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Guest Post: Will Women Be Ordained to the Priesthood? @ Exponent
  -  by Tom P Will women be ordained to the priesthood? Although historically the Church has...

Discussing Bunkerville in Class @ Approaching Justice
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When it Come to Guns, I am Very Dutch @ Approaching Justice
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"An Eternal Quest--Freedom of the Mind" @ Clean Cut
  -  The following is from Hugh B. Brown's "An Eternal Quest--Freedom of the Mind", a speech...

Relief Society Lesson 9: Witnesses of the Book of Mormon @ Exponent
  -  The Law of Witnesses There is a law definitely stated in the scriptures governing...

I know you are, but what am I? @ Exponent
  -  I have two young kids, and they’re of an age when potty language and name calling...

Woman, Why Do You Weep? @ Exponent
  -  I weep because gross darkness covers the whole earth. I weep because daughters bear the...

“One of the bleakest and blackest episodes of American labor history” @ Approaching Justice
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Too old to hunt eggs? @ Exponent
  -  When I was single and 21, I attended a memorable family Easter egg hunt. I am the oldest...

Abraham for Liberals and Conservatives @ Mormon Heretic
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Young Women Lesson Plan: Increasing the Power of Personal Prayer @ Exponent
  -  Guest Post by Jessica Finnigan Jessica Finnigan is currently an Advanced Diploma student...

What I Believe About Jesus and Easter @ Approaching Justice
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Jabari Parker Announces his Decision @ Mormon Heretic
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120,000 LDS Children Are Malnourished @ Worlds Without End
  -  At a recent academic conference I heard a talk by Robert A. Rees, vice-president of the...

The Shelf @ Exponent
  -   Friday, 1 July 2000 At dinner today we listened to the radio, and in particular to a...

Girl Scouts Sans Troop @ Exponent
  -  I was never a girl scout but I wanted my daughter to be one.  American Mormon boys...

Sunday School: Lesson 13 — Exodus as New Creation @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  This post may be coming too late for most LDS Sunday School classes — I’m not...

On Ordain Women, Priesthood, and "either the Church is all true or false" @ Clean Cut
  -  I've been commenting quite a bit on Jana Riess' excellent blog posts lately (especially...

Resurrection Eggs @ Exponent
  -   Right now my church job is doing Activity Days for the 8-year-old girls. As Easter is...

Reflections after Temple Square: Furious musings from the periphery @ kiwimormon
  -  Two nights ago there was a men’s dinner at our home.  It was Nathan’s birthday...

Guest Post: Heeding the Invitation of the Savior to ‘Come Unto Me’ @ Exponent
  -  by Laura (In her post from earlier today, Laura gave us the back story and aftermath of...

Lovely and Praiseworthy Indeed @ Clean Cut
  -  "We believe in being honest, true, chaste, benevolent, virtuous, and in doing good to all...

Outsourcing Morality to Hollywood @ Mormon Heretic
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A Progressive Christian Case for Original Sin @ Approaching Justice
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"Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no pathand leave a trail" @ Clean Cut
  -  "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."...

Andrew Sullivan on Eich and Liberal Toleration @ Approaching Justice
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“Jesus’ Wife” Fragment is Real @ Approaching Justice
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This Post Will Not Blow Your Mind @ Approaching Justice
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Female Ordination and the “Second Shift” @ Worlds Without End
  -  One of the commoner reasons I hear from conservative Mormon women for not wanting the...

Disagreement, Diversity, and the Building of Zion @ Approaching Justice
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“All Is Well In Zion”: The Need for Tragic Optimism in Modern Mormonism @ Worlds Without End
  -  A few weeks ago, my Gospel Doctrine class was going over Old Testament Lesson #12:...

Why More Missionaries ≠ More Converts @ Worlds Without End
  -  Another General Conference has come and gone, and another annual statistical report has...

Oaks Lights up the Bloggernacle @ Mormon Heretic
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Sunday PM Discussion Thread: Just Two More Hours Edition #ldsconf @ Approaching Justice
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Elder Dallin H. Oaks: ‘Keys and authority of the priesthood’ @ Mormon Heretic
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Temple Prep Suggestions @ Mormon Heretic
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The Best General Conference Talk Ever Delivered @ Clean Cut
  -  Okay, I know the title may be a little hyperbolic, but it's not far from the truth....

More on tiny houses (I'm a fan) @ Ethesis
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NOAH: A Catastrophe of Biblical Proportions … But Still Pretty Good @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  I have not had the opportunity to read many reviews of the film Noah, but I do realize...

