Category: Family

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Mother’s Milk

Mother’s Milk a poem about God the Mother   I miss Her breast today; her heart, pulsing against my cheek.   She unlatched me; gave me to the care of my brother, her firstborn...

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Baby blessings

About a month ago, my father decided to clear out his collection of family memorabilia and give it to me, the de facto family historian.  I was thrilled.  In my free time I have...

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Ritual Inclusion

My body has born four children. And I have watched as the men I love have taken each of these little bodies in their arms–bodies that I have grown, birthed and bled for–and conferred upon...

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Call me Sister?

I chuckled when, on the TV show 30 Rock, a fictional son of  Mitt Romney talked about “Brother Dad, which is Mormon for Dad…” While we Mormons usually exempt our immediate families from such titles,...

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Our Heritage, or My Heritage?

Oregon Trail II   This time of year the church tends to really get into the pioneer spirit, at least where I live.  This is peculiar, since I live in Oregon and am not...