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Hi I'm Josh

I'm a daddy, a hubby, a Kiwi, a prosecutor, and a Polkadots groupie. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spend my days trying to keep up with three bright, beautiful, vivacious and mischievous little girls, as well as the big girl who is the source of all of those traits. In saying above that I'm a "Kiwi" I am referring to the place - New Zealand - and not the fruit, though I like the fruit too. I work as a criminal lawyer, prosecuting every brand of serious crime imaginable, and some that could scarcely be imagined. That provides an odd but strangely workable contrast and balance to my wife's "hobby" - being a children's entertainer in a singing, dancing and educational group known as "The Polkadots". Makes for some interesting pillow talk when we debrief at the end of a busy day.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon for many reasons, perhaps best explained by reference to an analogy often used in my profession. In a criminal trial, guilt must be established "beyond reasonable doubt". In a case involving circumstantial evidence, where there is no direct proof of a certain proposition, lawyers or judges often refer to the various points of evidence relied upon as strands of a rope. Each individual strand of evidence may carry little weight, but a number of strands woven together can create a rope of great strength, which will carry the weight necessary to reach that high standard of proof and leave you sure of the particular proposition. There are many strands in the rope which upholds my faith. Some of those strands are spiritual experiences which have been quite compelling to me, and which bring me great strength. Others, considered on their own, might seem like very thin fibres, trivial to the casual observer. But all of these many strands, woven together, have created a rope and a faith of great strength. It is the cumulative effect of those many experiences that allow me to testify with surety that there is a God in Heaven who knows, loves and watches over me, that He established a plan of happiness for me and all of His children through the instrumentality of His Son, and that by living my faith I am following that plan.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to do what many others of many other faiths and beliefs are also striving to do. Live a worthwhile life. Enjoy a loving marriage. Raise a happy family. Try to lift and serve others.