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Hi I'm Tim Guymon

I was born in Ohio but grew up in Utah. I've worked in radio, education, photojournalism, and programmer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm now retired from a university where I taught English composition. I've worked in radio broadcasting, the US Army, photojournalism (automotive magazines), and computer programmming. I have a butterfly garden in my front yard and two Chihuahuas. I've lived in Italy, Uruguay, Argentina, Germany, and Saudi Arabia.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the LDS Church since childhood. Both my parents were Mormons. As a young man, though, I was foolish enough to think "I knew better," and for a time I was inactive in the Church. I have come to myself, though, and realized that the only true happiness exists in keeping the commandments of the Lord and living the gospel of Jesus Christ--and whereas in past years my life seemed to get worse and worse and life seemed more daunting, now every day is better than the last, and I have a wonderful feeling of peace. Whereas once I felt threatened and dismayed, now I feel loved and cared for. I am certainly not rich, but I enjoy an abundance, a fullness not of material wealth but rather of peace and contentment, an assurance that my Father in Heaven loves me and that as I live according to His gospel, I am on the right path.

How I live my faith

I participate in my ward as a "ward missionary," meaning I assist the full-time missionaries with making visits with them, giving rides to people who need a way to get to the chapel for services, and try to share the gospel with people I encounter. Since I live in an area where hurricanes are an annual worry, there are often opportunities to help out someone else.

What is being a Mormon like?

Tim Guymon
Being a Mormon is like...coming home. Like finding the right answer. Like knowing you're on the right path. For such a long time I thought happiness was something I could buy, something I could "achieve," something I could claw my way to. Now I know it's a matter of living according to the gospel of Jesus Christ, keeping a prayer in my heart, and taking a little time to recognize the works of God around me and the hand of God in my life. For too many years I lived thinking of religion only on Sundays. Now I realize that acting like a son of God IS life. Loving others and being loved is what life is all about--the cars, clothes, social stature, etc. bring a "happiness" only as permanent as they are. Real happiness, the relax-and-enjoy-the-view, peaceful, unfearful state of happiness, comes from living as God wants us to live. This is what being a Mormon is like, what it can be. Show more Show less