Why the Opening Prayer of the General Women’s Session Was Historical

Posted by in Religion on 24. Jan, 2015 | No Comments Yet

In the General Women’s Session this fall, Sister Dorah Mkhabela of Soweto, South Africa gave the opening prayer. Many Mormons have noted the historical importance of watching the first woman of African descent to give a prayer in a conference session.

The Proverbial Elephant, Non-overlapping Magisteria, and Gifts of the Spirit

Posted by in Religion on 08. Oct, 2014 | 1 Comment

I can’t help but laugh at the ridiculous title of this post, but I swear to you that I tie all the ideas together.

Finding Solace in Poetry

Posted by in Religion on 23. Jun, 2014 | No Comments Yet

Could it be that I, of all people, have acquired an appreciation for poetry? Maybe. Maybe a little. Not for impenetrable poetry perhaps, but for poetry that’s nothing but words artfully arranged and meaningful. Lately, I’ve encountered two poems that really help me feel better about life.

Each Life That Touches Ours for Good

Posted by in Religion on 22. Jun, 2014 | No Comments Yet

So goes the familiar Mormon hymn:

Each life that touches ours for good
Reflects thine own great mercy, Lord.

Let’s Enlarge the Tent of Zion

Posted by in Religion on 22. Jun, 2011 | 1 Comment

The following is pulled from a talk given by the President of the Oakland Stake in California in Fall 2010, as reported by Carol Lynn Pearson, a member of that stake, in a talk she gave in the recent Mormon Stories Conference entitled “No More Us Vs. Them”. Our purpose is to enlarge the tent of Zion by showing an increase in charity, both as individuals and as congregations.