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Precious Anniversaries

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to ourvirtual service on Sunday! Last Monday, August 3, marked the anniversary of my Dad passing away. Twelve years ago today, August 7, was his memorial service. Earlier that day, our family gathered for a private burial at the Veterans Cemetery in Bluffdale and later that night there was a pub...

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REVISITING A TRAGIC EVENT

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Fear not, I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10, NKJV Eighteen years before I wrote this devotional my wife and I were on a delightful Mediterranean cruise. I was walking around the track on the upper deck of the ship. Suddenly my wife appeared, startling...

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More before counted

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to our virtual service on Sunday! In the mid-1840s, Ulysses S. Grant was a Second Lieutenant in the war between the U.S. and Mexico, with the prize being Texas. Grant later would become a two term president and write his memoirs and was the first former president to do so. In those writings, G...

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Pioneer Days

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Dear Members and Friends, I trust you are doing well and enjoying this state wide holiday. July 24 marks the 173th anniversary when the Mormon pioneers arrived in Salt Lake Valley in 1847. Their leader, Brigham Young, announced at the mouth of Immigration Canyon, "This is the place." Because we live in Utah, there's no escaping the significance of that event - it's pa...

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GOD USES THE BIBLE AND OUR EXPERIENCES

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Now when they had come and gathered together, they reported all that God had done with them, and that He had opened the door of faith to the Gentiles. Acts 14:21. NKJV What a wonderful journey my life has been. Several years ago I finished Volume I of Mud Pies and Memories. As I reflected on what God had done, I recalled other examples of what God had done in my life; a f...

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Raising Godly Children

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this coming Lord's day I'm writing this at my oldest son's home in Michigan. Earlier this morning, two of my sons left with their families to drive back to Oklahoma and Colorado where they live. Everyone but me went back to bed. Connie and I fly home tomorrow. Since last weekend ...

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Coping

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this coming Lord's day. People are coping with the current crisis in differing ways, most of which are only making matters worse. I have long held the belief that the best way to manage the anxiety and fears that arise from earthly chaos is by meditating on the peace and blessings ...

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DISRUPTED TASKS

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Submitting to one another in the fear of God. (Ephesians 5:21, NKJV) Even after our 58 years of marriage, life threw us some curves for which we tried to prepare but there were noticeable differences. To prepare us for these unexpected twists my wife and I developed a pattern of mutual submission (Ephesians 5:21) based on our God-given skills, abilities, and natural talen...

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July 4th

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Dear Precious Saints of MBC, I trust you are doing well and looking forward to this coming Lord's day. During this long July 4thof July weekend I want to say without apology: I love America. I am unashamedly patriotic. I get teary eyed at patriotic events. I stand proudly when the national anthem is sung and I root for the USA to win. I respect greatly the me...

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CHANGED

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Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that we have been freely given to us by God.(1 Corinthians 2:12, NKJV) When God enters our lives, we're changed by His grace, even if we don't think it worked. One day some friends invited a student nurse to a camp meeting in the suburbs. Wavering but not wanti...

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