Tag: musings

The universe has spoken

I rode to Philly with several ladies from the ward this morning planning to go to the temple. When we got here, my recommend was expired. It’s my fault, of course. I should have checked it before I left. But it’s just as well. I’m not sure I could pass an interview anyway at the

Why I go to Church

I was able to go to Relief Society for the first time in ages today. It was just like the RS meeting you probably attended: women of different backgrounds sat listening to a teacher of firm faith but no training try with erratic success to engage the class on weightier topics. The sister who talks

I am a prophetess

Okay, I’m not really a prophetess. But I am a super good critic of Church programs, as I found the other day when reading some old blog posts. Back in 2012, I used the words “church-supported family gospel study” to describe my wish for a church-wide gospel study program for Seminary coordinated with Sunday School,

Re-Return of the groundhog

These blasted groundhogs are making me crazy. Where the heck are they coming from? Are they like cabbage patch kids — sprouting up under a leaf somewhere? For real, how can there possibly be so many groundhogs in this world? I started a compost heap in the old cut flower bed, and two greedy groundhogs

If God is omnipresent

I read something yesterday about the nature of God — that He is omnipresent, omnipotent, and omniscient. It was an argument against the ideas of Mormonism’s God with parts made by a Trinitarian. I thought it fairly reasoned. But if God is omnipresent, how can humans be separated from Him? If we aren’t separated from

Days to Maturity

One of the most interesting things about gardening is how freakishly accurate “days to maturity” is for plants. I have beans and squash that are about to come in this week just about to the day on the seed package. As the mother of a proto-adult male, I’m thinking wistfully that it’d be nice if

On Book of Mormon Geography

I spent quite some time this summer looking at problems with the Book of Mormon. There are certainly some that are difficult to explain, and for me personally, I find it to be not as internally consistent as we claim (this can be used as proof it is made up or proof of multiple authorship,


There’s a know-it-all troll on Dan Petersen’s FB page who likes to try and stir up controversy. If I thought he might be worth talking to, I’d engage. Some innocently do. I was tempted to engage today when he asked some questions of another viewer: So, here’s what I’d say to Kolby if I thought

On eyesight and age

As I’ve gotten older, I’ve noticed my eyes have started to go fuzzy. Everyone told me it would happen when I hit my forties, and I ignored them, believing myself to be the exceptional exception. Turn out I’m not exceptional after all. My eyes are getting worse and worse. I can still read at a