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Hi I'm Robert.

I'm a rock climbing, cycling, hot sauce-loving, family man. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a child, I grew up in Southern Alberta, Canada. I always loved to do daring things and I loved school. Things haven't changed much. I've just added in many other loves- my wife, my children and grandchildren, and my career as a lawyer.  Recently, I've discovered rock climbing. What a thrilling way to explore the outdoors. I'm not that good at it, but I sure enjoy the camaraderie of my climbing friends and the thrill of the challenge.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a home where the Gospel of Jesus Christ was loved and taught, and where family came first. My first loyalty to being a Mormon came from being raised in such a home. But, real life is the proving ground of my faith. My life's experiences show me that God loves me and that I can come close to Him through my daily, personal acts of devotion. Those same experiences draw me close to Jesus Christ as the One that suffered for my sins and sorrows. Through the Holy Ghost I feel prompted to live in a spirit of obedience and to do good. With so much good in my life, I am a Mormon because living the Gospel brings me lasting and true happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to have it influence all aspects of my life. Certainly, I try to live my faith in my home, to bring the same blessings of Gospel learning and love of family that I had in the home I grew up in. My children have all left home, but my wife and I still work to have those blessings for our children and grandchildren. In my work, I look for ways to recognize the good that is in my colleagues, clients, and community. At one time, I found it hard to see this good, as I saw so much of conflict and hardness. But, the Gospel helped me discover I have a choice. I can choose to see the good in all things. I serve in my community and Church. This requires a sacrifice of my time and, sometimes, I honestly feel I'd like a little more leisure time. However, I am always enriched by my service and I really would not want it any other way.