Author: Allemande Left

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The Gospel of Thomas

The Gospel of Thomas is an early Christian text that was found in an urn, in a cave, in the desert of Upper Egypt during WWII in 1945.  Fragments of the text have been...

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Women counseling women! Hallelujah!

From Deseret News October 5th: “Relief Society presidents and Elders Quorum presidents may take a greater role in counseling adult members. Young Women presidents may take a greater role in counseling young women. A...

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Divine Absence, Tea Cups and Football

Have you ever felt like everything is finally making sense?  …..like your questions are being answered? I hope so. Today I’ll share snippets of ideas that have brightened my outlook and revived my spirituality....

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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...