DAY 7: Finding out what truly matters most

January 7 Warning: today’s writing represents the author’s take on truth. A certain religion is implied. Read at your own risk (or reward). It’s DAY 7. A day for taking a break from finding financial freedom in the furniture business. Or, maybe, finding it in a different way. Or finding what really matters most. Finding rest from my financial journey Today–for me–is a day of rest, a […]

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Looking for a miracle? Try this exercise.

You have a New Year before you. Clean. Fresh. Free from past mistakes; if you want it to be. Keep the lessons learned, then rid yourself of all the excess regret. Are you ready? On a whim (mostly because we, my family and me, were all suffering head colds), and for Monday Night Family Home Evening, I invited each family member to consider three life-altering questions […]

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Au revoir, President Monson. A dream and a prayer.

A year ago I had a strong impression that president Thomas S. Monson—a modern-day prophet and witness of Jesus Christ—would soon pass away. As of January 2 (2018), that vision has, unfortunately, been realized. My heart is filled with love for him. He has graduated mortality. But he leaves behind a world of undergraduates desperate for his guiding direction. I pray the following, “Father in Heaven, please bless […]

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My prayer for a good year… from a camping chair

As I sit in an uncomfortable camping chair—in a million-dollar home—watching the dawning of a new year through titanic tandem windows, I feel an urge to write rather than speak my morning prayer. A prayer for the New Year. Here it goes. Dear Heavenly Father, I am incredibly thankful for a new year. For family. For friends. For the promise of tithable income. For my […]

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Thoughts on our freedoms and future

Remembering 9/11 It was a morning much like any other, but then again different.  As is habit, I left my home early one morning in an attempt to get physically fit with a light jog.  I took a slightly different route which took me by the clubhouse in front of our neighborhood.  Glimmering in the dawn, like a lighthouse to a lost mariner, was our American Flag.  It flapped loudly […]

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Happy Mother’s Day To Eve and All Her Daughters

#HappyMothersDay to Mother Eve and all her daughters! How thankful I am to belong to a church that teaches me to celebrate and honor Mother Eve’s choice to keep the greater of the two commandments so that we, all of us, might be. Eve means “the mother of all living”. She is the wife of Adam and shares eternal glory with him. Eve’s recognition of […]

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How a waterfall will wash away your troubles and trials

While housesitting in South Carolina, I prayed for insight and wisdom on how I might better place my trust in the Lord and in His timing. Thanks to a loving Heavenly Father who always keeps His promises, inspiration came from the most unlikely of experiences. Salem, South Carolina, and immediate surroundings boast over a hundred waterfalls. Some majestic in height and dramatic water flow with others […]

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