NOTICE: This index was created in an effort to inform and un-confuse any reader as to the painful and struggling progression of my faith journey from active, TBM (true-believing Mormon) to what I am in my most recent post. Rather than edit the content unrecognizable or delete it into oblivion, I thought this solution was the most honest thing to do with my blog. So judge, study, ignore, dissect, mock, binge-read, criticize or psychoanalyze it silly.  Your moccasins are solely YOURS walk in, as are mine.

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FEBRUARY 2010 

12 Posts
12 TOTAL

GOING TO CHURCH WITH THIEVES
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who publish Thieves.

HOW TO DRIVE YOUR LIBRARIAN CRAZY
I got the kids and myself into a pickle with an essential oil, and it wasn’t even Dill.

LITTLE PINK i
Little pink eye, no one loves you! Oil make you go away!

CURSE OF THE ACROCHORDONS
How to break the evil spell of skin tags with essential oils.

HAPPY KIDS AT BATH TIME
Why essential oils and water really mix with kids.

CHLORINE-FREE AND STILL CLEAN
How and why to clean without chlorine. It’s not just for hypothyroids.

LIFE WITHOUT FLUORIDE
An important post for everyone who brushes their teeth or drinks municipal water… especially those with thyroid conditions.

A VERY VOMIT VACATION
The story of how I discovered that the scope and power of essential oils was much greater than I’d originally assumed.

THERE IS A BALM IN LAVENDER
I’m burning to tell you why Lavender is the one essential oil you should always have on hand.

KILLING ME SOFTLY
If you lock Katie “The Nose” Moore in a room with artificial air-fresheners, you’d better pad the walls and make sure it’s sound-proof.

WE ARE NOT LEFT COMFORTLESS
Non-toxic relief from teething and mouth pain is possible with an essential oil used by dentists for many years.

MAKING A VALIANT EFFORT
Recovering from domestic abuse and the associated burn-out of the endocrine system can be difficult, but there’s help to be found for those who seek it.

MARCH 2010 

12 Posts
24 TOTAL

I BEG TO DIFFER WITH JULIETTE
Our experience comparing lavender essential oils produced by different companies.

BAD MOMMY!
Fiery diatribe against mainstream medicine from a lemming who finally woke up. Roast me and my family? Not if I’m heading for something other than their cliff!!

TAKE YOUR PICK
When our taste buds and our minds are at war, there’s always a consequence to the choice. This post is all about what essential oils can do when we’ve listened to our brainless taste buds.

RECOVERING FROM ADDICTION
A heartfelt post offering help and hope to anyone suffering with an addiction.

CRAWLING THE WALLS?
As a public service message, Katie discloses the essential oil that helps her to deal compassionately with children who have not yet learned to control their own behavior and adults who try to control hers.

OF NOSES AND SKIN: GOOD OILS VS. BAD
Most people don’t realize that the skin they’re in is an organ. Katie blogs on the importance of choosing carefully that which we smear and snort.

A FRIEND TO MAN
How going portable with essential oils makes it possible to be a helpful man instead of a caveman. Even a hermit can do it.

ESSENTIAL OILS: THEY’RE THE BEES KNEES
A post in defense of the honeybee, addressed to their keepers.

BEATING BUG BITES
Why my family and I can enjoy the outdoors again, no longer having to worry about West Nile Virus, Lymes Disease or other pest-born plagues.

MMMM! SMELL THOSE FRESHLY SPREAD CHEMICALS
Why I’d rather live next to a pig farm than a chem lawn any day.

RELAXING TO SLEEP
Q: What’s tons better than sleeping pills, chronic narcolepsy, dope or carbon monoxide? A: Read the post! (It’s still legal… so buy yours while there’s still time!)

UP ON MY SOAPBOX
Shave, shower, bathe, wash and moisturize without having to compromise

AUGUST 2010

2 Posts
26 TOTAL

MYRRH AND OTHER ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SAFE PREGNANCY AND CHILDBIRTH
When an emergency necessitated a hospital delivery, Pitocin stepped in but not over our boundaries. How essential oils and Ningxia Red made all the difference.

SAFE AND HAPPY FIRST BATH FOR BABY
My review of what I’ve found works best for bathing infants, from on their skin to what they’re in! Young-Living scrubba-dub in your Tummy Tub!

SEPTEMBER 2010

2 Posts
28 TOTAL

SAY AHHH!
The truth about tonsils and how to protect them.

HINTS FROM THE CHEF
How cayenne pepper and lavender oil helped out in the kitchen when the Swedish Chef mistook Katie’s finger for a carrot.

OCTOBER 2010

10 Posts
38 TOTAL

TO DO OR NOT TO DO? THAT IS THE DIAPER
Katie’s soliloquy of her struggle to be true to her better self and choose cloth diapering. Includes a positive review of mamasloveathome.com Susan Lovig’s very helpful home business.

CONFESSIONS OF A SAL SUDS ADDICT
High on humor, in this post Katie bubbles over with praise for the Dr. Bronners product she simply can’t live without.

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE
A post in observance of his year’s Blogger Day theme, Clean Water outlines Katie’s experiences with various water-purifying ideologies and filtration systems.

THE SCHOOL OF NATURAL HEALING
A serious review of the online Family Herbalist course Katie is taking with the School of Natural Healing.

SOCK WARS
Teasing praise for a husband’s love of socks and a positive review of SOS From Texas, all wrapped up in a Star Wars package.

HALLOWEEN’S COMING: MY GRINCHFEST BEGINS
Mulling over the symbolism and consequences of how we knowingly and unknowingly celebrate the holidays. (Topic continued here)

THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF GINGERBREAD
If you’re going to complain about a problem, better have some solutions in mind, too. Katie tells how truly toppling negative dietary habits requires a few turn keys. Includes a review of the recipe collection written by Traci Sellers.

SWEETS FOR THE SWEET
In dietary matters and in life, there is no dilemma between being able to enjoy the sweetness of life and doing what you know is best.

