Author: G

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on attending baptisms

Our little family (husband, son, and I) have not been to church in quite some time now.  We’ll, I take that back, son and I have been attending the local Friends meeting off and...

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The Crutch and the Confidence

(this was written several years ago. I thought I’d share it here, as it was during a pivotal part of my ‘transitional’ phase) Something that happened when I moved out of participation in the...

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belief and dissonance

(I wrote this post several years ago so the links are a bit dated, but I thought it would be good for discussion anyways.) “…I believe in a personal god who cares about me...

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up the hill (god, belief, sweat, etc)

The other morning I ran up Tumamoc hill. First time I’ve ever been able to run up the whole thing: It’s short, 1.5 miles to the top for a quick 3 mile round trip;...

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created to please

I read two fascinating novels this past month, both of them very different (The Fox Woman set in an ancient magical Japan and The Windup Girl set in a future dystopian Thailand) but they...

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pushing past comfortable

[I wrote this several months ago.  Now I am in training for my first full length marathon.] Yesterday, a friend and I ran 13.1 miles. (Which involved getting up at 3:30 am to drive...

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365 days

365 days ago, I started a project where I did a drawing every day. It is startling to look back and see how much just that little project has changed me over the course...

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Private Ritual

This Thanksgiving, after all the eating and football and more eating (etc) our family had a bonfire. (We do that. A lot.) Once the initial 20 ft conflagration (yep, we use gasoline) had turned...

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Call for Submissions: Mormon Women on Marriage

Guest post, by Holly Welker . A few months ago I began thinking about the question, “What’s with Mormons and marriage? Not just temple marriage, but gay marriage and plural marriage and mixed orientation...