Category: Belief

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Birth and the Unknown

I was fairly certain that God had abandoned me. Perhaps I had done something wrong. Perhaps all of those questions made me unworthy. Perhaps I simply wasn’t able to access the Divine. It was the same despondency...

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Following

By Aly H I felt it again early this morning as my toddler slept, her growing little sister prodding me from the inside as I opened my worn, forest green quad to find yet...

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On Rites and Rituals

Mormonism places a large amount of emphasis on rituals and rites of passages. When you’re a baby, you’re blessed. At age 8, baptism is expected. If you’re male, you’re ordained to the priesthood; but...

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Zion Mormonism

Guest post by Mie Inouye.  I spoke these words during my ward’s fast and testimony meeting on December 6, 2015, in the wake of the LDS handbook change that excludes the children of parents...

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Poetry for the end of this year

I belong to a wonderful book group that has been meeting for more than 20 years.  One of the things I’ve come to love most about this group is that instead of discussing a...

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Do You Believe in Santa?

I looked at the man in the Santa suit and figured this perpetuation-of-Santa jig of mine was at an end. He was one of the workers at the after school care centre that my...

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A Hymn, Wild and Sweet

When I was in junior high my best friend’s mom decided that a group of neighborhood girls needed to go caroling.  I remember being surprised at how much I loved Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “I...

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Reaching out for Jesus

When I was a little girl, I frequently waited for my mother in the office reception area when she had a doctor’s appointment. Over several years, from about 4 to 7 years old, I...