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Making Sense of Sunday

What is the most important commandment, Lord? Love God and love your neighbor.But who is my neighbor? The Samaritan,Who is the Samaritan? The one left on the side of the road, the one you...

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Virtual Oases XVI

LDS women in the news and on the web. Don’t miss Shaulee’s Door — originally printed in Exponent II, but reposted by the author with pictures and a new afterword. Starfoxy on finding her...

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It's my party….

This past week was my birthday. I’m not generally thrilled about my birthday. There’s the whole getting older thing, which has been quite a drag ever since 29. Then there’s the party… I’m of...

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Dinner with the Polygamists

A couple weeks ago, my husband, Nate, asked if I would have dinner with some of the people he works with. One of Nate’s clients is the Colorado City Unified School District, a polygamist...

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Virtual Oases XV

Relief, Society Ever wonder what our LDS foremothers said when they blessed and annointed an expectant mother? This is partly an effort to always have a good example of a story about a woman...

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Why I Stick With the Church

Why I stay: Let me be perfectly upfront. Church is a real struggle for me sometimes. A lot of the rhetoric I hear over the pulpit about gender roles and identity, “us” vs. “the...