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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...

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Exponent II Classics: One Czech Christmas

One Czech Christmas Wanda West Badger Beacon Heights, Utah Vol. 25, No. 1 (Fall 2001) It was Friday, December 21, 1990, the shortest day of the year. Heavy snow had fallen throughout the night...

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Feeding your Muse

Brooke — even in her horizontal state — keeps putting up brilliant writing prompts. Like this and this and this and this I’ll be stealing many of these for my creative writing class next...

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What Should We Expect From Our Leaders?

Last year, Mike said something to me about Church leadership that I found radical. This was a surprise since Mike isn’t a radical kind of guy. We were talking about things done by our...

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Virtual Oases, December 11

BiV: Two Truths I Wish I Could Live By The Wiz: When a diagnosis shifts our view of perfection A new course on Mormonism at Harvard (Note the instructor) Andrea: Are mothers born or...

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My leg: a letter to a young friend

I wrote the following letter to a young friend recently. He was interested in learning more about my prosthetic leg. =========== Dear [Young Friend]: I heard from your Dad that you’ve been learning about...