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The Limit of Words

I participated in initiatories for our ward’s temple assignment last night. I’ve always loved this whole-bodied offering where every part of us is anointed to get about the task of God’s good work on...

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Still Waters

Twelve years it’s been since I’ve faithfully attended Sunday School. Sacrament? Check. Relief Society? Check check. But that forty-five minutes in between – I just can’t quite face it. I don’t object to the...

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Peaches and Tomatoes

Sometimes, I’m a little ambitious in my new role as a full-time homemaker. Last month, when the sign-up for peaches and tomatoes from a local farm went around the room in Relief Society, I...

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A Blue Kite, or Yellow

Once, and a big fat why will pass before I am no longer my allergic me. I am the blue body, dyed the hue of our crummy old couch cry- ing to be replaced....

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What's the word . . .

In the medium of blogging, I sense a tension between the desire for a colloquial tone and the need for precise diction. In the absence of visual and aural cues, we rely on the...

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Strengthening Our Ward Communities

This sacrament talk was given in the Longfellow Park Ward in Cambridge, Massachusetts and published in Exponent II’s Winter 1999 issue. Enjoy! Recently I spent the afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in...

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Virtual Oases XXVI

Congratulations, Caroline! Comment of the Week (from the “Why I Stay Thread” at BCC) Mom on a Wire: “Issues” Bored in Vernal: Thoughts on a more team-based leadership approach Alb: When reality comes crashing...