Category: Family

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Guest Post: The Path of Least Resistance

A great guest post by Jessawhy: Though experiencing similar crises of faith, my friend Anna and I have different incentives with respect to church activity and lifestyle choices. Without a firm conviction of the...

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The Long-Distance Family Phenomenon

Living far away from my family isn’t as bad anymore. It used to tear me apart inside each time I’d hear of this sibling’s latest concert and that niece’s recent cuteness, the dinner everyone...

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Guest Post: The Bird

(Christi contributed this great prose poem to Postcard Poems) My mother loves whole baked chicken, the kind you get already cooked from the grocery store. It’s good, that first night. After that you have...

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Christmas Poetry

Christmas in Phoenix by Judy Curtis The day before another Christmas After a night of drizzled rain Dawns dull as hills push off Peach flushed cloud quilts. The rain barrel surface boils cold From...

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Ghosts of Christmas Past

In October of 1999, my sister (who also happened to be my roommate) adopted a five-year-old girl from a Bulgarian orphanage. Adopting an older child from a sensory-deprived environment posed challenges beyond our collective...

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Jesus wants me for the Primary?

A couple months ago, I was asked to see the bishop, with my husband. I knew what was going to happen. I was a Relief Society teacher, and the Education Counselor had recently moved....

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Buy Nothing Day

May I invite you all to celebrate today’s holiday, “Buy Nothing Day”? In our family, the day after Thanksgiving starts with leftover pumpkin pie for breakfast (yum!) and other snacky leftovers throughout the day....