Category: Gospel

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Chieko Okazaki’s "Healing from Sexual Abuse"

Just after posting the “Law of Chastity” lesson, I thought about the landmark speech by Chieko Okazaki “Healing from Sexual Abuse.” One of my concerns when I attend lessons on chastity is that the...

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Guest Post: Money Made You Mean

Thanks, AP, for this guest post. I am so lucky that I have so many smart friends. AP writes: I take my title from a song on the Indigo Girls’ 2006 album, Despite our...

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Women of Righteousness: A Mother's Day Talk

For Mother’s Day, I was asked to speak, as a surprise for my mother, in my parents’ home ward. The bishopric asked me to address Elder M. Russell Ballard’s talk entitled “Women of Righteousness.”...

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intertwined

i didn’t watch the pbs special on mormonism last week. i was busy. papers to grade. novels and plays to read. seminars and lectures to attend. but i’ve seen some of the reactions on...

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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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Easter Sacrament talk

I’ll be cheating on my posts for the next little bit having recruited some guest posters who are far more eloquent than I am while I remain sleep deprived with a newborn (born on...

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Barriers

today i bought myself lunch. two pieces of pepperoni pizza and a drink from ray’s for five bucks. i love ray’s pizza. and i didn’t feel much like making myself lunch. so i bought...

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What If?

As a child I remember hearing a story about a couple of young time travelers. Two children take a trip thousands of years into the past. They are cautioned by their guide that they...