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Too Easy, Too Soon

April 19, 2009 | 13 comments

This morning I woke up to find my youngest child wearing accurately-buttoned church clothes and eating a hot breakfast that he had made without help. He might as well have handed me a pink slip. Read more »

Thank you, Valerie Hudson

April 15, 2009 | 95 comments

For the first time ever, I’ve read a defense of the anti-same-sex-marriage movement that didn’t make me cringe. HT: Nate Oman. Read more »

FHE: Proverbs 15:1

April 11, 2009 | 10 comments

I’m taking a break from the Gospel Fundamentals FHEs this week; if you’re really clever, you’ll be able to reverse engineer what kind of problems are plaguing the Smith household this week. Read more »


April 3, 2009 | 2 comments

I’m taking a break from the Gospel Fundamentals FHEs to do an Easter FHE next week and I’m posting this early because it requires a little prep work. Read more »

Santa Biblia

March 30, 2009 | 45 comments

A few years ago, as I was waiting for a temple session to begin, I began flipping the pages of the Spanish language Bible in front of me. Read more »

FHE Lesson #2

March 29, 2009 | 7 comments

Lesson #2: Our Life in Heaven Read more »

The Problem with the Unwritten Order of Things

March 27, 2009 | 103 comments

Can women offer the opening prayer in sacrament meeting? Read more »

Mormons Take over the World!

March 24, 2009 | 106 comments

Or, at least, most of Amazon’s best seller list. Read more »

FHE Lesson #1

March 23, 2009 | 21 comments

I’ve decided to start a new series of FHE lessons based on the Gospel Fundamentals book. Read more »

So you saw Big Love, then Googled to find out more about this Mormon temple weirdness, and ended up here.

March 15, 2009 | 135 comments

Hi. Read more »

Provident Living Idea

February 28, 2009 | 15 comments

Since more people are budget-minded these days, I thought I’d begin an occasional series of frugal ideas. Read more »


February 17, 2009 | 17 comments

I was intrigued by Adam’s link: “Legitimacy is the most precious resource of the state and should not be frittered away like this.” Read more »

Elijah and the Sealing Power

February 6, 2009 | 13 comments

I’ve been thinking about this week’s Relief Society lesson. Read more »

A Psalm for Inauguration Day

January 20, 2009 | 20 comments

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The Political is Personal

January 19, 2009 | 43 comments

This post is Janet’s fault. Read more »

The New Era 2.0

January 1, 2009 | 70 comments

The Church has a new website for youth, launched today. Read more »

A Christmas Story

December 24, 2008 | 13 comments

If a story about football brought tears to my eyes, you know it’s gotta be good. Read more »

Should My Prayers Be Whinier?

December 21, 2008 | 11 comments

The psalms are prayers. And some of them are real doozies. Read more »

The First Annual Times & Seasons Sentence Diagramming Contest

December 17, 2008 | 20 comments

Your challenge: diagram the sacrament prayers. Read more »

A More Fortunate Ensign Article

November 30, 2008 | 33 comments

Since I was rather critical of an Ensign article on the Word of Wisdom earlier this year, I feel obligated to point out that this month’s article on the Word of Wisdom is a much better piece. Read more »

What the Smith Boys Said This Year

November 29, 2008 | 19 comments

Previous installments can be accessed through this link. Read more »

That’s Trillion with a ‘T’

November 11, 2008 | 45 comments

Is anyone else just the teeniest bit bothered that the government wants to lend two trillion of our dollars but will not tell us to whom they are lending it or what kind of collateral they have? Read more »

How the Other Half Preaches

November 9, 2008 | 59 comments

A pool in our area had a free admission day this summer and I’m nothing if not cheap so there we were. Imagine the delighted looks on my kids’ faces when they saw not only a FREE pool, but FREE inflatable bouncers, FREE snowcones, FREE hot dogs, FREE chips, and FREE games with prizes. Read more »

Christmas Gifts for Kids

November 5, 2008 | 17 comments
Christmas Gifts for Kids

Let’s take about Christmas. Read more »