I’ll be at the Ordain Women ‘Event’, but……. @ kiwimormon
  -  I’m going to the Ordain Women action on April 5th.  I support it.  Anytime a group of...

Daniel Peterson Heading to NRO @ LDS Science Review
  -  Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Peterson for being picked up as a columnist at National...

Defending Male Hegemony @ Mormon Heretic
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REVIEW: Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis–Deuteronomy @ Improvement Era
  -   Can a faithful Latter-day Saint accept the possibility that what are commonly called the...

Inverting Jesus: Protecting the Ninety-Nine @ Worlds Without End
  -   In the 15th chapter of the Gospel of Luke Jesus relays a very simple, yet beautiful,...

Its Time to Overhaul the Church Bureaucracy! @ kiwimormon
  -  Years and years ago I was the Stake Librarian.  My first job was to bring order to the...

Agitating for Change @ Mormon Heretic
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British Judge Blasts Tom Phillips @ Mormon Heretic
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Denial and Deniability: The Church’s PR Strategy on Female Priesthood Denial @ Worlds Without End
  -  The Mormon feminist “Ordain Women” (OW) movement made headlines last year...

"What The Church Means To People Like Me" (aka Iron Rod and Liahona Mormons) @ Clean Cut
  -  In light of recent conversations where many Mormons tend to misunderstand one another due...

Land of the Free Imprisoned @ Mormon Heretic
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BYU search committee considers both Men and Women for BYU President: Why another man? @ kiwimormon
  -  The appointment of the new BYU President, Kevin Worthen is the first  major leadership...

Mormon Tabernacle Choir - Wayfaring Stranger @ Ethesis
  -   A friend told me about this, they are using it for a memorial service.

Adjusting the Narrative–Part 2c: Jacob’s Priestly Re-Examination of the Lamanite Curse @ Worlds Without End
  -  Adjusting the Narrative is a series exploring close reading of scriptural texts...

Uncorrelated tips for how NOT to be a terrible Bishop @ kiwimormon
  -  A few years ago, seeking a temple recommend from the Stake Presidency (in a Stake in...

Trifling @ Clean Cut
  -  tri·flingˈtrīf(ə)liNG/adjective1.unimportant or trivial."a trifling...

Becoming Like Goddess @ kiwimormon
  -  The latest Gospel Topics statement ‘Becoming Like God’ is a wonderful affirmation of...

My Visit to the Mormon Gilbert, Arizona Temple @ Worlds Without End
  -  “He expected the temple to be more beautiful on the inside than it...

Mormon Studies Classics: The Angel and the Beehive by Armand L. Mauss @ Worlds Without End
  -  Armand L. Mauss, The Angel and the Beehive: The Mormon Struggle with Assimilation....

Review: ‘Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis – Deuteronomy’ @ Worlds Without End
  -  Review of David Bokovoy, Authoring the Old Testament: Genesis – Deuteronomy (Salt...

D&C 77 and the World's Week @ LDS Science Review
  -  The Church has released a new Doctrine and Covenants and Church History manual for...

A Former Bishop’s Doctrinal Dilemmas @ kiwimormon
  -  GUEST POST:  Ganesh Cherian of Wellington, New Zealand is currently a Stake High...

On doctrinal shifts and trends @ Ethesis
  -  Back in the 70s I encountered the limited geography, Lehi & family as an island in a...

The Church Teaches Evolution via the Book of Mormon @ LDS Science Review
  -  In what may be the most scientifically detailed explanation on LDS.org, the Church...

Even as I Will @ LDS Science Review
  -  The Book of Moses comes from Joseph Smith's inspired revision of Genesis. After...

Worlds Without Number @ Improvement Era
  -  One of the most beautiful and profound passages in Adam Miller’s Letters to a Young...

REVIEW: Letters to a Young Mormon @ Improvement Era
  -  The Neal A. Maxwell Institute has just released the first volume in their ‘Living...

“Church Instructs Leaders on Same-Sex Marriage” – or did it just make a bad situation worse? @ kiwimormon
  -  Once again the church releases an ‘Official Statement’ that makes the hearts sink. ...

Divine Councils, Blood, Clay, and the Sacrament @ Improvement Era
  -  This year, members of the LDS Church through its Gospel Doctrine curriculum are studying...

Rachel's talk at church today (2013/12/29) @ Ethesis
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Peace on Earth, Good Will Towards Men @ Ethesis
  -  Another child of God (blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children...

