Author: Allemande Left

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Anointings, Blessings and Prayers

Anointings, blessings and prayers are part of many religious and spiritual traditions.  I’d like to share a few examples of anointings, blessings and prayers I have participated in. The first example involves my mother. ...

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My Other Ward

I had a dream I was talking with Prince William (of England), who was a counselor in my ward’s bishopric.  (I dream big).  We were sitting at a round table in a nondescript room...

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My Mother’s Quilt

The Quilt  written by Kathleen Powers, May 2003 I love how this poem uses quilting as a metaphor. We might have been dogmatic and precise, even ripping apart our efforts if they did not...

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The Patterns of Life

My mother was an excellent knitter, especially with mittens, hats and sweaters. She often wove pictures into the sweaters.  When my daughter was in her Madeline phase (“In an old house in Paris that...

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Playing the Music of Our Lives

A Lenten Offering as we begin Holy Week.   I am called to a meeting where a musical score is introduced.  It is the story of our lives, I am told, complete with movements,...

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God-centered or Church-centered

Living in the eastern US, we do do not hear, in person, from members of the Seventy or other GAs very often.  So when Lawrence Corbridge, of the Seventy, presided at our stake conference,...