Tagged: prayer

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Book Review: Why Isn’t God Answering Me?

I will be the first to admit that I do not read “churchy” books.  However, an opportunity came up to review Why Isn’t God Answering Me?By Gerald Lund for the blog and I decided...

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Guest Post: Unsaid Prayer

by Sara A few weeks ago I was asked by a member of the bishopric to give a prayer. As I hesitantly agreed, he added, “Under one condition. You don’t write it down this...

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Mother, Mother, Mother

My child isn’t a baby anymore. When he prays, he says, “Dear Father, Mother, Mother, Mother…” Soon I will teach him to censor his prayers. But it was after his birth that She came...

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Prayer after a Faith Transition

I remember sitting in my Community of Congregation for the first time. We were a brand new group, all Mormons and former Mormons. There were a few familiar faces and a bunch of unknown...

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Tarot as a Spiritual Practice

I spent much of my teenage and younger adult years with just a small handful of spiritual practices, with prayer and scripture reading at the heart of those. These were both referenced continually at...

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Epiphany

The funny thing about our new digital lives is that they leave markers and traces of our online activities everywhere. In 2010 and early 2011, I wasn’t writing in a journal, but I was...

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Mormon Extremism

On December 12, 2015, I sat in Relief Society and heard something that has produced considerable anxiety in me over the last seven months. A counselor in the Stake Presidency was giving the lesson....

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A Matriarchal Blessing

(A written prayer, a sort of love letter.) Dear Søren, I bless you with the love I have for you as your mother, my faith in Jesus, and the hints of priestesshood that are...