Author: Jess R

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The Power of Discerning

I want to start out by saying that what follows is my own experience. I am not saying that everyone should go the same path I have gone. I am not saying that my...

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On Change

Change is sometimes the best. Change can bring new hope, new resources, and new vigor. I live in upstate New York where winters can be very rough. The change that comes with Spring brings...

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Weddings and Feminism

I got married recently and it was really really wonderful. Planning a wedding as a feminist, though, is a weird experience. Here are some things I observed during the process: People make a lot...

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Lessons Learned The Hard Way

Often it seems the lessons we learn the best are the same ones that we learned the hardest. When I was in 4th grade there was a girl in my class named Tina*. Tina...

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Words and Their Meanings

Hi Fun Kou Gai: (Japanese) righteous, miserable anger, a frustration and despair over a situation that seems terrible but cannot be changed. Weltschmerz: (German) a feeling of melancholy and world-weariness. Lebensmüde: (German) being tired...

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The Family We Choose

One of my favorite stories in the bible is the story of Ruth. Ruth looses her husband, her father-in-law, and her brother-in-law in quick succession. Rather than return to her own family and people,...

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After All You Can Do

2 Nephi 25:23 – For we labor diligently to write, to persuade our children, and also our brethren to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is...