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ideal/idol

as a teenager, i decided that when i grew up i wanted to be the mother of a large family. i planned the rest of my education based on that decision. i had my...

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Virtual Oases 4/1

In the Blogs: From Amelia: A great story about interational adoption and generosity From Ana:“Women in My History” From Maralise: “Sometimes, I feel that the weight of the contradictions and the beauty of the...

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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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Cracking

I have lost an elasticity from the skin in my fingertips. Sometimes they bleed or ache, openly. It feels like something that happens to make me realize there is this other kind of suffering....

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My Vocational Autobiography (Part 1)

At Caroline’s request . . . This section covers birth through 12th grade.************This weekend, I read Willa Cather’s O Pioneers for the first time at my husband’s urging. “You’re from pioneer stock!” he said....

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When I Grow Up, I Want to be a . . .

Vocational Psychology. I had low expectations for the graduate course – that’s why I signed up to take it over the summer. Memories of bad guidance counselors telling me to fill out surveys that...

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Virtual Oases 3/25

Tracy begins her history 101 series with one of my heroines — Emmeline B. Wells. Emily M.’s thoughtful essay on coming to terms with the scarcity of women in the Book of Mormon. My...

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Article of the Day

I’ll post a full Oases tomorrow, but I wanted to first highlight an article from yesterday’s Salt Lake Tribune. Claudia Bushman delivered the sixth annual Eugene England Memorial Lecture. Her title? “Should Mormon Women...