From “Oh, My Father” to “Restless Weaver” – Ola is the New Eliza!

From “Oh, My Father” to “Restless Weaver” – Ola is the New Eliza!

er Restless Weaver by Ola Harrison It seems everyone in the LDS world is familiar with the hymn “Oh, My Father” by Eliza R. Snow. For Mormons, this hymn is unique in the sense that it both mentions Heavenly Mother and functions as a prayer in its own right: In the...
Using the Priesthood I Don’t Have

Using the Priesthood I Don’t Have

Recently, I got called “Pastor” at work, and since I teach religious studies at the local community college, it makes perfect sense. Sadly, I had to correct my colleague and explain to him that women in my denomination cannot be ordained, but I thanked him for the...
An Open Letter to the LDS Young Women’s General Presidency

An Open Letter to the LDS Young Women’s General Presidency

To Presidents Oscarson, McConkie, and Marriott of the General Young Women’s Presidency: Once a month, the Young Women join us at the beginning of Relief Society, as we all recite in unison the Young Women’s Theme; which begins, “We are daughters of our Heavenly...
A Glimpse into the Spirit World

A Glimpse into the Spirit World

“‘I am in the presence of the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come?’ said Scrooge.  The Spirit answered not, but pointed onward with his hand,” – Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol 1 I have always found this image from Charles Dickens’ A...