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Hi I'm James G. McMorris

I am a retired middle Manager, published author, internet marketer, blogger, (integrityX3.com) and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a retired middle manger having worked in the high tech field and construction. Forced into early retirement at 64, diagnosed with cancer six weeks later. Six months later I knew I was going to survive and knew the possibilities of a 65 year cancer survivor getting job was rather slim. So I decided I would write just to keep active. After getting two books published, and selling less than 50 books total, I decided that I must learn to market. The internet appeared to be a place to learn at my pace. One step in the process is blogging, my current blog, http://www.integrityx3.com/blog.html is a quest to establish integrity in our lives and our country.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined because when I was taught the gospel and read the Book of Mormon,it felt right. I stay because of my experiences. One experience that carries a great deal of weight occurred in the early 1970's. I was in my mid 30's, working a second job in Naperville, Ill. One of my co-workers started a conversation concerning religion. She asked me my religion. When I told her I was a Mormon, she got rather excited and asked if I could stay after my shift and talk to she and her boyfriend. When the boyfriend arrived, he told the following story. He and his girl friend were active in another church. They were having a fireside at his house. After the formal talk was over and everyone was having punch and cookies, he felt that he should go upstairs and pray. While praying three personages appeared before him and told him he should obtain the Melchizedek Priesthood. He went downstairs, told everyone what had happened. No one knew what the Melchizedek Priesthood was, someone looked in the dictionary. The dictionary told them the Melchizedek Priesthood was a priesthood in the Mormon Church. Ever since that night, the two had been looking for the Mormon Church. I told them the true name of the church was, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, told them were the Church was located and how they could find the missionaries. Shortly after that I received a promotion in my day job and had to leave my second job. A year later I was attending a Stake Conference, talked to the girl. Both she and her boy friend had joined the church, he was preparing to go on a mission.

How I live my faith

Actually living my faith is rather easy. I was in my mid twenties before I joined my current church, thirty before I understood the gospel and attempted to live it. I had lived out of the church and other life styles. Living the gospel as taught by The Church of Jesus Church of Latter day Saints was better. I felt better, appeared healthier, had several spiritual experiences that made me realize Jesus is the Christ, living and following his teachings will improve my life.