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Hi I'm Daniel

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Father, Brother, Son, Uncle, etc. I absolutely love my Family, both the "extended" versions and the "immediate". I have been married to my wife for over 25 years, and although we have had struggles like everyone will, those years have been mostly wonderful. We love being parents, and have 5 of the greatest kids ever! I love music of all kinds, and like to kid myself that I can sing, but mostly I am a music "listener". I enjoy watching most any sport, especially when my children/family are participating. I love to learn and experience "new" things, and whether it's an elder, friend, or my children doing the teaching, I learn and grow each day. I love to rest, but always attempt to never stay "stagnate". I have an appreciation for old "muscle cars", and wish that I were wealthy enough to collect them. I am tremendously grateful for my health, and the wealth that I do have...which I generally measure in the successes, mistakes, and learning that my family and I go through on a daily basis. I have high expectations and plenty of goals. I have been blessed to accomplish a few things in life, and look forward to the challenges and learning, ahead.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a religious family. By that I mean, early in life I was taught to have an appreciation for life and all creation. I developed a belief and love for a kind Heavenly Father, and a loving Savior. To this day, one of my all time favorite songs is "Jesus Loves Me", a Sunday school children's song learned long ago. My maternal Grandfather was a Minister/Preacher, and a strict individual. There was never a more kind and loving person, however. He passed this temperment and strong heart on to my Mother. She was/is a dear soul. I lost my Father when I was 13 years of age. My youth had some ups and downs, and by the time I reached college, I was searching for some answers. I was trying to remember WHO I was. I found my answers in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The strength of the Gospel, is that it is "family based". Our loving Heavenly Father desires that we all return to live with Him. The Gospel truth has been restored, that "families" can be together, forever. I can think of no greater goal, than to return to our heavenly home with our spouses and children, to live for eternity with Heavenly parents and a loving elder brother, Jesus Christ. We have a mansion being prepared, and I look forward with a longing to reside there with my FAMILY, both the "extended" and "immdiate" versions. I have family and ancestors that I have not yet met, but I know with out doubt, that they will be there waiting also. Just the thought........as my teenage children might say, "that's cool"!! I have a testimony of my Savior, and I know that my Father in Heaven lives and loves his children.

How I live my faith

I try each day, though I always fall short, to live as my Savior lived. He is our greatest example. The scriptures are replete with instances of His willing sacrafices and love, in our behalf. The Savior specifically taught, "if you love me, keep my commandments", as well as "love one another". I try, and attempt to instill in our family, a desire to be like Him. I am not so bold, however, as to think that I could ever live up to the love and sacrafice which He exemplified. It has been described as "Christlike love". Love with no thought for oneself, and no expectations of reward or reknown. Even with the knowledge of all my shortcomings and human frailties, He would still desire that I always TRY. A love for His children, and desire to help when I can, a smile, a shoulder to lean on in time of need. I believe that it is really the small and simple things, by which we will be measured. The love and genuine caring which we may have shown, behind the scenes. In the moments when no one is watching, EXCEPT your Savior and Heavenly Father. I have fulfilled any number of Church callings, positions, and responsibilities, sometimes begrudgingly. The Lord wants the willing servant, and though I may often fall short, I am at least the willing kind. I attempt to love ALL of Heavenly Father's children and creations, and again readily admit that I fall short. Rather than have the burden of a "responsibility", I am hopeful that I can someday emulate the Savior in that I serve and love my brothers and sisters because it is the right thing to do. Because, I have become LIKE HIM. I am prayerful that He will help me to stay on that good road.