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Hi I'm Tyson

I am the ocean, eternal lover of the moon, pearl beyond price. Master and student of four tempests. And I am a Mormon

About Me

Bumbling husband to a wonderful woman. Father of four children who are doing their best to make me lose my remaining hair. Wannabe poet. Working man with a weakness for all things game related. Addicted to all things fish.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be. It may not always have been so. As a child in Utah I went to church with my family, because that is all I knew. As I grew into adolescence, I had my own troubles and trials, seasons of doubt, seasons of despair. What I have found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is answers, THE answers. I know where I came from, the presence of our Father in Heaven. I know why He sent us here, to be tried and tested and give us the opportunity to become like Him if we follow the path He shows us. I know where I am going after this life, back to our Father in Heaven, who gave us life, and if I have done my part, to live with him forever through our Savior's mercy. I am still a Mormon, because I have chosen. I have asked. I have prayed. I have tried. And I have felt the Holy Spirit testify to my heart that it is true. I am still a Mormon, because I want to be with my lovely wife forever, and enjoy all our familial relationships throughout all eternity, and there is no other way to do so.

How I live my faith

I live my faith day by day. I am far from perfect, but striving to better myself each day. Sometimes my faith is the noon day sun on a cloudless day, warm on my face, sometimes the faint glimmer of a distant star that is all I have to cling on to. I was raised in this faith, but that doesn't mean that I have never questioned, struggled with, or considered giving up on my faith. My conviction of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ is hard fought, hard earned, and carefully cherished. As the world turns its face more and more to darkness and despair, this faith is the rock that anchors me and keeps me going. I have a purpose, a goal in sight, a hope for me and my family to be together forever, and I live my faith for that hope and that day, not for today, not for yesterday, but for a promised future of exaltation.