THE INDEPENDENT AMERICAN’S ALTERNATIVE TO OBAMACARE
What Independent American citizens can do to safeguard their medical independence in the face of state-run healthcare.

THE SURVIVOR TOYBOX
Katie muses over her experiences with SURVIVOR, Toy Story style. What makes a toy worth buying and keeping, along with tips and recommendations gained in the trenches of experience. Hyperlinks included.

NOVEMBER 2010

6 Posts
44 TOTAL

HONESTY DOESN’T COME IN A BOTTLE
A sincere description of the Power behind and beyond the power of essential oils in emotional recovery and spiritual development.

BEHIND THE SMILE
Corroborating and correlating evidence of the power we wield when we lift the fork. A discussion and compelling personal application of the nutritional teachings of Dr. Weston Price and Dr. John R. Christopher.

COLD FUZZIES
A review of Young Living’s Lavender Foaming Hand Soap and why using it is a “you-win-I-win” situation for this busy Mom and her little kids.

PISS AND VINEGAR AT 3:00 A.M.
What it’s like to be a hypothyroid Mommy in the wee-wee hours of the morning

A PERFECT GRAVEYARD OF BURIED HOPES
Appliance-centered musings on the sacrifice required to obtain and keep the blessing of good health.

TAME THE ASPERITY!
Pondering the reasons why consumers are deceived or allowed themselves to be deceived when it comes to artificial sweeteners and other synthetic “foods”.

DECEMBER 2010

5 Posts
49 TOTAL

MONKEY SEE? MONKEY DO!!
Planet  of the Apes? Maybe… if common, everyday good citizens – the silent  majority- continue to keep themselves powerless by not using the power they already have

INFANT PAIN: FENNEL TO THE RESCUE
Straight from the trenches of Howling Baby Hollow, Katie relates what helped both sides finally find peace.

NO-NO-NA-NAUSEA!!
Herbal help for headache and nausea of unknown cause and origin, thanks to the School of Natural Healing and Doctor Me.

PINKEYE, REVISITED
Turning back to the subject of pinkeye, and the presumed infallibility of the Germ Theory.

RED RASPBERRY LEAF TEA… REALLY
Katie tells why the only bogey-man lurking around Red Raspberry Leaf tea is the one wearing a stethoscope and white coat.

JANUARY 2011

3 Posts
52 TOTAL

DON’T FEED THE PERISHING NON-PERISHIBLES!
The short-and-stout little teapot finally steams up and boils over about the multigenerational nutritional deprivation of the poor at our well-meaning but ignorant hands. 

I 😦 BIG PHARMA
Syncopatic Gulliveric anti-mainstream medicine musings from my upside-down snowglobe. Plus, the parable of the soundboard: Hippocrates vs. Democrates. But wait… I’m not upside-down. YOU are.

THE MARRIAGE OF TRUE MINDS
Long lost loves meet again: Four Thieves, meet Garlic and Vinegar. Young Living, meet The School of Natural Healing. Just call me Detective Yente.

MAY 2011

1 Post
53 TOTAL

CHASING THE ELUSIVE GREEN EGG
Dying eggs using natural materials, a four-year veteran resists the temptation to return to the easy way, and for her pains, stumbles upon the solution to making the much-coveted green color.

JULY 2011

1 Post
54 TOTAL

WHO’S SITTING ON YOUR EGG?
My sorrowful opinion piece on the effects of the growing worldwide maternal abdication of their God-given right and role.

AUGUST 2011

1 Post
55 TOTAL

ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU SMILE
A review of  two of Dr. Christopher’s herbal calcium formulas.

NOVEMBER 2011

2 Posts
8 Posts for 2011

57 TOTAL

THE STEWARD
 A poem by Carol Lynn Pearson that sums up my feelings about the unwitting unrighteous dominion even good men sometimes exercise upon those they say they love most in favor of what/who they love more.

A KOREAN PARENT’S BOOKLIST
For non-native English speakers,  it is difficult to discern what books to buy or to read to your children in the English language.  I’m here to help with a list of truly wonderful literature.

JUNE 2012

1 Post
58 TOTAL

ME THE HUMAN GUINEA PIG: ONLINE JOURNAL OF MY SELF-EXPERIMENT WITH ASEA
 Our intrepid blogger’s public journal of the effects, if any, of her experimental use of ASEA.

JULY 2012

1 Post
59 TOTAL

THE “OILSTORIES” FAMILY BRINE-CURED DILL PICKLE RECIPE
An admitted pickle plagiarist shares the brine-cured dill pickle recipe she created from combining what she thought were the most authentic pickle recipes available on the internet

SEPTEMBER 2012

1 Post
3 Posts for 2012

60 TOTAL

STOP THE MADNESS AND LIVE
Blog Review of  the Revised Edition of Stop The Thyroid Madness

JANUARY 2013

5 Posts
65 TOTAL

MISSION 2013: TURNING STONES AND GNAWING BONES
Gumshoe Katie is on a secret-squirrel mission in 2013, and you get to be a part of it!

BA BAO CHA: THE ORIGINAL NINGXIA RED?
Wolfberries: You can get them in shiny packaging as NingXia Red, or you can drink Ba Bao Cha, the original version.  It’s your choice… and your pocketbook.

SLIQUE WILLY
At what point is it unethical to use religion to advance a company and then deny the tenants of that faith to sell a product?  One Young Living distributor’s account of how Slique brought her to a crisis of faith with the CEO and the company. 

MORE ABOUT MYRRH
A brief  I compiled about the history, traditional uses, and virtues of myrrh which I compiled as part of a gift for some friends.  Written during the 2012 Christmas season.

FRANKINCENSE FACTS
A brief  I compiled about the history, traditional uses, and virtues of  frankincense which I compiled as part of a gift for some friends.  Written during the 2012 Christmas season.

MARCH 2013

1 Post
66 TOTAL

LEFT BEHIND, THE UNITED NATIONS VERSION
What kingdom are YOU calling for? 

