Some of my Path is “under construction” !!


clouds on sunset over field with barleyWhen we travel along the road of life, we can encounter detours. We can waste energy being upset and angry because the path we wanted to take is under construction. However, if we relax and stay attentive on the new journey, our eyes will be open to new opportunities and divine connections.

God so loved the world that He sent His only begotten son to earth for us. Jesus lived a perfect life for us, He died on the cross as us and He was raised from the dead for our justification. Now we can have His right standing with God by simple faith.

As we cultivate our relationship with our Father God daily in prayer, we can sense His Spirit leading us. God is with us, for us and on our side. As we go throughout our day we can stay connected to the source of life and become…

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Magic pink rhododendron flowers on summer mountain.In life we struggle sometimes just to get by. We can come up short in different areas and wonder if we’ll even make it. The truth is we were not born just to muddle through, we were born to thrive.

We were made by the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipotent, omnibenevolent, infinite God of the universe in His image. He created us in His image so we could be in relationship with Him; so we could be His children.

Even when we wanted nothing to do with Him, He made a way for us to be reconnected. The Father God sent His best, His son Jesus, to earth for us to live a perfect life that we could not live, to die on the cross for our sin, and He then raised Jesus from the dead so we could be raised to new life with Him.

Now as we live this new…

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Alpine Adventure on Mt. Hood

Mountain of the Week!

John Carr Outdoors

On the first Saturday of September I drove to the 5,900-foot Cloud Cap Saddle Campground on the northeast side of Mt. Hood. Forest fires had burned in the area the last several summers, but had left the campground and trailhead untouched.

Cloud Cap is a very popular staging area for mountain climbers and hikers. In fact, it’s possible to reach Tie-in Rock (where mountain climbers typically rope up) at 8,900 feet, only 2,300 feet below the Summit.

The weather was spectacular with the early morning sunshine providing very nice light for photos of the Mountain and Eliot Glacier, but the sou-easterly wind was brisk and cold.

I began the hike by skirting the moraine below the Glacier, reaching Cooper Spur in a mile. After a short ascent of the Spur, I spotted a shelter built of stones by the CCC in the 1930s.

From there the Trail began steeply ascending the Spur, providing many vistas…

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To Mend Our Souls


All Things Witness

This following quote is from the October 2013 General Conference.  I love the phrase towards the end about how the Saviour seeks to “mend our souls and heal our hearts”.  It reminds me that above all else, our Saviour is a healer.

“Jesus Christ heals body, mind, and spirit, and His healing begins with faith….

“As we draw near to Him, we realize that mortality is meant to be difficult and that “opposition in all things” (2 Nephi 2:11) is not a flaw in the plan of salvation. Opposition, rather, is the indispensable

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