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Monday Morning Boost: Change Your Story, Change Your Life

Monday Morning Boost: Change Your Story, Change Your Life

Change your story, change your life. That’s when the feelings of being worthless and useless start to go away. Change the language, the words, you speak to yourself. This is truth. The Story You Most Consistently Create Yourself Will Be The Story To Most Consistently Come True In Your Life. Commit To Create A Beautiful, Powerful, Truthful Story of Love & Greatness. Now is the time to… Get up Create action Move forward Be a catalyst Change your state Persuade…

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Sunday Reflections: To Be Thankful For A Prophet

Sunday Reflections: To Be Thankful For A Prophet

FROM THE PEN OF ELISA I love listening to General Conference! I love living in a day when prophets and apostles are on the earth! “We thank thee, O God, for a prophet to guide us in these latter days.” As I listen to Conference, I feel immersed in a beautiful spirit of revelation that encourages me to receive my own personal revelation. I feel comfort in the areas of life where I have been wounded or hurt, I feel…

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Monday Morning Boost: In-Between Days

Monday Morning Boost: In-Between Days

There are hard days, And there are easy days, And then there are the in-between days. You know… Those days when life is neither extra hard nor extra easy. Kinda like most days of life. It’s these kinds of days When the gift of life shows up And the gift of love. In each of these days we find a mixture of the good and the bad and the in-between. But mostly the in-between… And that’s the magic! You see……

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Monday Morning Boost: “The Wisdom of Walt”

Monday Morning Boost: “The Wisdom of Walt”

What are you destined to do? That is one of the key questions Jeffrey A. Barnes asks in his book “The Wisdom of Walt – Leadership Lessons From The Happiest Place On Earth“. Elisa and I gained some insights into this question this past weekend. I was introduced to Jeffery Barnes (aka Professor Disney) by Cheryl Knowlton, president of the Mountain West Chapter of the National Speakers Association. We’re reading this book together as the board of directors… kind of…

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Honoring Michael “Wally” Wolverton

Honoring Michael “Wally” Wolverton

Honoring our military brother Michael “Wally” Wolverton whose heart gave out at the young age of 55. Godspeed Wally till Valhalla… To Kenzie, Austin, and your beautiful family, and for Kylee who now runs free with her daddy, I share this gift of words. While I wrote them originally for Staff Sergeant Greg Low, they have now been adapted for Wally. Love and prayers my friends. TO FIDDLER’S GREEN By Les Patterson Go rest ye now Sergeant Wally Though on…

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Monday Morning Boost: Smile With Hope

Monday Morning Boost: Smile With Hope

When life feels extra hard, I take inspiration from my mother. Mom lived most of her life with chronic pain so bad that any movement hurt so much that she wanted to scream. But instead of screaming, she spoke softly. Instead of complaining, she expressed immense gratitude. Instead of mourning what she couldn’t do, she focused on what she could do. Mom replaced the natural tendency for bitterness by focusing intensely on joy. Hope replaced fear. Light replaced dark. Peace…

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#SUNDAYREFLECTIONS: REMEMBERING 9/11 AND EACH LIFE THAT TOUCHED OURS FOR GOOD

#SUNDAYREFLECTIONS: REMEMBERING 9/11 AND EACH LIFE THAT TOUCHED OURS FOR GOOD

#SUNDAYREFLECTIONS: REMEMBERING 9/11 AND EACH LIFE THAT TOUCHED OURS FOR GOOD Two decades ago, plus one year, the world we knew changed with the fatal journey of four planes. In the blink of those horrible moments, thousands of people died, and thousands more would eventually die through the lingering impact to physical and mental health as well as in service to our country. Each one of those thousands of people was a person who touched others for good… their families,…

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Monday Morning Boost: To Labor… To Play…

Monday Morning Boost: To Labor… To Play…

To honor those who labor… We play. We head to the lake, the mountains, the parks. We barbecue, watch movies, and sleep in. We camp, ride bikes, paddleboard. To help us play… Many must labor… They work the stores, the gas stations, the drive-thrus. They drive trucks, deliver packages, rescue broken-down vehicles. They patrol the streets, nurse the sick, defend our country. Sometimes we play. Sometimes we labor. Sometimes we do both. Today… however you labor or however you play……

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Monday Morning Boost: Farewell To He Who Was Truly “Better Than The Best”

Monday Morning Boost: Farewell To He Who Was Truly “Better Than The Best”

The task must have been daunting. It was the summer of 1985 and Lionel KendrickĀ of North Carolina and his wife Myrtis were tasked with shepherding several hundred young men and young women who had volunteered for missionary labors. The Kendrick’s were assigned to a geographical area called the Florida Tampa Mission covering most of central and southwest Florida. You’re not just good… In December of that year, I was assigned to the Florida Tampa Mission. I felt as lost as…

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Monday Morning Boost: Walk The Sacred Grounds

Monday Morning Boost: Walk The Sacred Grounds

He felt lost in the soul but content living in his ramshackle camp. He was tall though it was hard to tell as he was quite hunched over. His face hadn’t seen a razor in several weeks and his hair was matted and dirty. When he smiled, which he did quite easily, I could see he was missing a few teeth. A worn-out tent along with an equally worn-out sleeping bag was his home. A stuffed army duffle bag, faded…

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