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Red Edge Perspective: We Must Have The Uncomfortable Conversations

Red Edge Perspective: We Must Have The Uncomfortable Conversations

Over the years I have come to realize it’s crucial we learn how to confidently talk about the uncomfortable, especially those things which make us different… Race and sexual orientation, politics and religion, mistakes of the past and of the present. Asking sincere and respectful questions, listening with a strong desire to understand, and having real conversations will create real understanding, build real connections, and foster real relationships. Such conversations are needed now in Cache Valley. I’m grateful for those…

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Red Edge Insight: Utah Is ‘The Place’ Once Again

Red Edge Insight: Utah Is ‘The Place’ Once Again

Rumors are starting to circulate alleging the reason Utah housing prices are skyrocketing is that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is attempting to control who lives here. It may be easy to believe such hyperbole in our current state of hyper conspiracy theories where we seek only to spew forth vitriol against anything we disagree with rather than validate claims or do our own research. Fortunately, even a cursory look at market activity will show the reality…

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For The Gold Star Families

For The Gold Star Families

FOR THE GOLD STAR FAMILIES By Les Patterson Upon the altars of Freedom Their lives young and Old Willingly given as a lasting Sacrifice By the courageous and the Bold In honor and eternal Memory May we forever never Forget If not for their sworn Allegiance Each of us would face the Threat We stand today in solemn Honor In frigid weather or sweltering Heat Even in pristine and ideal Conditions Our circumstances can not be Beat We live today…

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Sunday Reflections: Beautiful Savior Our Easter Gift

Sunday Reflections: Beautiful Savior Our Easter Gift

From the darkness of Golgotha on Good Friday, to the miraculous triumph of Resurrection Sunday, we celebrate with you the gift of Easter, the gift of hope and everlasting peace brought to each of us through the Atonement and Resurrection of our Beautiful Savior Jesus Christ. 🎼🎼🎼 Fair is the sunshine, Fairer the moonlight And all the stars in heav’n above; Jesus shines brighter, Jesus shines purer And brings to all the world his love. 🎼🎼🎼 When the sting of…

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An Empty Nesters Christmas

An Empty Nesters Christmas

Elisa and I are experiencing our first Christmas in 30 years sleeping in with no kids jumping on the bed (or softly knocking on the door as they got older). Even our very first Christmas morning we were blessed to already have our first child, our son Cody who was born on December 23rd. We brought home on Christmas Eve in a stocking large enough to swaddle him. As empty nesters we experience a range of emotions, missing our kiddos…

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Perpetual Faith

Perpetual Faith

Spirituality for me focuses intentionally focusing on faith which gives purpose to my actions. I intentionally prioritize time each week to sup in the pews of organized faith, joining with others who are also pressing forward. I intentionally seek guidance from God through prayer and scriptures to help me better understand this journey of life. I intentionally seek to aid others on their perpetual journey with faith. PERPETUAL FAITH By Les Patterson He is the beginning The start of our…

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Sunday Reflections: How Do You Use Your Words

Sunday Reflections: How Do You Use Your Words

How do you use your words? When sharing words with others, please consider the impact they can have. May your words always be like a spigot of love gently distilling hope on a parched soul. Likewise, may you always intentionally receive the words from others with a measure of self-confidence stepping into the greatness you have. SPIGOT OF HOPE By Les Patterson Your words Like a spigot of love gently distilling hope Replenishing the parched souls With goodness And hope …

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You Have A Choice: Dwell In Darkness Or Create The Light

You Have A Choice: Dwell In Darkness Or Create The Light

We each have a choice today. And every other day. We can choose to see overwhelming challenges of life, which there are many, or we can choose to see the opportunities of life, which there are also many. We also have another choice. We can choose to dwell in the overwhelming darkness of challenges, which takes no effort, or we can choose to create the light of opportunity, which takes significant effort. Either way, whichever choice we make, others will…

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Red Edge Perspective: Let Your Voice Be Heard

Red Edge Perspective: Let Your Voice Be Heard

When it comes to politics it can be challenging having our voice heard, especially if we come from a small town or don’t have the opportunity to connect with political leaders. Every city, town, and community in our beautiful state has a rich heritage, is full of hardworking people who have a voice that deserves to be heard. in 2020 Utah will elect a new governor. The first publically declared candidate is the current Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox. As…

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