Thursday, November 24, 2011

My gratefuls for Thanksgiving

I hope you have a great Thanksgiving dinner!  Hopefully you don't have to eat this particular turkey.





What am I grateful for this Thanksgiving:
  • Life
  • Home to live in
  • Clothes to wear
  • Food to eat
  • Job to work at
  • Enhancing my education
  • Able to have children one day
  • Being a member of The Church of Jesus-Christ of Latter-Day Saints
  • Served a LDS mission in Houston, East Texas
  • Having this blog
  • Living here in Utah, United States of America
  • Have Freedom of religion, speech, press,
  • Having a cell phone to talk to friends and family
  • Being a brother to my siblings and friends
  • Being called "The Bomb"
  • Able to be grateful for what I have
  • Sharing Thanksgiving with my family
  • Thinking of my friends on Thanksgiving Day
  • Celebrating all the holidays in fun and enjoyment.
  • YOU MY FRIEND!
What are you grateful for?
                                   
                   Have a great
             Thanksgiving Day!                               

Monday, November 21, 2011

My 100 post and Remembering Thanksgiving

Wow!  I've published 100 posts since I started this blog!  Its amazing of how much I've done since I've started.   I've great followers who read my post.  I get great comments back from my readers!  I hope to continue on with another 100 to make it to 200! 

I'm sure you know what a turkey is, who the pilgrims were, what Plymouth Rock is?  These questions are about why we celebrate Thanksgiving.  It seems that as soon as Halloween is over all the stores and decorations for Christmas comes out.  We are going to answer those questions and hopefully make you remember why we celebrate Thanksgiving!

  • What is a turkey?  A turkey is a bird that is a native animal to the United States.  When natives from Europe came here to America and saw the bird they called it guinea fowl (turkey fowl) since they were imported from Turkey.  Over time the name got stuck with the bird Turkey.  Today we eat it with everything else at the meal of Thanksgiving.  Amazing note that Benjamin Franklin was wanting to name the turkey the national bird instead of the bald eagle.  I'm glad that we have the bald eagle as the national bird.  I can't picture myself eating an eagle versus the turkey.

  • Who are the pilgrims? They are people who left parts of Europe to escape the ruling of a leader that gave no freedoms (religion).  They were wanting to find a place to where they could worship they want to worship without having any fear of being imprisoned or death.  They came over on the ship called the Mayflower and settled in Plymouth, MA.  When they arrived here they noticed that they were not alone.  They noticed Indians (Native Americans) lived here.  The Indians and the Pilgrims did not get a long very well.  They were some hardships between the two.  It then came a time that they realized for them to be able to survive the winter storms they are going to have to get along with the Indians.  The Indians knew what herbs, vegetables, grains etc.  to grow.  Some food was new to the Pilgrims, but they were in time able to come to an understanding.  Which that eventually became the Thanksgiving feast.

  • What is Plymouth Rock? Is the supposed place that the Pilgrims landed on when they arrived here in America in the year 1620.  It is an important part of America history.  Though there is no proof that Mayflower Pilgrims actually landed here on this spot or not.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving let us not forget the reason why we celebrate it before it gets lost and forgotten.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

An American Folk hymn of "Come, Thou Fount" by Mormon Tabernacle Choir

This song is one that I like singing and hearing from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sing.  Since its Thanksgiving time I figure it would be nice to read the words to this song. 

1. Come, Thou Fount of every blessing,
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace;
Streams of mercy, never ceasing,
Call for songs of loudest praise.
Teach me some melodious sonnet,
Sung by flaming tongues above.
Praise the mount! I’m fixed upon it,
Mount of Thy redeeming love.

2. Here I raise my Ebenezer
Hither by Thy help I’ve come;
And I hope, by Thy good pleasure,
Safely to arrive at home.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here's my heart, O take and seal it;
Seal it for Thy courts above.

3. Jesus sought me when a stranger,
Wandering from the fold of God;
He, to rescue me from danger,
Interposed His precious blood.
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here's my heart, O take and seal it;
Seal it for Thy courts above.

4. O to grace how great a debtor
Daily I'm constrained to be!
Let Thy goodness, like a fetter,
Bind my wandering heart to Thee:
Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
Prone to leave the God I love;
Here's my heart, O take and seal it;
Seal it for Thy courts above.

Friday, November 11, 2011

A tribute to those who are a Veteran.

This Friday is Veterans Day.  It is where we celebrate those who have fought for this great country of ours wither they be alive or dead.  May we remember those people who have taken up the decision to fight for our freedom and many others.

"Do You Hear the People Sing"

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Somewhere beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?

Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!!

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

Will you give all you can give
So that our banner may advance
Some will fall and some will live
Will you stand up and take your chance?
The blood of the martyrs
Will water the meadows of France!

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!
When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Halloween Message.


I hope you had a safe Halloween.   The top picture is from today.  I decided to dress up as a Secret Agent.  The bottom picture is from Oct. 31 dressed up as a lawyer.