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Taking the Eggs for a Sunday Drive

March 23rd, 2015 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)

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March 23rd, 2015 15:51:31

Good Deeds Pierce the Veil

March 07th, 2015 by G.

It is night.  You are laying in bed.  The rising moon makes your curtains glow with a faint luminance.  Your mind and body are at rest.  You hear your wife breath in slow rhythm.  You think she is asleep. (more…)

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March 07th, 2015 09:18:01

This is My Boy. I Love Him and I’m Proud of Him.

February 16th, 2015 by G.

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February 16th, 2015 07:26:44

Investigators on Scout Sunday

February 09th, 2015 by G.

You have a new bishopric. This is their first Sunday. They are fumbling a little. The counselor releases your ward mission leader, Brother X, and then asks for a vote of thanks to him or her. He adlibs that the bishopric is here to serve the ward, if only through comic relief.

The theme for the talks is Boy Scouting.  You are worried; a nice investigator family with the cute little daughters of the world is attending for the first time.  The talks won’t have much to offer them, you think.  The first speaker is the Scoutmaster.  He has a bunch of girls, no boys.  “My job,” he says, “is to raise the kind of men I’d want my daughters to marry.”  Bingo.

A guy who moved in to your ward a year ago tells how a dream his little sister had, telling her to go to primary, brought him back into the church as a teenager (no one else in the family wanted to take her, so he got the detail).

In Elders’ Quorum your baby daughter belches like a hog after you give her a bottle. You spend the afternoon making lemon icecream and French fries for your oldest daughter’s birthday dinner.

That is your Mormon Sunday.

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February 09th, 2015 09:12:12

Some Benefits of Attending Sunday Meetings

February 05th, 2015 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life. Dan Peterson writes eloquently about going to church.

A small excerpt:

Some have noticed that, once Americans are out of high school and into their mid-twenties, most never sing much any more. A small thing, you might think, but not completely unimportant. Church, however, offers not only congregational singing, but the chance to participate in a choir. And, for some, the opportunity to play the piano and the organ on a regular basis. Good things. They keep music alive among ordinary people who aren’t professionals at it. We who participate in church have other sources of music beyond iPods. We’re not just passive consumers of it.

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February 05th, 2015 08:02:30

Love Talk

January 12th, 2015 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life.

Because your wife is the Stake Primary President and has to spend most Sundays out visiting other wards; because the two of you have a little baby; because she took your oldest daughter with her to help with the baby; because of all that, it is early Sunday afternoon, your middle daughters and little son are eating the sandwiches you made for them, and you are enjoying lassitude in the winter sun streaming through the windows. (more…)

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January 12th, 2015 11:21:52

As Terrible as an Army with Banners

December 22nd, 2014 by G.

On the sweetness of Mormon life (more…)

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December 22nd, 2014 09:30:09

Peace

December 21st, 2014 by Vader

Our ward had its Christmas program today in Sacrament Meeting.

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December 21st, 2014 23:50:27

The Brotherhood of the Hallway Church

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

On the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)

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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.

Tomatoes On the sweetness of Mormon life. (more…)

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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