Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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Small ‘equity’ investments in relationships pay out greatly over time

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Small ‘equity’ investments in relationships pay out greatly over time

“They didn’t tell anyone!” Stacey said. These were close friends she was speaking of. They had finally called her in desperation. They were about to lose their home to their mortgage lender. At the time of their...

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“Because he’s my friend”

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

“Because he’s my friend”

By giving, you receive. Unfortunately, we live in a day and time when too many of us have forgotten what’s important. But, not all of us! One day, Brock Richardson, a teenager and an athlete, vividly reminded...

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Unseen patterns around us offer wonderful possibilities

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Unseen patterns around us offer wonderful possibilities

There was highly-charged emotion during our phone call. I could almost feel Deanna DeBrunner’s wet tears dripping directly into my ears, as they seemed to be flowing right through the Bluetooth connection into my headset. Those virtual...

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When hopes are shattered, we still have tools to help others realize dreams

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

When hopes are shattered, we still have tools to help others realize dreams

“Success is never final; failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.” – John Wooden It had snowed overnight. The promise of spring was no more. There was four inches of fresh Utah Powder covering my...

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In difficult times we can all be someone else’s miracle

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

In difficult times we can all be someone else’s miracle

“I don’t know what to do!”  The voice said directly in my ear. I could feel my heart beating harder than normal as I listened. In fact, it was about to burst right out of my chest. I...

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The smallest acts of giving can have the biggest impact on others

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

The smallest acts of giving can have the biggest impact on others

Friday was the day we agreed to meet, so I drove the short distance to Sherry and Mike Bullock’s home to pick up new and gently used shoes as a donation to our Soles4Souls project. There were...

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An icy road and a broken fence reveal the generosity of others

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

An icy road and a broken fence reveal the generosity of others

I could feel the chill of the winter wind whipping across the icy blacktopped road. On this early morning, it was no longer a blacktopped road; it had become an ice-topped road. I could feel and hear the...

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It takes courage to walk with loved ones through life’s long journey

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

It takes courage to walk with loved ones through life’s long journey

I know where Foothill Village is in Salt Lake City. There was no need to punch up my GPS for directions. I’ve worn many different paths there.  So when my friend Jim Divver suggested we have lunch at...

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There might be smoke, but that doesn’t mean the house is on fire

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

There might be smoke, but that doesn’t mean the house is on fire

Even though it was well past sundown and dark outside, I could see heavy smoke filtering through the lights of my front porch. It was unusual for my barbecue smoker to put off that much smoke, even...

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Wounded souls can vault to greater healing if they let others help them

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Wounded souls can vault to greater healing if they let others help them

Over the last 17 years, I have learned to recognize many coaches from opposing teams while scoring at the vault for University of Utah Gymnastics. On this Saturday afternoon meet in February, it was obvious that Tanya...

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