Men, My Pandora and Crazy Ladies...

Sep 9, 2013 by

Last week I received an email from Pandora with a summary report of how many thumbs up I gave on a particular radio station. It made me think of men. What? Yes, it made me think of men, who are more analytically on my mind because I’m reading the book Wife for Life. It’s written by a woman I knew as a teenager. She was a youth leader at the stake level, meaning she ministered to the young women in several wards (congregations). I only knew her from a distance, but I always admired her. Even at 14, I recognized that she was someone who expressed love easily and it made me want to be that way. My mission president’s wife also had that quality. Because of that influence, I started to try to...

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End of Summer :(

Sep 8, 2013 by

I can’t believe the summer is coming to a close. To not let it pass us by over Labor Day weekend, some friends and I went camping near Jamestown settlement and played at Virginia Beach. I came down later so I could get some writing done since it turns out I didn’t actually start composing my thesis until I was released as Relief Society president. I read a great deal and formed some ideas, but didn’t start the writing process. Things would always come up and I had lead time to do it.  Now I’m essentially in crisis mode because the ultimate deadline is upon me. Some of the content I’m cranking out now isn’t half bad. I just wish I’d left enough time for myself to rewrite and make it good. At this...

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It’s Not You. It’s Me. I Just Need Some Space: 2 Semesters of a Blogging Break...

Aug 25, 2012 by

Hi! Thanks so much for reading this blog. I appreciate that someone actually reads it! I started this venture a few years ago. For a while there it was a billboard in the desert. Then BAM! The Mormon Moment happened and there was much more to say. Er, write. And lots more interested people. I’ve been trying to get it to be a billboard in the city. Right now it’s hanging out somewhere in the suburbs. But, I’m about to stall its momentum. You see, blogging is a lot of work. You have to think up stuff and then compose that stuff into some readable form. Some people can crank out substantial content like it’s no big deal. Good for them. It takes me a bit. When I started this project I was working...

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Holy Mega FB Thread, Batman! Reaction to SLTrib Article...

Aug 19, 2012 by

The Salt Lake Tribune published an article Friday with bullet point suggestions to involve women more fully in the operations of the Church. Currently, only men hold the priesthood. Some women, such as many of the authors of the blog Feminist Mormon Housewives,  insist that women should be ordained to the priesthood just as men. They cite a great deal of historical evidence where women early in the Church administered ordinances and operated the Relief Society women’s organization as a completely independent entity. It was only in the 1950s  with the implementation of “correlation” that the Relief Society was moved as a subordinate to the First Presidency of the Church. Before correlation, the general Relief Society presidency made final decisions for leading the women of the Church. Now, they need approval from the First...

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Channeling the Duchess: Kate Middleton and the Modesty Trend...

Aug 15, 2012 by

I got this dress for $20 at TJ Maxx when I returned from Florence. I planned to buy a dress in Italy, but couldn’t find anything I wanted to bring home with me that wasn’t 1,000 euros or more. When my roommate saw me wearing it, she said I was “channeling the Duchess of Cambridge.” I was terribly flattered.:)   Kate Middleton is the epitome of a woman with class. I’m in an intense lace phase as evidenced by one of my Pinterest boards  and she stars in it quite a bit. There’s her creme lace dress, along with her blue lace dress.  It isn’t just in lace where she looks fabulous. There’s this lovely golden dress as an evening gown and this springy yellow dress during the day. And I absolutely want to wear this military...

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