Monday Morning Boost: Blooming Desert Flowers… And Other Creative Inspiration!

Monday Morning Boost: Blooming Desert Flowers… And Other Creative Inspiration!

Some of the best creative inspiration can happen during the midnight hours when our mind is open to the weirdness of dreams, the inspiration of Heaven, and our brain’s natural ability to create is working overtime. WHERE DOES YOUR INSPIRATION COME FROM? As you ponder for a moment or two, invite you to keep reading to the end for an exciting announcement from Elisa and me! Okay, now back to our regularly scheduled program of figuring out where inspiration comes…

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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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Monday Morning Boost: Are You A Life Beacon?

Monday Morning Boost: Are You A Life Beacon?

What are the beacons in your life??? To start with, let’s simply understand a beacon is a “light or other visible object serving as a signal, warning, or guide.” The mighty lighthouses providing guidance for ships at sea are beacons. A buoy floating in water indicating the presence of underwater hazards is a beacon. Airport lights guiding pilots to a safe landing are beacons. There are also those people we would call “Life Beacons.” Life Beacons are those people we…

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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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Monday Morning Boost: Creating A Vision Board of Greatness!

Monday Morning Boost: Creating A Vision Board of Greatness!

Why does creating a story of greatness make a difference? Because the story we most consistently create for ourselves will be the story to most consistently comes true in our lives. Jack Canfield supports this assumption: “Your brain will work tirelessly to achieve the statements you give your subconscious mind. And when those statements are the affirmations and images of your goals, you are destined to achieve them!” Creating a better story will help you: discover more opportunities and fewer…

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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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Monday Morning Boost: Perfectly Imperfect Moms & Dads

Monday Morning Boost: Perfectly Imperfect Moms & Dads

The best moms and dads are perfectly imperfect. They stumble and they get back up. They screw up and they get back up. They try one technique, then another, give up, then try again. They love completely even though they sometimes wonder if their actions truly echo their heart. They stay up late, helping a child, or worrying about a child. They drop to their knees in prayer and stand strong in support. They wonder how they can ever do…

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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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Monday Morning Boost: Reflections On Love

Monday Morning Boost: Reflections On Love

A few reflections on love in honor of┬áValentine’s Day. First, a little gift of prose I wrote for my love Elisa on Valentine’s Day. VALENTINE’S LOVE Good morning my love It’s Valentine’s Day A moment for sharing A moment to say I love you so much I love who I see I love who you are I love who you’ll be Your love completes me My cup overflows I’m filled to the brim You are my rose This kind of…

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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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