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Hi I'm M Brock

I play music. I'm a longboarder. I'm a writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a 20-year-old dude who just loves enjoying all the spectacular things life has to offer. I strive to see the good in everything and everyone, because it's absolutely there if you're willing to make the effort to look for it. I've lived in the same basic area of Idaho my whole life, with the exception of a few months in New York. I love it here, and I imagine I'll spend most of my life here in years to come. I love to longboard around the streets of my small suburban town, spend time with my friends and family, and listen to my favorite music. Listen to Cake!

Why I am a Mormon

A few years ago as a teenager, I fought against the gospel with every fiber of my being. I didn't want any part of it. I didn't want to wake up and go to church with my family, I didn't want to read scriptures, and I didn't want my freedom limited by what seemed like hundreds of arbitrary rules. Once you've experienced the huge contrast of darkness to light, you see the irony of thinking that God's commandments limit your freedom. You see that they actually do just the opposite. God, in his absolute omniscience, knows precisely how a person is to achieve real joy and happiness and peace. As the loving Father that he is, he has provided that knowledge to us. He has also provided us with the freedom to choose our every action. The more I chose the things I KNEW were not in harmony with His plan, the more I found myself miserable, and the more I found my choices limited. A good example is addiction: it's your choice to try something out, but once you find yourself addicted, it's not a choice anymore. You are in the shackles of those consequences, and is monumentally difficult to break free. So, I'm a Mormon because that's where one finds God's full gospel, God's full gospel is the means to the fullest happiness, and I want to be happy. And I am.

How I live my faith

I go to church weekly, where I partake of the sacrament and learn lessons from the scriptures. I read my scriptures daily-- the Book of Mormon, the Old and New Testaments, and other church doctrine. I pray throughout the day, and strive to live in a way that reflects my testimony of Christ and his atonement. I do my very best to serve other people at all times, providing my time, efforts, hospitality, and love to those in need. Such true joy is achieved by serving others, joy that really can't be found anywhere else. I love that feeling.