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My Writings and Experiences

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

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...

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...

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...

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....

All Are Invited

All Are Invited

While reading the Sermon at the Temple in 3 Nephi, I noticed a key difference from the Sermon on the Mount as recorded in Matthew. The Nephite account uses the word all in several of the Saviors be attitudes. A seemingly small difference stood out as profound to me....

Prayer

Prayer

Prayer ~~ Each morning when I arise I turn to my Father in Heaven. I look to him to help me through each and every day. I give thanks for many of the blessings that I have. I have found a great amount of peace and tranquility in prayer. All throughout scriptures we...

Knowing

Knowing

Knowing ~~ Growing up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I heard a lot of people stand and profess to know. As a youth, I professed the same thing. At the time it was probably more of a belief and an act of faith to profess such knowledge. There are...

Humility

Humility

Humility ~~ I follow up my thoughts on pride from yesterday with the great antidote. One of my favorite Hymns is Be Thou Humble. As we choose to be humble we are able to be lead by a loving Heavenly Father. We have more meaning to our overall existence. We are better...

Pride

Pride

Pride ~~ The world that we live in is fraught with the desire to have more, no matter the cost. Whether it is a get rich quick idea, the desire to gain sponsored opportunities by sharing a lavish lifestyle, or becoming all-consumed in our careers it can often be a...

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