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Hi I'm Brett

I'm a writer. I love sports and I love to read and learn. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a writer. I find it easier to express myself in writing than in speaking. I guess that's why I find myself drawn to social media, blogging, etc. I'm also a college student studying English right now, so I read and write quite a bit. I feel that the written word has a unique power that cannot be duplicated by audible speech, for a written word can be read in an infinite amount of ways to provide an infinite amount of meanings for anyone who may read it, each person learning something different from it. I simply try to add my voice to the vast discourse of written conversation. Besides writing and reading, a large portion of my life is devoted to sports and athletics. I'm both a participant and a fan, basketball being my favorite sport to play and watch/follow. Soccer takes a close second. And yes, I also like to write about sports. I am a member of a great family, the youngest of five with two brothers and two sisters. My parents are also grandparents who are very proud of their ten nieces and nephews, with number eleven on the way, and I am, of course, a proud uncle. I am also a friend who couldn't ask for better ones, as well as one who strives to be an example of good to all, friend or otherwise.

Why I am a Mormon

As a writer/reader and a more reserved person, I think a lot. I believe that God communicates with me through my thoughts, and if my head and heart agree on something, I take it to be good and true. My faith in Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, has built over the years as the Holy Ghost has gradually taught me and filled my storehouse of truth. There is still much room for growth, still plenty of room in the storehouse. I look forward to coming to know God more personally throughout my life, learning from future experiences as I have and will continue to learn from my past. In the meantime, I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because of the peace and joy that comes to my life as I live the principles taught therein.

How I live my faith

I participate in my ward in a few different ways. I help organize meetings, I am assigned to visit certain members of the ward as a hometeacher at least once a month, and I teach lessons on occasion. I feel that the most important thing I do, however, is simply to be someone whom others can depend on, to help in whatever way I can with specific needs that may be brought to my attention. This could include anything from doing yard work for someone to being a listening ear to giving someone a priesthood blessing, and I always have to make sure I'm living worthy to adequately provide that help when it is needed.

Is it true that Jesus appeared in North America after his crucifixion and resurrection according to the Book of Mormon?

Jesus Christ did appear in North America after His crucifixion and resurrection. There were others of His children there whom he needed to visit in order to confirm and strengthen their faith in Him, and to show His love to them. He established His church among them so that they could continue to learn and grow after He would have to depart from them. I believe His favorite part of the visit was His opportunity to bless and heal their sick and afflicted, as well as blessing and interacting with their children. I know that these things are true because I have read, studied, and prayed about the Book of Mormon, which contains the record of these happenings. Show more Show less

In whom should we have faith?

Jesus Christ is the only person who is capable of loving anyone and everyone perfectly. Why is it that we trust those who love us with our most personal problems and feelings? We put our faith and trust in them because we are confident that they will never betray that trust. We can trust Jesus Christ. Why? Because He loves us more than anyone else ever could. He is capable of a measure of love that we cannot fully comprehend. We must put our faith in Jesus Christ before all others, because He not only will not, but cannot let us down. He is always there. Show more Show less