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Hi I'm Michael Taggart

Writer, singer, actor and brother. I`m a Mormon.

About Me

I am an Eagle Scout, High School Graduate, and return missionary. I love: Learning about how the body works, sitting in nature and just drinking in the beauty of this earth, climbing trees, writing stories, being really creative in expressing myself, sports and active things. I enjoy skiing, roller skating, swimming, biking, dating, and ice skating. Played baseball for about 8 years, but still am thrilled to play soccer, football, volleyball, innebandy, street hockey, ultimate frisbee, ping pong, tennis, capture the flag, zombie tag, and paintball. On my creative side I sing, act, tech, I have written music, stories, poems, scripts, videos, and dances. Have a passion for inventions, and creating ideas for cool gadgets. Plan on going to college for 10 years or so for something that I absolutely love. Like being: outgoing, upbeat, and real. I also like my alone time when I get it. I love to feel. I love to think. I love to live!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been born with a desire to be the best me. This, I recognized at a very young age. I wanted to learn who I was, where did I come from? Where will I go after death? I had hope that there were answers for these questions, and that was my first step. Hope. I hoped for things that I could not see. When I was about 12 years old I came to a very low point in my life. One day I walked into my room, I fell to the floor and cried, I laid there and cried to my father in heaven, asking him to give me strength, to let me feel his love, to help me rise above my overwhelming sadness. I felt a deep courage inside me, an old feeling I recognized. I felt that glad feeling that you have, when you know you will win the game no matter what comes. A few years later after this, I was pondering on who I could become, a hobo, a wealthy man, anything I set my mind too, would be mine. So I thought,"I want to be so awesome!" and the thought came accusingly, "Why?" I had never really thought of this question before. Before I could think again, a strong voice told me, chastening with love, "Because you were designed to be." Tears came to my eyes. Me? I was designed to be, amazing? I follow the gospel of Jesus Christ because I have faith that he lives. I have felt the Holy Ghost in my life, and it has given me so much knowledge to who I am. I continue on, to improve my life, and in turn, help others improve theirs. If they are willing to come unto Him. In the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

How I live my faith

I am an active member of my church and community. I staff at events that promote learning. I teach, at my church, with enthusiasm because I do not believe all the lessons need to be monotone. When I teach members (home teaching) I love hearing where they are at and where they plan on going. I go try my best to follow all the commandments. I search the scriptures, and seek to be better in all I do.

What blessings can you receive from reading the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures?

Michael Taggart
Let me explain the blessings that come from reading, by explaining relationships. In order for you to grow in a relationship there needs to be communication. Both need to be heard, and understood for the relationship to grow. God listens to our prayers, and he can talk to us through our feelings and thoughts. He also provided us with scriptures. Scriptures are Gods words provided to us through, what we call, prophets. These words are the Lords, and you can come to know that yourself; If you will study them, ponder them, and seek to find the truth for yourself. My blessings have been wonderful. I have confidence, protection, peace, calmness, direction, love, support, and what more, is the many lives I have been able to bless because I have read His words. When I strive to be better, I continue to bless the lives of others. The scriptures are full of ways that we can be better. You want to study great leaders? Read the scriptures, they are full of them. If you want to know how to be more successful in business, read the scriptures. If you want relationship tips, yup, read the scriptures. When you get a better relationship with the God of all, you get a better understanding of everything that he has created. That means you have to come unto Him, and let me promise you that the blessings are endless. Show more Show less

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Michael Taggart
The unique attributes of: Our solar system, planet (earth), atmosphere, climate, life, the complex human bodies such as: The brain, eye, heart, muscles, bones, skin, hands, feet, nose, hearing, taste, ears, the human emotions, the human thinking (sensations, and connections with other life), animals of all kind, plants of all kind, the feelings I get when I do something good, scriptures and how they seem to be written for me and my specific struggles and imperfections, the efforts it takes to follow God, the logical aspect of his Plan of Happiness, the desire I have to follow him, the agency of man, the life I experience everyday in harmony with His teachings. But most importantly the witness I have received in my heart when I prayed asking for comfort and I felt His love for me. Show more Show less

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

Michael Taggart
The Word of Wisdom is a revelation given to a prophet of God, in which God gave a law of health. God tells us to not use Tobacco, Alcohol, Coffee, tea, or illegal drugs. We simply obey Gods commandments, but not blindly or simply by feeling the spirit. This is a logical choice as well. We can test our faith, pray to know if this is right, and receive personal revelation from God that these things are true. I believe that if we follow the commandments of God we will be blessed. If you want the source of what it is in its fullness please read Doctrine and Covenants 89: 1-21. Show more Show less