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Hi I'm James.

I grew up in the midwestern US. I am the founder and President of a software company, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the most blessed guy I know. My wife and I have been married for 35 years. We have four beautiful children who have each served missions for the church and each have been married in the temple. We have five of the cutest, most wonderful grandchildren in the world. I am so happy to be a husband, father and grandfather. I remember when our children were young people would tell us, "wait until they're teenagers. They'll be a headache then!" Not true. Certainly there were challenges; big challenges at times, but we have enjoyed every part of our lives. Even with the problems when they came, we always had prayer to pull us through. I like to play tennis and (full court) basketball, watch college football (Go Huskers!) and I love to cook. I always have some project going around the house and my kids and wife tell me I work too hard at them. But, my wife and I love building things and many of the projects we have built together have been a lot of work but have been very satisfying.

Why I am a Mormon

I have read about other religions and have known some great people who are of other faiths. I'm sure they're happy with what they believe, but the gospel of Jesus Christ adds so much more of what they're missing. I'm a Mormon because I know God has a plan that applies to us all, including me. That plan offers a way to repent of my sins, pray directly to Him and to be inspired by the promptings of the Holy Ghost. That plan includes being married for all time to my wonderful wife and to always have my children and grandchildren nearby. I'm a Mormon because it is the only way to be truely happy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow the example of the Savior. Living in the mission field outside Utah has been a great blessing to me because it helped me focus on gospel principles rather than the social aspects of religion. And, living the principles of the gospel is easier if taken in small steps. I want to live a perfect life, but that's too big to handle. I live my faith by taking it a day at a time starting with prayer and reading from the scriptures. If I do that the first thing in the morning, I find I can focus better on what's most important and make better decisions throughout the day. Each day ends with prayer to say 'Thank you' for my many blessings and to ask for the things that those around me need and that I also need. I also live my faith by trying to be kind to others. I remind myself that all of us are God's children. We all need his love and guidance.