AUGUST 2013

1 Post
3 Posts for 2013

67 TOTAL

THE HYPOTHYROID FILES (REBLOG)
Interesting nutritional and supplemental information on hypothyroidism swiped from another website.

APRIL 2014

2 Posts
69 TOTAL

SARDONICALLY SMILING WITH SILVER COAT HANGERS
“She wipeth her mouth and saith I have done no wickedness.” A Pro-Life opinion-piece sure to offend somebody.

ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM
Possible alternative to pharmaceuticals, courtesy of DoTerra.

JUNE 2014

1 Post
70 TOTAL

IN DEFENSE OF HOMESCHOOLING
Quotes from LDS Homeschooling in California website, PLUS others I have added, because I can not say these things any better.

JULY 2014

12 Posts
82 TOTAL

VOICES FROM ANTIQUITY: WHAT BIRTH CHAIRS TEACH US ABOUT BIRTH, MIDWIFERY & OURSELVES
Text of a paper I originally submitted 9 Nov 2013 for HIST 184 at Midwives College of Utah.

RESEARCHING HEALTH DISPARITY AMONG NATIVE AMERICANS
Text of a paper I originally submitted 19 Nov 2013 for SOSC 150 at Midwives College of Utah.

HOW THE JJ WAY MOVES THEORY INTO ACTION
Text of a paper I originally submitted 04 Dec 2013 for SOSC 150 at Midwives College of Utah

THE EFFICACY OF THE MIDWIVES MODEL OF CARE
TEXT of a paper I originally submitted 23 Nov 2013 for MDWF 100 at Midwives College of Utah

CHILDBIRTH REFLECTION PAPER
TEXT of a paper I originally submitted 01 Oct 2013 for MDWF 100 at Midwives College of Utah

ENHANCED MIDWIFERY TIMELINE AND ADDRESSING BARRIERS
TEXT of a paper I originally submitted 10 Oct 2013 for HIST 184 at Midwives College of Utah

ADDRESSING THE MICRONUTRITIONAL NEEDS OF HYPOTHYROID PREGNANCY
TEXT of a paper I originally submitted 12 Nov 2013 for ENGL 201 at Midwives College of Utah

THE SAFETY OF HOMEBIRTH
Text of a major paper I submitted 09 Dec 2013 for my MDWF 100 course at Midwives College of Utah

WEIRDO COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET EVEN MORE: HOMEOPATHY & CHIROPRACTIC vs LYME & HYPOTHYROID = PREGNANCY
Letting some of the skeletons come out of my closet and dance offensively before your very eyes. If you can get over your shock, a miracle is described, nonetheless. (Part I of II. See related post, Lost Unto This World)

LOST UNTO THIS WORLD
2014: The year all of my pretty illusions about the alternative childbirth movement were utterly shattered. (Part II of II. See related post, Weirdo Coming Out Of The Closet Even More).

CHILDBIRTH FOR DUMMIES: WHAT NOT TO DO
The long and bloody story of my experiences in the allopathic treatment and management of that horrible condition called “the female reproductive system”.

THE SPIDER AND THE FLY
The classic poem by Mary Howitt.  Wish someone had read it to me when I was young.

AUGUST 2014

1 Post
83 TOTAL

I MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT
Rejoice! The hounds of hell are awake and frothing at the mouth!

NOVEMBER 2014

1 Post
84 TOTAL

HOW TO REALLY HELP THE POOR AT CHRISTMAS
How important sensitive giving and grateful receiving are to preserving and enlarging the true spirit and hope of Christmas.

DECEMBER 2014

1 Post
18 Posts for 2014

85 TOTAL

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS: BEGINNING WITH THE END IN MIND
How freedom of conscience and the exercise of integrity and intelligence led us to becoming a Santa-free home.

JANUARY 2015

1 Post
86 TOTAL

THE BRAVEST BATTLE
Poem by Joaquin Miller. A favorite of mine.

FEBRUARY 2015

2 Posts
88 TOTAL

I AM A CHILD OF GOD
Because of the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ, which includes the Book of Mormon, the true Priesthood power of God, and living prophets again on the earth, I know who I REALLY was, I know who I REALLY am, and I know who I REALLY can become, if I will live for it.

THE LAST WORTHLESS EVENING
That dark night of Gethsemane was not the last worthless evening for our Savior; it was the very reason he came to this earth: What repentance, love and forgiveness are… and what they are NOT.

MARCH 2015

3 Posts
91 TOTAL

LORD GEORGE HALL
“There is no doubt that the life one leads and the thoughts one thinks are registered plainly on the face.” From an address by  Spencer W. Kimball, with additional quotes and connected illustrations compiled by me.

HEMOCHROMATOSIS: THE INVISIBLE FOUNDATION
It might not just be the halide family of heavy metals that lies beneath hypothyroidism. Overlooked is the role iron intake and metabolization has to play.

CREATIVE WAYS TO FEED LDS MISSIONARIES
Non-traditional examples of what you can do to help feed the missionaries, with recipes and the story behind the breakfast idea.

APRIL 2015

1 Post
92 TOTAL

ONE LDS MOTHER’S VIEWPOINT IN REGARD TO ROUTINE INFANT CIRCUMCISION
My decidedly anti-circumcision viewpoint, based on careful study of LDS teachings, prayer, personal revelation, and experience raising intact sons of my own.

MAY 2015

8 Posts
100 TOTAL

TRUE BOY BLUE
A poem I wrote for my infant son about the faith in Christ and courage I hope he always has in these last days.

THE TOTAL AWESOMENESS OF JOCHEBED
Adventures in scripture study reaffirm that regardless of our own eyes, God’s ever know the truth about the awesome women in His kingdom.

PUT YOUR HAND IN HIS HAND
(Modified Lyrics) So just keep your hand in the hand of The Man From Galilee.

MOTHER IN ISRAEL (REBLOG)
Article by Sydney Smith Reynolds on the significance and meaning of the title and office known as Mother in Israel.

GOING AS A LAMB
TRANSCRIPTION for autoharp of Short and Wilberg’s arrangement of the Appalachian folk song, The Dying Soldier. VIDEO presentation of the same. I created both as a personal testimony of the American prophet, Joseph Smith Jr.

