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Hi I'm James

I grew up in Virginia. I recently earned my MBA in Texas. I have no idea what I want to do with with my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work. Life is stressful. I live from paycheck to paycheck. I have young children. My wife and I are extremely blessed to be able to share our lives with them. I was born to Mormon parents. My mother was born in a Mormon family, but my father converted from the Presbyterian faith at age 26. He was 46 when I was born. I enjoy sports. The Washington Redskins are my favorite football team. This is a passion that I share with my nephews who happen to be close to the same age as me. The Utah Jazz are my favorite basketball team. I shed many tears when John Stockton retired.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because I know that my life would be missing something if I chose not to continue in the faith. The gospel of Jesus Christ gives me the tools I need to be a better person than what I could otherwise be. I am not perfect. I continually make mistakes. (I make mistakes on a daily basis). However, I know that through the power of the Savior all things can be overcome.

How I live my faith

I go to church every week. At the moment, I am what is referred to as a Ward Clerk. A "ward" is basically a local congregation of between 300 - 700 members or so. In this capacity, I focus on the "behind the scenes" activities of ward. My job is to assist the Bishop (the leader of the ward) with secular affairs so that he can more freely focus on spiritual affairs. My family and I take two cars to church each week. I do not prefer it this way, but it is a sacrifice we are willing to make. I do not want to be considered a "Sunday Christian". During the week, there are many distractions the draw attention away from spiritual life. My family and I take time every Monday evening to focus our attention on spiritual matters. We sing a hymn, pray together, and share a brief gospel message. Each night, (most every night anyway), we recite a scripture, sing a song, and say a prayer with our kids before putting them to bed.