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Hi I'm Rodney Standage

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married with four children born in the 1980s and three grandchildren. I am a Sales Representative for a Network Security company and have been in the Information Technology industry for my entire professional career. I am the Boy Scout Round Table Commissioner for theSan Tan District of the Grand Canyon Council. I also work with the Varsity Scouts in my Ward. We camp each month. Typically we have about 8 boys at our team meetings. I place emphasis on leadership and outdoor experiences. We have a strong program built from many years of experience. I've been leading Boy Scouts in various capacities for about 15 years. I am not one to sit around and watch TV or play computer games. I have dozens of hobbies including kayaking, ATV, music (banjo, guitar, recorder and harmonica), woodworking (cabinet making, games and musical instruments, if it is made of wood I can build it), camping, crafts, gardening, swimming, hiking, mountain biking, road touring, foreign travel (I speak Japanese), HAM radio, photography, computers, geo-caching, tinkering, home repairs, reading classical and contemporary literature (I read the Wall Street Journal everyday), rifle and shotgun shooting and others. I believe life is to be experienced first hand through wholesome, constructive and instructive activities.

Why I am a Mormon

I have a deep and abiding faith in my Saviour Jesus Christ and look to him for purpose in this life and a hope of a glorious resurrection and continuing increase in the next life. The LDS religion provides answers to my ever questioning and active mind. These answers provide a backdrop to my life. This religious grounding is the basis of my life's purpose, joy and happiness.

How I live my faith

I love to read the scriptures. They are like poetry to me. I typically read each night before going to bed. They often provide comfort and solace to my busy life. Critical thinking comes naturally to me. When I read I constantly question and look for understanding. The gospel provides a foundation to my life and gives me purpose and meaning. It is the reason I do many of the things I do. I am an natural troubleshooter. I find things that need fixed and then find solutions. I am driven to know how and why things work. The more I learn the more intersections I find and the more sense this world makes to me. I am quick to find fallacies and holes in arguments and discussions. I love sincerity and purpose and find strength from those who are full of integrity and love. I attend church to partake of the Sacramental water and bread. I learn from the lessons I teach to the twelve and thirteen year old young men I have responsibility over and the Sunday School class I participate in. I have many friends who share common interests and we'll take time to visit I serve my community through scouting. I'm the Scoutmaster of the local Troop. This keeps me very busy. My primary focus with the boys is teaching them leadership through well planned activities and campouts. The great outdoors is a wonderful place to reflect on our Heavenly Father's creations. I teach boys through reflecting on the activities we have and drawing paralles to spiritual truths and life lessons. I write poetry that can be read on my blog: www.whatifeelthinkdo.blogspot.com.