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Hi I'm Aaron

I'm a blogger, a life-long Utah Jazz fan, a former college radio DJ, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a college graduate that majored in communications and broadcast journalism. I spent most of my college time working on college radio stations and writing for the school paper. I maintain a personal blog that I update on a weekly basis. I was a musician in high school. I played the trumpet for 10 years and was the band president during my senior year. I have always had a love for sports, particularly the Utah Jazz and Utah-based college teams. I love to watch movies and television in my spare time. I write DVD and Blu-ray reviews for a freelance journalism website. My family is very important to me. They are my best friends and I am so grateful to have them in my life. I think it is important to have a positive attitude in life, no matter how many trials you have - or how difficult they may be. A personal motto of mine is that when bad things happen to you, you can either cry about them or you can laugh your head off. I choose to laugh. Life is a wonderful thing and should be enjoyed!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My parents taught me scripture stories from both the Bible and the Book of Mormon from a very young age. I have always known that God exists and that He loves me. However, just as children cannot rely on their parents forever, I, too, eventually reached the point in my life where I decided whether I actually believed the things I had learned in my childhood. Through diligent study of the Bible and Book of Mormon and through the power of prayer and personal relation, I am happy to say that I have come to know for myself that the fullness of the Gospel is on the Earth today. I know that God has always called prophets to teach His children and, because God is an unchangeable Being, He CONTINUES to call a prophet on the Earth today. I have heard that prophet's voice and I know that God still reaches out to help His children. I am so thankful to have this knowledge in my life and to be a member of the Church. I know that as we follow God's will for us by listening to modern (as well as ancient) revelation, we can have peace and happiness in this life.

How I live my faith

I love my religion. I make every effort to be at church each Sunday because it is a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the work week. We often use the term "recharging our personal batteries" when referring to the meetings on the Sabbath Day and I feel that is an appropriate way to put it. I am grateful for the peace I feel when I study the scriptures and have meaningful religious conversations with others. I feel that it is important to practice what we preach each day of the week - not just on Sundays. As I have gotten older - and as what people deem "acceptable" in society has changed - I have noticed that I stick out more as a member of the church than I used to. It is important to me that I "let [my] light so shine," as the Savior urged in Matthew 5, so that I can be a good example to others, no matter where I am. In my life, I have found that, contrary to what the world teaches, true happiness comes from living true principles and by obedience to God's commandments.