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Hi I'm Paul

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Idaho, but through school and the military I've traveled throughout the US and around the world.

About Me

I'm a dad, a husband and a medical physicist. I work with a caring staff to treat cancer patients with radiation and radioactive material. Making sure the medical imaging and radiation safety are also part of my responsibilities. As a retired Air Force Officer, I had the privilege of treating military members and their families. I really enjoy spending time with my family and as some are off to college and serving missions, I miss them greatly. I recently picked up the hobby of making writing pens on a lathe out of wood, acrylic or other materials. It gives me time to focus and ponder the universe as the pen slowly takes form. I have special pens that I crafted while pondering something of particular importance. As I worked through the issue, I worked on the pen. Often as I carefully finished the pen, I would find that I would have a good idea what I should do or what the Lord would have me do. Pondering and creating is wonderfully therapeutic.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I love finding things out. I love to know about the universe, the earth, and how things work. I love knowing that the glory of God is intelligence. I chose to study physics because I wanted to know the laws that govern it. As I learned how the universe worked, I also wanted to know why the universe is here and why we are here. Science can't answer the "why" questions. I found our Father in Heaven wants us to learn and grow. He wants to find the answers to the big questions. I know He can and will communicate with his children. I have felt his answers to my questions, felt His inspiration, and and received knowledge about my life from Him. Mormons encourage seeking knowledge. We encourage find things out. All things are examined from many angles and the glory of God truly is intelligence.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to love others at all times and keep Jesus Christ in my thoughts. I pray for my family, my friends, my friends, my patients and co-workers. I've found stressful situations are made smoother when I pray for those involved. I get to teach a class on gospel principles on some Sundays. I really look forward to those times. Reading the scriptures and sharing a discussion with others helps me learn more. I also get to visit families in the neighborhood and share a gospel message each month.