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Hi I'm Miles

I live in the inland NW. I am an entrepreneur, sailing instructor, disAbility advocate, wellness consultant, and I'm Mormon.

About Me

I am a lover all things wet, love to blow bubbles, love to be with family & friends, love love my wife, and totally love the Lord. Due to my love of the water and helping those with disAbilities I started an accessible sailing program which is featured in the new Paralyzed Vets of America sports video. When I am stressed, etc. going sailing seems to bring me closer to God. I graduated from the University of Idaho with degrees in Recreational Therapy and Rehabilitation Counseling, which is amazing considering I could not read until I was 14. For me what makes life full is also being with my wife, 4 children, and friends. I love to handcycle, love of course to sail, and be active. I served a mission in the foreign country of Utah, which was foreign to me as a convert to the church. Utahans are awesome! My motto in life is, “keep moving forward.” For me the forward motion is to be done in a positive and family oriented way. Just because you are moving does not mean you are going the right direction. Only with the Gospel of Christ can one move forward with the hope of ultimately gaining the victors crown.

Why I am a Mormon

For me being a Mormon comes from having a close relationship with the Savior. When I was 14 I could barely read due to significant learning disabilities. One day the missionaries came to our home and I saw a book they were holding. A voice came to me saying “this book is true.” I realized later in life that the Lord knew I could not read and he needed to let me know it was true. After about a year of trying to read the Book of Mormon not only did I gain significant insight about who the Savior is but I also learned to read.

How I live my faith

My motto in life is “live the gospel all your life and when necessary use words.” If you live a Christ centered life you do not have to tell people you are a Christian or wear some symbol to show it, but people will know you by your works, you will be Christ like.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

The Prophet David O’McKay once said… “A man who takes are of his body also takes care of his spirit.” Through the Word of Wisdom, Mormons law of health as outlined in the Doctrine & Covenants section 89 teaching us some of the basics of taking care of out bodies. The basics included discouraging the use of hot drinks non-herbal tea and coffee, non-medicinal use of tobacco, consumption of wine or strong drinks, and using meat sparingly. It encourages the use of herbs, fruits, and gains. It also restricts the use of harmful drugs and alcoholic drinks. Christ always compared the human body to a temple because the Temple to him was considered to be the holiest of places on earth. The body houses our spirit and so it makes sense because of this and Christ views of the sacred nature of the body it makes sense that we should take care of our body through eating right and exercise. Of course we can take care of our body and not take care of our spirit by not studying of Christ, and thus we will have a clean outer vessel body but an unclean inner vessel spirit. It’s like a piece of fruit looking good on the outside but once you bite into it you discover a rotten core. Living the gospel means living it the best we can and taking care of our body is just one part of living the gospel fully, a truly healthy piece of fruit. Show more Show less