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November 27, 2014

Give thanks


I love Thanksgiving so much. It has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love the autumn time, rain, colorful leaves, the smell in the air. It's all so romantic and magical. I love the chance to spend time with family and friends, a time to count all our blessings. I think of the a talk…
President Uchtdorf– Living the Gospel Joyful 
"we imagine that God has all of His blessings locked in a huge cloud up in heaven, refusing to give them to us unless we comply with some strict, paternalistic requirements He has set up. But the commandments aren’t like that at all. In reality, Heavenly Father is constantly raining blessings upon us. It is our fear, doubt, and sin that, like an umbrella, block these blessings from reaching us.
His commandments are the loving instructions and the divine help for us to close the umbrella so we can receive the shower of heavenly blessings.

We need to accept that the commandments of God aren’t just a long list of good ideas. They aren’t “life hacks” from an Internet blog or motivational quotes from a Pinterest board. They are divine counsel, based on eternal truths, given to bring “peace in this world, and eternal life in the world to come.”

 We have to remember all our blessings each and every day.

Pacer and I had such a great time with dinner. Pacer was in charge of the turkey. I made a really delicious Pecan Sweet potato casserole.
It was so cool to be able to fit everyone around the table in our new house. We should have more family dinners here. 

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