Christmas Lights Day #23

Salt Lake Temple with Christmas lights

Christmas Lights Day #12

Salt Lake Temple with Christmas lights

Thankful November 24th: My Faith

You are getting two post today because yesterday was too full to do a post (gone from 8 in the morning until 11 in the evening). And the first one today was for fun (see Thankful November 24th: Chocolate for reference.) This post will be much more serious. I’m sure that many people who follow this blog and read my posts are aware that I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (sometimes known as the Mormon Church). I haven’t tried to make it a secret. I have also tried to not be overbearing about it. I was born and raised in Utah in a family that is very actively involved in this religion. When I was 22 years old, I served as a volunteer missionary to Wisconsin. I married my husband in the beautiful Mount Timpanogos Temple in American Fork, Utah. I have been living my religion as best as I can for almost 53-1/2 years. Having faith has grounded me, given me hope as I see things happening in the world around me, and provided me with a community wherever I have moved. I am a firm believer in Jesus Christ. I have faith in a Heavenly Father, who loves and knows me. I’m grateful for scriptures I can turn to for comfort and guidance during difficult times in my life.

Whatever your religious (or non-religious) life may be, I hope that you find love, happiness, and joy in the Christmas season this year. I love celebrating the birth of my Savior with the entire world.

Thankful November 19th: Light

I know it may seem obvious and a bit silly to say, but I am so thankful for light, and not just as a photographer. The other evening, we had the most glorious sunset. I was driving and couldn’t stop and grab a picture of it. Sometimes it’s nice to just enjoy the beauty and not worry about angles and f-stops and aperture. C.S. Lewis once wrote “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Monumental

For this week’s challenge, I found two pictures: one from nature, one man-made. The first one is from a trip to Escalante, Utah a few years ago. This majestic view can ben found while driving along the Burr Trail.

Along the Burr Trail

The second is of the front of the LDS Salt Lake Temple taken this past fall.

LDS Salt Lake Temple

Check out other entries and maybe try the challenge out for yourself at https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/monument/

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflections

Reflections

Most Christians hope that our lives reflect the perfect life of Christ. This picture was taken during Christmas time at Temple Square in Salt Lake City. This manger scene is in the middle of a large reflecting pond in front of the main gates of the temple. The gold lights reflected off the water and illuminated the area perfectly to make this shot possible.

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