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Hi I'm Brett

I'm a husband and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am happily married to a wonderful wife and we have several beautiful children. I am a Software Engineer, an Internet Entrepreneur, and a Private Pilot. Balance is key to being able to do everything. Most important,. though, is my family. My hobbies include inline roller skating, hiking, and biking. I share my hobbies with my family; it is a time to unwind, have fun, and bond as a family.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a child, LDS (Mormon) missionaries came to my house and my family converted. By the time I was 10, I noticed that Mormons believed differently about God and Christ than some of the other Christian religions. Namely, we believed in a living prophet, additional scriptures besides the Bible. I needed to know for myself if these things were true. Even at that young age, I knew that God answers prayers. I prayed to know for myself and received a witness from the Holy Spirit that the Book of Mormon was true and the we really did have prophets in this day. A spiritual witness is something that science and reason cannot ever explain. Faith is the only way. As I continue to trust in God, he continues to reaffirm my faith through the witness of the Holy Spirit.

How I live my faith

I love serving in my church and community. At church I have helped with everything from being the organist for the whole congregation and pianist for the children, to Assistant Scout Master in our Boy Scout troop, and even managing membership records while we upgraded to modern computer systems. At my children's schools, I serve by cleaning up playground toys at the end of the day and coaching robotics club.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

The Word of Wisdom is common sense health. Everyone seems to focus what we cannot have: coffee, tea, tobacco, alcohol, or drugs. Most everyone I know who uses any of these things is addicted and (honestly) wishes they could quit. Besides the "cannot have" list, the Word of Wisdom encourages us to eat healthy, get proper exercise and rest. We have the promise that if we take care of our bodies, we will be happier, healthier, and able to do more than if we don't. Show more Show less