Author: Emily U

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Finding God Again, and Again…

This is from a workshop I gave at the Midwest Pilgrims retreat in May, 2017.   I’m working on reading the Old Testament cover-to-cover for the first time.  My approach is to read it...

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A letter to my daughter

Dear Daughter, As you know, my views on gender differ radically from Mormon orthodoxy, and I don’t make an effort to hide that from you and your brother. I think it’s important to be...

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Relief Society Lesson 22: Teaching the Gospel

Traducción española/Click for Spanish Translation  Translation and adaptation generously supplied by Lindsay Wilde Unsworth. This is a lesson that I could mostly teach as-is, with little supplementation or selectivity about what to include from the...

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Sacred Music Sunday: How Can I Keep from Singing?

I love the hymn “How Can I Keep from Singing,” written by the 19th century Baptist minister and composer Robert Lowry.  Dr. Lowry also wrote “I Need Thee Every Hour” and “Shall We Gather...

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I don’t believe in being clean

I don’t believe in being clean.  I believe in being changed. The Old Testament goes into great detail about the many things that can make a person unclean, and of the rituals needed to...

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Your Name for God

I’ve never read the Old Testament cover-to-cover, and just for “fun” I thought I’d do it.  Once.  I’m enjoying the experience of reading it through rather quickly, not stopping to dig deep, because the...

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Discovering What I Believe

“Anybody who writes knows you don’t simply write what you believe. You write to find out what you believe, or what you can afford to believe.” – Essayist Adam Phillips “The art of writing...