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Hi I'm Paul

I’m an Optometrist, I’m a native of Arizona and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am an Optometrist. I would be considered successful by many people. I gain greater satisfaction in being a successful husband and father. A prophet once stated, “No other success can compensate for failure in the home”. I believe this and strive to build my family relationships. My hobby is my family. I enjoy being with them and doing things with them. We like to laugh together, play together, eat together and work together. We enjoy traveling, the beach, riding quads in the mountains, camping and just relaxing. I am a risk taker. When I decide to do something, I usually jump in with both feet. I have a dry sense of humor. I am a calm, quiet person with a competitive streak. I tend to be analytical and skeptical. I am the opposite of my wife; who is the most optimistic outgoing person I know. And that makes us a great team.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a 6th generation Mormon. My wife is a 2nd generation Mormon. I feel that my children are blessed to have this perspective. They have the best of both worlds. Each individual who is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS); whether born into a long time LDS family as I was, or who had never heard of it until later in life, like my wife’s family; needs to develop their own testimony of the truthfulness of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. As a young child, I trusted in my parents testimonies. But eventually, I had to find out for myself that the LDS church is Christ’s church on the earth today. By diligently studying the Book of Mormon and through fervent, sincere prayer, I came to gain my own testimony. I did not see an angel; I did not hear a voice from heaven; however, I did have an overpowering spiritual experience, just the same. I live my life by faith. That means not always seeing with my physical eyes, but instead with my spiritual eyes. The Apostle Thomas doubted that Christ had been resurrected because he didn’t see Him and touch Him as his fellow apostles had. Who was I to expect to see miracles before I believed? After all even Judas saw Christ’s miracles yet lost his testimony. I gained my testimony of Christ through faith. And after the trials of my faith, came the miracles.

How I live my faith

I begin and end my day with prayer. As a family, we kneel and pray together. I once heard that “a family that prays together stays together”. When I pray, I try to spend more time thanking Heavenly Father for the countless blessing in my life than asking for things that he already knows I desire. I know that he is my Heavenly Father and loves me as a loving parent. And that makes praying to Him feel comfortable. I try to study the scriptures everyday. We talk to God through prayer. He often will talk to us through the scriptures. Therefore, I try to read the words of God daily for answers to my prayers. Praying and studying scriptures on a daily basis help me keep an eternal perspective in a world full of less than godly influences. There is also a more peaceful feeling in our home as we focus on spiritual things. I try to be a good husband, father, neighbor, and friend. Many times prayers are not answered by angels, but by people around us that have had promptings to help. I try to live my life so that I may be one of Heavenly Fathers little angels on earth and help others. We try to keep the Sabbath Day Holy. We attend church together each Sunday. We try to avoid work and activities that we normally do during the work/school week.