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Hi I'm Jim

I'm a website designer, and software report writer. A Dad of 7, and Granddad of 16 and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I’m a software consultant and report writer, a “string-art” artist, a website designer, a Google Adwords specialist, a marketing consultant, and more importantly, a father of 7, a grandfather of 16, a husband, and a convert to the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Yes, I’m a Mormon! I write custom reports for Master Builder software for clients all over the United States, creating the vehicle to get their needed info out of the software, in a precise and readable report. I love what I do, although most agree it’s too tedious, which it is. In my earlier years (1970’s), I had an art gallery, (Nail, Tack, Brad) in the Lincoln District, next door to the Bakery Restaurant, close to downtown Chicago, where I displayed and sold hundreds of pieces of my string art (also tedious), and some other unique creations.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the Mormons when I worked for a very kind and gentle architect many years ago (1975). He was a most unique individual, someone the likes of which I had never met. Through curiosity, I occasionally asked him a question or two about his church. He answered them. Because of his example, one day when the Mormon Missionaries (you’ve seen them, white shirts & ties, riding bicycles) knocked at our door, I let them in so I could hear more about their church. In a few short lessons, I learned the answers to some important questions: Why am I here? Where am I going? Why can life be so hard sometimes, and wonderful too? What happens after death? …questions that no one else had been able to answer. They asked me to read from “The Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ”. I did, and through quiet and fervent prayer, asking if it was true, the Spirit bore deep and powerful witness to me that it was, and that this was God’s church here on earth.

How I live my faith

I was baptized and confirmed, and received the Gift of the Holy Ghost, as my constant companion. That witness, and all else I’ve learned over the years, has grown stronger and stronger as I found that each new thing I learn, like puzzle pieces, fit perfectly into the picture of God’s Plan of Happiness for His children (you and me). Although life is full of trials and turmoil, the peace and love I receive from Heavenly Father carries me through the difficult times, and provides a foundation of hope and faith in our futures, both here on earth, and beyond. You, too, can have the Spirit whisper the truth to you.