Even More Islands and Atolls

God’s Morality: The Book of Mormon and Moral Relativism @ Approaching Justice
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We have to tell our stories @ Exponent
  -   Just over a year ago, I sat in a cabin with some of my dearest friends.  They were...

Fearing Strangers: Principles and Anxieties @ Approaching Justice
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Israel, Gaza, and Why Killing People is Bad @ Approaching Justice
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How to Access Your Online Subscription on ExponentII.org @ Exponent
  -  Thank you for your patience as Exponent II has undergone some significant...

Relief Society Lesson 17: Sealing Power and Temple Blessings @ Exponent
  -   Click for French Translation/Traduction en français   Don’t be fooled! This...

Religion and Public Reason: Notes from the Commonweal Interview with John Rawls @ Approaching Justice
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Botched Executions and Our Lost Humanity @ Approaching Justice
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Are we not bonded? @ Exponent
  -   My grandmother passed away a few days ago. I wrote before of the tender acts of...

Thoughts on Sunstone, MHA, and FAIR @ Mormon Heretic
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The Goodness in Others; the Goodness in Me @ Exponent
  -  Two years ago this month I was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer – and started on a...

Coercion within a Church that Values Agency @ Exponent
  -  Mormons believe that agency (free will) is fundamental to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Our...

Don't fall victim to the "Too Syndrome" @ Clean Cut
  -  “Sometimes we have what I call the Too Syndrome. We feel that there are some people we...

Meet Me at the Tree @ Exponent
  -  Tree of Life by Lukey     I pressed forward in line heading for the sacred...

An Outsider’s Take on the Book of Abraham @ Approaching Justice
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Created in Their Image @ Exponent
  -  Soon after graduating from BYU and leaving Utah, I left for a study abroad in Denmark,...

“…a little more C-SPAN, a little less FOX News.” @ Approaching Justice
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“I will be all right: My people were Mormon Pioneers.” @ Approaching Justice
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How to Save Humanity: Step One, Treat People like People #usprisonsystem @ Approaching Justice
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Virtual Oases @ Exponent
  -  by Violadiva Another roundup of some must-read articles shared on the Internet this...

Last Call! Subscriptions for Women and the Priesthood Issue Closing at Noon PST @ Exponent
  -  We at Exponent II are overwhelmed–and happily so!–by the flood of...

The Metaphorical Ton of Bricks @ Approaching Justice
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The Frustration of Temple Symbolism @ Mormon Heretic
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A Conversation with Kate Kelly: Feminist and Optimist @ kiwimormon
  -  Kate Kelly, a recently excommunicated Mormon feminist, is the founder of Ordain Women....

"What absolutes do you believe in?" @ Clean Cut
  -  Chieko Okazaki:“[A] woman said that her sister-in-law once asked her, ‘What absolutes...

Come Support Our Bloggers at the Sunstone Symposium! @ Worlds Without End
  -  Several Worlds Without End bloggers will be presenting at the upcoming Salt Lake City...

Faith & Knowledge Conference CFP @ Worlds Without End
  -  I am very happy to announce the 5th biennial Faith & Knowledge Conference to be held...

On Asking Questions and Patiently Hoping for Changes @ Clean Cut
  -  I'm grateful that Church spokeswoman Ally Isom (in her RadioWest interview with Doug...

A Word on a “Liberal” Vs a “Conservative” Understanding of Scripture @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  I recently saw a blog post by Dr. William Hamblin that responded to a Round-Table panel...

"Only men are ordained to serve in priesthood offices" @ Clean Cut
  -  The question is "why?"

Female Priesthood would Require Changes in the Temple Ceremony @ Mormon Heretic
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Where There Is Charity and Love, God Is There @ Clean Cut
  -  One of the highlights of my time singing in the BYU Concert Choir was singing this...

Speaking Words of Wisdom @ Clean Cut
  -  From Margaret Blair Young's post: "Here I Stand. God Help Me, I Can Do No Other.":When I...

