Category: Journeys

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I Love to See the Temple?

“What are some words used to describe a temple?” I stood in front of the class and wrote everyone’s suggestions on the chalkboard: holy, beautiful, reverent, sacred, clean, quiet, peaceful, the house of God,...

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Baby Mama

I am settling down. I bought a house . I just got a raise. I have a good career. I’m going to plant a garden. After ten years of Nomadic living whilst getting a graduate degree at New York University, volunteering in Brazil and Ireland, working in Korea,...

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Male Gaze for a Male Church

From Wikipedia: In film, the male gaze occurs when the audience is put into the perspective of a heterosexual man. Awhile ago I hit on the idea that when approaching the Temple ceremony it...

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Traveler’s Tales on the Pilgrimsteps blog

Within moments of John telling me that he was leaving our marriage, I texted a friend: John is leaving me.  In despair.  Can I come over? I remember almost nothing of that night except...

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Swearing by Example

I had the most wonderful aunt. She wasn’t wonderful in the take you out to eat, gossip, talk about boys kind of way. She was wonderful in the take charge, play with the boys,...

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The Thousand-Petaled Lotus

When we reach this level, the seed of our soul has sprouted from its roots in the earth, and grown upward through the elements of water, fire, air, sound, and light, and now to...