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30 QUESTIONS NOBODY ASKS MY HUSBAND (REBLOG)

An article written by Dr. Julie de Azevedo Hanks, LCSW

A IS FOR ABLE

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A IS FOR AFFECTIONATE

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A IS FOR APPRECIATE

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ABOUT ESSENTIAL OILS (page)

A brief history of the human use of essential oils, followed by an introduction to the Young Living company

ABOUT ME (page)

It’s pretty self-explanatory…yup

ADAMANT

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

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

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.

“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 re-attached. And it has made all the difference.

AND THEY SHALL BE ONE FLESH

A talk on the 7th commandment that I gave in LDS sacrament meeting on 24 July 2016

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. 

B IS FOR BENEVOLENCE

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

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.

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!

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

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.

THE BATTLE OF SMALL MEANS

Thirteen years into it, an update summarizing my battle for the year 2018 with Hashimotos

BE YOUR OWN DOCTOR (page)

Heading into the brave new world that is 21st century American health care, Katie outlines her preparations and an educational opportunity for herself and you.

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.

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.

BLIP THIS!

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

BOMBSHELL SHELFBUSTERS

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

THE BRAVEST BATTLE

Poem by Joaquin Miller. A favorite of mine.

THE BRIDGE BUILDER

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

C IS FOR CHARITY

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C IS FOR CHASTITY

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C IS FOR COMMUNICATION

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C IS FOR COURAGE

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CALLING GOOD EVIL AND EVIL GOOD

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

CAPACITATED

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

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.

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”.

CHILDBIRTH REFLECTION PAPER

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

CHILDREN OF THE STAR CASE

Explanation of why I build family trees for my children and their donor siblings.

CHLORINE-FREE AND STILL CLEAN

How and why to clean without chlorine. It’s not just for hypothyroids.

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.

CHRIST IS ONE WITH HIS SISTERS

A quote so fantastic from Valerie Cassler, it needed it’s own post

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.

THE COACH AND THE KINGDOM

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

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.

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.

THE CONSTANT NEED FOR DISCERNMENT

My witness of things as they really are: our family’s DTaP vaccine reaction story.

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.

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.

THE CROCHET HOOK

April 2019 Writer’s Group found me with my maternal grandmother on my mind

THE COUNTERFEIT BLUES

Review of “Secret Combinations: Evidence of Early Mormon Counterfeiting” by Kathleen Kimball Melonakos

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.

CURSE OF THE ACHROCHORDONS

How to break the evil spell of skin tags with essential oils.

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)

DAD, DON’T LET YOUR DAUGHTER LOSE HER MUCHNESS (REBLOG)

Lessons learned from Alice in Wonderland, originally blogged by Dr Michelle Watson

DECEPTION VS DECISION (REBLOG)

Matrilineal Authority: Professor Bruce R Porter explains what was really going on with Rebekah, Isaac and the birthright blessing.

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.

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. 

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)

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.

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.

ENHANCED MIDWIFERY TIMELINE AND ADDRESSING BARRIERS

TEXT of a paper I originally submitted 10 Oct 2013 for HIST 184 at Midwives College of Utah.

ENOUGH TO MAKE YOU SMILE

A review of  two of Dr. Christopher’s herbal calcium formulas.

ESSENTIAL OIL BLEND FOR HYPOTHYROIDISM

Possible alternative to pharmaceuticals, courtesy of DoTerra.

ESSENTIAL OILS: THEY’RE THE BEES KNEES

A post in defense of the honeybee, addressed to their keepers.

EYEBRIGHT

Healing the eyes is possible.

F IS FOR FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST

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

F IS FOR FATHERLY

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F IS FOR FORGIVENESS

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

THE FAIRYTALES I WILL TELL MY DAUGHTERS (REBLOG)

Poem by Nikita Gill

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.

THE FENCE OR THE AMBULANCE

Poem by Joseph Malins, in the context of protectldschildren.org

THE FINE LINE WE WALK

The fine line of agency we walk: between judgement and charity, between righteousness and evil.

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.

FOOTPRINTS BACK TO GOD

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

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.

FREE FOREVER TO ACT FOR THEMSELVES (REBLOG)

October 2014 General Conference address given by Elder D. Todd Christofferson.

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.

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.

G IS FOR GENEROSITY

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

G IS FOR GENTLENESS

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G IS FOR GRATITUDE

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G IS FOR GUILELESS

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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”.

GOD’S HIDDEN TRIBUTE TO MOTHER EVE (REBLOG)

From blogger, Dustin Phelps. It will change the way you view womanhood forever.

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.

GOING TO CHURCH WITH THIEVES

How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of those who publish Thieves.

THE GOOD OLD SHIP ZION

Chronological compilation of all the LDS General Authority quotes I could find on the Good Old Snag Ship Zion.

GOOD TIMBER

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

THE GOSPEL NET

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

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.

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)

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 HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE (REBLOG)

Poem by William Ross Wallace

HAPPY KIDS AT BATH TIME

Why essential oils and water really mix with kids.

