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Hi I'm Robert

I am a father and a grandfather. I do tax and education technology consulting. I teach high school mathematics. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a lifetime student (B.S. - Computer Science, M.S. - Information Technology) and I share everything I learn with others. My business is marginal when measured in financial terms, I don't even charge enough to cover my costs. On the other hand, I consider this business a major success when measured in terms of service provided. After all, my business was designed to serve others less fortunate than me. I consider my business a success when my clients can competently do for themselves what they were paying me to do for them. Teaching is much the same way. I prefer to teach in schools whose students have a wide mix of incomes, ethnicities, cultures, and study schools. Teaching gives me a chance to serve others and inspire students to excel in all facets of life. I consider myself successful when students grasp and apply a concept successfully.

Why I am a Mormon

While my parents raised me to be a Mormon, it wasn't until I started applying logic to my faith that I realized what the church meant to me. I read the scriptures, memorized key verses from the scriptures, prayed regularly, and finally came to the realization that I didn't understand my religion and didn't know why I believed in it. I studied other religions, comparing how they were organized and what they taught to what was written in the Bible. In doing this, I came to realize that there were "plain and precious truths" stated in the Bible that were missing from other religions but not from Mormonism. This lack of consistency with the fundamental volume of faith for all Christian religions led me to reject those religions. I then looked at the "Articles of Faith" for the Mormon religion and found that nothing within them was inconsistent with the Bible. As the prophet Isaiah taught, I was leaning "line upon line, precept on precept" until I knew that the Mormon Church was the religion that iur Heavenly Father wanted me to belong to. Am I a Christian? Judge me by how well I live my life in keeping with the Savior's teachings.

How I live my faith

Jesus said "Inasmuch as ye have done it unto the least of these, my brethren, ye have done it unto me." That one statement indicates that being a Christian requires that I serve others and that is what I try to do at work, home, and in my community. It can be as simple as providing fresh baked goods to friends, mowing a neighbor's lawn, lending money to someone who has no intention of paying back the loan, showing faith in my fellow man, being a scout leader, or clearing a snow-covered walkway all the way to the bus stop on the corner. I do all these things as anonymously as possible, but I know that people see what I do because they ask questions. The answers I give usually will lead to more questions. Keeping the commandments is easy, but serving others requires that I put my personal interests aside and do what the Lord wants me to do.