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Sunday Reflections: Easter, He Is Risen

Sunday Reflections: Easter, He Is Risen

He who was crucified on the cruel cross of Calvary, whose lifeless body was then laid in a borrowed sepulcher, is also He who rose¬†on the third day. He is risen! He is risen! Tell it out with joyful voice. He has burst his three days’ prison; Let the whole wide earth rejoice. Death is conquered; man is free. Christ has won the victory. Apostles and disciples of old proclaimed Christ had won the victory over the sting of death….

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Sunday Reflections: Faith In Every Footstep

Sunday Reflections: Faith In Every Footstep

What does it mean to you to have “Faith In Every Footstep”? For the pioneers crossing the plains, it meant exercising their faith to literally put one foot in front of the other, mile after mile, day after day. They faced horrible conditions, often were separated from loved ones, suffered illness and even death. Our footsteps today may be different, but the faith our journey requires to walk those footsteps is just as important. Especially this past year. Quarantine, sickness,…

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Sunday Reflections: Come, Follow Me

Sunday Reflections: Come, Follow Me

A young man knocked on our door this morning with a simple message. This young man along with his senior companion was on an errand of the Lord, helping provide an opportunity for Elisa and me to contribute a monthly “fast offering” to help out the poor and needy in our neighborhood. It was refreshing to see this monthly service relaunch today after being put in quarantine status for most of a year. As his service was concluded, I asked…

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Sunday Reflections – “Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer”

Sunday Reflections – “Precious Savior, Dear Redeemer”

How do you see Jesus Christ? What do you feel when you think of Him? While Jesus has many titles and roles, we invite you today to consider His role as the Savior. Precious Savior, dear Redeemer, Thy sweet message now impart. May thy Spirit, pure and fervid, Enter ev’ry timid heart; Carry there the swift conviction, Turning back the sinful tide. Precious Savior, dear Redeemer, May each soul in thee abide. For many years I saw Jesus as the…

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Sunday Reflections – Shall We Gather At The River

Sunday Reflections – Shall We Gather At The River

Rivers have often been a place of quiet stillness for Elisa and me. One of our favorite places to go camping is Logan Canyon, right here in our backyard, where we can spend time right next to the Logan River. Shall we gather at the river? Where bright angel feet have trod With its crystal tide forever Flowing by the throne of God “Shall We Gather At The River” is a traditional Christian hymn originally written in 1864 by Robert…

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Sunday Reflections – Our Heavenly Father Loves Me (Valentine’s Day Special)

Sunday Reflections – Our Heavenly Father Loves Me (Valentine’s Day Special)

Happy Valentine’s Day! Or, maybe not… Whenever I hear the song of a bird Or look at the blue, blue sky, Whenever I feel the rain on my face Or the wind as it rushes by, While Valentine’s Day for many is a day of love and romance, for many it is not. Maybe it’s because they don’t have a dedicated love interest in their life. Or maybe it’s because they simply don’t feel love. Maybe this person is you….

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Sunday Reflections – Take Me Home Country Roads

Sunday Reflections – Take Me Home Country Roads

“Love that view!” That’s the first thing our oldest son Cody said when we came into Cache Valley Sunday afternoon on our return trip from the Salt Lake Airport. Granted, the view of this beautiful valley we call home is always stunning when you first enter driving north out of Sardine Canyon. That spectacular view, even with a bit of inversive haze today, meant a whole lot more for Cody on his first trip back home in two and half…

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Sunday Reflections: Consider The Lilies

Sunday Reflections: Consider The Lilies

When Roger Hoffman composed in 1980 the melody for the beloved hymn “Consider The Lilies,” the words that became lyrics immediately flowed into his mind. Consider the lilies of the field, How they grow, how they grow. Consider the birds in the sky, How they fly, how they fly. The words kept flowing till he felt he was done. But as he rose from the piano bench, he felt impressed there was more. “I was about to rise from the…

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Sunday Reflections: Prayers, Truth, & Light

Sunday Reflections: Prayers, Truth, & Light

Have you wondered if your prayers are heard? Do you struggle to know what is actually true? Do you hope for light in a personal world of darkness? I have wondered, struggled, and hoped in each of these areas. In my quest to find answers, I have sought for them. And the answers have come. Not all of them, not yet. But some answers have come and with those answers, I have found truth and I have found light. Two…

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Sunday Reflections: Love At Home… And In Our Country

Sunday Reflections: Love At Home… And In Our Country

Nothing like a good old family squabble to destroy the notion of love at home… There is beauty all around When there’s love at home; There is joy in ev’ry sound When there’s love at home. Be it a sibling¬†quarrel, tension between parents, or years of hurt… Peace and plenty here abide, Smiling sweet on ev’ry side. Time doth softly, sweetly glide When there’s love at home. Even differences, misunderstandings, and expectations concerning values, beliefs, and culture… In the cottage…

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