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Hi I'm Scott Jacobsen

I am a 4th generation General Contractor, I am a father, husband, skier, cyclist, fisherman and I am a Mormon

About Me

I met my wife in 7th grade and although we were not High School sweethearts by any stretch of the imagination (not due to a lack of trying on my part), we got married when we were 23. We have 2 outstanding, lively, beautiful, smart, and also troublesome girls and are expecting one more next year. I love to be in the outdoors. I spend most of my free time in the mountains, on a bike, on skis, with a backpack on my back, or with a fly-rod in my hand.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon in part because I have read the Book of Mormon, have asked God in prayer if it is true and have felt through the power of the Holy Ghost a confirmation to that question that the Book is true and that it is the word of God. In addition to that, and perhaps more relevant and powerful to me personally is that I feel goodness in holiness in my life when I live according to the teachings of the Book of Mormon, the Bible and the revelation received through modern Prophets. The goodness and holiness I feel is a daily if not hourly reminder and confirmation of the testimony that I have received. I have not seen God, I have not had visions of angels and I don't really expect to, but I do feel close to God when I study the scriptures, spend time with my family, talk to God in prayer and when I am at church...and for me this is enough.

How I live my faith

I am the first to admit that I am imperfect, and my wife will back me up on that. However, I feel more joy and happiness in my life when I am living my life according to the teachings of Jesus Christ, and I am thankful that everyday I get the opportunity to try again, improve and live more closely to my faith.So perhaps the first and most constant way I live my faith is to regularly ask for forgiveness for my faults through the repentance process that is made possible by the sacrifice of the Savior Jesus Christ. Beyond that, I try to read from the scriptures on my own and with my wife and children on a daily basis. I try to maintain a relationship with God through consistent prayers, sometimes aloud, sometime in my head, sometimes it is formal and other times it is very conversational and casual, like talking to a friend. My wife and I work to help our children develop relationships with God, and to understand the values and principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I feel the greatest synergy between my faith and my life when I am helping others to feel loved, appreciated, valued and important in the eyes of God.