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Hi I'm Robbie

I'm a healthcare professional, a proud father, and a lucky husband... I'm also a Mormon!

About Me

I recently moved my family from Arizona to Chicago to accept a position with a new company. We're excited for the new adventures that lie ahead (and the new wardrobe). I love athletics, spending time in the great outdoors, reading (particularly American History), and the feeling of helping someone who needs a hand. Sometimes it's difficult to find time for those things because there's something I love even more - my wife and children. They constantly make me smile and make coming home every day feel like a holiday! There's so much I want to do and become. I've learned that without my faith and my family, there isn't anything I could do or become that would bring me pure and lasting satisfaction.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a faithful Mormon family. I've been actively involved in the Church my entire life. There have been times I've felt defensive when asked if being "raised with it" is what makes me believe. The more I learn about how God communicates with man, the more I'm able to recognize the many times in my life when God has confirmed the truthfulness of the origins, doctrines, and teachings of the Church. Jesus said, "If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine..." (John 7:17). Rather than feeling defensive, I've learned to rejoice in the blessing it has been to have my entire lifetime to try to do His will and realize the accompanying confirmations. I'm a Mormon because it brings me happiness and peace. I'm a Mormon because it strengthens me and my family by building our faith in the Lord, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Most importantly, I try to create a culture in my home founded upon the teachings of Jesus Christ. I try to promote love, patience, forgiveness, service, fun, and faith. We pray together as a family every day. We read scriptures individually and as a family each day (although it's usually quite short with young children). We try to serve and be true friends to our neighbors. Additionally, I've worked with 12 and 13 year old young men at church for the past two years - teaching them on Sundays, planning weekly Wednesday activities, and camping once a month. I regularly visit families from the congregation to offer support and fellowship. I find that all these things we try to do have a large impact on my confidence and feeling of self-worth. The statement is true that when we lose ourselves in Christ's work, we ultimately find ourselves (Matt 16:25).