HAVE YOU FORGOT?

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

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?

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.

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.

HERE, FISHY, FISHY, FISHY

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

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.

HOME (page)

Oilstories’ most recent blog post.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

THE HYPOTHYROID FILES (REBLOG)

Interesting nutritional and supplemental information on hypothyroidism swiped from another website.

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.

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.

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

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)

I BEG TO DIFFER WITH JULIETTE

Our experience comparing lavender essential oils produced by different companies.

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.

I MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT

Rejoice! The hounds of hell are awake and frothing at the mouth!

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.

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.

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.

IN THAT LOVELY TEMPLE

(Modified Lyrics)  “In That Lovely Temple”, an LDS arrangement of “In That Old Churchyard”.

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.

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.

INFANT PAIN: FENNEL TO THE RESCUE

Straight from the trenches of Howling Baby Hollow, Katie relates what helped both sides finally find peace.

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.

J IS FOR JOY

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J IS FOR JUSTLY JUDGING RIGHTEOUS JUDGEMENT

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

JOAN OF ARC

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

K IS FOR KEEPER

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

K IS FOR KINDNESS

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KEEPING COVENANTS AND HONORING THE PRIESTHOOD (REBLOG)

Classic address by Elder James E Faust.

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.

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.

L IS FOR LONGSUFFERING

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)

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.

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.

LEAP OF FAITH

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

LEFT BEHIND, THE UNITED NATIONS VERSION

What kingdom are YOU calling for?

LEGITIMIZING UNRIGHTEOUS DOMINION, PART 1 (REBLOG)

Excellent online post from The Millennial Star. Written by ldsphilosopher on 26 Dec 2011.

LEGITIMIZING UNRIGHTEOUS DOMINION, PART 1.5 (REBLOG)

Excellent online post from The Millenial Star. Written by ldsphilosopher on 24 Jan 2012.

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.

LEVI SAVAGE (REBLOG)

Fantastic discussion of obedience within unrighteous dominion by blogger GraceForGrace.

LIFE WITHOUT FLUORIDE

An important post for everyone who brushes their teeth or drinks municipal water… especially those with thyroid conditions.

LILITH

Lilith. I keep running into her.

LITTLE FISHBOWL ON THE PRAIRIE (web page)

A collection of recipes I’ve put online for reference, sourced from my family, various other resources, and sorted by category.

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.

LITTLE PINK i

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

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.

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.

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).

LOVE FOR AND FORGIVENESS OF ENEMIES (REBLOG)

The full discourse originally delivered by Joseph F. Smith.

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.

M IS FOR MARRAIGE

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

M IS FOR MEEKNESS

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M IS FOR MERCY

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M IS FOR MUSIC

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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.

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.

THE MEANING OF THE ATONEMENT (REBLOG)

Talk by W Cleon Skousen on the meaning of the Atonement of Jesus Christ.

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. 

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!

MMMM! SMELL THOSE FRESHLY SPREAD CHEMICALS

Why I’d rather live next to a pig farm than a chem lawn any day.

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.

MOANA – A PARABLE OF CHRIST – PART 7

My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 7: LDS Teachings about Polynesians.

MOANA – A PARABLE OF CHRIST – PART 8

My take on the symbolism of Disney’s Moana. Part 8: “More” (Outtake/Moana Original Soundtrack).

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.

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.

MORE BOOK OF MORMON STORIES

Lyrics for Book of Mormon Stories featuring women and the promise of America.

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.

MOTHER IN ISRAEL (REBLOG)

Article by Sydney Smith Reynolds on the significance and meaning of the title and office known as Mother in Israel.

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: MOCKED SACRED OR MOCK-SACRED

How Mocking Mormon Moniker Meddlers Make Me Question Who’s Most Misguided: Meddlers, Mormon Management, or Myself?

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.

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.

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.

N IS FOR NURTURE

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

NAVIGATING UNCHARTED TERRITORY

Pregnancy journal of what eventually turned out to be another 1st trimester miscarriage, written from  late November 2014 to March 2015.

A NEW CHURCH PARABLE OF THE GOOD SAMARITAN (REBLOG)

What’s really going on within too many Christian churches in the 21st century.

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.

NOBODY LISTENS TO ANDREW (REBLOG)

A children’s story by Elizabeth Guilfoile, and why I have never forgotten it.

NOT SO WELCOME

Handling the hurt arising from the intersection of LDS faith crisis and family by “bearing a song away”.

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.

O IS FOR OPTIMISM

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O IS FOR OVERLOOK

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OBEDIENT DISOBEDIENCE

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

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.

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.

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?

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.

OLAF: PROTECT LDS CHILDREN STORY 622

The behavior of LDS ecclesiastical abuser “Olaf”  described in Protect LDS Children story #622 was indeed sexual grooming.

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.

ONE THING NEEDFUL – BECOMING WOMEN OF GREATER FAITH IN CHRIST (REBLOG)

Written by Patricia T. Holland, wife of Elder Jeffrey R Holland.

