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Hi I'm Justin Garlock

I live in Norwood, Ohio. I'm in school at the University of Cincinnati studying Psychology. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm currently a senior in college, working on my degree in Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. I also currently work at UPS, loading package cars- part of the early morning shift. I love to play tennis with my brothers, go on excessively long runs, and play around on the drumset ever now and then. I enjoy reading, the Classics as well as about history- particularly the history of the United States. I'm a huge hockey fan- Vancouver Canucks are my favorite team! My interest in music ranges from jazz to classic rock, all the way to some classy show tunes. I'm a Mormon!

Why I am a Mormon

Well, I was raised in the Church but sadly fell away upon entering my late teenage years. As I approached my 19th birthday, a young missionary that my family had befriended really connected with me in my circumstance and was exactly what I needed at that time in my life. I came back to the church, went through the repentance process, read the Book of Mormon, and knew without doubt that it was written of God and that it is true. It's hard to describe the joy that came into my life when I came back to church- a joy that can only come through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Although I still don't understand all there is to know about it, I do know that He died for me- that I can be where I am today only because of the sacrifice He made for all of us. I know that Joseph Smith truely saw God the Father and Jesus Christ, and that the Gospel has been restored to its fullest. God has always, and will continue to always, speak through the mouths of His prophets. I've personally seen the darkness of the other side- I've experienced a portion of my life without the companionship of the Spirit- and I can personally testify that the ways of the world are not worth digging yourself in such a deep hole. Christ is the light, the hope, and the only way.

How I live my faith

I try to live my Faith in the most Christ-like way I can. While, of course, I fall short most of the time, I have rededicated myself to always asking myself what Christ would do, before making an irrational decision. In my place of work, school, and play, I try to keep the principles of the Gospel in my mind. While at work, I listen to General Conference talks on my MP3 player. I found that not only does this put me in a better mood, but I also become more willing to help out a co-worker in need when I do so. I also attend church every Sunday, and attend all my classes within. However, just going to church every week is something I am begining to realize isn't enough. The key is to apply those principles I have learned and to act, instead of waiting to be acted upon.