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Waiting’s Worth

February 27, 2012

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I stood for nearly three hours on a little hill with 6 other women, dressed in white, under a large branch with white tissue flowers tied to it, holding little crystals on fishing line necklaces, and waiting. We stood in the twilight and then the dark, quiet and immobile, and when we received the sign […]

Hard Days

January 22, 2012

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Everyone has them. Yesterday afternoon I found myself sitting on the corner of my bed staring into the darkness, trying to feel something, anything. I let warm tears course down my cheeks as I finally surrendered to the lostness that has been creeping after me for a very long time, waiting for an easy moment. […]

Sorry Counselors

April 17, 2011

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“If you can’t say something nice …” I hear Thumper drawling the words guiltily and chuckle. Silence is golden when a knife is hidden in the mouth. I committed to myself to read my scriptures through this year, which works out to 7 pages a day. It has been an amazing experience, because when you […]

Struck by Lightning

April 9, 2011

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This morning I awoke from a dream just as a bolt of raw energy hit me from a stormy sky, my arms thrown wide as I was flattened on my back. I wasn’t so much frightened or hurt as irritated that in this battle with the heavens I had been knocked backward. The dream had […]

Extremity

August 16, 2010

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I love to read, and to write, and best to talk about what I read when I write. Sometimes I write chapters of books. I have five books going right now; I don’t care if I finish them. There’s something magical about forming a thought and building it and garnishing it and painting it, with […]

Healed

August 1, 2010

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Today in Sunday School we were talking about Naaman, the Syrian who had a Hebrew servant and listened to her when she presented to him a cure for leprosy. I was asked to read the account, and while standing and reading, I fumbled the wording. It piqued my interest, because I knew it wasn’t right, […]

The Lord’s Question

July 25, 2010

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My best friend and I were talking today about a short but intriguing book she’s reading, thus titled. We didn’t have a lot of time to play with the author’s analysis, but the title has stimulated my thinking since. The book apparently discusses in detail this question, posed to Adam and Eve, when He returned […]