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Hi I'm Tim

I am a Dad and a Physician. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have been happily married for 25 years and have a wonderful family full of boys. My profession is as a Neurologist. My religion is integral in my life in helping me maintain the balance of both of these responsibilities. My responsibilities at work are in helping others deal with devastating neurological conditions. My responsibilities at home range from providing a listening ear, giving guidance, (especially to the older ones), providing a lap to sit on, and the occasional wrestling match with the younger ones.

Why I am a Mormon

As a physician, I use science and research to make decisions for the lives of others on a daily basis. I am very detail oriented and enjoy the challenge of understanding the complex relationships between neurology, physiology, pharmacology and psychology that are involved with the patients I treat. As a father, there was no textbook to study. There was no specific science on how to be a father or how to raise a family. To say that there are complexities in raising a family is an understatement. All I had was the example of my parents, brothers & sisters. This is where my religion greatly added to my desire for details. As a member of the Mormon church, I have learned it is all about family. This includes my earthly family as well as the larger encompassing heavenly family. I know I am a son of God, and I have Him, my Heavenly Father, giving me a greater example of how to be a father. I also learn from the example of my brother, Jesus Christ. My textbook became the scriptures. This knowledge has provided me with a solid base to stand on as I work to raise my family in the ways of God and Jesus Christ. I continue to study in both arenas of science and spirituality on a weekly basis. It is about balance. Without my religion I know that I would be way out of balance. I give thanks to God for teaching me, for the scriptures, and for patience and understanding as I continue to refine my understanding and abilities in both of these aspects in my life.

How I live my faith

I believe that service is a must if I am to proclaim that I am Christian. I hold the Priesthood and serve with the leaders of one of our Wards, the Mormon term for congregation. I have the opportunity to provide assistance & guidance, both spiritually and physically, to these individuals. Several times a year, I am asked to speak in our Sunday church meetings, similar to giving a sermon in other religions. I visit families on a monthly basis to assure that they are doing well. The spiritual and physical welfare of our members is a large part of how we live our religion. In my home, we study the scriptures and pray together. We attend church together on Sundays. We are strengthened as a family by living our religion. I would not have it any other way.