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#doublestandard Posted by on Mar 15, 2014

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Am I a Critic?

Am I a Critic? Posted by on Apr 21, 2014

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Rebecca at the Well or, Going the Extra ...

Rebecca at the Well or, Going the Extra Mile for the Camels Posted by on Mar 14, 2014

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The King James Bible in the Book of Mose...

The King James Bible in the Book of Moses, Part I Posted by on Apr 12, 2014

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Living Scriptures

Living Scriptures Posted by on Apr 9, 2014

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Lying for the Lord?

Lying for the Lord? Posted by on Apr 8, 2014

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Am I a Critic?

Am I a Critic? Posted by on Apr 21, 2014

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An Insider’s View–a personal...

An Insider’s View–a personal review Posted by on Mar 30, 2014

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Yes, We Have No Bananas!

Yes, We Have No Bananas! Posted by on Feb 11, 2014

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Celebrating Passover

Celebrating Passover Posted by on Apr 20, 2014

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And My Face Shall Be As Stubble

And My Face Shall Be As Stubble Posted by on Apr 23, 2014
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Living Scriptures

I went west seeking God. I wanted to knock at the door and made it known that I am seeking the greater light. A burning in my heart was the Spirit’s testimony that what I was doing was right for me. In a sea of people, and under a storm of hail and insults I walked. Singing my song unto the Lord, I waited. I approached the...

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No We Won’t Ask

I work hard to be publicly positive. I tend toward depression, and I found I was much happier when I distanced myself from current events news and activism that is just about trying to get my voice heard. I look for ways to do things with more immediate effects, because that makes me happy. Calling for peace in Iraq before the...

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Lying for the Lord?

  The LDS Church is currently engaged in a systematic and officially endorsed effort to misrepresent some of its teachings to the outside world. This is not a new phenomenon.  As far back as the Nauvoo period, “Joseph [Smith] publicly and repeatedly denied he was advocating polygamy” while simultaneously marrying upwards...

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CELEBRATING HOLY WEEK AS MORMONS

Apr 06, 14 CELEBRATING HOLY WEEK AS MORMONS

Posted by in Atonement, Featured, Sacrament

CELEBRATING HOLY WEEK AS MORMONS NOTE: A year ago, after listening to a Mormon Matters podcast series about the different Easter traditions, my bishop asked if I would do some research into the different  Holy Week traditions and give a proposal to the Ward Council of what our ward could do to celebrate Holy Week.  I did a lot...

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Attending the Priesthood Session like I’m the Queen of Persia

Apr 04, 14 Attending the Priesthood Session like I’m the Queen of Persia

Posted by in Featured, Feminism, Priesthood

Tomorrow evening I will walk with my sisters… or more accurately stand in line with my sisters—and seek admittance into the priesthood session of general conference. Many are calling it a protest. I’m inclined to dismiss the complaint, because it would seem these days that when anyone does something that others find...

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The One

If you’re so unhappy, why stay? they shouted, why not leave? You are alone. Things do not change here ever. Why do you wander? they shouted, pride or sin? You are the one to blame. We follow. We know what’s right. The One loved the ninety and nine and left, searching among the shouts, to find the...

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For Our Daughter. Again.

Last October, I wrote a post about my wife’s involvement with Ordain Women and their initial appearance in the standby line at General Conference, requesting entry to the General Priesthood Session. It’s a short post, and you should read it for context here. For Our Daughter At the time, Danielle and I had not begun...

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To Be A Prophetess

Apr 02, 14 To Be A Prophetess

Posted by in Featured, Poetry

To Be A Prophetess God called you by a blessed name, Prophetess Then wove Heaven into the palms of your hands. As we floated down the river Nile It was our lives you watched over Our victories you prophesied and imagined into song But, Prophetess, there will be those who despise you; the wrathful, the envious Who crave to tear your...

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What did Moroni REALLY tell Joseph Smith?

Apr 01, 14 What did Moroni REALLY tell Joseph Smith?

Posted by in Featured, Mormon Humor

Moroni is one of the most crucial figures in the Restoration. According to Joseph’s accounts, Moroni acted as Joseph’s angelic tutor for 6 years. According to Joseph’s accounts, Moroni prepared this unschooled farmboy for the immense mantle of prophethood. According to President George Q.Cannon, “[Joseph Smith] was visited...

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Roy W. Oscarson, Urban Pioneer

Mar 31, 14 Roy W. Oscarson, Urban Pioneer

Posted by in Featured, LDS Church History

In the not so distant past, we liked our leaders folksy, homespun, and just blunt enough to be jarring.  They represented faces we felt like we knew–down-to-earth folks who had been reared in the cradle of the Intermountain West. They spoke a language we understood, had proven their mettle crossing swords with the Protestants...

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What Not To Wear

Mar 31, 14 What Not To Wear

Posted by in Featured, Temple

Have you ever seen the TV show “What Not To Wear” on TLC? In case you haven’t, it’s a reality-based show starring two fashion experts, Clinton and Stacy, who help people in desperate need of fashion makeovers (these people are nominated by their friends and/or family). The show is great. Clinton and Stacy ambush...

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An Insider’s View–a personal review

An Insider’s View of Mormon Origins by Grant Palmer is two important things. First, it is an accessible account of a large number of often unfamiliar historical facts regarding the foundational stories of Mormonism. These include difficulties in understanding what Joseph Smith meant when he said he ‘translated’ ancient...

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