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Hi I'm Nathan

I'm a mild-mannered electrical engineer with the heart of an artist. I'm a family-man and 6th-generation Mormon.

About Me

I grew up middle child in a family of 8 kids. Our mother made us sing in church and other places growing up -- I can thank her for the strength & enjoyment I get out of uplifting music now. I even like to write my own songs now and then, when I have time -- which isn't often. You see, I'm married to a marvelous farm-town girl from a family of 9 kids, with 4 kids of our own, and between being a brother, a father, an employee, and an active church member, I don't have much time for myself. And I wouldn't have it any other way.

Why I am a Mormon

The world-changing story of my Mormon heritage, including the faithful example of my own parents, made a powerful impression on me growing up and still does today. Those pioneer ancestors and their associates made monumental sacrifices to win victories of Christian virtue. Their achievements of faith and charity, the foundation they laid by God's grace, all together speak thunderous volumes about the power of their convictions. Of course, as a child of the TV age, with a nature to be open-minded and analytical, I had to discover that power for myself. Somehow, in the midst of this noisy dingy world, and my own human weaknesses, our loving Heavenly Father has helped me ever so gradually to recognize his 'voice', independent and beyond all those pioneer stories, and to 'see' his wisdom in His church's organization and work. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

By trying to do my part and learn from my mistakes! I'm just doin' the best I can, like I believe most people are. I am grateful for a living prophet's counsel, to help me avoid the worst traps, and for the Atonement of Jesus Christ, to help me repent and become what I should be. I know that my family is my first and foremost responsibility in God's plan for me, and so I have no regrets that it takes up the vast majority of my time & energies, between bread-winning and providing every other kind of support. I also get a great deal of satisfaction out of responsibilities for the music at church, as well as out of my other regular church assignments and opportunities, to serve my neighbors in my congregation and community. There goes the rest of my time! Maybe one of these days I'll have time again to be in a musical play, or other art-sy community event. But in the meantime, I'm ... sometimes trudging, but mostly striding gladly, towards my true callings in life.