to look at life anew. The Book of Mormon is inspired poetry, words of prophets, revelations of truth. I believe it is how God inspires us to see our lives anew, from God's much higher perspective as our Creator and Redeemer. I read the Book of Mormon and I know that it contains the words of God for all of us, as another testimony of Jesus Christ, and an invitation for us to be healed, changed for the better, and empowered through Him. This knowledge has come to me through the power of the Holy Ghost, through a personal witness that I cannot deny. By the same power, I have come to know that the Prophet Joseph Smith did translate the Book of Mormon through the power of God and received the authority from God to restore His Church in these, the "latter days" prior to the Second Coming of Christ to the earth.

How I live my faith

Envision a Man so wholly confined To a prison of pain and our troubled mind Whose shackles we made of our lusts and our pride And from Whom we all turned our faces to hide Behold on His back every stripe for all sin This payment in full for our souls Christ did win Feel the imprint of death overcome in His hands Consider through this how you He understands Now see how He welcomes you, beckons you, "Come" Come see who He is, why He lives, who He won And yet, know you not of your relation to Him? How can you know Him? Where to begin? Pray. Watch. Watch and pray. Begin with a prayer, start a new day. Hold out to God--your will to give Seek out His light in the day you will live. Search scripture daily. Ponder. Pray. Seek in the scriptures what may come of that day Patterns will unfold. Learn. Receive light. Apply. Amply apply, using all of your might. Give humbly service. Be honest, sincere. Serve as Christ served and pray He'll be near. Pray to be filled with His love as you go Give others His love. Help them to grow. At the end of the day, you created with Him, Count all your blessings. Make them a hymn. Pray from your soul your song to your God. Christ will acquaint you to your Almighty God.