Tagged: death

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Publish Peace

How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace. Armistice Day, celebrated in the United States as Veteran’s Day, is a natural time to reflect on war and peace.  The...

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Ashes to Ashes

I recently attended and participated in my grandmother’s funeral.  She was not LDS or an active member of any church.  As a veteran, she was entitled to military honors and burial in a National...

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Death Itself Shall Die

One of my favorite hymns comes from the Sacred Harp hymnal, and is called “How Long, Dear Saviour,” also known as “Northfield.”  The original song is about the Savior and uses entirely masculine pronouns...

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Seeking information

When I was growing up my Mom referred to herself (facetiously I now realize) as “The Fount of All Knowledge.”  She comes by the title honestly, having a BA, an MLS, an MA and...

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In the face of violence

God, and Enoch, and I all weep: “And it came to pass that the God of heaven looked upon the residue of the people, and he wept; and Enoch bore record of it, saying:...

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Helping My Sister Find Faith

My younger sister, Pelly, has terminal cancer. She lost her faith in Mormonism following a mission where she heard several contacts relate their search for God. These good people had investigated many churches, prayed,...