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Monday Morning Boost: And Justice For All

Monday Morning Boost: And Justice For All

The Pledge of Allegiance is a sacred oath, representing the best ideals of our country. And the best blood. I pledge allegiance to the flag of United States of America, Last week it was my honor to accept an invitation to lead the Pledge of Allegiance before the House of Representatives of the State of Utah. The invitation came via Rep. Kim Coleman. Once in the elected two-year term, each representative is given the opportunity to invite someone to lead the Pledge on…

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Journey of Two Souls

Journey of Two Souls

I share with you this poem I wrote for Elisa as we celebrate today our 29th anniversary. Isn’t she most beautiful! I’m grateful she chooses to continually see my potential. Love you sweetheart! JOURNEY OF TWO SOULS Two unique people Walking separately Along the path of life. My eye catches yours And yours catches mine Hearts ignite afire. Two become as one No longer alone The journey to walk. Days, months, and the years Sorrows, challenges Outweighed by the joys….

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Gain the Red Edge: Creating Love

Gain the Red Edge: Creating Love

Some who may not have the kind of love they wish for may find Valentine’s Day to be a bit overwhelming. Understandably so. But it may not have to be that way. I am inspired by those who choose to Gain the Red Edge by discovering and creating love, whatever their circumstance may be. Creation, I believe, is the keyword. Creating love, I believe, is first seeing and feeling the love which surrounds us. Seeing and feeling can open our heart…

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I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag

I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag

I pledge allegiance to the flag of United States of America… The Pledge of Allegiance is a sacred oath, representing the best ideals of our country. And the best blood of our country. Today, it’ll be my honor to accept an invitation to lead the Pledge of Allegiance before the State of Utah House of Representatives. The invitation came via Rep. Kim Fitzpatrick Coleman. She is given the opportunity once in her elected two-year term to invite someone to offer…

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Monday Morning Boost: Surviving Cancer & Thriving

Monday Morning Boost: Surviving Cancer & Thriving

Cancer is scary. It evokes fear of the unknown. You worry about the pain and losing your hair. You worry because you don’t even know the questions you should ask. You worry about how long you have left to live. Cancer attacks the old and the young, the strong and the weak. It cuts short many beautiful lives. Children grow up without parents, and parents say goodbye to their children way too early. But it also does something else… Cancer…

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Monday Morning Boost: Where Are The Statesmen Like Churchill?

Monday Morning Boost: Where Are The Statesmen Like Churchill?

Where are the statesmen like Winston Churchhill? I’ve been pondering this thought over the last week since seeing the “Darkest Hour.” We were invited by our friends Terrell and Pam Clements to see this epic political tale set during the early days of World War II. Hitler’s army at the time was rapidly marching across Europe. Countries were falling. England was next on the chopping block. The British, along with French and other Allied troops, had been pushed against the ocean at Dunkirk,…

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Monday Morning Boost: Being A Connector

Monday Morning Boost: Being A Connector

Someone in our family might say Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty had it right all along. Founders of the 1970’s Scottish rock band Stealers Wheel, the du0 are best known for these iconic lyrics: “Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, Here I am, stuck in the middle with you” We’ll leave the semantics of defining clowns and jokers to the linguistic experts, but suffice it to say, if you’re the middle child in a family the…

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Gain The Red Edge: Understanding Taxes

Gain The Red Edge: Understanding Taxes

Understanding how to best navigate the challenging world of finances and taxes is critical to Gaining The Red Edge in business. Our solution at Red Edge Marketing has been professional guidance from Terri Stapley and Connie Roberts at Stapley Accounting. We brought Terri and Connie on board from the start and they have been really good to answer our questions and help us navigate the complex world of business finances. Terri and Connie bring the needed skill level and knowledge base…

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Monday Morning Boost: Don’t Force A Shutdown

Monday Morning Boost: Don’t Force A Shutdown

It is wrong a group of grown men and women elected to represent the citizens of our country cannot compromise and work together for the common good of our entire country. There is a better way. Abraham Lincoln understood it. “The legitimate object of government is to do for a community of people whatever they need to have done, but can not do at all, or can not so well do, for themselves – in their separate, and individual capacities.”…

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She Saw My Potential

She Saw My Potential

SHE SAW MY POTENTIAL She saw my potential When I saw nothing there She felt adoration Gave me her love to share. She makes me more complete My sweetie and my wife My cup overfloweth She filleth up my life. Though lacking finer points I hope to somehow say Happy Birthday Sweetheart Enjoy your special day. Les Patterson Written today in honor of my wife’s birthday.