Last weekend Crystal and I went sand duning with our friends Matt and Michelle at the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in southern Utah. The park is comprised of 3,730 acres of breathtaking pink coral-colored dunes, surrounded by red sandstone cliffs, blue skies, and deep emerald forests. Imagine pink sand dunes and lush pine trees. [...]
The following blog entry is a review of a movie I recently watched, titled Forever Strong.
Warning: The movies I like the best generally get poor reviews with movie critics. “It’s a Wonderful Life” is one of my all-time favorite movies. I love the epic battle between good and evil and do not think it is [...]
One of my favorite scriptures describes a holy man named Moroni who lived during the year 72 B.C.:
If all men had been, and were, and ever would be, like unto Moroni, behold, the very powers of hell would have been shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children [...]
Through years of Sunday School, I have been taught many lessons about the basic steps of repentance (feeling remorse, confessing to God, asking forgiveness, rectifying the problem, forsaking the sin and receiving forgiveness). However, I don’t remember ever hearing a lesson about the steps of forgiveness.
I clearly understand the importance of forgiving and I [...]
More than 15,000 hours were put into the Good to Great project by author Jim Collins and his team. In the research, they identified companies that had been following at or below the standard market performance for at least 15 years, and then had a huge increase, dramatically outperforming the market over a 15 year [...]
We each have a serious problem. Everyone around us knows about our problem but us. The problem is that each of us cannot see that we have a problem. This is self-deception. Each of us engage in self-deception at times, and when we do, we live and work as if we are trapped in a [...]
I am not a professional rose gardener by any stretch of the imagination, but I enjoy growing roses, and have learned lessons and found symbolisms from rose gardening:
Did you know there are more than 100 wild species of roses and thousands of rose hybrids developed for gardening based on bloom shape, size, fragrance and even [...]
On April 15, 1815, the Tambora volcano in Indonesia erupted with the largest observed volcanic eruption in history. The explosion was heard 1,200 miles away and the death toll reached more than 71,000 people. 1816 was called the Year Without a Summer because of the resulting global climate abnormalities. As a [...]
The movie Mary Poppins was the pinnacle of Walt Disney’s movie career. He did all of his magical tricks that had made him famous in this one film. After the movie’s successful debut, Walt said “Maybe the employees will now have a feeling that I know what I’m doing.”
In the movie there [...]
Disneyland and Disneyworld are the most famous and successful theme parks in the world. The Walt Disney Company is now the third largest entertainment company in the world with 133,000 employees and $60 Billion in revenue. According to Fortune magazine, in 2007, Disney is America’s most admired entertainment company.
According to Newsweek, the Disney brand is [...]