Author: TopHat

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Sudden Spiritual Bursts

For the past couple of months, I’ve struggled to write for my monthly blog slot. I think I skipped last month. I’ve been in a bit of spiritual drought not unlike that of Lynette’s post on...

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You Probably Think This Post is About You

When I was about 11 years old, I owned a few necklaces, a couple of bracelets, a CTR ring and probably another ring, and had just gotten my first anklet. I though wearing them...

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What do Wedding Vows Mean Anyway?

That’s the question, “What do wedding vows mean anyway?” We are thoroughly in wedding and anniversary season and it’s all over my social media feeds. Wedding preparations, wedding photos, throwback anniversary photos. Everywhere! This,...

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Rainbow Mormon Initiative

I moved to California in 2010, two years after Proposition 8. Previously, I had lived in Provo for school. Proposition 8 had forced 3 of my friends from my home stake to come out...

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LDS Church Brings More Transparency Through Technology

It has been leaked that this conference weekend, the Church will be rolling out a new way for church members to be involved in the creation and approval of policies through a new resource,...

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Eight is Great

Last Sunday, our Primary had a little “8 is Great!” class for the Primary kids turning 8 this year to help them get excited for baptism. My oldest daughter is one of those kids....