Answering intrusive questions @ Ethesis
  -  Too often people ask questions that are so intrusive. For example, they might ask "you...

Mormons, Mandela, and the Race and Priesthood Statement @ kiwimormon
  -  And yet there is more that could be said and done.  Call me cynical but the timing of...

Videos Posted: Interpreter Conference on Science and Mormonism @ LDS Science Review
  -  Videos from the Interpreter conference, Science & Mormonism: Cosmos, Earth & Man, are now...

Reflections @ Ethesis
  -  I very much enjoyed the speakers at Church this last Sunday.  As always, I had to leave...

Inclusiveness and the gospel @ Ethesis
  -   Wherever you are, whatever you are wearing, whatever language you are hearing, you...

On giving a Sacrament Meeting Talk about Official Declaration Two @ kiwimormon
  -  On Sunday I was asked to give a sacrament talk on Official Declaration Two, which is the...

Latter-day Saints Must Do a Better Job Answering Atheism @ LDS Science Review
  -  Last February Elder Jeffery R. Holland gave a talk (recently published) at the J. Reuben...

Movie Review for Thor, The Dark World @ Ethesis
  -  I have not seen it, but I've been told this is pretty...

Nature Doesn't Care About Your Morality @ LDS Science Review
  -  A few days ago Slate.com published a fun (in a bit of a perverse kind of way) article,...

On raising children -- what economists have to say @ Ethesis
  -  I was listening to...

New Andrei Orlov Book Released: Heavenly Priesthood in the Apocalypse of Abraham @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  As I previously announced on Heavenly Ascents, my MA advisor, Professor Andrei Orlov, has...

Mourning With Those That Mourn: A Homily on the Lord’s Supper @ Improvement Era
  -  The following is adapted from a message I presented as a Sacrament Meeting talk in two...

Archaeological Discoveries Reveal an Israelite Belief in God’s Wife and a Pantheon? (Haaretz) @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  A recent article in the Israeli newspaper, Haaretz (online), presents some recent (and...

Conference: THE LADY OF THE TEMPLE: EXAMINING THE DIVINE FEMININE IN THE JUDEO-CHRISTIAN TRADITION @ Heavenly Ascents
  -   Conference Schedule The Academy for Temple Studies and the Utah State University...

Where Do Spirits Meet Electrons? @ LDS Science Review
  -  I enjoy reading physicist Sean Carroll because he is a penetrating thinker and good...

Yellow Rain: The Chemical Attack that Probably Didn't Happen @ LDS Science Review
  -  Current events in Syria--the alleged use of sarin gas--have brought the opaque methods of...

Testimony tips @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Man, do I love the Book of Mormon.I have for some time. It is a key element of my...

The Oceans Are Still Part of the Globe @ LDS Science Review
  -  There are a lot of news stories out today about a new study that explains the recent...

Why I Still Dislike Intelligent Design @ LDS Science Review
  -  Over at Interpreter, Gregory Smith has written a longish review of several books on the...

Spiritual Sudoku @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I recently worked my first Sudoku puzzle. If you’re not familiar, Sudoku puzzles have...

On Being One @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  In yesterday’s High Priest group meeting, one of our members led us in a discussion of...

The Secret @ Ethesis
  -  My mother was a professional cake decorator for much of the time I was growing up,...

On reading a new copy of the Book of Mormon @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I don’t know how many times I’ve read the Book of Mormon. I imagine (conservatively)...

Balance @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I’m back.I’ve been on a self-imposed hiatus. There was some vacation time, some minor...

Science Makes Us Less Dumb @ LDS Science Review
  -  I came across a nice essay in praise of the scientific method. It's actually an excerpt...

Save the Date: Interpreter Symposium on Science & Mormonism @ LDS Science Review
  -  The Interpreter Foundation (Daniel Peterson and other FARMS cast-offs) is sponsoring a...

A flood of seminary @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I am returning to teach seminary again in the fall.  (I’d posted before that I was...

Joseph Smith and Symmes's Hole @ LDS Science Review
  -  Today, Slate.com's history blog calls attention to the attempt in 1818 by John Cleves...

Testimony and Faith Journeys @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  As I think about my membership in the LDS church (nearly 37 years now), I realize that I...

Addiction Recovery and the Twelve Steps @ Ethesis
  -  Elder Mathew Cowley of the quorum of the twelve apostles in 1954.  "Sometimes our own...

Pitch Illustrates Geological Time in a Lifetime @ LDS Science Review
  -  Perhaps my favorite feature of Provo Canyon (right) is the bent rock layer toward the...