LEAP OF FAITH
A WWII-era story about the kind of trust required to act in faith.

RADIATE!
David O. McKay’s teachings on the power of personal influence, et cetera

IN THAT LOVELY TEMPLE
(Modified Lyrics)  In That Lovely Temple, an LDS arrangement of In That Old Churchyard

JUNE 2015

2 Posts
102 TOTAL

THE RAINBOW CONNECTION
Defending the symbol of the rainbow and it’s connection to Christianity and traditional marriage (Part 1 of 2).

THE RAINBOW CONNECTION 2
Defending the symbol of the rainbow and it’s connection to Christianity and traditional marriage (Part 2 of 2).

JULY 2015

4 Posts
106 TOTAL

LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD
The long-standing conflict between how Libertines and Keepers of Liberty understand Love and Law. The symbolism of Lady Justice described correctly. With a few illustrative stories, including the Star-Thrower.

SIGNS FOLLOW THEM THAT BELIEVE
How I believe Heaven itself hallowed the mission and message of Elder Boyd K Packer in the last week of his passing into Light.

TRIALS OF THE HUMAN GUINEA PIG: FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE, WE MEET AT LAST
Trying a new path toward controlling my Hashimoto’s by working with a practitioner of functional medicine.

TRIALS OF THE HUMAN GUINEA PIG: TRUTH AND LIMBO
This guinea pig learns how to juggle spiritual and physical needs with the realities of time, truth and the pocketbook.

AUGUST 2015

3 Posts
109 TOTAL

HE SHALL BE DESTROYED
Five times the prophet John Taylor taught an unchanging principle about adultery within and without the New and Everlasting Covenant. Why was I never taught this and why isn’t it taught now?

BALD EAGLE: A THIEF AND A COWARD (REBLOG)
Combination of articles found on the internet about the true inner nature of the animal Benjamin Franklin correctly condemned

SUPPORTING AND SUSTAINING LDS CHURCH LEADERS
How and why I, as an LDS woman, render intelligent obedience to my church leaders, and find peace and happiness in my choice.

OCTOBER 2015

2 Posts
111 TOTAL

A WOMAN’S ANSWER TO A MAN’S QUESTION
A poem by Mary T. Lathrap for all the Fanny Prices of the world.

TRIALS OF THE HUMAN GUINEA PIG: WOW! AND AGAIN I SAY, WOW!
October 2015 update on my journey with using holistic (functional) medicine to address my Hashimoto’s auto-immune disease

DECEMBER 2015

1 Post
24 Posts for 2015

112 TOTAL

“TRIALS” OF THE… NAW, GIRL! IT’S GLOATFEST TIME!
December 2015 update on my journey with using holistic (functional) medicine to address my Hashimoto’s auto-immune disease

APRIL 2016

1 Post
113 TOTAL

WHY THEY NEVER LEAVE THEIR WINDOWS
Why the mockers in the Great and Spacious Building REALLY never leave their windows

MAY 2016

2 Posts
115 TOTAL

HAVE YOU FORGOT?
If John Taylor’s voice sounded like Edna Mode’s, we’d have quite the unforgettable reminder…

I AM, YES, I AM A CHILD OF GOD
 A second blog post on the same topic:  I AM a Child of God,  because YES, it’s really THAT important! I originally presented this material as a Relief Society lesson on May 23, 2016

AUGUST 2016

7 Posts
122 TOTAL

WILFORD WOODRUFF’S LIST OF EMINENT MEN AND WOMEN – ST GEORGE TEMPLE, 1877
A resource list of lives worth learning from, and emulating in my own life.

THEY ARE ALL GOOD IN THEIR PLACES 
“What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.” Why it is no sin to excel by obedience.

LEGITIMIZING UNRIGHTEOUS DOMINION, PART 1 (REBLOG)
Excellent online post from The Millennial Star. Written by ldsphilosopher on Dec 26 2011

LEGITIMIZING UNRIGHTEOUS DOMINION, PART 1.5 (REBLOG)
Excellent online post from The Millenial Star. Written by ldsphilosopher on Jan 24 2012

PRIESTHOOD AND BIRTHRIGHT: THE SAME RULES APPLY
From the premortal realm until now, this beautiful sermon explains what the righteous and fully authorized exercise of the Priesthood birthright looks like, and why.

AND THEY SHALL BE ONE FLESH
A talk on the 7th commandment that I gave in LDS sacrament meeting on July 24, 2016

EMERGENCY CHILDBIRTH & BORN FREE (REBLOG) 
pdf of”Emergency Childbirth – A Manual” by Gregory J White along with pdf of “Born Free: Unassisted Childbirth in North America” by Rixa Freeze

SEPTEMBER 2016

1 Post
11 Posts for 2016

123 Total

WEB ARTICLES FOR PREGNANT WOMEN
New information about the continuation and growth of allopathic corruption discovered during my most recent pregnancy (2016)

JANUARY 2017

8 Posts
131 Total

THERE IS A BALM IN GILEAD
(Original lyrics). Forgiveness and Repentance form one eternal round: What mercy I show others from God can than be found.

WHAT WAS STILL WICK
I am sharing my story just to make it crystal clear to anyone who might wonder – when they survey the ashes that such fires left behind in my soul – what was still wick

PRACTICING PRIESTCRAFT – HOW THE PORNOGRAPHY EPIDEMIC IS KILLING LDS FAMILIES (AND THEY DON’T EVEN REALIZE IT)
(REBLOG) LDS men who binge on porn lose the right of the priesthood. That means that when they attempt to exercise the Holy Priesthood of God, they do so without authority and are engaged in priestcraft!

TRIALS OF THE HUMAN GUINEA PIG: NEW BEGINNINGS
THIS is the bandwagon I’m climbing on today, and every day ever afterward: Actually living the Word of Wisdom through following a  Whole Foods Plant Based (WFPB) “Eat the Rainbow” Vegan diet.

