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Hi I'm Tim

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband and father, with three young children. I grew up in the United States. I like to read and write, mostly fantasy fiction. I have written two books, and I hope to be a published author someday. I enjoy photography, fishing, and good food. I have a bachelor's degree in Journalism, and I work full time in a job that I enjoy (most days). Mostly, I love my family and spending time with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I started going to church shortly after graduating high school. My girlfriend (now my wife) was a member, but I was the one who started asking her the questions! I saw something different about her and her family, what I now understand to be happiness from having knowledge of the true gospel of Jesus Christ. At the time my life was in transition from high school to college - moving away from home, trying to decide what to do with my life, and leaving the comfort zone I was used to behind. I felt like something was missing, and I found the answers when I started attending church with my future wife. I had many concerns in the beginning, but every fear I had quickly melted away in the face of sincere prayer and the accompanying answers from the Holy Ghost. I did not join the Church because of my wife, but because of my own sincere testimony, gained through my own study of the scriptures and prayer to our Heavenly Father, who I now know is very real and knows and loves each and every one of us, his children. I am not a perfect person, but I know that through faith and repentance, made possible by my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, I can grow and learn and find true happiness. More than anything else, I know that through the great Plan of Happiness that is the true gospel, I can be with my family forever - and nothing is a greater promise than that. Lastly, one other thing that has always struck me as so very right about the gospel is that it truly is a gospel for all. Each and every person is a child of God, and His plan is meant to save us all, if only we are willing to accept our place in that plan. Every person will have the opportunity to partake of the truth, to make our own choice (and it is our very own choice, by our own agency), and that understanding is very satisfying to me. I do believe in Jesus Christ, and I am grateful for those who have come before and made this choice possible for me and my family.

How I live my faith

I attend church every week with my family, and enjoy the opportunity to teach the adult Sunday School class every third week. In the past I have been involved with Cub Scouts, and have helped teach young men and the nursery class. I did not serve a full-time mission, but my wife and I hope to do so in our retirement. I do my best to live the tenants of my faith every day, though I know I have a lot of improvements to work on. Mostly, I am just an ordinary guy who likes to do ordinary things - and my beliefs to not in any way restrict that, but rather make my life fuller.