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Hi I'm Daryl

I own a bakery in Denver. I love sharing my pastries and unique creations with my customers. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My wife and I own and operate a small bakery. When I am not baking at my bakery, I am a Supply Chain Manager for a large electronics manufacturer. I'm passionate about Lean technology and making my company operate more efficiently. It sounds boring but it is a lot of fun for me. I am always trying to learn and study-up on the latest trends in my industry and I'm always driving to further my knowledge. Because of this, I have unique insight where I can help other people find their strengths in their own careers. I really enjoy helping others develop their skills to improve or find employment to better their situation. My wife and I have a family of three children that are quickly overwhelming us as they are becoming teens. Whenever I think my life is getting too easy, my kids always throw me curve balls to keep me on my toes. I have twins which have challenges all their own. With kids, I have found it is much easier instilling good behavior when they are young instead of waiting for them to make a bad choice and fixing it then. ... an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with five older brothers and sisters who I idolized. They were really "cool" and I saw them do things that I wanted to do when I got older. However, I saw the directions their lives were headed and I realized that these "cool" things they did had some really bad outcomes. They could make a lot of choices in their lives but they could not choose the consequences. And each bad choice gave them fewer choices in the future, they because very limited very quickly. Seeing their example, I made every decision I could to go in the opposite direction. I started to earnestly study the scriptures to see what the Lord wanted for me. I asked questions to be sure I fully understood the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have had a lot of opportunities in my life to choose alternate paths but I'm always reminded of where I could be if I went the way of my brothers and sisters. I am reminded of the Prophet Nephi and how he had some brothers that were constantly challenging him to leave the Lord and choose another way. Nephi stuck with it and he had incredible freedom and raised his children in righteousness. I hope I can follow his example and leave a lasting legacy of righteousness for my children to follow.

How I live my faith

Having a full-time job and running a bakery in the evenings doesn't give me a lot of time for other activities. However, I am continually studying new techniques in my profession and constantly learning how to do new things to stay on the cutting edge. Because of this, in church I get to help people enhance their careers or find better jobs to better themselves. I've found that people cannot be fed "spiritually" until they can first be fed "physically" or at least provide for their own needs. Getting better employment is a large key to helping them have the time and energy to understand how much the Savior loves and cares about them. Having been unemployed and underemployed for an extended period before, I can understand the tremendous pressure these people are feeling and the toll this frustration can put on a person and family.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Daryl
It's foolish for anyone to think that they can be saved without the grace of Christ, it is simple as that. Christs gift to us is the saving power of his sacrifice. I've heard people try to tell me that all I have to do is accept Christ as my Savior and I will be saved; but I think it is a little harder than that. I think I need to hold up my part of the promise by keeping Christ's commandments. The Lord said "if ye love me, keep my commandments" and I need to constantly strive to keep His commandments. I think that each time I choose righteousness, I strengthen my bond with the Savior and I am saved. Each time I call upon Christ for forgiveness, I am saved. To me, being saved by grace is not a one time occurrence but an ongoing process in my life. Show more Show less