THERE IS A BALM IN GILEAD (EXTENDED)
(Original lyrics). Jesus is the Balm of Gilead that makes the wounded whole. Jesus is the Balm of Gilead that heals the sin-sick soul.

THE LAST WORTHLESS GAMBLE
While listening to the song, “The Key”, the lyrics jumped out at me in a way I had not seen before. It was like listening to a play, and the play had very familiar characters.

THE BRIDGE BUILDER
Poem by Will Allen Dromgoole. Why I try to shine lights and build bridges.

THE FINE LINE WE WALK
The fine line of agency we walk: between judgement and charity, between righteousness and evil.

MARCH 2017

9 Posts
140 Total

SONGS OF THE HEART
The day I literally “bore a song away” from my Sunday School class. Thanks, Aaron.

PATRIARCHY AND MATRIARCHY (REBLOG)
Article by Hugh Nibley about the power struggle begun and fomented by Lucifer, the father of lies.

THE MEANING OF THE ATONEMENT (REBLOG)
Talk by W Cleon Skousen on the meaning of the Atonement of Jesus Christ

MOANA – A PARABLE OF CHRIST – PART 1
My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 1: Introduction, Symbolism, The Koru Spiral, The Double Koru Spiral, Moana.

MOANA – A PARABLE OF CHRIST – PART 2
My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 2: The Village of Motonui, The Ocean and Grandma Tala

MOANA – A PARABLE OF CHRIST – PART 3
My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 3: The Veiled Cave; The Voyagers – WayFinders – Ancestors;  The Necklace; Heihei the Rooster

MOANA – A PARABLE OF CHRIST – PART 4
My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 4: Maui, The Fish Hook, Maui’s Animal Forms

MOANA – A PARABLE OF CHRIST – PART 5
My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 5: The Kakamora, Tamatoa the Crab

MOANA – A PARABLE OF CHRIST – PART 6  
My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 6: The Heart of Te Fiti; Te Ka ~ Te Fiti

AUGUST 2017

2 Posts
142 Total

WHAT’S A RAMEUMPTOM, DADDY?
Prose by Robert Nelson Jr which touches on the hypocrisies extant in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

TWO TREES: THE REAL ALL ABOUT EVE
(REBLOG) LDS Scholar Valarie Cassler’s wonderful, thought-provoking view of Eve’s role

OCTOBER 2017

57 Posts
76 Posts for 2017
199 Total

A IS FOR AFFECTIONATE
A in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

A IS FOR APPRECIATE
A in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

A IS FOR ABLE
A in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

B IS FOR BENEVOLENCE
B in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

C IS FOR CHASTITY
C in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

C IS FOR COMMUNICATION
C in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

C IS FOR CHARITY
C in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

C IS FOR COURAGE
C in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

D IS FOR DEDICATION AND DEVOTION
D in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

D IS FOR DILLIGENCE
D in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

E IS FOR EDIFY
E in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

E IS FOR EMPATHY
E in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

F IS FOR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST
F in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

F IS FOR FORGIVENESS
F in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

F IS FOR FATHERLY
F in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

G IS FOR GUILELESS
G in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

G IS FOR GENTLENESS
G in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

G IS FOR GENEROSITY
G in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

G IS FOR GRATITUDE
G in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

H IS FOR HONESTY
H in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

H IS FOR HONOR
H in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

I IS FOR INTEGRITY
I in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

I IS FOR INTIMACY
I in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

J IS FOR JOY
J in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

J IS FOR JUSTLY JUDGING RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT
J in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

K IS FOR KEEPER
K in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

K IS FOR KINDNESS
K in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

L IS FOR LAUGHTER
L in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

L IS FOR LOYALTY
L in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

L IS FOR LONGSUFFERING
L in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

M IS FOR MARRAIGE
M in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

M IS FOR MEEKNESS
M in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

M IS FOR MERCY
M in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

M IS FOR MUSIC
M in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

N IS FOR NURTURE
N in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

O IS FOR OPTIMISM
O in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

O IS FOR OVERLOOK
O in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

P IS FOR PERSUASION
P in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

P IS FOR PRAYER
P in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

P IS FOR PUFF PREVENTION
P in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

P IS FOR PEACEMAKER
P in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

Q IS FOR QUEST
Q in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

R IS FOR RECREATION
R in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

R IS FOR REPENTANCE
R in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

R IS FOR RESPECT & REVERENCE
R in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

S IS FOR SACRIFICE
S in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

S IS FOR SELF-MASTERY
S in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

S IS FOR SERVICE
S in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

S IS FOR STUDY
S in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

T IS FOR TOLERANCE
T in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

T IS FOR TRUSTWORTHY
T in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

U IS FOR UNITY
U in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

V IS FOR VIRTUE
V in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

W IS FOR WISDOM
W in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

W IS FOR WORK
W in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

Y IS FOR YIELDING
Y in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

Z IS FOR ZEALOUS
Z in The ABC’s of Domestic Violence Prevention (TBM LDS)

JANUARY 2018

4 Posts
203 Total

LITTLE HEMLOCK HYMN
Lyrics retelling the Book of Mormon’s warning description of the people of the Rameumptom, put to the familiar tune of “The Little Drummer Boy”

A LONG PULL, A STRONG PULL AND A PULL ALTOGETHER
(REBLOG) Two sermons about unity by the prophet Brigham Young which frankly answered long-standing questions regarding unrighteous dominion while simultaneously correcting and encouraging me.

THE GOSPEL NET
(REBLOG) Teachings of Brigham Young about a sign of Christ’s true church and my studies of them

THAT WHICH RINGS TRUE
A carol of praise to the Lord for the life of President Thomas S Monson, and for all the prophets

MARCH 2018

2 Posts
205 Total

IF THINE EYE OFFEND THEE (REBLOG)
James F Stoddard II, with L Hannah Stoddard discuss the proper parameters of receiving  revelation, heeding revelation and the ultimate Authority to whom we owe obedience.