Keep Calm and Carry On, Carry On, Carry On! @ Clean Cut
  -  Carry on!Posted by Kate Kelly on Jul 8, 2014 in Blog |Joy and...

Saving Zion from America: Theorizing in the aftermath @ kiwimormon
  -  I’ve been thinking about Zion.   I am one of a few fortunate Mormon feminists,...

The Biggest Differences Between Strangites and Mormons @ Mormon Heretic
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The Mayans and the Neanderthals @ LDS Science Review
  -  Last week I was reading a news article about a new study that determined that Tibetans...

Perfect people don’t need a Savior @ Clean Cut
  -  “Well, my dear sisters [and brothers], the gospel is the good news that can free us...

"We should be the most intellectually alive and curious people on earth" @ Clean Cut
  -  “When it comes to ideas, I’ve always enjoyed Wilson Mizner’s credo. He said, ‘I...

What exactly have we learned by "sad experience"? @ Clean Cut
  -  Sincere question, concern, without the patience of working on the right "tone":What is...

Shifting Faith Paradigms of a Mormon Academic @ Clean Cut
  -  If you know me well, or perhaps if you read about my own shifting faith...

Emma’s Awareness: A Response to Brian Hales’ JMH Letter to the Editor @ Worlds Without End
  -  It has come to my attention that Brian Hales has commented on my article Keeping a...

Scientists: Bigfoot Still Missing @ LDS Science Review
  -  University of Oxford scientists have published--in a peer-reviewed journal--results of...

Genesis of Doubt @ Worlds Without End
  -   Matthew 7:7–11 (NRSV)  “Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find;...

May this always be true... @ Clean Cut
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"Renegade Acts of Radical Acceptance" @ Clean Cut
  -  Lon Young is a former colleague of mine, but more importantly he has become dear friend....

Miller Eccles Study Group – Texas Edition: Adam Miller and the Spirituality of Boredom @ Worlds Without End
  -  Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love those who interest you, and hate...

Epistemological humility about "the same organization that existed in the primitive church" @ Clean Cut
  -  Armand Mauss on a humbling mission experience (from "Shifting Borders and a Tattered...

What in the World Are You Looking For? @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  Or should I say, “What on Google are you looking for that led you to Heavenly...

Loyalty in the Church @ Worlds Without End
  -  “If you can’t follow ‘The Brethren,’ why don’t you just...

Chieko Okazaki: Let Your Differences Make A Statement @ Clean Cut
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Parker on Excommunication @ Mormon Heretic
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Burying Shirley, Unexcommunicating Kate @ kiwimormon
  -  My mother-in-law, Shirley, died a week ago.  At the same time as we have been processing...

Meditation on the Word @ Improvement Era
  -  Consider the word Elephant. If I break down the word Elephant, I find many parts. Three...

The Temple on Mount Zion: “From Dust to Exalted Crown” @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  I am posting here a presentation that I gave a while back at the “Temple on Mount...

"Scholars seem stubborn and proud, whereas laypeople seem complacent and unaware." @ Clean Cut
  -  "During parts of Mauss's life, LDS intellectuals did not always enjoy an entirely...

How ... @ Ethesis
  -  The woman stumbled, fell forward and died, baby in her arms, inches from food. "How...

Kirby on Kate @ Mormon Heretic
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We've Polluted the Holy Church of God @ Clean Cut
  -  I personally have not agreed with every move Kate Kelly or Ordain Women have made. I...

Room for All in this Church @ Worlds Without End
  -  We face a difficult and pivotal moment in Mormonism as LDS leaders and church members...

Reflecting @ Ethesis
  -  I was reflecting that the two times I've been warned spiritually of future pain or...

Room For All In This Church @ kiwimormon
  -  We face a difficult and pivotal moment in Mormonism as LDS leaders and church members...

Room for All in this Church @ Clean Cut
  -  Room for All in this ChurchWe face a difficult and pivotal moment in Mormonism as LDS...

