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Hi I'm Jonathan

I'm from Utah. I design and build web applications. I love books, photography, and rock climbing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love stories and I see life as playground in which to build our own unique adventures. When I'm not reading, watching, or listening to stories past, present, or fictional, you'll probably find me rock climbing, taking pictures with my camera, or off to learn or try something that I've never done before. I also enjoy board games, riddles, technical gadgets, and making waffles. Professionally I build web applications - HTML, javascript, CSS... some node.js or PHP... maybe some photoshop or an SSH connection to some remote server. Yeah, all that technicalness with fancy acronyms. Trust me, if I can do it, you can too... it's just a matter of frustrated hours figuring out where you left out a semi-colon - computers need those semi-colons to feel loved.

Why I am a Mormon

It's true. It is Christ's church upon the earth through which one may receive a fulfillment of all the promises God has made to us. That's not my parents talking, not where I was born or grew up, not some inherited tradition. It's a knowledge that's a part of me that comes from God. It's a feeling and a knowledge that becomes stronger as I apply the teachings of Jesus Christ in my life. It's like a music that when it touches your soul your very being desires to harmonize with it and sing. It a voice that feels like home and apple pie. I'm a mormon because it's true and I know it from God that this is right.

How I live my faith

It's each day remembering my beliefs and working to become them. In the work place, it's giving a full amount of work for my pay. On a date it's respecting her womanhood and being an attentive listener, a gentlemen. At home it's taking out the garbage or cleaning up my messes, even after making waffles. Occasionally it's going without a meal or two so someone else in need can have something to eat. Sometimes it's saying, "I'm sorry" or "thank you." In my studies, it's dedicating some time to learn about God, His hopes for us, His promises, His actions past and present, and His love for us. And other times, it's just having fun! Time together with family, friends, and friends yet to be. Taking pictures or rock climbing, sharing my talents with others or inviting them to join in the fun. It's smiling. It's enjoying being alive and being thankful to God for every moment of it.