LOVE FOR AND FORGIVENESS OF ENEMIES
(REBLOG) The full discourse originally delivered by Joseph F. Smith.

APRIL 2018

3 Posts
208 Total

WHICH PART IS MINE AND WHICH PART IS YOURS
Previously unpublished post, updated and published in June 2019

THE SWORD OF JUSTICE
Who will defend virtue and truth with the sword of justice? If he won’t, then she will.

CHOOSE THE LIGHT: HOMESCHOOL
The homeschooling application of an LDS General Conference address originally delivered in October 2015 by Elder Vern P Stanfill of the Seventy.

MAY 2018

18 Posts
226 TOTAL

THE GOOD OLD SHIP ZION
Chronological compilation of all the LDS General Authority quotes I could find on the Good Old Snag Ship Zion

HEALING FROM SEXUAL ABUSE (REBLOG)
Best LDS General Authority talk ever on abuse and how to best help the abused heal. By a true messenger from the Father, Sister Chieko Okazaki

A THINKING MORMON WOMAN
A story from my family history: when Brother Misogynist met up with My Mother

APPLYING THE ATONEMENT
My testimony of our loving Savior, Jesus Christ.  The power to be found in applying his Atonement in our lives is true, real and ever faithful. 

MORE BOOK OF MORMON STORIES
Lyrics for Book of Mormon Stories featuring women and the promise of America.

OUR BOOK OF MORMON CHRISTMAS TREES
How our family enriched our celebrations of the Savior through the Book of Mormon 

THE COACH AND THE KINGDOM
My arrangement of the story told by Elder Boyd K. Packer and the prophet Joseph Smith

PERSONAL PURITY AND INTIMACY (REBLOG)
Best talk ever on the truth about pornography and the damage that it does to the soul. Presented by Sister Wendy Watson Nelson.

I STAND ALL AMAZED (REBLOG) 
Address by then-BYU President, Jeffrey R Holland. One of the two most personally significant discourses on forgiveness that I have ever read.

ONE THING NEEDFUL – BECOMING WOMEN OF GREATER FAITH IN CHRIST (REBLOG)
Written by Patricia T. Holland, wife of Elder Jeffrey R Holland

GRANDPA’S ANSWER
Lyrics I wrote in joy and gratitude to God for being able to help Him in His great redemptive work through the privilege of my own participation in temple and family history work for those I love.

NOBODY LISTENS TO ANDREW (REBLOG)
A children’s story by Elizabeth Guilfoile, and why I have never forgotten it.

PERFECTION THROUGH OBEDIENCE (REBLOG)
General Conference address by LDS apostle, Elder Delbert Stapley

TO BEAR THE PRIESTHOOD WORTHILY (REBLOG)
Classic address by President Spencer W. Kimball

KEEPING COVENANTS AND HONORING THE PRIESTHOOD (REBLOG)
Classic address by Elder James E Faust

TO EXPOSE OR NOT TO EXPOSE
That is the question. An examination of the LDS doctrine and my commentary.

CAPACITATED
In the end you will get, proportionally, as much as you are willing to receive of the Tree of Knowledge.

JOAN OF ARC
Text and artwork outline the faith, hope, charity, courage and integrity of Jeanne D’Arc

JUNE 2018

1 Post
227 TOTAL

FREE FOREVER TO ACT FOR THEMSELVES (REBLOG)
October 2014 General Conference address given by Elder D. Todd Christofferson 

JULY 2018

5 Posts
232 TOTAL

CRITICIZING THE BRETHREN (REBLOG)
LDS professor Hugh Nibley discusses how to righteously deal with imperfection in the face of the ideal; personal humilty, purity and revelation being a key part of it.

BATHSHEBA WAS NOT ON THE ROOF AND HERE’S WHY THAT IS IMPORTANT (REBLOG)
A long-needed post to the LDS audience by blogger Amber Richardson.

DISCLOSING CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE – WHAT MORMONS SHOULD KNOW (REBLOG)
In short, don’t tell your bishop or stake president. Tell the police, and the reasons why.

PETER MY BROTHER (REBLOG)
A description and defense of the prophet and apostle, Peter. Originally delivered to a BYU audience by President Spencer W Kimball

THE FENCE OR THE AMBULANCE
Poem by Joseph Malins, in the context of protectldschildren.org

AUGUST 2018

11 Posts
243 TOTAL

THE THREE TYPES OF FORGIVENESS
Exoneration, forbearance and release. As outlined by Dr. Stephen Marmer, UCLA psychologist, for Prager University.

OF BLACK, WHITE AND FISHERS OF MEN
My personal reflections on the comments made by Elder Gary E Stevenson at a Youth Fireside held in the Great Falls Montana Stake on July 31, 2018.

CHRIST IS ONE WITH HIS SISTERS
A quote so fantastic from Valerie Cassler, it needed it’s own post

LEVI SAVAGE (REBLOG)
Fantastic discussion of obedience within unrighteous dominion by blogger GraceForGrace

WHY THEY KNOW HIM NOT
Personal studies into and conclusions about the characteristics of the Foolish Virgins.

CHILDREN OF THE STAR CASE 
Explanation of why I build family trees for my children and their donor siblings.

THE PERSONAL POWER OF HESTER PRYNNE (Reblog and Commentary)
I have long loved this post by Tim Malone, and finally feel ready to share why.

S T 
My personal retelling and reflections on the old fable of the brothers who were branded as sheep thieves. 

CALLING GOOD EVIL AND EVIL GOOD
What witches, saints, and the Salem Witch Trials have to do with my own family history.