Excommunication is Counter-Productive @ Mormon Heretic
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"If we have the truth, it cannot be harmed by investigation. If we have not the truth, it ought to be harmed." @ Clean Cut
  -  "If we have the truth, it cannot be harmed by investigation. If we have not the truth, it...

The Importance of Religious Heresy: Recent Contemplations @ kiwimormon
  -  So lets talk apostasy. It  might surprise some people but I’ve actually been...

The church is made up entirely of human beings @ Clean Cut
  -  Last weekend at the Mormon History Association conference held here in San Antonio I met...

The Real 7 Deadly Sins @ Clean Cut
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Paying the Price For Patriarchy @ kiwimormon
  -  Firstly to my sisters, and brother allies in arms;  You have not wept, cried nor raged...

Kate Kelly is No Apostate. She is Us. @ Clean Cut
  -  There is a great story from pages 55-56 in “David O. McKay and the Rise of Modern...

On privileges and advantages @ Ethesis
  -  I recently watched the movie The Fault in Our Stars -- we saw it for family home evening...

A Look Back at the Three “Men” Who Visited Abraham @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  In Genesis 18, we read that the Lord appeared to Abraham in Mamre, and also, in the same...

San Antonio MHA 2014 @ Mormon Heretic
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Owning Our History: Race and the Priesthood @ Clean Cut
  -  This Sunday, June 8th, marks the anniversary of a significant and historic turning point...

Thoughts about OW Alternatives @ Mormon Heretic
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Watch Your Inner Animal @ LDS Science Review
  -  Back in 2008 I read paleontologist Neil Shubin's book, Your Inner Fish. (Dave at Times...

Guest Post at Rational Faiths: Putting Down Our Stones @ Clean Cut
  -  While I hope that my brain and intellect would always be clear and active, it is my heart...

The Prodigal Half-Quorum of “Lost Apostles” @ Worlds Without End
  -  Title: Lost Apostles: Forgotten Members of Mormonism’s Original Quorum of...

Climate Science Versus the Ether @ LDS Science Review
  -  In my last post I highlighted the release of the National Climate Assessment (NCA) and...

Enoch and the City of Zion: Can an Entire Community Ascend to Heaven? @ Heavenly Ascents
  -  There are some things that I have done in the past year or two that I have not managed to...

Alternative Feminist Approaches to Ordain Women—Part 2 @ Mormon Heretic
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"Where truth flies you follow If you are a pioneer" @ Clean Cut
  -  This will be a long post, and yet the most heartfelt post I have written in a long time....

Faulconer and the Nietzschean @ Worlds Without End
  -  Back in March of this year (2014) James Faulconer posted a blog article entitled ‘Two...

Climate Change: Still Happening @ LDS Science Review
  -  Major life changes (good) have interfered with blogging for about the last six months....

Reflections on the New Zealand Regional Broadcast: Why Censorship is Sometimes Necessary @ kiwimormon
  -  In the October 2010 General Conference Boyd K. Packer made some controversial remarks. ...

New Content at the Joseph Smith Papers website @ Worlds Without End
  -  New Content at the Joseph Smith Papers website includes a history of the church in...

Speaking Confidently of Motherhood Memes @ kiwimormon
  -  This  week some geniuses from the LDS.org meme department published  advice to women...

Mormon mystics and managers: The traces of Joseph and Brigham in us @ kiwimormon
  -  I love the idea that our church had its roots in the spiritual raptures and visions of a...

Utah: Where being a brown brother with a pen can cost you your life @ kiwimormon
  -    Utah has one of the most sizable Pacific Island populations in the United States of...

More on tiny houses (I'm a fan) @ Ethesis
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Daniel Peterson Heading to NRO @ LDS Science Review
  -  Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Peterson for being picked up as a columnist at National...

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

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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. ...

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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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Stephen Hawking is wrong and here is why @ Banner, Sword, and Shield
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