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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Two wonder women died this day

Where did they go and what will they be doing? On the path of starting a publishing business, writing blogs and books, and homeschooling our children, life decides a detour is in order.  But death is more than a detour; it is a passing from one existence to another, from mortality to immortality.  Today, December 13, marks the day of death for two wonder women in our lives. […]

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How a sunset inspired a purpose-driven, daddy-daughter conversation

Not long ago, my twelve-year-old daughter Casey and I took a stroll around the park to watch the sunset.  It was beautiful!  But what was even more impressive was Casey’s words of wisdom and stimulating questions. “Dad, do you think God put us here at this exact moment for a purpose?” asked Casey. “Yes,” I said. “Don’t you?” “Yes, I think so,” Casey said. “I […]

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Faith is like a little seed, if planted it will grow

“But we are only eight verses away,” Neil says excitedly as we were about to conclude our family scripture study.  “We have to finish it!” For the first time as a family, we are about to complete the Book of Mormon, cover to cover.  Yes, we have read many times from the Book of Mormon, but for whatever reasons, we seem to always start back at […]

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Happy birthday! I am a child of God

Lil’ Lydia’s birthday is this weekend.  She turns four.  Although adopted this year, Lydia has been with us now for more than half her life.  She came to us in need of physical and spiritual adjustment.  She now physically and spiritually blesses us. As we were watching General Conference, the organist played the prelude to a very familiar hymn.  Lydia, before the words were sung, […]

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