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Hi I'm Caleb

I'm a husband and a father. I'm a runner. I'm a CPA and hopeful entrepreneur. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married for six years. My wife and I have the cutest son and daughter parents could ask for. They mean the world to us. We enjoy hiking and camping together. I like to run competitively, and I consider myself a pretty good bowler - 243 is my best (not to brag or anything!). I'm an accountant by profession, but my real passion lies in entrepreneurship. I am fascinated with small businesses and how they develop. The American Dream is a very appealing idea to me. Someday, I hope to own a chain of hot dog stands. I'm one of ten children. So far, between the siblings and their spouses, we have a doctor, a lawyer, an orthodontist, and two accountants. We still need a mechanic though :)

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was raised LDS, there came a time when I had to know for myself if what I had been taught was true or not. You can only rely on your parents' faith and life choices for so long - then you have to grow up and decide your own path. I have studied my religion throughout my life and have always tried to make my walks and talks of life a matter of prayer. I have had several experiences that have served as undeniable witnesses to my heart and mind that the LDS church is indeed the church of Jesus Christ. There are specific instances that are very clear in my mind when I felt very close to my Heavenly Father and the Savior. Those calm, peaceful reassurances have helped me to know that the path I have chosen to walk is pleasing to Them. I have had prayers answered in very meaningful ways that I know full well were not coincidences. As I have prayed for guidance in my life, the Lord has always delivered. He delivers in His own time and way, but He always delivers. I have found that guidance through the gift of the Holy Ghost, through the scriptures, and through the teachings of living prophets and apostles. I am blessed to hold the Priesthood of God. I have a very special witness that this Priesthood is the authority to act in God's name and that it was restored to the earth through the Prophet Joseph Smith after the apostasy of Christ's church in ancient times. I have read the Book of Mormon close to 20 times, and each time I read it I feel to the depths of my soul that it is the word of God. I know that it was written for our day and that it contains the fulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is too powerful a book to have been written by man alone. For these and countless other reasons, big and small, I humbly and gratefully declare that I'm a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I try to live my life as any devout Christian tries to live. I refrain from swearing or using profanity. I help people when I see an opportunity. I am loyal to my wife and children. I avoid pornography, drugs, and alcohol. I have a positive outlook on life, knowing that God is over all and that no problem or situation is beyond His capacity to resolve. I study the scriptures each day, especially the Book of Mormon and the words of the Lord's living prophets and apostles. I pray each day and thank the Lord for His tender mercies and His watchful care. I especially thank Him for His restored Gospel. It means everything to me. It is how I will be with my family in the eternities. It is how I find happiness and meaning. It has the answers to the perplexing questions that life creates. I try to use my time in productive ways, knowing that life is a precious gift from our Heavenly Father and is intended to teach and test us and help us become like our Savior Jesus Christ. I think about the Savior often and try to pattern my life around His. I try to imagine what He would do in certain situations. I try to do those things that He would be most pleased with. I want to share my faith and the meaning that I find in it with others. I pray for opportunities to share my faith in meaningful ways. I pray to be guided to people who are looking for the truth, people who are looking for more meaning in their lives or who need to be uplifted. I go to church each Sunday to partake of the bread and water that represent the Savior's eternal sacrifice for us. I accept callings to serve in the church in various capacities. I fellowship with others and seek to strengthen them. Most importantly, I am passing my faith on to my children and trying my best to lead my family down the path that leads back to our Heavenly Father's kingdom.