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Hi I'm Steve

I work full time. I have a wonderful family. I compete in triathlons. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an 8-5 office worker. I have a great family and a loving wife. I work hard to take care of them. I continually struggle to balance all of the important things in my life, while still having some time for myself. I live in a small community, but love the big city. I love to travel and it's a great way for me to get my big city fix. I am a health nut, even though donuts and ice cream are my kyrptonite!. I try to take care of myself physically, mentally and spiritually. I believe in trying to maintain balance in everything I do. I love to cook and would someday love to go to culinary school (even if it's after retirement). I like to challenge myself and enjoy the personal challenge of competing in triathlons and practicing yoga. My fitness activity of choice would be weight training and swimming. I am an optimist and love life! I try everyday to be a better father, employee, civilian and person everyday.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love Jesus Christ. I am far from perfect and being a part of Jesus Christ's church has brought me true peace and happiness. I understand the importance of Jesus Christ and his atonement. I am a Mormon because it feels right. I am a Mormon because it teaches me the true meaning of my life; where I came from before this life, why I am on this Earth and what will happen to me afterwards. I am a Mormon because it gives me freedom. I had a friend ask me once why the Mormon church has so many restrictions. He said, "You CAN'T do so many things. Why live your life so restricted." What he didn't understand was that the church doesn't restrict anything. They provide guidance on how to live a happy, healthy life. My response to him was, I am not restricted. I am not forced to do anything. In fact, I feel the guidelines of the church help me to be free. I am free from addiction. I am free from unnecessary grief and disease. I am able to make wise and sound decisions. I am free from guilt. I am not bound by any others and can control myself, my desires and my passions. I am a Mormon because it gives me true and enduring happiness.

How I live my faith

I am involved in church service throughout the week. Helping neighbors, helping the community in anyway I can. Within my home, we pray often and try to read scriptures everyday. We have a family night every Monday and love having that day established as the time we spend together...no matter what. Within the church, I work with the cub scouts. It's amazing how much energy young boys have. If we could harness that energy somehow and use it as adults. I attend weekly Sunday meetings at our local church house. I try to go to the temple every month, where I can gain greater perspective on why I am here and how to make it through the struggles of everyday life. I meet with a couple of families every month to make sure they are okay and that any physical, spiritual and economic needs are being met. If they need anything, I try to help them and if I can't we seek out help from our local congregation.