Will church ever feel the same again? My thoughts on how my religion became unbundled. And what that means.
A few of months ago, a sign up sheet made the rounds in Relief Society for a Stake talent show. The date seemed so far away and I thought this would be a good challenge for me to have to draw something. I had this idea in my head that I would work on a handful … Continue reading The Stake Talent Show That Wasn’t
With the Ordain Women movement jumping up in the news again today (excommunication on the horizon, perhaps), this has brought out the opinions on my Facebook feeds. I usually steer away from debates that involve religion and politics. At least, I steer away from those more now than I used to, because people hold … Continue reading On Belief
A few months ago, I spent an hour or two trying to find a talk or article on LDS.org covering one person in particular: Abish. Do you know her story? (It’s in Alma 19.) I found a few things here and there, but I didn’t find anything new. I already understood, from reading the scriptures, … Continue reading A Short Thought From Conference Weekend: A Nugget, If You Will
I found this random list in a sketchbook I scribbled in my freshman year at BYU. For this entry, I remember writing it while sitting in one of the desks at the back of the lecture room in the Joseph Knight Humanities Building where my student ward held sacrament meeting. I was sitting next to … Continue reading Mormons: A Talented, Peculiar People
This is a long quote, but I had to post it. I was so impressed with my younger brother, James’s convictions and ability to put it down in written word. He is currently serving as an LDS missionary in the Dominican Republic and wrote this as his commitment to himself and to the Lord for … Continue reading My Baby Brother’s Profusion of Religious Beliefs
"You're a real friend, I'm so lucky to have someone who looks up dung for me." ~Megs Did you know that there are many verses in the scriptures that include the word, dung? I was looking for a scripture Jarv showed me once.
DOC: You don't seem excited to be here. LRE: I'm more distracted than in attendance. DOC: Why are you distracted? LRE: It's no biggee. I just am. DOC: If you won't talk to me, what good am I to you? LRE: Too bad I'm not paying you. Then maybe I'd be more into these appointments. … Continue reading Full of Rhetorical Questions
I hate to break it to ya, but I can no longer tell you about misfit toys on Sundays. The area of the island I was attending these past few months was a rather unfriendly area and after nobody ever gave me something to do (a.k.a. a calling), I decided it was time to bail. … Continue reading I’ve Left the Island