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Hi I'm Dwight

I grew up near Dayton, Ohio passionate about rock n roll yet chose not to do booze and drugs at my high school. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an outdoor junkie who enjoys my family and works hard. After-hours, you'll find me on a nearby path with family and our dog Lucy or catching wind down a nearby hill on a bike. While my family and I have frequented many Colorado attractions, there is always a new destination, campsite, ski hill or kayak spot to discover. During the day I'm a sales dog who tries not to get caught selling while helping the cash register ring for local businesses. While navigating through beautiful mazes of humanity, I enjoy most any type of good music helps me through the day. From the classics and country, you will still find a discretionary selection of 70s and 80s sensations blasting from my car sled as the work-day flies. What has kept our family together is our faith which includes developing hope through daily prayer, discussing what we learn from the scriptures and remembering our Maker through consistent worship.

Why I am a Mormon

There is an indescribable peace and confidence that accompanies doing what is right. As general as that may sound, "what is right" is well-defined within the writings of the prophets and scriptures. So much invaluable counsel and wisdom witness the truth in this sacred collection of books. Such witnesses come through a feeling of peace and/or enlightenment. The Bible testifies of Christ's reality and divinity before His birth, during His life and after His death and resurrection at Jerusalem. Like The Bible, another source of invaluable instruction is available in The Book of Mormon, Another Testimony of Jesus Christ. This contains a historical account of people in ancient America with prophecies of His birth, life and ministry in ancient America following His resurrection. I have found so many passages of scripture provide direction, comfort to guide our life and testify that our Father in Heaven and His son, Jesus Christ are real and care for us through life's challenges that allow us to develop faith and prepare for a greater existence beyond this life.

How I live my faith

I like to help others (without trying to be too helpful) where needed. Often I find plenty to do among those I live with, my family. Whether it be helping or cleaning-up with a meal or just keeping the house in order. As easy as it can be to play dumb or be lazy, I like to keep-up with how my favorite peeps are fairing. Being around and genuinely interested in how they're doing and willing to help-out keeps us less dysfunctional and allows me to keep in better graces with them. I also like to help-out in our community. One way I do this is by volunteering in scouting. More than ever, kids need fun and positive associations which scouting provides outside increasing demands and peer pressure that kids endure. Life's going-by too fast for me without some laugh and play each day. Likewise, I volunteer at my church through seeing others on a monthly basis. While this long-time program is called home teaching, I often find myself learning more developing great friendships with folks of a variety of backgrounds and economic levels. I also enjoy helping coordinate this wonderful program among my peers and seeking-out those who may need support and encouragement as well. The writings within the scriptures and positive resources help keep my "glass full" in such endeavors. As I strive to do "what is right" keeping involved along with studying and following the teachings in The Bible and The Book of Mormon, I find a comforting Spirit accompanies me as my knowledge and testimony that these teachings really are true and a blessing and assurance in times of fear or uncertainty.