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Hi I'm Chris

I'm am a CPA, comedy writer, husband & father, pie baker, house remodeler, amatuer orchardist and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am curious about the world. Some people who know me call me Chris-o-pedia because I am always spitting out facts or history on a subject. I grow 14 different varieties of berries and 15 varieties of apples. This makes for interesting combinations of pies, jams, sauces and other delicious creations. I find humor almost every aspect of life and I write about it. Having a family and being a father provides an opportunity to document the crazy things kids do and say. Writing and helping others see the humor in life just feels good. As a CPA I am involved in hundreds of people's finances and business situations. This fascinates me. I am impressed at the goodness of people in the world and the good things they do for others. I enjoy helping advise people financially to help them accoplish their dream. For example, I have a client who set up a scholarship fund for low income, minority students. Another man is working to help immigrants understand their rights and integrate into the community. Another client is planning how to give more of their net worth to charity. One woman is trying to figure out how to grow her business so she can live self sufficiently. Being involved is fun. It is a privelege.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it provides me the right framework for me to live in happiness. The church teaches correct principles and leaves it to the individual to live them for themselves. What I appreciate is the church teaches the gospel from the scriptures and doesn't omit or water down things based on the current politcal climate. The world is full of all sorts of pitfalls, addictions, gimmicks, self help gurus and zeitgiest. The gospel of Christ are time tested principles that do not change. I have a testimony than living this in faith has made a difference in my life and my family's life.

How I live my faith

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than sleeping in your garage makes you a car.  I try to take what I learn on Sundays and from the scriptures and implement it into my life. No one is perfect, but the closer I come to God and Christ the more I feel them guiding me in other aspects of my life. It is amazing how you life changes as you focus on trying to help other and their needs. Helping others is infectious. I try to see the goodness and kindness in my neighbors and friends who are not Mormon. There are many good people in the world and we often have more in common than we do in differences. Living my faith and trying to help others also helps provide a framework for my children to follow. I want my children to value morality, ethics and have a deep commitment to helping others. My parents gave me this blessing by raising me in this church This church helps me nuture this in my children. Parenting does not leave morality to chance. There will be no doubt in my children's minds on morality when the hard choices of life come their way.