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Hi I'm Tay

I'm a Texan, I'm a terrible cook, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am working on my physical therapy degree. When I have extra time I enjoy running, playing the piano, and watching the Indianapolis Colts (even now). I miss my family often as they have lived far away ever since I moved out to start school, but I'm grateful for e-mail and cell phones to keep us caught up.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ taught in the LDS church guides my life. Because of the teachings in the church I know who I am, what my purpose is, where I am going, and what I need to do to get there. This knowledge provides unbelievable peace and direction to my life and give me a reason to try to be a better person. I know that I am a child of God; that He knows my name and situation and that He loves me. He sent me here to have experiences and meet individuals to help me become who He needs me to be and to help His other children as I am able. After this life, because of His Son Jesus Christ, I will have the opportunity to return and live with Heavenly Father and my family if I do what I can during this life to follow the guidelines and directions He has set up. This perspective provides guidance in both my daily decisions and the important life-forming choices I make.

How I live my faith

Before starting grad school I served an 18 month mission for my church in Seoul, South Korea--one of the most fulfilling times of my life. I found great fulfillment in helping people see how living closer to God can improve every aspect of your life. I remember teaching a mother and her two sons. As they lived the principles of the gospel I was able to see as their family dynamic improved and they understood better why it was important to love and serve each other. Now I play the organ for the congregation as they sing hymns on Sunday and try and work with patience and compassion in my chosen profession. As a physical therapist I see people every day who are limited by pain, sickness, weakness, or fear. My background and understanding of how much God loves His children and how He would want me to treat them helps me remember to do my best to be patient, gentle, and as encouraging as possible as I do what I can to help those I work with.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Our bodies are gifts from Heavenly Father. The purpose of our bodies is to house our immortal spirits during this life. Anyone who has been crabby or unkind when their bodies are sick understand that when our bodies are damaged our spirits also suffer. That is why it is so important to take care of our bodies--when we use alcohol, abuse drug use, eat too many unhealthy foods, or don't participate in adequate levels of physical activity, the affects also dull our spirits. Show more Show less