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Hi I'm Justin

I am a dentist. I love choral music. I'm a husband and father. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a dentist by profession and I love interacting with my patients. Everyone has a story to tell and a different take on things. I strive to treat everyone with care and compassion and listen to them. Sometimes I fix teeth, too. The most fulfilling thing for me at the end of the day is helping someone have a positive experience, conquer a fear or learn something new. At home I have a wife and five children. There is never a dull moment or an empty laundry hamper. We love spending time together playing soccer, searching along the beach for sea creatures, and flying kites. Some people think we are crazy when all seven of us walk into the grocery store. We have so many kids in the cart there isn't room for anything else, but we wouldn't have it any other way (sometimes I do go check out the toys with the kids while my wife finishes the shopping). We have a goal to enjoy the stage of life we are in. The house may be a little messy, a little noisy, and a lot crazy, but we will never have this moment again with our little ones. One of my hobbies is singing and I love choral music. I feel close to my Heavenly Father when I sing and there is a strong spiritual message conveyed through music that cannot be expressed with words alone. Through my life music has always brought me peace, comfort, and joy. Whether joining my voice with a hundred-voice choir or singing softly to my sweet baby, music brings me closer to my God.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon home and raised in the church. I have never strayed from the faith and for this I am so grateful. I have seen how my decision to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ has brought many blessings and much joy to me through out my life. When I have faltered I have felt the power of forgiveness as I have prayed to Heavenly Father. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that through his blood I can be clean again. When I was seventeen years old I lost my father to cancer. Even though many years have passed, I still miss him being here. He is not here to ask advice about my career, cheer for me at my graduation, or play with his grandchildren. The Holy Spirit has comforted me during these times of sorrow. One of the teachings of my faith that brings me such peace is that death is not the end of the soul and that if we live the commandments we can be together as families again. Together as an eternal family. This truth resonates with my soul, our Heavenly Father has not given us such strong family connections for them to dissolve upon death. My wife and I are striving to have a relationship with each other and our children that we will want to enjoy forever. As much as I love my children, our Father in Heaven loves His children infinitely more. Through the subtle guidance of His Spirit he leads His children back to Him. When I feel the Holy Spirit I feel a good feeling inside my chest that radiates outward. This is God's way of telling me that I am on the right path and He is happy with me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by loving my wife. I love my children, teach them right from wrong and spend time with them. I try to follow the teachings and example of Jesus Christ by being gentle and compassionate at work. I participate with my local dental association and am a den leader in my son's Cub Scout Pack. As a family and congregation we give service at local parks and schools to clean and improve the grounds. I visit members of our church in their home to share the gospel and give service. This helps me to avoid selfishness and to love others as Jesus loves me.