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Sunday Reflections: She’s My Sister!

Sunday Reflections: She’s My Sister!

#SUNDAYREFLECTIONS: SHE’S MY SISTER! At the Patterson family reunion on Saturday, Aunt Darlene shared several times with energetic enthusiasm, speaking of her sisters Shirley and Lea. “I’ve known her for a long time! She’s my sister!” And on Facetime calls with our grandsons, 4-year-old Corbin is excited for his baby brother Boston to do more things with him. “I need to teach him!” From Aunt Darlene, who at 88 is on the spectrum of life where memory is becoming challenging,…

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Sunday Reflections: America The Beautiful Magnified Through Jesus Christ

Sunday Reflections: America The Beautiful Magnified Through Jesus Christ

The timeless words of “America the Beautiful” resonate deeply within our souls, recalling many years of freedom, freedom fought for by courageous patriots who sacrificed for the cause. Their sacred service to our country calls us to honor their legacy by living true to their ideals. In the tapestry of our nation, the field of blue symbolizes unity amidst our diversity. It is a unity that transcends divisions, strengthening us as we stand together. The stripes bear the hope forged…

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Sunday Reflections: The Beautiful Journey of Fatherhood

Sunday Reflections: The Beautiful Journey of Fatherhood

As Elisa plays “My Heavenly Father Loves Me” repeatedly, preparing for today’s Sunday Reflections, I find myself reflecting on the journey of fatherhood. The gentle melody reminds me of the profound love a father holds for his child. It’s a love that transcends boundaries and expectations, nurturing and guiding us. This one phrase especially resonates deeply with me… “He gave me my life, my mind, my heart; I thank him reverently” Being a father means embracing the responsibility of shaping…

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Sunday Reflections: To Truly Love One Another

Sunday Reflections: To Truly Love One Another

While sometimes it’s hard to love others, we know it is the light of love that opens the heart for healing, the healing of connected families and friendships, and the healing that comes through the Father because of the Son. TO LOVE ONE WHERE THEY SIT By Les Patterson To love one where they sit Where they stand Or where they lie To love one who is broken Plump out of luck Trying not to die To love one in…

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Sunday Reflections: The Light of the Temple

Sunday Reflections: The Light of the Temple

While we love traveling, road trips, and vacations, we deeply love coming back home, even if it’s bitter cold! As we made our way into Cache Valley late Saturday night, we followed tradition and looked for the lighted spires on the Logan Temple. But the weather inversion kept our spiritual ensign on the hill hidden until we were much closer. We experienced a similar phenomenon, though not weather related while searching for the Las Vegas Temple last week. It was…

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Sunday Reflections: Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy

Sunday Reflections: Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy

As the lighthouse beams most bright Guiding ships traversing in the night Brightly also beams our Father’s mercy Guiding seeking souls of the morning light As the piano notes reverberate deep in this beautiful arrangement of “Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy” by┬áJason Tonioli, we invite you to feel deep the light the Lord promises as we seek His love. We also invite you to be a ‘lower light’ for others by sharing this beautiful message of love and hope. Have…

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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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