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Hi I'm Sky

I'm an adventurer, aquatics nut, accountant, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Well, I can't say that I've hugged too many trees, but I definitely love the outdoors, feeling the wind in my face, and seeing the sights that nature has to offer. I especially love swimming and anything that has to do with water. I'm from California, but life and work have brought me to the great state of Texas.

Why I am a Mormon

I always felt felt that this church has been true - I can't remember a time when I didn't feel so. Various spiritual, heart-leading experiences throughout my life have only added to this conviction. But a big marker was when I actually sincerely prayed to God to know if this church is really His church. I had tried praying about the matter before, but had done so half-heartedly and didn't feel anything special afterwards as a result. I remember waiting one night after I expressed my heart-felt feelings to Him, asking Him specifically if this church is led by Him in these days, and feeling a big feeling of peace flooding into me. It's a peace that I find impossible to replicate in my daily life, even through meditation, so I know that it could only have come from our Heavenly Father. The next morning I prayed again to confirm with Him what I had felt the night prior, and again, I again received an extremely positive feeling in my heart. I know that God has placed His church to guide us through modern complications in these days so that we can best keep His commandments and thus live with Him again someday with our families.

How I live my faith

I think that Yoda in one of the Star Wars movies said something along the lines of, ''Do, or do not. There is no try.'' I'm a firm believer in doing what's best, in living to be an example to others in the way that God would have us live, and in helping others the best that I can.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

From what I can see, there isn't anything that tells me that there isn't a God. From seeing a rainbow, to learning about the complexities of the phospholipid bilayers of cells, to tasting a rich lasagna dripping with cheese and meat sauce, to feeling the many grains of sand between my toes at the beach as I watch the sun set over the ocean's waves, it's impossible to think that those opportunities to feel such great joy in this life were caused purely by a series of accidents. And obviously, we have our downs as well as ups, but never have I been able to learn more about myself and what I need to do to keep progressing in my life than at those times. We might feel alone, dark, and away from all hope at times, but at such times never can we become more willing to mold our lives and push forward to learn what we need to learn to become better individuals; whether it be patience, a little more love towards others, or even increased self-confidence, all work together for our own good and are well worth it now and in the end. This also shows me that there is a Heavenly Father, someone who is concerned for my personal growth and learning. I know that there is a God, a Being that loves us more than we can ever hope, who desires for us to receive true joy and satisfaction in life. Show more Show less