Author: Kelly Ann

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The Assistant Primary Chorister

In June, I volunteered to be the Assistant Primary Chorister.  I emailed the Bishop and the Primary President and asked if they would consider an unusual arrangement …  I offered to conduct, helping out...

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Body Hair

by Kelly Ann Several weeks ago I had the following somewhat awkward maybe minute conversation at a game night with some single Mormon friends: Guy [to three girls present]: Do you think chest hair is...

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Un-redeeming the dead

I have a complex family history question that I am hoping to find an expert to help me with.  I am wondering if there are any family history gurus that might be able to...

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Singing in Another Church’s Choir

by ‘Kelly Ann’ This coming weekend, I will be singing Gounod’s:: Messe Solennelle (St.Cecilia Mass) in a joint performance of the local symphony and the Unitarian Universalist Choir.  I quite randomly, after attending one...

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Exponent II Highlight: Always Hope

As always, this spring’s Exponent II Magazine, is a moving collection of artwork, poetry, and essays telling many stories about Mormon Women.  I would like to highlight one particular essay entitled “Always Hope: A...

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Ordination

A week and a half ago, I attended my first ordination.  It was awesome.  It was a beautiful mix of music, sermons, and the act of ordination by the Unitarian Universalist congregation itself.  I...

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Why I haven’t written a letter

As many of you know, this is the final week of the “Let Women Pray” letter writing campaign in which All Enlisted, the group behind the Pants Day, has asked women to write letters...

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Response to the Pope’s Resignation

by Kelly Ann Yesterday morning, I think my jaw dropped when I heard that Pope Benedict had submitted his resignation. After having repeatedly examined my conscience before God, I have come to the certainty...

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Introductions

While it is possible to glean from blog posts and comments a bit about each other, I am opening this post with the intent that bloggers and readers can briefly introduce themselves in the...

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More Thoughts on Missionary Age (+Pictures)

by Kelly Ann (Pictures in this post are not to be used without permission.  I’m sharing them as I think they help illustrate what a mission with lots of Sisters can look like and a few...