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“Utah Valley Gothic” by Catherine Crenshaw

The mountains are far away. The mountains are close by. The mountains surround you like a fortress — or a cage. They are at...

“I Lost My Mormon Boy” by Jill Yancey

“I don’t want to go to church anymore.”  I can’t remember where I was when my husband said this to me, but I remember what...

“There Is No End to Matter” by LeAnne Bingham Hansen

Except for the fact we didn’t meet at BYU, we were the Mormon cliché. Six children, the first a month old on our first...

“Salt” by Bridget Verhaaren

I slide the toes of my white slippers back and forth on the chapel carpet while listening to hymns. There’s got to be a...

“Eve’s Choice / My Choice” by Christina Taber-Kewene

“Sister, would you read this passage and share your thoughts with the other members of the presidency? I think this should be our theme...

“Truth Over Comfort” by Valerie Hamaker

The evening began in a typical fashion. I entered a home filled with happy chatter and a kitchen counter laden with “girls night out”...

“Are We NOT All Mothers?” by Naomi Horne

It was a Saturday night and, like so many others, I’d tuned in to the scheduled session of General Conference. There was a familiarity...

“Falling” by Stephanie Sorensen

There is no such thing as original sin there is only burgeoning wildness and wonder daring us to see staring us in our faces — Colm Mac Con Iomaire I...

“A Rose by Any Other Name” by Shamae Budd

What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet. — William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet (Act...

“Flirt to Convert” by Sherrie L.M. Gavin

“I’m more of a ‘flirt to convert’ missionary,” said a fellow Young Woman, laughing. It was a Sunday back in the 1980s. We were learning...
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