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Hi I'm Greg

I'm a Dad. I'm a Hubby. I'm a bit of a geek. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 44-year-old father with four excellent kids and one beautiful, talented, and hard-working wife! I love to listen to music and I try to go camping with my family as often as I can...although it's never quite as much as I'd like!! I have the great privalege of working for the Church in the IT department as their Data Center Manager. I get to spend time with wonderful people and work on amazing projects!! Our home is in the foothills of the most beautiful mountains in the world! If only the deer would stop eating my petunias, life would be perfect!! -

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church from birth, but like everybody else, I had to decide for myself if I really believed what I was taught or not, and what it meant for me personally. I'm a Mormon because I know in my heart that this is what Heavenly Father wants for me. He has whispered to my soul that this is true, and he has helped me see His hand in the work. My favorite part of camping is being out at night in the pitch black and looking up into the star-filled sky. Seeing His creation displayed before me fills me with awe and gratitude to be a tiny part of it all. Watching my beautiful children learn and grow gives me the same feelings, only more deeply and personally. As I study the scriptures and gain some new insight that the Lord had waiting for me, I get those feelings as well. He has left his fingerprints everywhere. All we have to do is look properly, and we'll see them everywhere we look!

How I live my faith

One day at a time!! That's how we get to eternity, right?! Baby steps into forever. I am as flawed as they come, but I'm trying to be a little better every day! I talk to my Heavenly Father each morning and night, and I do my best to listen all the time. I get to help out at church on Sundays by helping keep the computer records accurate. I also get to help out in other ways sometimes. Last week I got to lead the music in my children's group service which we call "Primary". Ours is a gospel of service. Our Savior spent his days helping people. He spent a little time as a leader of men, but most of it out among the people serving them. I certainly can't compare to Him, but I figure that if I do my best to be helpful in as many little ways as I can, maybe some of my big stumbles will be forgiven more easily! You want to know a secret? Service brings happiness!! The only hard part is getting started. Once you start, it becomes a blessing and a joy! I don't think we find happiness by having more. I think we find it by helping more. And in the process...I think some of our rough edges get smoothed out. At least, that's what I'm hoping!!! Wish me luck!

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

I don't think we go very far away at all. I think we stay very involved in the lives of our families, and I think we stay very busy! Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

There are as many answers to this question as there are husbands and wives in the Church! I've heard it said that the husband is the "head" of the house, and the wife is the "heart" of the home. That may not be a perfect answer, but I think there may be some truth there. We believe that husbands and wives are totally equal beings in every way. We believe that husbands and wives have slightly different assignments, but that for the most part, their responsibilities are the same, and they have to work out the exact roles amongst themselves. In my family, my wife and I both work. My wife does most of the house cleaning and laundry...and she does it amazingly!! I do most of the cooking, kid bathing, kid homework, etc. Our money all goes into one account. I pay the regular bills, and we both spend out of the same account for misc. expenses. We talk together about big money decisions. My wife is an amazing girl scout leader! Sometimes, one or the other of us will take the lead in an issue with one of our children. Big problems get handled as a family. There is nothing in our Church doctrine which suggests that our arrangement as husband and wife should be anything other than what it is. We are as flawed as any other couple you'll meet, but we are doing our best, and getting better at it each year!!  Show more Show less