These are some of the various adventures of my life.

Keys to Building a Lifestyle Brand

Now that you have developed a product and have sold a few widgets you need to decide where to go from here. There are a variety of options to grow your company. I would contend that you would be best off by pursuing an approach that turns your brand from solely a...

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A Pearl of Great Price – Divinely Revealed From God

The Lord told Nephi in his great vision, "And after it had come forth unto them I beheld other books, which came forth by the power of the Lamb, from the Gentiles unto them, unto the convincing of the Gentiles and the remnant of the seed of my brethren, and also the...

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A Look Back at 2017

This past year has indeed been a roller coaster. As I reflect on the year that has been I must pour out my heart in gratitude to the Almighty for the many blessings and great prosperity that we have experienced. As the chapter turns over to a new year I reflect on...

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The Gift of Christmas

Every year we shop and consume to find the best gifts that will bring smiles to the faces of those that we love. We do all this in the spirit of giving and love. Amidst this season of spending and giving do we remember the real celebration and the why? I remember the...

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Tuning our Hearts

The scriptures teach us a many example of a still small voice. We learn in 1 Kings of Elijah on the mountain top where the Lord was not in the earthquake or the thunder or the wind but it was a still voice. We learn from Oliver Cowdrey's experience that He will tell...

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Give Me This Mountain

While serving as a missionary in the Missouri St. Louis Mission, my mission president held the mission motto based on Joshua 14:12 where Joshua declares in his old age, "therefore give me this mountain." This piece is rich in meaning and representation. Much of what...

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To Act or to Be Acted Upon

While teaching his son, Jacob, Lehi iterates some essential truths of the great Plan of Salvation. He shows us the need for opposition and Adam’s Fall. Along with these we explore the power of having a choice of trees to partake of give to Adam and Eve. This stands as...

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A Much Needed Adventure that Tore the Heartstrings

I haven't been able to get into the out of doors since Memorial Day weekend. It has really drug me down to be cooped up inside. Since going back to school, I have been really busy as I crammed a full-time school schedule into 7.5 weeks this summer. It has been a blast...

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Why Government Should Increase Outdoor Access

Introduction I have worked in the outdoor industry for the past 8 years. Along with this, I have spent my entire life in outdoor spaces. From an early age, I experienced the value of getting into the outdoors. Since having a family of my own I have seen the value in...

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Back to School

Last year my wife got to walk and receive her nursing certificate as a Registered Nurse. Maybe I am envious of her accomplishments. Maybe I have a little more time now that she is able to work and I'm again self-employed. Maybe I'm not ready to grow up. Or maybe I...

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Spring Break 2017

With a week off of school and both of us having flexible schedules currently it was due time for some adventure. It has been since our Northwest trip last summer that we have been on an extended road trip. We were in desperate need of some time wandering. We planned...

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Journey of Entrepreneurship

Have you made the conscious decision to jump into entrepreneurship? Many books and articles have been published in regards to entrepreneurship. I'm not sure that I can share with you anything that has not already been said. What I can do is draw from my own experience...

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A Desert Quick Trip in Joshua Tree

Whenever I head to the desert I am amazed. I am amazed at the fight for life, the beauty to behold, the tranquility, and certainly the heat. As we headed out to Southern California we decided to make a couple of stops that we have never made before. We've certainly...

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Starting a New Month

As we have now put two whole months behind us already this year it is a new opportunity to look back and reflect on what has been thus far and then fix and go forward. March means there is more great skiing ahead of us, but also that spring is right around the corner....

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Ski Touring with My Wife

When I found a girl that I wanted to seriously date I took her up on hikes and in the mountains. I needed to be sure that she could handle what I grew up doing. I needed someone that respected the land that we enjoy. I needed someone that could engage in any level of...

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Overcoming Failure

Being challenged in life is key to being better at anything that we set out to do. Too often we clam up once we're told that we aren’t needed or we feel others don’t see the value in us. It is easy for us to get upset, get quiet, and hold a grudge towards the person...

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First Ski Tour of 2017

Winter makes everything appear a little differently. I really enjoy getting up into the Wahsatch this time of year as the scenery looks vastly different than it does in the spring summer and fall. It's a great opportunity to go and feel the peace and serenity that is...

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Timeline of the Restoration of the Gospel of Jesus Christ

Before the young Joseph Smith could enter the grove of trees behind his home in upstate New York there needed to be many events occur to set the stage. Much had to happen in this world and beyond the veil for what has now brought light in its fullness back to the...

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