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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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Nauvoo Historical Tour

Nauvoo Historical Tour

As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the city of Nauvoo holds a special place in our hearts. This small Illinois town was home to early members of our faith. It was there that they gathered after being expelled from the state of Missouri. For...

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A Trip Around Manhattan

A Trip Around Manhattan

I love this city! The island of Manhattan of New York City is one of my favorite places to visit. There is so much to see and do here. Back in 2015, when we came here as a family our first time, we stayed in the Essex House just off of Central Park. We also got to go...

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The Detroit Temple

The Detroit Temple

Just North of the City of Detroit in the Bloomfield Hills area sits a small temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We had the privilege of taking our two older children in to serve in the temple. They had a nice waiting room in the lobby for our...

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Twenty-Four Hours in Chicago

Twenty-Four Hours in Chicago

Chicago is one of my favorite cities. This is the best skyline in the United States. With lights, rivers, lakefront, pathways, cycling, art, history, and so much more, this is a gem of a city. We love coming to Chicago. This is our second trip here as a family and my...

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Desert Cabal Book Review

Desert Cabal Book Review

I grew up in the outdoors. I remember many camping trips as a child. The majority of these were car camping excursions except for those with my father when he was a scoutmaster and later as a scout where they were more backpacking related. Several spring breaks and...

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A Drive Through Yellowstone National Park

A Drive Through Yellowstone National Park

On our return trip home from Theodore Roosevelt National Park, we drove through the northern section of Yellowstone National Park. It was fun to drive along the road to the northeastern entrance. We drove through some tall walls of snow through the higher elevation...

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North Dakota and Theodore Roosevelt National Park

North Dakota and Theodore Roosevelt National Park

There are not a lot of draws to get people up to the northern plains. It seems that many people who have been to all 50 states had kept North Dakota for last. We even have a family friend that has been to 49 of the US states and his last remaining one in North Dakota....

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Devil’s Tower National Monument – A Well Kept Secret

If you are a hardcore rock climber, especially multi-pitch, then you likely know about Devil's Tower. However, it does not seem like most people are aware of this hidden gem of a National Monument in Eastern Wyoming. Devil's Tower National Monument is indeed a...

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