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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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Change Your Story, Change Your Life

Change Your Story, Change Your Life

Change your story, change your life. That’s when the feeling of being useless goes away. Change the language, the words, you speak to yourself. This is truth… The Story YOU Most Consistently Tell Yourself Will Be The Story To Most Consistently Come True In Your Life. Commit To Create A Beautiful, Powerful, Truthful Story. Now it is time to… Get up Create action Move forward Be a catalyst Change your state Persuade one person Reflect Recharge Rejuvenate Continue Moving forward…

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They Are My WHY

They Are My WHY

A little gem on this day of honor for the good fathers in our life. May we live up to what they hope we can be… THEY ARE MY WHY BY Les Patterson They are my WHY On Fathers Day And every other day They are my REASON For getting up And getting going They are my JOY As children And as adults They are my LOVE No matter what No matter why They are my LIFE It’s pretty simple…

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Monday Morning Boost: Perfectly Imperfect Miraculous Mothers

Monday Morning Boost: Perfectly Imperfect Miraculous Mothers

Nature is full of miraculous examples of mother animals caring for their young. Orangutan mothers, for example, watch over their young for six to seven years, creating one of the strongest motherly bonds found in nature. Polar bear mothers also generally spend two years with their offspring, even digging dens into deep snow drifts to keep their cubs protected from the harsh winters. African baby elephants are raised in a matriarchal society where other females help a calf get up…

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Every Soul Is Free

Every Soul Is Free

Though our journey through life feels much like an uncharted course on a storm-tossed sea, I strive to tap into several aspects of the beautiful, multi-dimensional concept called faith. I have faith in a God who I connect to as a loving Father who’s guidance and strength I rely on. I have faith in a religion which helps me draw closer to a God I see as my Heavenly Father. I have faith in the goodness of people, those in…

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Red Edge Perspective: Lace Together Like A Rope

Red Edge Perspective: Lace Together Like A Rope

Today in church we explored a talk given recently by Elder David A. Bednar, “Gather Together in One All Things in Christ.” Elder Bednar, an apostle for the Chuch of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, shared the illustration of a rope as an essential tool with which all of us are familiar. “Ropes are made from strands of fabric, plants, wire, or other materials that are each individually twisted or braided together. Interestingly, substances that may be quite unexceptional can…

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Our Perfectly Imperfect Crew

Our Perfectly Imperfect Crew

I am most grateful on this Thanksgiving Day for the perfectly imperfect crew I call family. OUR PERFECTLY IMPERFECT CREW By Les Patterson Giggles, grins, and goof offs Sometimes even a scowl or two They are who we call family Our perfectly imperfect crew. Pictures are never perfect Nor are family meals Sometimes we fight and argue It’s all part of the deal. We signed up before we were born Getting what we knew not But change we never would Not…

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Thanksgiving Gifts of Gratitude

Thanksgiving Gifts of Gratitude

We can give the gift of ………….an outstretched hand of hope ………….a word of kindness ………….a smile of peace. We can also give the gift of receiving such gracious acts of love with gratitude. REMEMBER… “The story you most consistently tell yourself will be the story to most consistently come true in your life.” Discover how you can “Gain The Red Edge” by focusing your efforts, clarifying your message, sharing your story, and creating impact with a complimentary Gain the Red Edge…

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Patriotic Voices of the Next Generation

Patriotic Voices of the Next Generation

I wrap up this Veterans Day with gratitude for the voices of the next generation as expressed by the students at Sky View High School and North Park Elementary. Each group of students, from the youngest to the oldest, showed respect and appreciation for the group of veterans assembled. I was quite touched by this kind letter I received from one of the 5th-grade students at North Park. Note the wisdom expressed by this 5th grader! It will be my…

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