A series on Addiction Recovery @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I was out last week at a family reunion, so did not post. While I was gone, Real Intent...

Some inspiration @ Ethesis
  -  Recently...

Mission Call Madness @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  A recent Salt Lake Tribune opinion piece about Bountiful HS grads who “announced”...

Spiritual Mentors @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  The kernel of the idea for this post came from a comment over at Real Intent. In response...

Revisiting electronic scriptures @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Some time ago, MMM did a great post on electronic vs paper scriptures and I joined...

Let's talk about sex @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  We had an awesome 5th Sunday lesson yesterday.  Our bishop taught us about teaching...

Adoption, Creation, and Spirit Birth: It's All Matter @ LDS Science Review
  -  Let's do a thought experiment. We'll imagine 6 different parallel universes where Bob and...

The Big Meeting @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Like many others, I watched the leadership training broadcast yesterday afternoon, and...

Material Continuity in the Resurrection and Bold Inquiry @ LDS Science Review
  -  You have probably seen the following quote from Joseph Smith before, delivered at an 1843...

"We're just like you." @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  We had a special stake conference this past weekend. Four general authorities (including...

Provider, Protector and Plumber @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Yesterday was an awesome Father’s Day. I had calls and wishes from all my kids, a...

The Boomerang, My Father, and Me @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  When I was 11 or 12, my father and I embarked on a project to build a boomerang.I’m not...

35 Years Later -- Memories of the revelation on the priesthood @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Saturday was the 35th anniversary of the announcement of extension of priesthood...

The Best Kept Secret @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  In the last months of my mission, my companion’s brother was travelling through Europe...

Experience coaches vs. helicopter parenting @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Last week’s Wall Street Journal featured this story on parents’ serving as...

My Plan for Stopping Tornadoes @ LDS Science Review
  -  What, if anything, should we do about tornadoes? James P. Pinkerton at The American...

My conversion story @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  Encouraged by MMM’s 2nd Annual Hug a Convert Day, I am sharing my own conversion...

Wow, it's here early! @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  See that button over there to the right?  It looks just like this:If you click on...

The Changing Political Climate on Climate @ LDS Science Review
  -  Good Republicans don't worry about climate change--except as a liberal plot to destroy...

Good things come in threes @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  No, this is not a follow up on my Three Good Things post from last week, but I suppose in...

Terryl Givens on the "Prophetic Mantle"; Myth of Infallibility @ Clean Cut
  -  From Terryl Givens' "Letter to a doubter":"Abraham deceived Abimelech about his...

In Defense of "The Orange Shirt" @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I’m still an avid reader of The Friend, even though my youngest graduated Primary last...

The Church's Position on Embryonic Stem-cell Research @ LDS Science Review
  -  Embryonic stem cells are back in the news, so I thought it might be worth reminding...

Three Good Things @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  I’m dealing with a rather long period of depression. I wrote about it at Real Intent a...

Listen to the still small voice! Listen. Listen. @ A Latter-day Voice
  -  In 12-step programs there are often promises associated with working the steps. ...

Happy 400 ppm! @ LDS Science Review
  -  Carbon dioxide concentrations have hit 400 parts per million for the first time in human...

And God Created Fowl @ LDS Science Review
  -  If you have 3 minutes to spare, have a look at this video. Science writer Carl Zimmer...

But what have you done? @ Ethesis
  -  My mother-in-law tells the story of her first ward after she was married. The bishop had...

Don't Forget that the Universe is Strange @ LDS Science Review
  -  Over at BOAP.org, WVS expresses his doubt that absolute foreknowledge and free will can...

Appreciating the Tapestry/Symphony @ Clean Cut
  -  When I was thirteen my family made a trip to Utah where we saw the BYU Young Ambassadors...

Should Tea Be Allowed in Africa? @ LDS Science Review
  -  The history of Word of Wisdom observance in the Church is more interesting than you might...

Let Us Speak of Bowels, and the Fullness Thereof @ LDS Science Review
  -  A couple of days ago I got to wondering about the scriptural use of the word bowels, as...

Asking Questions: What should I expect from this lesson? @ Ethesis
  -  In the Lorenzo Snow manual there is a sub-heading (on page 25) "Ministering to...

Grace & the Person in the Pit analogy (at Feast Upon the Word) @ Beginnings New
  -  In order to reach both YW and YM leaders, I have posted some notes about the March...

