The Exponent Blog

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Disagreeing Is a Way to Sustain Our Leaders

(Conflict by Eileen T. Berets) A few months ago, I wrote my first email ever to a local Church leader in which I honestly communicated (i.e. complained) about something that was bothering me. In...

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Virtual Oases, January 1

Beginnings New: “A Place for Young Women leaders who want more than clip art and cute.” G on “feeling” the spirit Dating patterns at the Y Heather: The broken record of family scripts Kiskilili:...

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An Afternoon with St. Joseph

Occasionally, I borrow a Catholic church. Nothing beats it for retreating to sacred space for five or ten minutes on a busy weekday. I can bound up the steps and enter a sanctuary of...

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New Insights Into Marrying Young

Up until a couple years ago, I thought I would go ballistic if ever my child at, say, 21 years of age, told me he/she wanted to get married. I was a firm believer...

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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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Singing in the Season

I admit that my family doesn’t have many Christmas traditions. My parents are both immigrants and converts to the church. And while I know that my parents have done Christmases with all the trimmings...

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Virtual Oases, December 19

On the history of the Primary: Founded by women — for boys Carina on the practical challenges of forgiveness Vada on her son’s autism Emma was a Prophet, and other Lessons from Nursery Starfoxy’s...