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These are some of the various adventures of my life.

A Quick 2021 Family Recap

A Quick 2021 Family Recap

What a year it has been! We are excited to share with each of you some of what has transpired for us throughout 2021. We understand that it has been challenging for so many. We are grateful for the blessings we have received and are thankful that we can share that...

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A Return to Forest Bathing

A Return to Forest Bathing

“Wilderness is not a luxury but necessity of the human spirit.” –Edward Abbey Two of the past three days have been significant strides for me; I have been outside on thirty-minute walks. A few months ago, we moved to a new home that is a stone's throw from the lake...

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Overcoming the Virus of Dualism

Overcoming the Virus of Dualism

One of the gravest affects of our time, and of history, is the effort to reduce another person, or class of people, to something other than human. It is this effort to dehumanize that has been the purpose behind so much of the troubles of society. It destroys...

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An Alaskan Family Adventure

An Alaskan Family Adventure

We just got back from our Alaskan family adventure out of Anchorage. This trip was so much fun. There is a lot to say about Alaska but we loved it. We loved the wild places, the mountainous terrain, the glaciers, the wildlife, the rivers, the people, and the vastness...

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Denali National Park

Denali National Park

We spent a wonderful 3 days in Denali National Park. We got to see the mountain and lots of wild animals and spaces. Here are some of the amazing things that we saw. [gallery type="rectangular" link="none" columns="4" size="medium"...

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Late Winter Fly Fishing

Late Winter Fly Fishing

I have some great friends. I am lucky to have been able to make good friends over the years and be able to stay in touch with them. My friend Brian is one such individual. We have done some amazing things together over the years. One of our favorite things to do...

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By Way of Exhortation

By Way of Exhortation

As Moroni finished up the compilation that we now know as the Book of Mormon, he sealed it up with a promise. Amidst the promise of being perfected in Christ are a few things that he left behind as challenges to each of us. Moroni understood that it is not enough to...

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The Power of Our Democracy

The Power of Our Democracy

These past couple of months have been trying for me emotionally. I have never been that passionate over political things. I certainly had my views and deep opinions. Many of which, in political relation, were very much opposed to what I believe now. My faith in Christ...

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My Favorite Christmas Story

My Favorite Christmas Story

For many of us, we may recall Christmas Eve gathered with our family and reading over the words in the Biblical account of the Savior’s birth as recorded in the second chapter of Luke. This was my childhood. I love the story of the babe in Bethlehem wrapped in...

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Maintaining Hope

Maintaining Hope

And I would exhort you, my beloved brethren, that ye remember that he is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and that all these gifts of which I have spoken, which are spiritual, never will be done away, even as long as the world shall stand, only according to the...

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As We Age

As We Age

Age is an interesting thing. We hit these milestones based on a crafted calendar that is based on the lunar and solar processes. As the sun makes its full progression from our birth we count that as another year older. With age we are told that more wisdom comes. I am...

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Receive the Holy Ghost

Receive the Holy Ghost

Among the most marvelous of all events as recorded in scriptures is when one receives the Holy Ghost. This is the promised gift that was pronounced by John the Baptist as would be brought by one who was mightier than he. It was the gift that was to be obtained by...

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Thoughts From The Prophet at General Conference

Thoughts From The Prophet at General Conference

I love General Conference. I cherish these two days every six months to gather with my family and listen to the messages delivered by the Lord’s prophet, apostles, and other appointed leaders. Their talks inspire me and cause me to reflect and bring me closer to the...

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All Are Invited to Come and See

All Are Invited to Come and See

One of the fundamental axioms of The Church of Jesus Christ has always been to come and see. This invitation goes out to everyone everywhere. This stirring invitation has excluded no soul. Christ called upon us to invite all, yet we still deem many as unworthy because...

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Bikepacking the Central Wasatch

Bikepacking the Central Wasatch

I got a bit of a crazy idea this past Friday. I decided that I needed a long multi-day adventure. I planned a route along the Central Wasatch from Lambs Canyon to the Grove Creek trailhead. I opted to figure out a bikepack experience along that route. I have been...

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Come To General Conference Seeking

Come To General Conference Seeking

With General Conference fast approaching, it is an excellent time for us to take some introspection into the intents of our hearts. General Conference is a wonderful time to reflect and ponder where our lives are in relation to where God desires them to be. It is also...

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Focus on Humanity

Focus on Humanity

This morning my sister sent our family a discourse from Elder David A. Bednar at BYU-Idaho in 2009. In the talk, he references the power of our human bodies and how much Satan desires to attack these bodies. He is never going to receive a body and with a body is a key...

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Perfect As He Is

Perfect As He Is

When Jesus stood on the mount near Jerusalem and proclaimed His timeless sermon He included the call to all to "be ye therefore perfect" (Matt 5:48). In like manner, He related the same message to the Nephites in His sermon at the Temple as recorded in 3 Nephi....

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