President Spencer W. Kimball reminded us that “we do not go to Sabbath meetings to be entertained. … We go to worship the Lord. … If the service is a failure to you, you have failed. No one can worship Continue reading Why weekly Sacrament Meeting attendance?
Part of an LDS ward conference is to hold a sustaining vote for the layered hierarchy of church leadership. The act of sustaining leadership has been a troublesome event ever since I resumed attending an LDS ward full time in Continue reading Ward Conference and the sustaining vote
Years ago, the family ward I attended always gave out potted marigolds on Mother’s Day. The primary children sang songs and embarrassed their mothers by pulling faces or making rabbit ears for their neighbor, or crying and pulling up their Continue reading Mormon church Mother’s Day gifts
Church made me sad in a way. In Sunday School the instructor actually said, in response to a comment, “We must only teach doctrine in church as milk, not meat, so that we do not give meat to people who are not Continue reading Starving at church, and it’s not even Fast Sunday
On Tuesday night JB and I were craving a sweet ending to our day. Dinner had been provided by the hotel with a BBQ on the terrace, which gave us a “meal” we could purchase. We attempted to call ahead Continue reading The parable of the creme brûlée
For the first time in weeks I am sitting on my deck, enjoying the sunset. It is all pink and soft. I have a glass of wine to enjoy and the sounds of the small child having a screaming temper Continue reading pink evening
I love the way you touch my hair at church. It makes me feel so connected to you, makes the service an intimate spiritual event that we share in public view. You sit on the outside of the bench and Continue reading just between you and me and the rest of the world
These last few days (weeks, actually) I have been wandering around the question of updating my married name. Don’t ask why it has been such a bloody process, but through it all, JB has been patient and listened and listened, Continue reading what’s in a name?
There is something so very odd about being married and I cannot put my finger on it. Maybe it is simply that unknown impending change that is screwing with my head. Maybe it is that on the outside everything is Continue reading scrounging up some GUMPTION (in 100 days or less…)
It was LDS general conference this weekend. JB and I spent the last two days on our bed (did you catch that? OUR bed) listening to parts of all four sessions, with my laptop streaming the video feed from LDS.org Continue reading a very mormon weekend