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Hi I'm Tim!

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a divorced father of four incredible children. They are the joy of my life and I cannot imagine life without them. Being divorced has not caused me to doubt my faith or my knowledge in a loving Heavenly Father, or in the power of the Atonement. If anything, that knowledge has bolstered me perhaps even more than I know. I am currently engaged to my soul mate and my best friend. She has accepted me and my kids with unconditional love and I look forward to being sealed to her for time and all eternity. One of our favorite sayings is an adaptation from the movie, "Toy Story," "to eternity and beyooooooooooooooooond." I am a radiographic technologist (x-ray tech) and CT tech but am currently working on obtaining my bachelor's degree in hopes of becoming a PA within the next few years. I am happier than I have ever been and am eternally grateful for the blessings I have been given in my life. Life is too short to get too worked up over things we cannot control. We should look for every opportunity to find joy and then share that joy with others.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born into the church, I still had to come to the realization of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I still had to be converted. It just makes sense. All of it. From the First Vision That Joseph Smith received in the groves of New York, to the words of modern Prophets today. We are eternal beings having earthly experiences and how we live will determine or eternal reward. Without the blessings of the temple, and the opportunity to have my four kids sealed to me for time and all eternity, heaven would be a sad, lonely place for me. 'Til death do us part just never made sense to me. Why would a loving Heavenly Father give us the desire to seek out, fall in love, and then marry that special someone only to rip that union apart at death? Does that make sense to you? What if you were married for 60 years? Suddenly that life-long relationship is no more. The ability to be married forever is one of the greatest blessings.

How I live my faith

It is hard for me to have a calling in the church. I currently work the overnight shift (7 pm to 7am) on the weekends and it takes every effort to be alert and attentive during worship services. There was a time when I found it not very important at all and that thought process led me down some dark paths. I love going to church and being able to partake of the sacrament each week. One of my favorite callings I've held in the past is that of Sunday School President. The Sunday School program is the only program in the church whose sole purpose is to teach the words of Christ. They teach His words in elders quorum and relief society, but those organization also reach out to the members in many different excellent ways. I rely heavily on the testimony I have of the Saviors love for me and the reality that God does exist and finds joy in blessing my life. I have lived in many parts of the world and the one constant is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My testimony of the Gospel is my rock and my strength. Without this knowledge, my life would be a tragic tale. I love my Savior and my Heavenly Father and give them my eternal gratitude for their role in my life.

What is the Atonement of Jesus Christ? Why was it necessary for Jesus Christ to sacrifice His life?

Tim!
Many people describe the loving atoning sacrifice of our Lord Savior as the means in which we can be forgiven of our sins. This is very true! Without this sacrifice, we would be lost after death for we know, "No unclean thing can dwell with God." But if I may, allow me to share other areas in which the Atonement has helped me. Beyond repentance and forgiveness, the Atonement allows the Savior to heal us. He not only took on the sins of the world, but our grief, sickness and sorrow as well. Every hurt we may feel, He has the power to heal. The Atonement teaches. We are taught to study the Gospel principles and then come unto Christ to receive a testimony of the principle we just studied. The Savior can then fill in the gaps of our understanding and take our knowledge to a higher level. Explaining the Atonement in words is just that, words. To gain a greater testimony of the Atonement and how it plays a vital role in your life, it must be experienced. We are not called upon to suffer the same as the Savior, but the Savior Himself has said, "Come, follow me." To do so requires us to become humble and submissive. To truly give up the natural man and put all our trust, faith, and hope in Him. Once you have experienced the love He has for you in your life, you will come to a greater understanding of how vital the Atonement truly is for mankind's salvation Show more Show less