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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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#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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Sunday Reflections: Songs About The Pioneers

Sunday Reflections: Songs About The Pioneers

#SUNDAYREFLECTIONS: SONGS ABOUT THE PIONEERS Pioneer children sang as they walked… and they probably also cried, laughed, shouted, and talked normally just our children do! Pioneer Day is a commemoration of July 24, 1847, when the Mormon Pioneers arrived in the Great Salt Lake Valley in what is now known as the State of Utah. History has it that on that day, Brigham Young rose from his sick bed in a wagon and confirmed this was the place he had…

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SUNDAY REFLECTIONS: Our Country’s Amazing Grace

SUNDAY REFLECTIONS: Our Country’s Amazing Grace

As the sun gently disappeared over the desert horizon, a group of soldiers soon headed to war gathered to pray. Though we came from different faiths, including those with no faith traditions, we felt united in brotherhood. It was my duty as the Ministry Team Leader for our unit to lead and arrange these times we could gather in worship and prayer. That night it was also my honor to share a few words. Though I have long since forgotten…

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Sunday Reflections: We Hear Him Come

Sunday Reflections: We Hear Him Come

Our beautiful friends, it’s been a joy to welcome you into our home, to share our joy, our love for our Savior Jesus Christ. He is indeed risen, triumphant in glory, He lives to bless us with His abundant love. To remember our Savior The gift of His atoning grace For He is risen in glory splendor Triumphant truth that we may know His arms await our soul to embrace No matter our burden, our challenges, our despair, He lives…

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Sunday Reflections: Out of Failure, Miracles Cometh

Sunday Reflections: Out of Failure, Miracles Cometh

A failure in 1957 led to a present-day miracle. The failure was the death of a little girl “gravely ill from congenital heart disease.” The miracle was the healing of my heart. The world of health care was much different 65 years ago when President Russell M. Nelson was pioneering efforts in open-heart surgery. Pioneering efforts are fraught with trial and error, mistakes and failure. Yet, few have more dire consequences than the pioneer efforts in medical care. But without the…

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Sunday Reflections: How Are You A Spiritual Giant?

Sunday Reflections: How Are You A Spiritual Giant?

There have been many over the course of my journey who I have seen as SPIRITUAL GIANTS. As I have pondered what it is that makes a person a spiritual giant to me, I believe it comes down to three core principles. FAITH They believe in their God and in the essence of how they connect with God, even if they doubt, have questions, or struggle to live the precepts they ascribe to. They hope for that which is true,…

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Sunday Reflections: We Stand All Amazed

Sunday Reflections: We Stand All Amazed

We Stand All Amazed that the Lord can do impossible math. As we recently learned when we met Dallas Jenkins, Creator of The Chosen, the Lord will multiply our efforts. As we show up with our meager loaves and fish, the Lord will do the “impossible math”, as Jenkins calls it, to feed the 5,000. We Stand All Amazed at the love Jesus offers us. We “marvel that he would descend from his throne divine / To rescue a soul so…

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Sunday Reflections: Better Than The Best Miracles

Sunday Reflections: Better Than The Best Miracles

The miracles of Jesus transformed people. He healed the crippled and fed the 5,000, calmed the storm and raised the daughter of Jairus from the dead, restored sight to he who was blind and healed a woman of faith. 🎵 🎵 🎵 O Lord my God, When I in awesome wonder, Consider all the worlds Thy Hands have made; I see the stars, I hear the rolling thunder, Thy power throughout the universe displayed. 🎵 🎵 🎵 He called others…

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Sunday Reflections – Called to Serve

Sunday Reflections – Called to Serve

I am celebrating today Davis and Jensen White, sons of our friends Paul and Ann White. Davis is headed for two years of missionary service while Jensen is receiving his Eagle Scout recognition. This celebration of each has caused me to ponder what it means to sacrifice and to serve. Davis will sacrifice two years of his normal life, put on hold education, working, and personal pursuits (like dating for one) in order to serve as a missionary. Jensen has…

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