Thursday, September 29, 2011

Mitt Romney, more jobs

Mitt Romney here is focused on all Americans, He focuses especially those who want to increase our economy, and those who have no jobs. The main purpose of Mitt Romney is to want us to vote for him as the next president. The tools that he uses are many, to name a few he talks about how Obama has not done too much to improve America. Something he uses that I really like; is how he say he himself is a working american, and not only that but how us Americans are hard workers. Because of this it makes me believe that I am a hard worker and feel good about myself. And how not only myself but all americans and how they all deserve a job, and he will help Americans get jobs. The main reason the author makes us want to feel this way is so we will have a desire to increase our economy, and want to vote for him as a president. The site that has his article is http://www.mittromney.com/blogs/mitts-view/2011/09/put-american-workers-business-first.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

reflections of my head

So it was pretty fun to be able to put down some thoughts in my head down on the paper. However, I am not a too big fan of writing. It just has never made much sense to me. Especially how you can use all the different type of punctuations for same purposes. I enjoyed though going to the writing lab. I will have to admit. I felt for the most part they were able to help me put more thoughts on the paper. Out of everything though the best was the peer review. I was able to receive some great constructive criticism. In which I felt really helped me able to express my thoughts more clearly. All in all; I thought it was a learning experience.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Let us all unite as Mormons


Have you ever wondered when you’re outside of Utah, why people always make fun of Utah Mormons? Especially from members of the same religion! They say that us Utah Mormons are extremely judgmental, and think we are better than the rest of the world. As a Utah Mormon why don’t we unite together and show the world who we truly are. Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Not a “Utah Mormon”
Growing up in Utah I just assumed that the rest of the world was the same. I thought mostly everyone were members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As I grew older, I started to learn differently as I would visit other places. I started to realize how people would actually make fun of Utah Mormons. At first I was offended hearing this. My prideful self wanted to retort and tell these people a piece of my mind. However, I became very disappointed as I came to know these statements were somewhat true.
I was able to spend a couple years in California, there talking to a lot of people about the church; I came to find out that people would say they would never become a Mormon. I would like to share of an experience that stinks out to me more than the rest. I remember sitting in this mans home, (a good man, raising wonderful children, all getting accepted to prestigious colleges, and living great lives) as he told us of a story how his neighbors would not even wave to him. These members would not let their children play with his. He said it was very difficult for his children to have a social life at this time in their lives. He felt all the other kids would play with each other, but whenever his kids became involved they all had to go home. Yes I can understand that there are always two sides to any story, and that he could have been exaggerating a little. However, because of his experience that he did have, he said would never become associated with such a denomination.
As I heard this story it made my heart sink, to know that as I was working with all my might to represent Jesus Christ. Members of this same church would act in such a way that resulted in people who needed a change, and the gospel in their lives turn us down without even giving our true message a chance!
Whenever I think about how members of any religion treating its members poorly, it makes me think of a story during WWII.  A couple of soldiers were fighting in the German army; they were captured and put on a train as a prisoner of war. As they were on a train going through France they made a stop. There a cardinal of the Catholic Church threw garbage at them, and discriminated these young German soldiers for doing what they new to be best. One of these young men was my grandfather, (A strong member of the Catholic church at the time). I remember my grandfather telling me this story when I was just a boy, and because of this experience alone, it showed him what kind of people the Catholics are and decided to never be a part of that religion anymore.  This story has had a huge impact in my life. Helping me understand how our actions make a big effect on people
One last story is one that I beat myself every time I think about it. When I was about 10 years old, we had a church Halloween party. At the party I saw a kid I have never seen at church. I remember thinking to myself how this kid does not deserve to be there because he hasn’t come to church at all. To be honest I called this kid out, which resulted in hurting his feelings. I never saw him again. I don’t know what ever happened to this kid or where he is at in life. I don’t even know if he was a member or not. However, I wish I could take this experience back in my life. This was an example how I judged someone irrationally, Thinking he didn’t deserve the same treatment as me because I went to church each week.
I have loved growing up in this beautiful state! I love the people here. It is because of you that make this state such a great place. I understand at times why we would want the best for our kids-not wanting them to have friends who have bad morals (which I do understand some non-members have lower values)- or maybe a little scared to leave our comfort zone and talk to our neighbors, especially if they live a lifestyle that is not similar to ours. To simply put it, I understand that we are humans too and we are not perfect either, and we all make mistakes. But why not help those who are in need, who are struggling.
            Jesus Christ himself said, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” Let us all do as Christ says. To have our light shine before men! How do we exactly do that? To love everyone whom we meet. To not judge them, whether they are white or black, male or female, Mormon or non-Mormon. And to not make my mistake I did, and always invite people to activities and befriend them. God wants us all to return to live with him. He loves all mankind and wants us all to succeed, not just those members of His church. So shouldn’t we have this same belief and do everything in our power to help out mankind, by befriending them and showing them our true love? As we do this people stop thinking that as a Utah Mormon we are judgmental. They will see us who we truly are; sons and daughters of God.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Best song EVER!

For anyone who likes music this is the song of ALL time! About two days, Coldplay released there new single. it is called "Paradise" and as I have listened to this song. I felt as if I was filled with this overwhelming excitement! I have now constantly been playing this song over and over again. no matter where I am at! I would have to say that this song is probably the greatest song that ever has been compiled together. I believe in 20 years when they play classics of this century, this will be one. It is going down in the Books! I advise anyone to just listen to this wonderful song and just see if you are not more happy than you were before listening to it.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Roddick... Disappointment?

As a young child I grew up Idolizing Andy Roddick! All I wanted was to be like him, he was my hero! He was intense! He was a winner! He was competitive! One of my favorite things about him was his incredible serves. Here is a video of him serving it so hard into the clay, something that has never been down before.  He would yell at the opponents, and the judges. I saw myself in him. I really became a fan of him in the year 2001, He started to just dominate in a lot of matches,  especially him winning the U.S. Open in the year 2003, resulting him being the best tennis player in the world.
9 years have past since, he is now old, and Andy Roddick has tended to disappoint not just myself but America match after match. There are now players like Djokavic, Nadal, Federer, who I admit can crush Roddick to pieces.

Roddick Has gotten himself to the 4th round of this U.S. Open, I hope to see him not disappoint me once again.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Brainstorming


So I was thinking of what my topic should be, and what I should write about for this Op-Ed. I concluded that on my mission I noticed how many people would always bash the Utah Mormons, and members of the Church for being so disrespectful to other faiths. As a result of this it led me not to be able to get in the doors of as many people. I was hoping I could write an Editorial in which I write focusing on those who judge unrighteously. And Helping them see that Latter Day Saints aren’t better than others, and we need to not judge them in a critical way. So we can truly see God’s children how he would want us to see them, I was thinking if any of you have good stories, I could include in my Op-Ed, in which you didn’t grow up in Utah and you saw this and noticed it, or if you are a recent convert yourself, or if you think it is just plain out ridiculous. Thanks.