Friday, November 12, 2010

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Thanksgiving Daily

I am thankful every day and strive to always keep a prayer in my heart. I love November for a number of reasons. Currently, I live in the beautiful state of Utah and love it. The mountains here are amazing.

First of all, I love November because there are beautiful Fall colors all about and the final red, golden, and brown leaves are about to fall to the ground. The warm evenings switch to crisp, cold evenings and your breath can be seen in the mornings. I love the feeling of fresh, cool air, especially watching the sunrise over the mountains to the East.

Second of all, there is always a lot of political buzz and elections take place the first week, followed by my birthday. I enjoy being engaged with our country and taking an active part to do my role as a US citizen. I love our country. I love my birthday too because I get to enjoy the full day with my family. I get to reflect on another year past and set goals for a new upcoming year. It is always super refreshing; one of my favorite things to do is attend the temple on my birthday. I have done it for the past 5 years. This year my wife and I attended the Logan Temple and participated in marriage sealings.

I also love the Pioneer spirit that comes hand-in-hand with the Thanksgiving holiday. The food is great, especially the yams and pumpkin pie, but the spirit of gratitude is even better. I love giving thanks and praise to my Heavenly Father for all of my blessings. I feel that He showers blessings out upon me, especially when I choose the right and act in faith.

Having a prayer and fast of Thanksgiving is also one of my favorite things to do in the month of November. I hope to always have this but it seems easier this month.
Most importantly my heart is full of gratitude when I think about the Savior, Jesus Christ and what he has done for each one of us. He has shown us the way by teaching truth and setting the perfect example for each to follow. He has given me the privilege of being married to my sweetheart in the temple and beginning an eternal family. I love Him for this. I am so thankful for my family and love them dearly.

Moving forward, I am committed to follow Jesus Christ and strive to live by His teachings. I have a strong testimony and belief in Him and His gospel. I know that He lives and speaks to living prophets whom are called to help guide us through these turbulent times.

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Sunday, November 7, 2010

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Sharing the Light of Christ~

I am grateful for so many things. With Thanksgiving and Christmas right around the corner it helps us to reflect upon all of our many blessings. I have been blessed in so many ways and thank my Heavenly Father for what I have been given. I know that I must give back and share my testimony of the gospel with others. I created this blog as a means to do just that, to share my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ with the world. I know that Christ lives.

I am full of gratitude at the beginning of this new month. My heart is full and I love the Autumn leaves that color the Cache Valley where I live. I am grateful to be a Latter-day Saint and to have an understanding of the Restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Thanks for stopping by.

C. P.
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