Why do you run?

Two years ago you would not recognize me. I weighed approximately 400 lbs. I was happy and  content. A content life is a dangerous life. The world we live  in is turbulent, harsh, and beautiful. Eventually the storm of life will rain on each of us. In the words of Anne of Green Gables, “It's been my experience …

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Canyons of Life

The southern half of Utah is one of the most unique places on earth. Most eyes see the desert as empty and barron. However, those who brave the sun and heat discover the majesty of the desert is unmatched. You look accross a seemingly flat landscape, hidden less than a mile from your view cracks …

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Words under rocks

Here is a poem I wrote the other day while hiking. Mazes never cease Trees whisper Light penetrates my soul Intelligence illuminates my mind Rungs of experience Rope of pain Slowly build the ladder of life Climbing her stones   Proudly stand, and look Labyrinth walls descend below Fingers reach toward heaven Pinch the lip …

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Gratitude a discipline

"Shut up and be grateful for what you have." You may have heard this phrase in your life. This advice may be ill wanted. But there is truth in it. The happiest people I know are the grateful people I know. Many moons ago while attending college, some new friends put a chart on the wall. "We're …

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Little things

Remember the little things. Often I focus only on the big picture. When this happens to me I remind myself to stop and look at the little guys. If you stop and look at the little things around you the big things that often overwhelm us will fade out. We will remember that there are so many …

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Zion Canyons

Canyon walls wind and ascend with every footstep. Look up, a glimmer of light seeps through the crack in the sky.  Few eyes get the chance to scan these walls. A special aura flows through these small slots. Pink swirling dust floats by filling our souls and beckoning us to return again and again. If you …

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Success in 5 steps

How do we attain success? Lots of people contemplate this question. Whole books have been written on the subject. I read several and want to reiterate the major points.  Desire One of the biggest factors determining success is desire. From my own experience I can firmly declare, without desire to change nothing will happen. Success starts with a …

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