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These are some of the various adventures of my life.

Time For Us To Rethink Things

Time For Us To Rethink Things

Dealing With Changing Tides This time away from the routine has caused a shift in my thinking, as it probably has for so many of you. It has been great to spend more time with my family. I have tried not to make it a time to just binge watch TV. After all, I still...

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The Word of the Lord is Verified

The Word of the Lord is Verified

When reading through chapters of scripture there are often little gems that strike you at certain times. Right now, the passage in Jarom stood out to me where he expressed in his writing that “the word of the lord was verified” (Jarom 1:9). It was timely as I looked...

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Keeping My Spirits Up – Optimistic

Keeping My Spirits Up – Optimistic

These are unprecedented times that we are in. Last week my wife and I returned from traveling along the Central California Coast. We were not concerned when we left, but things got real in the middle of our trip. The Church canceled church services around the world...

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A Day Trip to Pinnacles National Park

A Day Trip to Pinnacles National Park

Good Adventures Require Early Mornings Sometimes great adventures require some sacrifice. When we are traveling, I enjoy being able to relax and sleep in and not have to worry about getting up and getting ready for work. However, sometimes those plans have to go, and...

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A Quick Trip to Moab and Two National Parks

A Quick Trip to Moab and Two National Parks

Over the past few years, I have been enjoying the desert much more. I am a big fan of alpine rivers and high peaks. But at this time of year, those are not accessible in the Northern Hemisphere without skis. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy skiing, but sometimes the cold...

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Obtaining the Word of God: A Look at 1 Nephi 3-4

Obtaining the Word of God: A Look at 1 Nephi 3-4

As sons and daughters of a loving Heavenly Father, He wants us to learn of Him. He desires that we understand what we need to do to become like Him and return to Him to obtain a fulness of joy. As we study As we studied 1 Nephi 1-7 these past weeks in Come Follow Me,...

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The Power of Deliverance

The Power of Deliverance

The ancient Book of Mormon prophet Nephi was well acquainted to speak about God's power of deliverance. His experiences were much like Moses or Joseph of Egypt or anyone else in the history of the world. There were many times that he needed to draw on this power. He...

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Going to Graduate School

Going to Graduate School

Time for the next adventure and pursue my Master of Business Creation Degree​ Over a dozen years ago I walked out of college thinking that would be the case forever. I decided that higher education was not something for me. I felt that the system was broken and would...

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20 States & 2 Provinces in 25 Days

20 States & 2 Provinces in 25 Days

We have fallen in love with the open road. Okay, let's be real, some of us have fallen in love with the open road. There are a few of our family members that would prefer flying to Southern California and spending several days at that magical kingdom place. Well, when...

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North Dakota and Theodore Roosevelt National Park

North Dakota and Theodore Roosevelt National Park

For most Americans, North Dakota is likely the most difficult of all states to visit. This has been true for our family for sure. It is not near any major cities or airports, there are no major connecting interstates to give one reason to drive through it, and it just...

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Desert Cabal Book Review

Desert Cabal Book Review

Desert Cabal Book Review I enjoyed her thoughts on how important a collective cabal is in preserving our wild places. I grew up in the outdoors. I remember many camping trips as a child. Majority of these were car camping excursions except for those with my father...

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I Am Now A College Graduate

I Am Now A College Graduate

I Am Now A College GraduateAfter two years of hard work and a non-traditional return to college I now hold a Bachelors of ScienceJust over two years ago I decided to head back to school. I only received an Associates Degree my first time around and it has been...

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Weekend Trip to Zion National Park

Weekend Trip to Zion National Park

Zion National Park has no shortage of epic views. Living within a few hours of five amazing National Parks caused me to grow up visiting these places. Most of those visits entailed car camping and short hikes, but it gave me great exposure nonetheless. Every summer,...

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Spring FlyFishing on the Provo River

Spring FlyFishing on the Provo River

Spring flyfishing can be one of the most rewarding times of year to be on the river. It has been a slow start to the year for me. I have been frustrated, even to the point of wanting to retire from flyfishing last week. I even texted one of my friends and my wife that...

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An Ongoing Prejudice

An Ongoing Prejudice

We need to stop the mental racial divide. To preface this post I don?t feel that I am overly qualified as one to speak on the racial issue, but as a human being, I feel that I have to stand up and say something. I grew up in a very white Christian community in Utah...

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Fort Myers Beach Florida

Fort Myers Beach Florida

We had the privilege to escape to Fort Myers Beach, Florida for a few days. I love the mountains that tower over top of the Salt Lake Valley. It is one of the greatest cities in the world with the proximity of everything of a moderately sized city and the wild...

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Six Mile Cypress Slough

Six Mile Cypress Slough

The Six Mile Cypress Slough in Ft. Myers, Florida is a gem just outside of the downtown area. Worth the visit whenever you are in Southwest Florida. It was fascinating to see the collection of wildlife in this confined place. We saw so many birds and some turtles. As...

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