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Hi I'm Michael

I am a former College Basketball player. I live in Utah. I am married to my very best friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The first thing anybody needs to know about me is that my world revolves around my beautiful wife. She is tender, compassionate, hilarious, thoughtful, a GREAT cook, faithful, and most of all makes me a better man each day. Some of my hobbies include basketball, reading, exercising, writing, and anything with my wife. I had the blessing of playing 4 years of college basketball and met life long friends. I will always be grateful to my Heavenly Father for blessing with my abilities that brought me joy, and a wife and family that supported me reaching for my goals and dreams. I really enjoy the simple things of my life: the opportunity to read a good book, going on a walk with my wife as we talk about whatever is on our minds, playing board games with the family, laughing, going to sporting events, meeting new people, discovering new places, and a good plate of food. My favorite time of day is the early hours, when the world is quiet. Some of the most precious experiences of my life have been found in those morning hours. My wife and I have had the blessing of living in and going to some beautiful and fascinating areas, and hope to continue to discover new places and most especially the people in those places and around us. In short, I'm just living the dream.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because Jesus Christ stands at the head of this Church and because Joseph Smith is a true prophet of God, and we have true and living prophets and apostles on the earth today. I am a Mormon because my parents had the faith and the sensitivity to the Spirit of God to recognize the whole and restored truth of the Gospel when it was presented to them, and embraced the ordinances and covenants that allowed me to come to this life with a chance to discover this for myself as well. I have never doubted at any moment the truthfulness of what I professed as my faith. I am a Mormon because I was called by a prophet of God to preach the Gospel as a full-time missionary and saw miraculous changes that occurred in the hearts of God's people as they were introduced to the principles and ordinances of the Gospel. No heart was changed and touched more than mine. I am a Mormon because every time I pray, study the scriptures, go to church, go to the temple, or anything associated with being a Mormon, I am re-converted all over again as I feel the Spirit bearing witness to my heart that these things are true. And perhaps most of all, I am a Mormon because it is the only vehicle that has or would ever allow me the opportunity to be opposite my wife as an authorized servant pronounces our marriage for time and all eternity and that the blessing extends to the sealing together of children born into our family. No amount of persuasion could deter me from a faith that teaches me in truth that my best friend and I can be a forever family. I feel so blessed and so very humbled to think upon these things. These are just a few of the reasons that I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a variety of ways. It all starts early in the morning at the beginning of each day. At that time I am able to begin my day on my knees in deep gratitude to my Father in Heaven for providing me with another day, and for granting to me innumerable blessings that I certainly feel I do not qualify for. I then commit each day unto Him to help remind me that if I start right, I am more likely to go right throughout the day. I then am able to kneel in sweetheart prayer with my wife. To express gratitude to my Father in Heaven for her and the blessings we share is one thing, but to hear the tender words of my wife as she prays is an almost overwhelming experience for me each day. In addition to prayer the blessing to study the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, each day on my own and with my wife provides me with additional faith. We have experienced a variety of "callings" or assignments in the Church for our particular ward or congregation that allow us the blessing of serving our neighbors and community and getting to know and fellowship with them better. These range from teaching other adults the beauty of temple marriage, to teaching young men and young women how to fortify themselves each day and rely on the Savior and his love. Our callings in the Church have brought us an abundance of joy and we have benefited from them far more than those we. But arguably the thing that helps me live my faith the very most, is frequent attendance to the Lord's House, the Holy Temple, with my wife. As I am able to hold her hand and walk worthily into the House of the Lord, no matter where we have lived, and participate in saving ordinances, not only is my relationship with my wife strengthened each time, but I grow in deep appreciation for my Father in Heaven and my Savior Jesus Christ. This is a little on how I live my faith each day as I strive to become better. I am humbled for the abundance of resources the Lord has provided to help me to do so.