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Hi I'm Brad

I'm an electrical engineer. I designed power supplies on the GPS satellite system, and the Boeing 777 aircraft. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I bike on a regular basis both because I like it and I want to stay healthy. I enjoy mountain biking, but I find it's easier to fit in time riding street. For the past 8 years, I've ridden on a 200 mile ride every summer. As my friend says, "It keeps us honest about what type of shape we are in." I enjoy reading books about understanding. I read to grasp and understand things. A few months back, I heard a talk by a woman on vulnerability and shame. Her point was that whole hearted people accepted their weaknesses and their broken parts made them beautiful. She had spent 10 years researching her topic. Her book taught me more about interpersonal relationships and developing them more fully. I like information that enables me to live more fully. Cover Baily, "Smart Exercise" helped me understand how to exercise and take care of myself while doing it. Barry Sears, "The zone diet" taught me how to eat a balanced diet. I'm the father of four children. My eldest daughter is married and expecting her second. My second oldest is working through college and my two youngest are in high school. I've been married to the woman of my dreams for almost 30 years. I enjoy public speaking and help engineers to understand my companies portfolio so they can use my products to make their product. I'm a field application engineer and cover analog electronics. My father was big into understanding how electronics work.

Why I am a Mormon

The world is a big place and we need more loving people in the world. I find that most people will agree with that idea. I also find that many people struggle with how to put that as the center piece of their living. All of Christianity puts charity as their central theme and message. I find the LDS church helps me express that more fully in my life. Coming to know Jesus Christ helped me understand how to reach out with love towards others. Christ helps us live a life that builds deep meaningful relationships that are build on love and trust. We learn to love others which ultimately teaches us to love ourselves. We learn to accept ourselves and work with our hearts and that in turn helps us to more fully reach out to others. The process is not easy, but it does produce peace, happiness, and an environment for joy. The Holy Ghost helps teach us the peaceable things of the kingdom. I find the Holy Ghost to be the best instructor and a deep and meaningful part of my life. Christ is the ultimate example for me to try and emulate and the Holy Ghost supports me in that process. I'm interested in truth no matter where I can find it. I did not read well in high school. I started reading after a friend confronted me with, "You know, poor reading skills is not a birth defect." I found books that I enjoyed reading and kept reading. I started with Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged. When I found the cox news survey of books that had changed people's lives, I was happy to see that I had already read half the books on the list. I love building up the members of my family. By helping them develop and grow, I grow. I also know that they will help me and love me. I believe that all humans want to be better, but usually lack the information and processes to achieve that. I find that having a regular program that encourages you to grow helps us become over the long run. Christ enables that and regular church service.

How I live my faith

I love and support my family. I'm lucky to have my kids and enjoy their personalities. I've learned and great deal by being a father and a husband. I hope to be able to express my love more fully as I develop and grow and become more like my Savior, Jesus Christ.

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Once we accept that baptism is an essential saving ordinance, "-what about all those that live life and never hear of Christ? How will they be saved?" Through the ordinance of baptism on their behalf by the living. This process also fulfills the Elijah promise of binding the hearts of the children to their fathers. The ordinance is written in the Bible 1 Corinthians 15:29, but there's not a lot of explanation there. I believe it shows that God loves each and every one of His children here on earth and gives each of us the opportunity to express that love. Show more Show less