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Hi I'm D Mycol

I am a Husband, Step-Father, Business Owner, Carpenter, Cook, Home Renovator, Off-roader and Motorcycle rider. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up in a single parent household, I always saw my Mom giving everything she had to make our lives better. I built a strong work ethic from her example and a need to do things right the first time from what my Father taught me. We never went to church, read from the Bible or pursued faith of any kind, but I was taught the principles of treating people right, being honest and fair with others and of being the better person in a bad situation. I spent nine years in the Military because I felt, even with the upbringing I had, I didn't have the descipline to make it thru college. I really enjoyed my time serving my country and realized that, in a bigger way, this was what I was supposed to do with my life. Serving others is now the driving force in my life. I am now six years into owning my second business that is service based. I get to travel, sometimes with my wife, who makes it that much better. I never had children of my own but am blessed with three wonderful step-daughters and a grand-daughter now. Family was always important in my childhood, but we had a very small and tight knit family. Being married to my wife means a whole lot more family and all the ups and downs that come with them. The best thing about all of this is that I cannot imagine my life any other way. To be literal I can imagine it, but I know that I would not be as happy as I am without all of the experiences I have had to this point. The good and the bad have made me who I am, and I like me.

Why I am a Mormon

As I stated above, I was raised with good morals. I was taught not to lie, steal, cheat or do harm to others. Like almost every person who has lived, I have not always lived up to these teachings. During my time in the Military I was faced with numerous situations that gave me reason to search for a "Higher Power" as I liked to put it at the time. I visited many different churches and denominations looking for something to fill the space I had inside. Though many of the teachings I heard struck a positive chord in me, there were many things that I found disturbing. Fast forward to a time that I had stopped looking for faith and just about everything else positive. I existed day to day. I don't think I could even call it living. I had no purpose. I had no drive. It felt like I was going thru the motions of being alive just because I didn't know what else to do. Then, one night in a bar, I met the woman I have not been away from since. She was a good friend and didn't want to let her roommate wait in a strange place alone to meet a guy. Looking back on it today, I KNOW that the Lord put us in a place neither of us had been before that day to start something that would last for eternity. Many details will be skipped for the convenience of the reader, but I started attending church with her shortly after we met. We fell in love and wanted to be married, but she refused to marry outside of her faith again because of the pain and heartache it caused. Her pressure on me to join the church almost forced me away until she was able to accept me for who I was. We decided to get married anyway. As I continued to attend church, study the Gospel and pray, I found my own testimony of Jesus Christ and decided to join the church. I have never regretted that decision and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that my life is better for making that decision and the others that have come from it.

How I live my faith

My faith is the guide-post of my life. All of my decisions get filtered thru it. As the country song talks about "rose-colored glasses" my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ "colors" all of my actions and words. The bible says to not hide your light under a bushel, but to let it shine forth for all to see. The LDS faith promotes all members to do this in their daily lives. The teachings of Christ, studied carefully, give me guidance in making choices in my day to day living. Since my conversion I have had the opportunity to serve in many areas of the church including taking care of toddlers so their parents can attend church classes without distraction. Teaching the youth of our faith and helping them learn life lessons that will build them up and let them grow. I have had the privilege to counsel our local church leaders in the salvation of our congregation. As a businessman, I have the uniqe challenge of letting others see that I am a man of God in my dealings with them without beating them over the head with it. Working in the construction field, I have the even greater challenge of letting my faith be known to those around me when I find offensive behavior. These times give me a perfect chance to help dispell rumors of our faith and to let people know that you can be a regular person and still live your religion.