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Hi I'm Broc Ericson

I was born in the shadows of mountains. I love creating, music especially. The sun is my best friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I can't get music out of my head. I've been whistling and humming tunes since I learned how to whistle and hum. I love to sing, play guitar, piano, write, record and listen. Creating, bringing things together, is what I live for. I like to read and write anything that takes you out of your favorite reading nook and plants you in the pages. Basketball, volleyball, longboarding, cooking, camping, running... I enjoy them all. I think everyone should show their teeth when they smile (if they have teeth of course). I could be outside in the sun all day, every day. I'm working on being less sarcastic... (progress is slow). I'm terrified of diving into water. I like being in front of a crowd but hate being in a crowd. If you're not spontaneous then you'd probably rather be friends with my sister than with me. Did I mention I love my family?

Why I am a Mormon

A knowledge of the truthfulness of this church and this restored Gospel has always been a part of me. There was no climactic realization or revelation where I went from "I don't know if it's true" to "I know it's true." Though I've always known in my heart that the doctrine taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true, I have not always thought that I could be true enough to live it. After years of gradual separation due to wanderlust and fear of being myself I was quite miserable. At the time I was in college and dealing with the recent unexpected divorce of my parents. It was the hardest time of my life. Being the stubborn person that I am, God had allowed me to sink low enough to see that only through His Son, Jesus Christ could I begin the ascent. Lovingly, He placed angelic examples along my path back who helped in incalculable ways and instilled within me a overwhelming desire to make the changes that would make God, them and myself happy. I know that Heavenly Father forgives and the burden of guilt can be replaced with serene peace. I have found that kind of peace like nowhere else in living this Gospel. I have lived on both sides of the metaphoric fence line that divides true happiness and momentary gratification. Choosing to accept Jesus Christ's grace and proving your love for Him by keeping His commandments is true happiness. The Book of Mormon, Joseph Smith, this church... It's all true and it's for everybody.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by learning and trying to live what I learn. I feel like I'm much better at learning than living but I keep striving. I want to be like the disciples we have all read about in the scriptures. They shared their beliefs and constantly testified of Christ to their deaths. Is any less expected of us? The peace and happiness that the Gospel has brought into my life makes me want to share it, to talk about it, to help others think more deeply about God and their own relationship to Him. The scriptures and my journal are my most valued possessions. Searching them and recording what I am taught is essential in defining how I live my faith. Another aspect of living my faith is never being satisfied, comfortable or stagnant with the way I live. Instead, I always want to be better, not comparatively to others but to myself, the person I was yesterday.