On diet supplements and vitamins @ Ethesis
  -   My mother got a free subscription to a nutrition magazine that mostly wrote about...

Women in the Military, women in combat @ Ethesis
  -  There has been a lot of discussion over the years about women in the...

@ Ethesis
  -   "This conspiracy of silence was partially my fault because, as is typical and...

Come and share your thoughts @ Beginnings New
  -  Those of us who have been writing for this blog for the past few years have all felt...

More tiny house news @ Ethesis
  -   Ella and Tumbleweed: A Perfect Combination Ella Jenkins, has recently joined...

REVIEW: War and Peace In Our Time: Mormon Perspectives @ Improvement Era
  -   Title: “War & Peace In Our Time: Mormon Perspectives” Editors: Patrick...

Living with Grief @ Ethesis
  -  When Jessica first died, I had sent to me a quote from David O. McKay's wife about how,...

Escaping the lies @ Ethesis
  -  The reason people believe the second lie seems obvious. It allows them to seek what...

Lies that separate us from God @ Ethesis
  -  Preface There are many lies that can keep us away from God.  Most commonly, lies keep...

Doomed, yet we try anyway ... @ Ethesis
  -   So much truth in this one. And, should it need to be said, nominate and vote...

More on Tiny Houses @ Ethesis
  -  I am receiving no compensation or inducements to share this material, I'm just doing it...

Saying foolish things @ Ethesis
  -  Based on personal experience, I can tell you that people saying foolish things to those...

Share, Teach, Act: Questions on getting Youth more involved with the New Curriculum @ Beginnings New
  -  Like many of you, our ward is spending several Sundays getting ready to teach the New...

Training Video for the New Curriculum: Determine What to Teach @ Beginnings New
  -  I'm starting to explore the material on lds.org about the new curriculum. I think these...

Welcome to the new curriculum! @ Beginnings New
  -  The time has finally come!!!! I wish we could hold some celebration of sorts...

New Youth Curriculum, and the Digital Facilitation of New Revelation @ Improvement Era
  -    [Cross posted over at Worlds Without End: A Mormon Studies Roundtable, a wonderful...

REVIEW and MUSINGS – Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet @ Improvement Era
  -  John Turner’s Brigham Young: Pioneer Prophet is an excellent book. An important book....

180 Years (and 1 month) Ago In Church Periodicals: August 1832 @ Improvement Era
  -  I’ve been trying to make sure I get these up during the same month they were initially...

Best thing about Girls Camp this year? @ Beginnings New
  -  What things can you share with us from your Girls Camp that you were excited about and/or...

Pioneers @ Clean Cut
  -  PioneersMy people were Mormon pioneers.Is the blood still good?They stood in awe as...

180 Years Ago In Church Periodicals: July 1832 @ Improvement Era
  -  The second edition of the Star featured The Vision, known to us today as Doctrine and...

Youth Media - Pure and Simple Faith @ Beginnings New
  -  Happy summer!  Today I'm posting the newest video from youth.lds.org.  It...

HGTV Gardening Shows @ Our Mother's Keeper
  -  Since launching in 1994, HGTV has grown exponentially to include an impressive collection...

Teaching to Understand @ Beginnings New
  -  I've been reading, off and on, Elder Bednar's book Increase In Learning: Spiritual...

Think Before You Pass Out @ Beginnings New
  -  Why, why do Young Women leaders persist in doing this?Go here, and read this post.Treats...

Youth Media - Our True Identity @ Beginnings New
  -  President Uchtdorf has a way with words.  I find so many of his talks to be poetic...

Growing Vegetables – Tips and Planting Times @ Our Mother's Keeper
  -  More and more people are deciding to save money and eat healthier by planting their own...

Melchizedek Priesthood - notes on D&C 128, D&C 121, and Alma 12 & 13 (YW Lesson 15, Manual 1) @ Beginnings New
  -  Our ward is teaching the lessons on Priesthood after the lessons on the temple. We're...

Top 10 Garden Perennials to Spice Up Your Garden @ Our Mother's Keeper
  -  The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and the trees are green once again. It is...

Documentary Hypothesis – The Name of God @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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Cherry Blossoms and Their Peak Season @ Our Mother's Keeper
  -  The cherry blossom is by far, considered one of the most beautiful trees. It has been...

Is the Documentary Hypothesis antithesis of Mormonism or a point of explanation? A discussion @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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Closing the Loop @ Beginnings New
  -  I haven't written a blog post in ages, so I'm really glad ks is here keeping things...