DAD, DONT LET YOUR DAUGHTER LOSE HER MUCHNESS (REBLOG)
Lessons learned from Alice in Wonderland, originally blogged by Dr Michelle Watson

THE BATTLE OF SMALL MEANS
Thirteen years into it, an update summarizing my battle for the year 2018 with Hashimotos

SEPTEMBER 2018

5 POSTS
248 TOTAL

LETTER TO A MORMON MAN (REBLOG)
Enter our Twilight Zone for an unforgetable 17-minute read by Amy McPhie Allebest

LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE MTC PRESIDENT SEX ABUSE SCANDAL (REBLOG)
A brave post from the Joseph Smith Foundation about a topic no LDS wants to talk about

THE CONSTANT NEED FOR DISCERNMENT
My witness of things as they really are: our family’s DTaP vaccine reaction story 

THE FAIRYTALES I WILL TELL MY DAUGHTERS (REBLOG)
Poem by Nikita Gill

DECEPTION VS DECISION (REBLOG)
Matrilineal Authority: Professor Bruce R Porter explains what was really going on with Rebekah, Isaac and the birthright blessing.

OCTOBER 2018

32 Posts
280 TOTAL

MSoM: MOCKED SACRED OR MOCK-SACRED
How Mocking Mormon Moniker Meddlers Make Me Question Who’s Most Misguided: Meddlers, Mormon Management, or Myself?

MSoM: ABIGAIL
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MsOM: CAMILLA
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MsOM: CLAUDIA
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MsOM: DINAH
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: ELIZA
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: EMMA
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: ESTHER
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: EUNICE 
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: FLORA
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: FLORENCE
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: GRACE
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints 

MSoM: IDA
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

MSoM: IRENE 
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: LOIS
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: LUCY
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: LYDIA
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: MARTHA
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: MAY
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: MIRIAM
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: NAOMI
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: NORMA
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: PRISCILLA
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: PHOEBE
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

MSoM: RACHEL
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: REBEKAH
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

MSoM: RHODA
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: RUBY
Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: RUTH

Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: SARAH

Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: TABITHA

Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

MSoM: ZINA

Does this name merit emulation? From the perspective of a feisty female member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

DECEMBER 2018

3 Posts
84 Posts in 2018
283 TOTAL

OBEDIENT DISOBEDIENCE
How the memory of a mixed message near the moneychangers has brought my vision more adamantly back in focus.

SUCCOR TO MY SOUL
How I gained a personal testimony of the eternal nature of the soul and of the reality that soul continuing on in a new life after this one.

TO THOSE WHO STRUGGLE THIS CHRISTMAS (REBLOG)
Some compassionate thoughts from blogger, John Pavlovitz

JANUARY 2019

8 Posts
291 TOTAL

GOD’S HIDDEN TRIBUTE TO MOTHER EVE (REBLOG)
From blogger, Dustin Phelps. It will change the way you view womanhood forever.

PERSUASIVE PREDATORS (REBLOG)
Blogger Lori Ann Thompson describes the characteristics of a persuasive predator

“AND NOW YOU KNOW THE REST OF THE STORY”
In which I put together the pieces of a story I’d only been told part of, this time with an LDS Apostle’s ecclesiastical abuse reattached. And it has made all the difference.

AFTER CLERGY ABUSE, FORGIVENESS WILL JUST HAVE TO WAIT (REBLOG)
Thoughts on the nature of forgiveness and justice by blogger and clergy abuser survivor, Rachel Cohen.

MOANA – A PARABLE OF CHRIST – PART 7
My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 7: LDS Teachings about Polynesians

RING OUT WILD BELLS
Right now, it is my opinion that we need wild bells to ring out. Unafraid.

MOANA – A PARABLE OF CHRIST – PART 8
My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 8: “More” (Outtake/Moana Original Soundtrack)

REPROVING BETIMES WITH VICTIM BLAMING
A survivor’s analysis of the January 2019 Worldwide LDS Devotional Address delivered by Elder and Sister Renlund

FEBRUARY 2019

1 Post
292 TOTAL

PAMELA; OR VIRTUE REWARDED (REVIEW)
The silently insidious, worldwide influence and societal acceptance of patriarchal pedophilia and rape culture from at least 1740 to the present, from an LDS perspective. (NO, Mormons are NOT immune from it!)

MARCH 2019

1 Post
293 TOTAL

BLIP THIS!
This is what happens when blips here and blips there realize they’re actually not alone.

APRIL 2019

6 Posts
299 TOTAL

THE CROCHET HOOK
April 2019 Writer’s Group found me with my paternal grandmother on my mind

YOU KNEW WHAT I WAS WHEN YOU PICKED ME UP 
Hell hath no fury like an angry undead squirrel. This post is for you, Elder Oaks, President Remund, Bishop Erickson and all of the other dogs like you.

HERE, FISHY, FISHY, FISHY 
When wishes are fishes the clergymen fry, sea folk must be wary, or else they will die.

OH NO MY DEAR, I’M A VERY GOOD MAN
I am SO SICK of hearing, “But he’s a good man!” What makes a good man good? What makes a bad man still think he is good? Why are so many people STILL so quick to ignore the proven, repeated acts of a bad man and embrace his baseless lies instead?

30 QUESTIONS NOBODY ASKS MY HUSBAND (REBLOG)
An article written by Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW

MY SHELF HAS BROKEN
My heart for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been struck a fatal blow by the sword of truth… but my heart for God lives on still, alive and unscathed.

MAY 2019

1 Post
300 TOTAL

STONE, I WILL CARRY YOU
Protect Every Child! The story and symbolism behind why and how my family and I climbed a mountain, rang rocks and unfurled our flag

JUNE 2019

6 Posts
306 TOTAL

GOOD TIMBER
(REBLOG) Thoughts by poets and teachers on the trees in the Lord’s vineyard

EYEBRIGHT
Healing the eyes is possible

THE MORMON PRIESTESS (UNAUTHORIZED UNCUT REBLOG)
Preserving the memory and the root of the continuing contemporary legacy of the temple-based misogynistic culture of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

A HOUSE OF CARDS: THE WICKED SCHEME OF CHILD OFFENDING CHURCH LEADERS (REBLOG) 
Keep your eyes open for the Underwood pattern of targeting, befriending, isolating, learning, abusing, and discrediting.

WHY ADULT CLERGY VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE ARE NOT TO BLAME (REBLOG)
Article by Mark Sheffers of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, which happens to be my ground zero.

