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Hi I'm Paul

I'm a husband and father of two silly boys. I work hard and play harder. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am definitely a family man and I make every effort to spend as much time as possible with my sweet wife and awesome boys. Together we are exploring our new surroundings in beautiful Washington state, having just relocated here from sunny California. I am a car enthusiast and enjoy spend the late hours of my day researching the newest cars and keeping my eye on the used market looking for that "special buy." I enjoy traveling and seeing new places and things. A friend of mine taught me words to live by several years ago: "Either be on vacation or in the state of planning a vacation," so my wife and I have worked hard to explore this small Earth. I enjoy friendship and definitely prefer to have a few close friends rather than a thousand acquaintances. My taste in music is unpredictable and apparently stuck in the 70's and 80's with my favorite group being the Bee Gees. I work to live, not live to work although it can be a battle at times maintaining that balance.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family. As a matter of fact, my Mormon heritage dates back to the early years of the restored church, as I am a decendant of one the Latter-Day prophets, Brigham Young. In my life I have been blessed with a steady belief that what I was taught as a young child about God, Jesus Christ and The Book of Mormon was true. From that foundation, I have come to have a testimony of Joseph Smith and our Latter-Day prophets, revelation, and the power of God's Priesthood. All of the good things in my life can in some way be traced back, or linked to, my life as a Mormon. As taught in the scriptures, there must be opposition in all things. There have been, without a doubt, times in my life when I have felt alone and even abandoned by God. Feelings of disappointment, anger and sadness can become overwhelming in those times. It was my undeniable faith and knowledge of God's plan for us that enabled me to continue on and endure those trials. Reflecting back, it was in those dark moments that I had some of the most pure, sacred and special conversations with my Father in Heaven. I know that he lives, that he loves me and knows me personally. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I'm a regular guy that has a job, a mortgage, dreams and aspirations. I'm definitely not perfect, or even close to that. I try to live my faith everyday by following the example of Jesus Christ. I try to be kind and charitable towards others. I pray regularly for positive interactions with other people and hope that I uplift people when I come in contact with them. I try to do more good than the day before and get humbled frequently when that doesn't happen. I take my role as a husband and father very seriously and am vigilant against the attack Satan is making on families in general. I enjoy my responsibility at church as an advisor to the 16-18 year old young men; they inspire me with their vigor and excitement for life. I try to be an example for others and make well thought out, good choices.