Category: Belief

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Faith and Blessings

Have you ever had an experience where you were promised a specific blessing, perhaps even at the hands of a priesthood holder, and this blessing wasn’t fulfilled? How did you reconcile this? Did you...

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How to Be Good

When I was a teenager, I made a project of searching the scriptures to find out what exactly I had to do to be “saved.” My attempt at making this list proved futile as...

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Discerning the Spirit

Perhaps, like me, you have attended a sacrament meeting and heard lackluster talks with retread stories, out of context scriptures and “faith promoting rumors.” Then in the concluding wrap up the bishop comments on...

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Hollow evening

I’m sad and frustrated. I just got an email from my dear friend Alyson. She’s a phenomenon. Smart, funny, stylin’, energetic, creative, sassy – all those good things I love in a friend. She’s...

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Those who leave…

When my husband (John), a ‘golden’ convert to the church and an RM, first told me that he was losing his testimony, I got angry. Much of my anger stemmed from the fact that...

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Minimalist Theology

A few months back I described myself in a post as being a “Mormon of minimalist theology”. This caught the ears (eye?) of some readers. Here are some more thoughts on what I mean...

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Us & Them

In Relief Society on Sunday our lesson was the Wilford Woodruff Lesson “Proclaiming the Gospel.” I make a lot of comments – not just because I’m the Prez, but because I actually care about...