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Hi I'm David

I'm a "wannabe" singer-songwriter. I'm a husband, father, and business school professor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I always loved to sing and listen to music - especially if it had a guitar playing. When I turned six years old, I begged and pleaded my parents to let me learn the guitar. My parents told me that if I still didn't like piano after a year then I could play guitar.... What happened a year later? I started to play the guitar. I spent several college years playing in public and touring with a local rock band. Ah, the glory days! Today, I spend most of my musical talents making up songs for my lovely wife and two girls... I still love to listen to good folk guitar driven music. I didn't quit my day job though. I am a business school professor. I teach about leading and managing people in organizations not only at my home university but at universities in Austria and Romania. I research how employees and managers can better work together. I love teaching young people and those "not so young" concepts and tools that will help them to work happier and influence others for the better. I believe that no matter what we do, we should do it so we leave a positive mark on the world....

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a good home. I would tell people that I was a Christian who "just happens to be a Southern Baptist." My parents worked tirelessly to teach me about Christ and to be a good person. I read the Bible often as a teenager. I loved the history of the prophets in the Old Testament and the apostles and prophets in the New Testament. I loved how Jesus called apostles and organize His Church. But I started to "feel" (an important operative word) that there must be something more to "one Lord, one faith, and one baptism." Why are so many churches in the world? Why are they always disagreeing with each other? I got my answer... I was in my second year of university and met up with a old friend of a friend. We shared a meal together at the college dining hall. She told me she had to go to a class for her church - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I "felt" that the Church was worth looking into. We sat down later and had a four-hour conversation. She taught me what she knew honestly, directly, and sincerely. She told me how the Lord had established His Church but, due to the iniquity of the people, the apostles were all martyred and the Lord's authority to act in His name had been taken from the earth. She told me of how, in 1820, a young 14-year old boy Joseph Smith knelt in prayer to ask which church he should join. She told me of how his answer was a glorious vision in which Joseph saw and spoke with both Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. She told me of the Book of Mormon, modern-day revelation from Heavenly Father, the promise that families can be together forever, and many other love-filled truths. I told her - "If this is true, then everyone should be a member of your church!" She responded simply - "Exactly." Most importantly, she taught me that I could ask Heavenly Father if "all this" is true. Heavenly Father would let me know by the Holy Spirit. He did. I know God lives and loves us. He loves you. If you desire, He will let you know too!

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day. I work hard to be loving, kind, and helpful to all those around me. I "ain't perfect" but sure am tryin'. I love serving others. Since we don't have a paid ministry, we all help out and serve. I love helping others out - whether it is at work, at home, or at church. Through the church, my family and I have cleaned homes in need of repair, visited retirement homes singing Christmas carols, and planted trees and cleaned community school grounds. It is a great experience to live my faith hand-in-hand with my family.