Tagged: death

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Mourning and Remembering

Last General Conference Sunday, my mom got a call from her cousin, about her own mother, my grandmother warrior, Zena. Her body that carried her to both water aerobics and water coloring classes into...

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On Aging: A Poem for My Daughters

“You don’t look your age,” they say, When I reveal that I’m forty-two. But my body has begun to betray me. Gray hair is just the beginning: Reading glasses. Body, back, and foot aches....

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Death and Ritual in Mormonism

  I recently watched a fascinating Ted Talk by Kelli Swayze entitled, “Life that Doesn’t End with Death.”  She talks about her husband’s home culture in Tana Toraja, Indonesia, and how, in the Torajan...

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Reflection on perfection

For years I tried to be perfect. Because that’s the purpose of life, right? To perfect oneself, in order to earn a place in the Kingdom of God. I was told by so many...

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Memories from a Recipe: Chocolate Cake

This past Sunday morning, I got a text from a friend. Her husband had died unexpectedly of a heart attack that morning. He was 48. I offered what I always offer when a death...