Author: Mraynes

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A Postscript

The announcement of the Exclusion Policy in November forever shifted the community of those associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I wrote then of my anger and horror over the...

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Re-Entry

A year and a half ago I re-entered the workforce. It wasn’t an especially convenient time for me to go back to work–I still had two little kids out of school, the youngest of...

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If and Then

Up until last night this has been my story. But the reported and confirmed changes to the Church Handbook of Instruction in regards to the children of gay parents has thrown me into a...

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The Lock

          The Lock Every evening I brush one damp curl from my baby’s forehead And in its place leave a long, mama kiss My sweet strawberry of a boy is...

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General Women’s Session: Carol F. McConkie

We have a saying in my family, “Do all the good you can…” It is a phrase that I ponder often and it has affected the profession I’ve chosen, the callings I try to...