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Hi I'm Michael J.

I'm an art student. I meditate. I run an unsuccessful blog. I'm kind of weird. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a college student and, after spending far too much time running myself ragged over that, I got into meditation and mindfulness. I am currently studying to be an artist (though I have yet to be convinced that I have any talent in that field) at BYU-Idaho. I would like to someday travel abroad to see first hand the amazing artistic traditions from all over the world.

Why I am a Mormon

I choose to be a Mormon because it challenges me. The Church is set up to encourage each member to think about things on their own and encourages us to counsel with God. I believe that God has so much more in mind for us and we can only reach that potential by pushing ourselves to be better daily. But even with the challenges, I choose to be a Mormon because the Church teaches that even if I fail miserably to achieve my full potential the atonement of Christ means that I am still acceptable in the eyes of the Lord.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by daily accepting Christ's atonement and seeking peace and comfort in it. I find it's best for me to study and meditate on what God has done for me which, in turn, guides me to know what he would have me do. I don't know that I always succeed in doing so, but I do try my best.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Michael J.
A sound body leads to a sound mind. In order to identify truth a clear mind and unclouded thoughts are key. We take care of our bodies to better allow us to identify God's influence it the world around us. Show more Show less