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Hi I'm James

I'm a husband and a father. I try to see people for who they really are, children of a Father above that loves them. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I like doing hard things. Climbing a mountain, learning something new and unfamiliar, understanding the complex, overcoming a weakness, keeping my family safe, helping my children learn independence, defying entropy. My parents taught me to live off the land, that I could grow or gather most all of what I need. Though I work daily at the frontier of technology, there is nothing quite as intriguing as God's creations all around us. I rarely plant, water, weed, prune, or harvest without thinking of the Savior's parables or my own parables created as I witness the Master Gardener's hand in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because of experiences that I cannot easily dismiss. Because of moments when I've felt a closeness with God as a result of hearing a modern prophet testify for Jesus Christ, of praying for guidance and receiving an answer in my heart and mind, and of reading scripture both ancient and restored and seeing that it was true. As I sought to live the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ, I learned to believe Him. The promises and warnings that He made have come true in my own life.

How I live my faith

Our family gathers almost daily to pray together and read from the scriptures for at least a few moments. Sunday is a highlight of the week as I take the opportunity to set aside my own work, to worship with family and friends, and to do the Lord's work. I trying to do what I can to help members of my congregation receive the blessings of the Savior in their life and have the support they need to face the challenges, whatever they may be, that come their way. I have the good fortune of living near an LDS temple. In the temple, I am able to serve those who have gone before us and did not have an opportunity to hear the restored gospel and accept its teachings. I am involved in a lawyer society that promotes religious conviction, public service, and professional excellence.