Vegetable Gardening Basics @ Our Mother's Keeper
  -  Growing your very own vegetables and sustaining your own vegetable garden can be...

Top Ten Annuals for Your Garden @ Our Mother's Keeper
  -  Growing a garden is not only a rewarding experience, but it can also be fun. It...

Youth Media - Dare to Stand Alone @ Beginnings New
  -  So today I wanted to share the newest youth.lds.org video (these can also be found on...

Harshness and Fear: Not My Thing @ Clean Cut
  -  I was reading Enos in the Book of Mormon, and he had me the whole time, all the way until...

Teaching About the Temple (YW Lesson 18: Temple Marriage) @ Beginnings New
  -  Last Sunday I had the wonderful opportunity to teach on the temple. I got permission from...

True Christians @ Clean Cut
  -  As I sat in church yesterday I started looking around at all the people who by their own...

YW Lesson 17: The Purpose of Covenants and Ordinances @ Beginnings New
  -  From my perspective, it seemed like the purpose of this lesson was to teach about...

Family First: Twins Born A Week Ago (4-12-12) @ Clean Cut
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Youth Media - Things as They Really Are @ Beginnings New
  -  It's time for another media review!  This time I wanted to share one of my...

"Women and Priesthood Bearers" (YW Lesson 16, Manual 1) @ Beginnings New
  -  There was one quotation from this lesson that I wanted to think about, line by line. It...

A few thoughts on motherhood and not judging other moms @ Beginnings New
  -  A friend recently shared with me this article at Salon about how much mothers label,...

Advice on teaching youth about family history? @ Beginnings New
  -  Our ward is about to embark on some teaching and training on family history, the temple,...

Fortune Cookies Are Original and Creative @ Clean Cut
  -  You are too, dear fortune.  You are too.

Happy Easter! @ Beginnings New
  -  A few things I noticed around the web over the last few days...Some beautiful Easter...

Thoughts from your experience of teaching about the Priesthood? @ Beginnings New
  -  So most of you have probably already taught the lessons on the Priesthood (we haven't,...

Further Thoughts On the Temple, Virtue, Personal Progress, and Family History @ Beginnings New
  -  When I posted my notes from meeting Sis. Dalton, I didn't add very many of my...

Youth Media - Arise to the Mountain @ Beginnings New
  -  Hello!  My name is Sharon, aka dieMutti ("the mom" in German), and I am delighted to...

Resource suggestions for teaching on the Priesthood? (YW Lesson 13, 14, 15 and/or 16) @ Beginnings New
  -  Until I get a chance to write again, I thought I could at least provide a place to start...

Self Reliance (YW Lesson 11 and Lesson 12, Manual 1) @ Beginnings New
  -  Note: I glanced through the lesson outlines, and it appears to me mostly to be a lesson...

Fascinating Discussion on Mormonism and Politics @ Clean Cut
  -  Back in 2007 we had a fascinating discussion on Mormonism and Politics involving the...

Pruning Our Bitter Fruit (And a Lesson From the Osmonds) @ Clean Cut
  -  Some of my favorite insights have come from fellow bloggers, and Ray/Papa D once shared...

A Standing Ovation and an Amen @ Clean Cut
  -  [Update]  In addition to Brad's BCC post, I'm also wanting to applaud a...

A Beautiful Prayer @ Clean Cut
  -  Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;where there is hatred, let me bring love;where...

As Droves Out Our Windows @ Clean Cut
  -  Reuters published a fascinating and timely article yesterday, and the opening four...

Some Muddled Thoughts on Mormonism @ Clean Cut
  -  In a recent GOP debate, Mitt Romney was asked what he would do as president if he found...

Genuine Mormon Relationships @ Clean Cut
  -  I can't say enough about the awesome experience I had attending the Mormon Stories...

Did Thomas S. Monson echo Dolly Parton? @ Clean Cut
  -  We can't direct the wind, but we can adjust the sailsWhile reading the First Presidency...

"The litmus for our elected leaders must not be the church they attend but the Constitution they defend." @ Clean Cut
  -  "...In fashioning this remarkably enduring document, the 55 delegates to the...

Great Example of Respectfully Agreeing to Disagree @ Clean Cut
  -  Letter from Henry Eyring to Joseph Fielding Smith on page 94 here:Dear President...

"I see through a glass darkly and I kinda like it" @ Clean Cut
  -  Spotlighting a great post by Blair Hodges:  "I see through a glass darkly and I...

Constitutional fight about polygamy @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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All Hallows Eve – A History @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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