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Knock: ask, search, [maybe] find

In 2015 I collected a stack of church-themed books that I, because I am that cat who seems to be living all nine lives at once, have not had a chance to delve into yet. The stack found its way to the back of my library shelves, and happening upon it kind of made my […]

Harmattan Winds

For two to four months out of the year a great wind from the north-east pushes dust and sand from the Sahara Desert down to the West African coast. The countries there sit in a cloud of debris until the cleansing rainy season dispels the thick fog. They are months spent in darkness, the sun […]

Our Divine Nature

As a Relief Society President, I have learned more about the divine nature of God’s Children than I’ve ever thought possible. I have always had a testimony of that truth- yet with the added blessing of the mantle and the light and knowledge offered at the temple, I have been able to feel see a […]

In His Own Name Doth He Call You

I spoke recently with someone who had decided to leave the church. He was really angry. I listened as he explained his reasons: “the church is a machine, designed to brainwash its people and make them feel guilty for failing!” was the jist of it. He thought it particularly abominable that children in Mormonism were […]