Browsing All posts tagged under »revelation«

Why We Sometimes Shouldn’t Write

March 2, 2013

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I have a long history of offending people with my writing. I’ve often wondered about this, because I don’t necessarily have a long history of offending people in person. Still, I’m not terribly articulate in person, so I find myself preferring to interact in some situations through writing — a way of ensuring that my halting […]

Public Dissent and Private Responsibility

January 24, 2013

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My oldest daughter couldn’t find a building for her young mothers group to practice volleyball anywhere last night, even though we live in the land of LDS chapels within every 8-block grid. The reason: their elders quorum had the building scheduled every Thursday night until the Second Coming from 6PM-10PM. Yes, you read that right. […]

Messengers from my Father

October 11, 2012

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I could use a revelation. An angel would be good. Last week I was thinking about Adam and Eve and waiting for further light and knowledge. I was thinking that they weren’t the only ones besieged by a Satan who is eager to present solutions that aren’t what anyone needs. I was thinking that perhaps […]

The Signs in the Maze

August 25, 2012

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I have an ambivalent relationship with The Giving Tree. I’m sure there are those who haven’t felt the need to fight with the children’s classic. When I was a young mother, consumed with love for my first daughter, I read into the tree’s sacrifice the lengths to which I would go to nurture her journey […]

Empowering Women God’s Way

August 1, 2012

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As I watch my daughters grow into women, a yearning grows more insistent daily that they will know the power they have. I want great things for them. I want them to be free. I want them to be happy. I want them to be smart, and courageous, and kind. I also want them to […]

I’ve had a Revelation!

July 1, 2012

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I have actually, (I’m finally ready to write that book, Helen!) but that’s not what I want to talk about. I was reading Elder Scott’s talk at the last General Conference tonight and was preparing to make my lists of activities that help improve inspiration and choices that get in the way as I aligned […]