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Hi I'm Eric Holbrook

I'm a computer geek, a new husband and soon to be father, who loves "The Bard", to rock climb, travel and read . I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love Shakespeare, I attend the Shakespeare festival in Cedar City, Utah every year. I am recently married for my second time, but feel the night and day difference as my maturity and life experience has changed, and my wife is the most patient and loving person in the world. We are expecting our first child next year, and are both excited. I love technology and everything computers, I am a striving Network Engineer specializing in Security Administration, and work on specialized software and network architecture. I love to rock climb and hike which keeps me in Utah because it has it all, and the wonderful weather as well. I love old movies, and really movies in general, as my now wife learned at a Young Single Adult, Family Home Evening playing "Scene It". I have seen much of the world and experienced my fair share of exploring, and in the end there really was "No place like home".

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to the most wonderful parents who raised me in the LDS faith. As I became older, and became educated, and realized how smart I was and experienced in the world, I started to have doubts and to look into other options. I served an honorable mission, except God chose to put a trial in my life which gave me a health problem that made me very sick. I met my first wife while in college, I was the invincible, unstoppable college student who had the whole world just waiting in his hands. I started a couple successful businesses and accomplished all the things the world told me I needed, and brought secular happiness. In the end my work and ambitions took over my life, and ant hills, became mole hills, and mountains that divided me and my first wife, and we went our separate ways. I became agnostic in my thinking that there was a supreme being and not only did he play dice with the universe, but I had rolled craps, and so I was going to live it up, and take advantage of money and power, and I had the world...just no soul. I knew something was missing and through a true friend to this day, I started attending a Non-Denominational Christian church, where I learned the love and grace of Christ, that he was my Savior and Redeemer. I also came to the realization that I had fallen into the fallacy that you had to earn God's love, and discovered that with faith and love in Christ is what drives the works, and makes me want to be more like him. I moved about a block away from the house where I grew u. An old bishop was now a counselor in the YSA ward stopped by religiously, so finally I lamented and started going, it felt all too familiar and with skepticism started going, yet in those same moments God started to change my heart, my testimony started growing and I realized my faith in LDS church is true gospel inspired by God. My testimony was strengthened when God put in my path the most wonderful women in the world, and now I have discovered true happiness from God.

How I live my faith

I live to emulate the example of Jesus and his love through service, I was a children's Sunday school teacher for a Special Needs group of kids, it was a blessing and the hardest work all in one. I serve a couple of Non-Denominational Churches with their Technical and Networking needs, Video Directing, and running sound boards a couple of times a month allowing me to serve side by side, as well as be there to ask questions and see what a Mormon really is like. I show love for all, and will condemn no one, I have been a home teacher and sat by people who have given up on God or have not seen him in their life, holding them up until they reach out to God and he raises them higher and I watch them soar. I cast not stones, for I myself should have been stoned, yet share God's great mercy and love and that there is nothing that the Gospel, the "Good News", is inhibited by, but a man's hearts and desires.