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Hi I'm Joseph Lents

I'm a Clinical Pharmacist. I'm a husband & father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a trombonist turned clinical pharmacist turned photographer. I've been married almost 6 years to the most beautiful redhead in the world who has given me a sprightly and intelligent daughter with another on the way. I enjoy reading adventure novels in my free time and have recently developed a fondness for manual transmission on a short wheel base.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm finding it more & more difficult to live and raise a family in these immoral and increasingly perverse final-days before the Second Coming. Fortunately, my belief in the principles of the gospel of Christ and in the strength of the Lord's arm provide me with courage to face the day and endure to the end.

How I live my faith

I have a love-hate relationship with speaking in church. Usually, I dread the thought until I'm actually at the pulpit and am able to feel the confirming presence of the Holy Ghost, spurring me onward and inspiring me to testify of the truths that lie as the ground-waters upon the bedrock of my testimony. As a health care provider I see daily examples of people who defile their bodies with, obscene images, immoral behavior, ingestion of poisons: alcohol, tobacco & illicit drugs, and gluttony to the point of morbid obesity. The Doctrine & Covenants of the Church teaches a method of spiritual health that provides for the temporal well being of our physical bodies called the Word of Wisdom. These principles of moderation and health provide a way for me to maintain strength, avoid illness and treat this temple of clay as the precious gift that it is. I adore the importance the church puts on music as a form of communication. I'm a symphony trained trombonist so for me, music has always been an important form of expression. As cliche as it sounds music is what brought me to my wife, I actually met her in the ward choir. With obvious inspiration and forethought the director decided that instead of having the men stand behind the women that the baritones should stand next to the alto section to obtain a more melodious sound from the choir. On the first day of our rearrangement Ii reached across the isle I've thanked that director everyday since his rearrangement.