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Hi I'm Jim

The California Beaches called my name every weekend when I was young. I love sports, family, and friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

It is so hard to talk about oneself. I hope not to bore you to much. I can say that I my hair makes me look older than I really am, but I've earned everyone of the white hairs. I have enjoyed life even when tribulation found its way to my door. I love to be with family. Spending time with my dear Wife of wonderful children bring me so much joy. Unfortunately they have all moved away, much to Grandma's dismay and of course, Papa's too. Reading the scriptures has become a passion now and not just a habit. I find myself each time I read gaining more understanding of God's plan for me. I can read the same scripture over and over again and have it apply differently in my life each time. My wife and I have been blessed to be around so many wonderful friends. I love to see a good movie, watch sports, go out dining, or just staying home with my wife and the DVR. The best of both worlds would be to watch sports on the DVR while sitting with my wife. Oh, might I add that my team wins at the end of the DVR"rd game. A good weekend would be filled with time spent in the yard making some landscaping look great, waiting for my favorite sports team to play and finishing the day off with a date night with my beautiful wife. Sunday would be filled with time renewing covenants, Holy Ghost, and worshiping my Redeemer. How about that for a perfect weekend!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon from my smallest years until I was a teenager. I say until I was a teenager, because when I turned 13 years old, I knew it all. So for the next few years I did whatever I thought was right and ignored everyone else. To many times as a teenager I chose worldly pleasures over Christ like attributes. I can't image how much pain I caused my parents and family, as they watched my downward spiral. At the age of 20 years, I married my high school sweetheart. Over the next two years my wife and I would welcome two beautiful daughters into our home. You would think with these three blessings in my life I would have made some personal changes and got myself on track. Instead, I continued in my selfish ways. At this time in our lives we could not have been any poorer. I was hardly working at all. It was during this time of great anguish, disgust and no self-worth that I turned again to the Lord. I could not find any solace in my life and I knew that if anyone could make it right, Christ could. I can still remember it like it was yesterday. One late evening I turned to the Lord on humble bended knee. Something I had not done in such a long time. I pleaded for help. I could not continue to live my life the way I was. I could not continue to provide so poorly for my young little family. I needed help and needed it fast. The next morning I was off from work. My wife was picked up by a friend to go grocery shopping, because we didn't have a car either at the time. It was about 10 a.m. in the morning and there was a knock at the door. To my wonder and surprise there stood two Mormon missionaries. I was overwhelmed with joy and by the Spirit. I knew that God had answered my humble prayer. Though life has continued to have its ups and downs, I know that the steady hand of the Lord is there to lift me up. Twenty-seven years of marriage, three children and five grandchildren later, I found the greatest joy within the walls of my home.

How I live my faith

The Savior said, "Come follow me". I try to live by that command each day of my life. He rescued me from the fall and set me on a course of redemption. I live my faith by living as He lived and doing the very best I can. Knowing full well I will continue to stumble and fall, I recognize that the Masters hand is there to lift me up again. Jesus Christ showed as how to serve one another. I try my very best to follow His wonderful example of the 'great two commandments'. I love my Heavenly Father by following His Son. I love my fellow beings by serving them every chance I get. If I could asked the world for one thing it would be for them to serve one another with a Christlike love. What a difference that would make in the world. I believe we have a duty and a privaliage of serving one another while here on earth. Helping the feeble hand, lifting the sorrowed head, and cheering up the broken heart. The restored gospel of Jesus Christ has given me the opportunity of giving back for all that I have been given. I will never be able to thank my Savior enough for what he did on the Calvary's Hill and the Cross. All I can do is follow his commandments, love his children, and forever be grateful for the power of forgiveness and the Redemption.