Tagged: spirituality

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A Tale of Two Churches

  A few weeks ago, on Easter, I attended an Episcopalian church service with my boyfriend and his family. It was a very High service with lots of reciting, standing, kneeling, standing, and sitting. The...

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Forms of Grace

1. And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his...

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Ah! Turn Me Not Away

On Sunday morning I flipped through picture after picture of women being turned away from the doors of our worship places. The Mormon Tabernacle choir sung in the background. Tears streamed down my face;...

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Seeing Through The Veil

“Each soul walks this earth clothed not only in mortal flesh, but also in accoutrements of hardship, disability, distortion and corruption of truth . . . the veil of mortality separates us not only from the presence of God, but also from ourselves and from each other.”

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Priestess

When I was a kid I took cello lessons. These lessons were offered in the local RLDS (now Community of Christ) chapel. I remember seeing pictures on the wall of women participating in blessings...

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Symbols of Heavenly Mother

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked in a comment to elaborate on my remark that labyrinths are a symbol of Heavenly Mother and share other symbols of Her. I think it is...

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Wilderness Experiences

When I was 14 and went to Youth Conference for the first time, our stake held a campout. It was right near the border of Illinois and Wisconsin, with lots of trees and greenery....