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Hi I'm Digby

I'm a Mormon. I was raised in Winnipeg, Canada, the eldest boy of a family of seven.

About Me

When I was 16 I had to go to work so the die was set and the first jobs were hard and the road upward took some time. I found out there was another way of thinking and learned real quick that kindness was not a weakness and began to conduct my life in a better manner. It led to a better life but the price was hard to pay for the lack of education and the habits that had to be learned and replaced took me down a stony path. I worked in a saw mill, on the railroad, a dry cleaners,. and many jobs that paid little and were not giant steps forward but forward they were. I spent three years in the Royal Canadian Airforce. Homesteaded at mile 22 of the Alaskan Highway and was general help for the Federal Electric Corporation on the DEW LINE. What followed was working for the Canadian Post office, contracting, Real Estate Broker and auctioneer and now I am retired.I like to write and enjoy my family. I am a grandfather with fifteen grandkids. I have a generous wife and we now have a greenhouse, waterfall, secret garden and vegetable beds. Mostly we like to read and be with our friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I came to the Mormon church through a friend in the Royal Canadian Airforce. From the beginning I was filled with the message and the yearning for something more in life came about. Over the years I have benefited greatly from my membership and thru the Lord's influence I have an Eternal family. These words came to me over the years and I have adopted them as my own. I am satisfied whatever good habits I have aquired I owe to my religion and whatever bad habits and shortcomings and ailings I owe to grosser and material influences. To me my religion is so practical and simple. It has not changed my nature or altered in the least my manner but it has certainly regulated my conduct but it has never kept me out of a fun activity in which it was proper to indulge. Without the rules of the gospel I should not be here today. I should not have kept the friends which are mine and probably should be back in the field of doubt or skepticism. Without the gospel I should have made enemies where I have gathered friends. Without my religion I should have been more rigid where I have found joy in being sentimental. I should have been shunned where I have been made welcome. I have been uplifted in times of sorrow and grown stronger. It has made my speech less bitter. It has kept me straight when I have been tempted and has brought to my door many friends I should otherwise have lost.

How I live my faith

I have a calling in my church which means I am serving my fellow men. To do that takes discipline and love for others which in turn brings an understanding of Christ's admonition to us all to love one another.Service is rewarding and spiritually uplifting. So many times to bring out the best in others we have to bring out the best in ourselves. That brings humilty and there are times when others plight spills the concern to do something and say something that will help and ease their burdens. So many times we are driven to our knees thanking the good Lord for allowing us to be educated and more observant to those around us. Like John Denver's words from his song. "You fill up my senses" There is the coming home so to speak where the plan of happiness brings us all together and we find joy in each other and are more determined to follow the Saviour. It is one thing to share the gospel with others but seeing the change it has brought in our lives spurs us on to bring Heavenly Fathers change to others.