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Hi I'm Adam

I'm a student of French and linguistics who enjoys rock music, family, and fashion. Oh, yeah and I love life!

About Me

I'm a Master's student at the University of Texas at Austin. I'm working my way towards a PhD in French Linguistics, so that I can start teaching at a university in the next few years. I'm a guitar player with no particular gift in the instrument, but I love it all the same. Music is a big part of my life and I love playing and singing rock, folk, and a few other things. Again, I'm not great, but I love being able to create something so beautiful as music from a bit of wood and some metal strings. I'm a great husband in the works. I say that because I'm not all that stellar at the job yet. My wonderful wife and I got married a few months ago and I'm working on becoming the kind of man that I need to be for her and for our future children. Together my wife and I write a fashion blog because we have always had an interest in clothing and style. It's something that we can talk about and build together that others will hopefully find interesting as well.

Why I am a Mormon

Where to begin? First and foremost: I'm a Mormon because I believe in a living God. I believe that He not only did things back in Bible times, but that He still lives and loves us today. I've felt his help in my life many times in the past. I love the peace and comfort that comes in knowing that He hears and answers my prayers. Though some may say that I've imagined a divine and benevolent being to comfort me, I know that He is there, because of times where I felt inspired to make a particular decision that guided my life in a positive and wonderful direction; because I have felt of his love for me bring comfort and hope in the darker times in my life; because, thus far, all that He has asked me to do has only brought happiness and peace to my life. I also believe in Jesus Christ as, not only a teacher and prophet, but as a divine being who knows me personally; who took upon himself my pains and sorrows, my hardship and the eternal consequences of my sins, thus providing a way for me to know my loving Heavenly Father and become a better son, brother, husband, friend, and father. He is the Son of God. His sacrifice brings peace and power into the hearts of those who will allow him to do so. He will not force us to be happy. I already mentioned that God has only led me to happiness thus far. Admittedly, it isn't always easy doing what He asks, but I've seen that it helps me build my will power, self-control, and capacity to achieve the goals that I've set. He is real and He guides us today as He has done from the beginning: by means of prophets. How much the world is in need of divine inspiration and guidance! God continues to guide us today by means of his Holy Spirit and by the words and counsel of living prophets. He's there for those who seek him. I've sought him, and I can tell you that He is there.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in the day to day. My wife and I make it a priority to read from the scriptures and pray together every day, because it reminds us of what's most important: our relationship with God and with each other. We do our best to live and love as did Jesus Christ. At our weekly church meetings, she and I teach a class for children that are 4-5 years old. We talk and sing together about how we can be kind to one another, about how God loves us, and about how we can show our love for him. It is amazing to see those special little kids, so full of life, talk about how they can show their love for their families and follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. My goal is to close the gap between what I do and what I believe. I believe in Jesus Christ and in his teachings, but I admittedly don't always follow them very well. I am trying to make that gap a little smaller. My hope is that one day, I'll be able to act more like He did, and to live the principles and covenants that I know to be true.

Who wrote the Book of Mormon?

The Book of Mormon, similarly to the Bible, was written anciently by prophets who wrote the history of their people in the ancient Americas (approximately 600 BC-400 AD). In telling their history, they talked about their relationship with God and Jesus Christ. For this reason, it is called "The Book of Mormon: Another Testament of Jesus Christ." The prophets who wrote it taught about the Savior Jesus Christ and they were witnesses of his teachings. For this reason, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (or "Mormons") believer in the teachings of this book and regard it as a companion to the Holy Bible. Both teach of Christ and of his role as Savior in our Heavenly Father's plan for us. As a person reads from these books, they can pray to know of their truth, and the Holy Spirit will witness to them of the truth of these books as testimonies of the true and living God. Show more Show less