Category: Gospel

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Hope in Lament

This longing for justice, I realized afterward, was hope. It wasn’t a smiley feeling that everything was going to be all right but an overwhelming desire for things to be different from what they are.

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The Forgotten Women of the Nativity

Last month, I unpacked my nativity set with my toddler son, handling the smooth olivewood figures carved in Bethlehem for purchase by eager Christian tourists. We named the figures as we put them in...

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Guest Post: On Listening

By Anonymous* At church we talk a lot about developing ourselves spiritually, but we don’t often talk about being better listeners. The church teaches that we have a Heavenly Mother and Father and, though...

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Sacred Music Sunday: For the Beauty of the Earth

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Gratitude is both a simple and a difficult topic....

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A Christmas Sacrament Meeting, the Sequel

Last Christmas, for the second consecutive year, I was charged with creating the Christmas Sacrament Meeting program in my local Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) ward as part of my calling...