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Hi I'm Lee

I'm a grandfather, a husband and father, a dentist who loves chocolate, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I dabble in lots of hobbies. I like to cook, play the piano, and sing, although I'm not very good at it. I like to volunteer as a teacher of teenagers. They keep me thinking young and looking for new ways to engage their minds in important things. I try to keep fit by running, which I enjoy because I can do it any time and only need a good pair of shoes. My time on the jogging trail helps me think about life and what my priorities should be.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon today because I have felt the confirming peace of the Holy Spirit that God's plan for me is the right way to be. Being a latter-day saint provides for me a moral anchor and compass in our world of changing values and disintegrating standards. I want to become more like my Savior, Jesus Christ. I believe His promise that His yoke is easy and His burden light.

How I live my faith

I have the privelege of teaching twenty wonderful high school students early each morning before school about God's word as found in the scriptures. I love their intelligent enthusiasm, their willingness to come together to strengthen each other and to learn how the gospel of Jesus Christ can help them in the every-day decisions that they must make. I am proud of their determination to do what is right to the best of their ability. They are young, but faith-filled. They are evidence of better days ahead.

What is being a Mormon like?

We have a children's song in our church that encapsulates for me what being a Mormon is all about. It goes like this: "I’m trying to be like Jesus; I’m following in his ways. I’m trying to love as he did, in all that I do and say. At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice, But I try to listen as the still small voice whispers, Love one another as Jesus loves you. Try to show kindness in all that you do. Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought, For these are the things Jesus taught.” My faith became real for me when I came to know that my Savior Jesus Christ knew me personally and loved me enough to invite me to follow Him. I have found that this life of discipleship brings peace in troubled time, guidance when I didn't know what to do, and has been an anchor in a world of decaying moral values. For me family and faith are inextricably bound together. I find that our family is the best laboratory to practice love, forgiveness, repentance, and serving each other. Knowing that we are united as a family in our love for Jesus Christ and our desire to follow Him brings us closer together. Our hearts are knit together in love-- for each other, and for Jesus, who makes it possible to return someday together to our heavenly home. Show more Show less