Category: Belief

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“Not What I Expected”

I’ve heard this phrase frequently throughout my life. Especially at BYU. A friend of mine confessed to me a few years ago that when she saw me move into the dorms freshman year, she...

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Your Name for God

I’ve never read the Old Testament cover-to-cover, and just for “fun” I thought I’d do it.  Once.  I’m enjoying the experience of reading it through rather quickly, not stopping to dig deep, because the...

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Amor egoísta/Selfish Love

  Click for English Translation Una de las primeras lecciones que recibí de los misioneros enseñaba que para amar a cualquier persona primero debía amar a Dios, incluso este es el primer mandamiento: Amarás al...

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A Postscript

The announcement of the Exclusion Policy in November forever shifted the community of those associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I wrote then of my anger and horror over the...

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Where was your mother, when?

I scrolled through my facebook home feed this past weekend. I love the graduations, vacations, babies, heartwarming or thought provoking videos. There is this feeling of connectedness to people I know deeply or casually,...

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Rainbow Mormon Initiative

I moved to California in 2010, two years after Proposition 8. Previously, I had lived in Provo for school. Proposition 8 had forced 3 of my friends from my home stake to come out...

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Sifting and Sorting

I discovered a box in my basement closet that had been there since we moved in more than eight years ago. At the very end of unpacking and finding homes for all of our...

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No Longer Alone in a Crowded Room

You’ve probably been there—surrounded by people, but completely alone. I’ve often felt that loneliness in my religion. Even though I grew up Mormon, attended church every week, served a mission, I still often felt...