A NEW CHURCH PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN (REBLOG)
What’s really going on within too many Christian churches in the 21st century

JULY 2019

8 Posts
314 TOTAL

FOOTPRINTS BACK TO GOD
From surf to sand and back again, the Loving God of Life is ever with us and within us.

THE STAR THROWER (REBLOG)
An edited version of the original story by Loren Eiseley

WAKING UP AT THE FOOT OF THE RAINBOW
Coming to myself about rainbows, the nature of judgement and the worth of living souls

THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE (REBLOG)
Poem by William Ross Wallace

THE INCHCAPE ROCK
Poem by Robert Southey about the justice we all hope comes upon those who maliciously presume they can cut others off from salvation with impunity.

FOLKLORE DOESN’T COME FROM GOD
“You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.” My personal investigation of what Elder Holland now calls folklore.

AN IMPORTANT FAILURE
In light of the stories of Icarus and Jesus , what makes an important failure

THE COUNTERFEIT BLUES
Review of
 Secret Combinations: Evidence of Early Mormon Counterfeiting by Kathleen Kimball Melonakos

AUGUST 2019

2 Posts
33 Posts in 2019
316 TOTAL

COUNTERFEIT BLUES: HIJACKING THE STAR IN THE EAST
Immediately after the death of Joseph Smith, the near-deification of his memory began with the deliberate manipulation of a traditional Christmas song, effectively equating Smith with Christ himself in the minds of the LDS.

FRUITS OF THE POISON TREE
Personal musings on the power of the word: which words are used to marry us to what, and why that might be

FEBRUARY 2020

1 Post
317 TOTAL

STILL I RISE
poem by Maya Angelou

ADAMANT
I am both my adamantly LDS mother’s daughter and ADAMANTLY my own daughters’ mother

I AM A “TOO MUCH” WOMAN (REBLOG)
There she is. . . the “too much” woman. The one who loves too hard, feels too deeply, asks too often, desires too much.

APRIL 2020

2 Posts
319 TOTAL

LILITH
Lilith. I keep running into her.

DEVASTATING JUXTAPOSITIONS
We’re playing a game of “Truth or Dare” on this blog today. Let’s see if YOU can handle the TRUTH in my DARE!

MAY 2020

10 Posts
329 TOTAL

WITH ALL MY MITE: PROTECT EVERY CHILD
The cause of ending child abuse is the main reason why this blog has experienced a writing hiatus for the last nine months.

THE PARTRIDGE SISTERS OLD JOE TREED
For me, the pre-martyrdom poem Buckeye’s Lamentation for Want of More Wives is another huge nail in the coffin.

WOMAN DOWN: A 2020 LDS SAMPLE
How an honest social media post opened the floodwaters of emotion on the misogyny STILL facing today’s LDS women

NOT SO WELCOME
Handling the hurt arising from the intersection of LDS faith crisis and family by “bearing a song away”.

OLAF: PROTECT LDS CHILDREN STORY 622
The behavior of LDS ecclesiastical abuser “Olaf”  described in Protect LDS Children story #622 was indeed sexual grooming

SNARE UNTO MY FEET AND GASLIGHT UNTO MY PATH
My investigation of the concept of kindred spirits in LDS theology; from origination to 180 degree theological evolution

SHE WHO RECONCILES THE REFUSE THREADS
Retracing the cyclical why of the ragged red maternal line backwards: from splintered separateness to the oneness once entwined

SEEKING JUSTICE: PART ONE
Part 1 of a three-part series of posts explaining my journey away from mainstream LDS theology toward a new personal polytheistic theology with Universalist leanings

SEEKING JUSTICE: PART TWO
Part 2 of a three-part series of posts explaining my journey away from mainstream LDS theology toward a new personal polytheistic theology with Universalist leanings

SEEKING JUSTICE: PART THREE
Part 3 of a three-part series of posts explaining my journey away from mainstream LDS theology toward a new personal polytheistic theology with Universalist leanings

AUGUST 2020

2 Posts
331 TOTAL

THANK YOU, HANNAH
Hannah Gadsby just handed me the key to this conundrum: to make connection and the individual worth and dignity of all humanity the ultimate intent of my telling.

RUNAWAY SLAVE
“Do they know? Did they know? If they knew, then for how long did they know? Now that they know, do they care?” These are questions that I have wondered; asked myself many different about the top 15 presiding brethren of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

SEPTEMBER 2020

5 Posts
336 TOTAL

BOMBSHELL SHELFBUSTERS
A rough outline of the reasons for my Mormon faith crisis and ultimate loss of LDS belief, compiled into a series of nine YouTube playlists

REAL GONE (POSTMORMON PARODY)
A PostMormon parody I wrote of the Sheryl Crow song from Disney’s CARS

THE MIGHTY MORMON SQUIRREL REVIVAL
The day the Admin went berserk chastising apathetic jerks who laugh when shade is cast on Squirrels by Great Oaks.

ITCHING TRIGGERED FINGERS
Here we go again with my continuing life’s saga of Nobody Listens to Andrew. Might as well send in the Irish Setter.

PAPER TIGERS
My writings may seem to most to just be paper tigers but they’ve been the best and only defense I’ve ever had.

OCTOBER 2020

1 Post
337 TOTAL

WHERE DID YOU GET THAT HAT?
It does not make me a not-nice or even wicked witch to demand what is mine… and if “only bad witches are ugly” one must be careful to examine exactly who is doing the labeling… and why.

NOVEMBER 2020

1 Post
338 TOTAL

NOW ENTER FROZEN II
Now here it was again, in this enfolding place, in this welcoming cave, in this icy Secret Garden of innermost chambers at the heart of the glacial River Ahtohallen. Do I believe I was meant to see Frozen II now; at this very time? Absolutely.

FEBRUARY 2021

1 Post
339 TOTAL

GARDEN OF EDEN NOTES (REBLOG)
Originally compiled by Scott Vigil, these are his notes from Francesca Stavrakopoulou’s BBC television presentation, “The Bible’s Buried Secrets – The Real Garden of Eden”