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November 24th, 2014 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)

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November 24th, 2014 12:31:58

Enter In

November 24th, 2014 by Man SL

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November 24th, 2014 12:30:31

Participating in Your Own Life

November 14th, 2014 by G.

I wrote this post in my head, wide awake at 3 AM in an uncomfy bed.

Not the actual bed

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November 14th, 2014 13:19:25

Keeping the Saturday Holy

November 08th, 2014 by G.

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November 08th, 2014 23:36:06

Family Ghosts

October 31st, 2014 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life.  All is not well in Zion, but there are still pearls in the field. Brother Joseph and  Brother Brigham can rest content.

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October 31st, 2014 10:41:33

Growing Grass and Growing Kids

October 30th, 2014 by G.

I have a big, green lawn that wraps around the house. I just finished scattering gypsum and reseeding a few bare patches. That’s my lawncare routine: fertilizer once or twice a year, gypsum once or twice a year, pull dandelions, maybe spray for dandelions when my dander gets up, and reseed occasionally.  My kids mow it (high), and I water well. This is not a demanding routine. But it seems to work. My lawn isn’t manicured but it is cool and soft and looks inviting.

Lawns have a bad rap. They take up too much time, they take up too much space, they take up too much water. Water, I don’t think people should care about. Water is a renewable resource. Dearth of water in any one area is just a technical and political problem.

Lawns do take up some time and space. But so do kids. If kids are what your lawn is for, it takes away the problem. (more…)

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October 30th, 2014 10:00:17

Get Thee a Son

October 28th, 2014 by G.

On Mormon manliness. (more…)

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October 28th, 2014 10:51:15

A Little Child Like Me

October 20th, 2014 by G.

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October 20th, 2014 08:21:09

Blessed be the Yarns that Bind

October 06th, 2014 by G.

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October 06th, 2014 07:50:27

The Press of Years, the Press of Apples

September 15th, 2014 by G.

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September 15th, 2014 08:05:07

Next: Venture Capitalists

September 12th, 2014 by G.

diiiimples DOT COM, your three-year old says, and points to his face.

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September 12th, 2014 08:46:49

The Music of Our Sphere

September 08th, 2014 by G.

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September 08th, 2014 08:15:22

New Truths from Old

June 23rd, 2014 by G.

Many of the revelatory insights that have most reached to my soul have come when listening to a bland talk at church cover the same old ground in the same old way; when swapping pet platitudes in Elder’s Quorum with men I’ve known since I was a kid; and when re-reading scripture.

There is no novelty without familiarity.

The active mind when it hears a new thing considers arguments pro and con. When it hears an old thing, the active mind contemplates. It probes deeper.

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June 23rd, 2014 08:29:17

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April 30th, 2014 by G.

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April 30th, 2014 06:11:27

Religious, Not Spiritual

April 22nd, 2014 by G.

The human person has a very nearly infinite capacity for self-delusion. That’s why I consider myself religious… but not spiritual. Whatever in religious practice may seem dull, mundane, and ordinary is more to be trusted than those parts of it which seem highly emotional or consciousness-raising.

-thus Nick B. Steves, offered for consideration and not by way of endorsement.

Mormonism is a highly unusual mix of emotionalism and workmanlike pragmatism. The only other place I’ve seen that is the family: gooey sentiment, checkbooks, and diapers.

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