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My Writings and Experiences

Writing on travel, business, philosophy, books, and religion.

Dealing with Changes in Life, The Parable of the Robin’s Nest

Dealing with Changes in Life, The Parable of the Robin’s Nest

“Wise hope and wise action ask that you accept and see a situation clearly for what it is, and then, with the hopeful attitude necessary, say, Well, this is what is happening now, so I will focus on what I can control, try not to obsess over what I can’t, and do the...

A Year of Book of Mormon Study

A Year of Book of Mormon Study

As we dive back into the Book of Mormon this year let us take a look at what I would consider Nephi’s thesis statement of the Book of Mormon. *But behold, I, Nephi, will show unto you that the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because...

Failing Connections

Failing Connections

Over the weekend, I attended a cousin’s funeral. My family on my mother’s side is extensive. My mother is the youngest of seven children. When my Grandmother passed away nearly a decade ago, she left a legacy of love behind but also a family that consisted of these...

Is Being a Disciple of Jesus Hard?

Is Being a Disciple of Jesus Hard?

“I grieve for those who leave the Church because they feel membership requires too much of them. They have not yet discovered that making and keeping covenants actually makes life easier! Each person who makes covenants…and keeps them—has increased access to the power...

Refined by Affliction

Refined by Affliction

Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction. Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ is Hard Living the Gospel of Jesus Christ is not easy. There are many promises that we will be blessed if we keep the commandments. We...

A Covenant of Peace

A Covenant of Peace

”and after they had entered into a covenant with him of peace they were suffered to depart into the wilderness.” Alma 44:20 It always amazes me as I read through the Book of Mormon to see how stout the people were with their covenants between each other. When a...

The Grace of Christ Works In The Darkest Places

The Grace of Christ Works In The Darkest Places

I will open rivers in high places and fountains in the midst of the valleys: I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. – Isaiah 41:18 The Prophet Isaiah often gives us these beautiful images as he strives to portray prophetic...

Redefine Winning

Redefine Winning

The other day, I happened upon a comment on LinkedIn that caused me to really think. The post was about a small local dessert shop that had a line out the door and was therefore winning. The comment contended that they could not be winning because they had a...

Facing Our Trials

Facing Our Trials

Sometimes it is hard for me to talk about trials for a few reasons. My trials are never as hard as someone else's, I am very blessed, and I am somehow fearful that if I talk about trials then the Lord will see fit that it is time to face some. This is not to say that...

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