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Hi I'm Brock

I'm an artist. I'm a writer. I'm a husband and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a husband, father, writer, comic creator and eater of breakfast at dinner time. I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but there came a time in my life when I didn't know which way was up. Was God real? Or was He just an idea? I'd always been a believer, but there are certain promises the Book of Mormon makes about "knowing the truth of all things" that just weren't being fulfilled. Still, even in my doubt, I didn't give up. I kept praying and hoping. Finally, when I least expected it, God heard my prayer and I had an experience that has stayed with me and defined my life and its purpose ever since. I felt knowledge pour itself into me. I knew with no doubt whatsoever that God is very real. I felt the warmth of His love not only for me, but for everyone. And I knew that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is his church. That's the kind of knowledge that stays with you and that you don't forget. Not ever. I'm a Mormon because I sought truth and I found it.

How I live my faith

Living my faith is a daily and minute-by-minute exercise for me. With Christ as my example, I know that harsh words and thoughts towards others are unproductive and hurt not only those around me, but myself as well. I think being polite counts for a lot and that it's essential to always be grateful. Smiles are the greatest favor you can ever give a person. I look for opportunities to help and serve others, both in my community and at church. I'm not a teacher by trade, but I love the opportunities the church gives me to instruct both children and adults. I think the greatest way to live my faith is to forgive. When I think of Christ, that quality supersedes all others for me. I do my best to not be offended and to always try to see where the other person is coming from.

What is faith?

Brock
Faith is belief put into action. It's doing something about your beliefs. The more we exercise our faith into action, the more it grows. Conversely, if we sit on our faith and let it idle into nothing more than a lazy expression of belief, it can wither and die. Faith in God is something everyone can have, but it does require a bit of work. The hardest part about faith is patience. We want things now, but God knows a thing or two more about timing than we do. Faith in God includes faith in His timing and true, patient faith is always rewarded. Show more Show less

Mormons believe Jesus Christ is their Savior. Why do we need a Savior?

Brock
The short answer is that so we can be made clean. The longer answer is this: We're not perfect. We come to this Earth in a state of innocence and we learn and we grow and along the way we pick up bad habits, treat each other poorly and make the wrong choices. That's sin. Ultimately, the purpose of our existence is to achieve happiness and there is no place of greater happiness that at our Heavenly Father's side. But, he's clean. He is without sin and nothing unclean can go where he is. Really, we wouldn't even want to go be with him unless we were spotless, so great would be our shame. The problem is that there's nothing we can do to wash away our sins. It's simply impossible for us to go back and change the past and erase what we've done. Only someone who is spotless could ever step forward on our behalf and solve the problem for us. That's our Savior, Jesus Christ. Only through him can we ever be saved. I know that's real. I've repented for things I've done wrong and felt his presence and the power of his healing sacrifice in my life. That, for me, outside of any other understandings and knowledge I may have, is proof enough of why we need a Savior. Show more Show less