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Hi I'm Art

I teach. I ride a bike. Marrying the love of my life was the smartest thing I ever did. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a teacher by profession. I love going to work, and I love coming home. That makes for a good life. My sweetheart and I have been married for 39 years. We have 5 children and 14 grandchildren. I've rotated through loves of basketball, racquetball and now cycling. I started cycling nearly 6 years ago and I've logged a little over 22,000 miles in that time. Some day I'd like to ride a bike from Nauvoo to Salt Lake City and climb the Alpe d'Huez in France.

Why I am a Mormon

Like many, I may have first been a Mormon because that is how I was raised. I was actually raised in two churches. Mom was a Catholic and Dad was a Mormon so as a young child we attended both services. When I was baptized, Mom was baptized with me and two years later Mom and Dad were sealed in the temple. So for starters I was a Mormon because of family. Now I'm a Mormon because of my own experiences. The first time I read the Book of Mormon I had an experience that goes beyond words. And through the years as I've read and studied I've come to realize my testimony is two fold. I have both the witness of the spirit, but also a witness that comes from study. I've been told in both my mind and heart of the truthfulness of the restoration. I find both joy and purpose in the doctrines of the restoration. I know my life has meaning. I know what my potential is, and I know why I'm here. Life is still challenging and trials come to all of us. But with a knowledge and understaning of the gospel, those trials can not only be endured, they can be divine teaching moments.

How I live my faith

My wife and I try to make the gospel the center of our lives, not just a part of it. The gospel isn't just an afterthought to us. It is central, and that has brough great joy to our lives. There's always a gap between what I believe and what I do, which gives me a goal to strive for -- to continually narrow that gap. It isn't easy, but life has taught me that not too many things that are easy are really all that worthwhile.