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...
Be a Member Missionary to the Church

Be a Member Missionary to the Church

In October, I was on a panel about Black Women and Race in the LDS Church as part of the “Black White and Mormon” Conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah the week after General Conference. After the panel, an audience member approached me  because he knew my writing...
Petitioning Heavenly Mother and the Call to Faithful Agitation

Petitioning Heavenly Mother and the Call to Faithful Agitation

As I was reviewing the 1991 Ensign article “Daughters of God” by Gordon B. Hinckley, then First Counselor in the First Presidency, I began to see a correlation between Hinckley’s prohibition against praying to our Mother in Heaven and the later call...