Author: Ellen

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My Bad!

I have noticed lately that public apologies have become a thing. Kind of. I’ve seen TV commercials from Facebook, saying they were going to do more to protect users’ data. No actual “sorry” in...

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Imagine

Recently I read a fascinating article by Rosemary Hill. https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n07/rosemary-hill/what-does-she-think-she-looks-like. It is about women, fashion, clothing, and uses a phrase, “frock consciousness”, which is deserving of its own discussion. It is well worth reading....

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Suffer the Children

Article of Faith #2 has always been my favorite. Even with my recurring doubts that “men” really means “human beings” in this case. The obvious inequity in the reproductive zone aside, I clung to...

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“Because I said so!”

Are you familiar with the old story about the newlywed and the pot roast? Surely you’ve heard it at the beginning of some sacrament meeting talk, somewhere. The newlywed bride is making a roast...

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A Bit of Hope for the New Year

I have a confession to make. I have been rather grinchy. I am not proud of this. It seems that I’ve been in a bad mood for over a year now. It has been...

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Thank You For Being A Friend

As I make lists and shop and chop and bake in preparation for my favorite holiday tomorrow, I also give thanks. The recent loss of a dear friend has helped me refocus on the...

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Too Little, Too Late

Did any of you notice a news story last month? The one about Saudi Arabia finally allowing women to drive? As in cars. Well, in June 2018, Saudi women will be allowed to drive...

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“And ye visited me”

Most women in the church have participated in the visiting teaching program. As a teacher or as a teachee, most of us have had some experiences with it. I have had seasons when i...