OUR BOOK OF MORMON CHRISTMAS TREES

How our family enriched our celebrations of the Savior through the Book of Mormon.

P IS FOR PEACEMAKER

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P IS FOR PERSUASION

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P IS FOR PRAYER

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P IS FOR PUFF PREVENTION

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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.

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.

PATRIARCHY AND MATRIARCHY (REBLOG)

Article by Hugh Nibley about the power struggle begun and fomented by Lucifer, the father of lies.

A PERFECT GRAVEYARD OF BURIED HOPES

Appliance-centered musings on the sacrifice required to obtain and keep the blessing of good health.

PERFECTION THROUGH OBEDIENCE (REBLOG)

General Conference address by LDS apostle, Elder Delbert Stapley 

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.

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 also recommend her book, “Purity and Passion: Spiritual Truths about Intimacy That Will Strengthen Your Marriage.”

PERSUASIVE PREDATORS (REBLOG)

Blogger Lori Ann Thompson describes the characteristics of a persuasive predator.

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.

PINKEYE, REVISITED

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

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.

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!

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. 

PUT YOUR HAND IN HIS HAND

(Modified Lyrics) So just keep your hand in the hand of The Man From Galilee.

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)

RADIATE!

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

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).

REAL GONE (POSTMORMON PARODY)

A PostMormon parody I wrote of the Sheryl Crow song from Disney’s CARS

RECOVERING FROM ADDICTION

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

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.

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!)

REPROVING BETIMES WITH VICTIM BLAMING

A survivor’s analysis of the January 2019 Worldwide LDS Devotional Address delivered by Elder and Sister Renlund

RESEARCHING HEALTH DISPARITY AMONG NATIVE AMERICANS

Text of a paper I originally submitted 19 Nov 2013 for SOSC 150 at Midwives College of Utah.

REVIEW: PAMELA; OR VIRTUE REWARDED

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!)

RING OUT WILD BELLS

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

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

S T 

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

S IS FOR SACRIFICE

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S IS FOR SELF-MASTERY

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S IS FOR SERVICE

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S IS FOR STUDY

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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!

THE SAFETY OF HOMEBIRTH

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

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.

SAY AHHH!

The truth about tonsils and how to protect them.

THE SCHOOL OF NATURAL HEALING

A serious review of the online Family Herbalist course Katie is taking with the School of Natural Healing.

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

SHE WHO RECONCILES THE REFUSE THREADS

Retracing the cyclical why of the ragged red maternal line backwards: from splintered separateness to the oneness once entwine

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.

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.

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

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.

SONGS OF THE HEART

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

THE SPIDER AND THE FLY 

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

THE STAR THROWER (REBLOG)

An edited version of the original story by Loren Eiseley

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.

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

STOP THE MADNESS AND LIVE

Blog Review of  the Revised Edition of Stop The Thyroid Madness

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.

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.

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.

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 SWORD OF JUSTICE

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

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)

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.

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”.

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.

THAT WHICH RINGS TRUE

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

A THINKING MORMON WOMAN

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

THE THREE TYPES OF FORGIVENESS

Exoneration, forbearance and release. As outlined by Dr. Stephen Marmer, UCLA psychologist, for Prager University.

TO BEAR THE PRIESTHOOD WORTHILY (REBLOG)

Classic address by President Spencer W. Kimball

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.

TO EXPOSE OR NOT TO EXPOSE

That is the question. An examination of the LDS doctrine and my commentary.

TO THOSE WHO STRUGGLE THIS CHRISTMAS (REBLOG)

Some compassionate thoughts from blogger, John Pavlovitz

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.

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.

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

“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

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.

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.

TWO TREES: THE REAL ALL ABOUT EVE

(REBLOG) LDS Scholar Valarie Cassler’s wonderful, thought-provoking view of Eve’s role

U IS FOR UNITY

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

UP ON MY SOAPBOX

Shave, shower, bathe, wash and moisturize without having to compromise.

V IS FOR VIRTUE

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

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.

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.

W IS FOR WISDOM

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W IS FOR WORK

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WAKING UP AT THE FOOT OF THE RAINBOW

Coming to myself about rainbows, the nature of judgement and the worth of living souls

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.

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.

WEB ARTICLES FOR PREGNANT WOMEN

New information about the continuation and growth of allopathic corruption discovered during my most recent pregnancy (2016)

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 decribed, nonetheless. (Part I of II. See related post, Lost Unto This World)

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.

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

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.

WHICH PART IS MINE AND WHICH PART IS YOURS

Previously unpublished post, updated and published in June 2019

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.

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.

WHY THEY KNOW HIM NOT

Personal studies into and conclusions about the characteristics of the Foolish Virgins.

WHY THEY NEVER LEAVE THEIR WINDOWS

Why the mockers in the Great and Spacious Building REALLY never leave their windows

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.

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.

A WOMAN’S ANSWER TO A MAN’S QUESTION

 A poem by Mary T. Lathrap for all the Fanny Prices of the world.

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

Y IS FOR YIELDING

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

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.

Z IS FOR ZEALOUS

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

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