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Hi I'm Jesse Graham

I'm a sports enthusiast, a tech geek, an liberal arts aficionado, an attorney, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a beautiful Mexican woman and currently practice law in Southern California. We hope to have children in the near future so that we can teach them to love life, including the people and things around them. I am one of those guys that has a 1000 different hobbies/interests. I love sports, music, art, technology, philosophy… The list goes on and on. In short, I love to learn about and do pretty much anything and everything. Through my studies and learning I have come to the conclusion that our lives and this world are not the result of a mathematical, chemical or biological coincidence, but rather a divine plan. The plan, provided to us by our Heavenly Father and made possible by our Savior, allows us to come to this world to experience and enjoy life, including the relationships with those around us, while learning lessons that will, if permitted, shape us and mature us into more spiritual beings. With this knowledge comes an eternal perspective that gives me direction and joy through my journey.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up in Utah until I was 12 years old, I have, for the most part, lived in California ever since. Living in California has really made me question my beliefs because in California (like most areas outside of Utah) Mormons are a small minority. Many here do not know and/or misunderstand what Mormons believe, while others that know what I believe ridicule its validity and legitimacy. As a result, I decided in my adolescence that I had to investigate and determine the validity of my religion for myself. After all, how could I competently contest any ridicule or appropriately correct any rumor and misunderstanding if I didn't know about or believe in my religion myself? That's why in my teenage years I decided to find out for myself whether the Book of Mormon and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints were true. As a studied and prayed about it, I eventually and ultimately had an overwhelming peaceful feeling come over me. It touched my heart and my mind and I knew that the things I had been taught as a child were true. That initial conversion has been reaffirmed countless times throughout my life. Every time I open the Scriptures, go to church, or engage in service I can feel that same peaceful feeling that penetrates my heart and my mind. To deny that I have experienced that overwhelming feeling countless times would be like denying I've seen the sun or felt it's warmth on my skin.

How I live my faith

As my church teaches, we are to engage continually in good works and, in general, emulate our Savior's example. Knowing this, I try to serve others, learn more about God and his will for me, and teach others around me (both through my actions and words) about our Heavenly Father's plan for all of us.