Author: Em

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The Women’s Institute

Rainy afternoons are plentiful in Oregon, and on such a day there is nothing quite like a jigsaw puzzle, Miss Marple, and a little benevolent neglect of your child. I recently watched our heroine...

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Dear Sister Sassy: Visiting Teaching Dilemma

Sister Sassy is The Exponent’s resident Agony Aunt. Her previous excellent advice can be found here. Dear Sister Sassy, My ward just rearranged the Visiting Teaching Assignments, and my list now includes a woman...

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#VisibleWomen: Women in Church Art

This week I decided to do an informal survey of the representation of women in my ward building.  I had the general impression that there were few women, but I decided to actually go...

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Valentine’s Day: Women of the Bible Edition

It is that time of year again…that last minute scramble to find the ideal way to tell someone you love how much they mean to you.  You want that perfect card: something visually beautiful...

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Religious Freedom and Discrimination

Last week I listened to the church’s press conference about balancing LGBTQ rights and religious freedom.  One thing stood out in particular that really troubled me.  Giving examples of when religious freedom should come...