Fundamentalism vs. Secularism

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No Turning Back

How many time has someone told you that happiness is just a matter of being yourself? It seems so simple. But I'm convinced we often don't mean it. Or we mean it but only within a narrow range of behavior. Schools, companies and churches reward compliance and attempt to categorize us based on traditional roles. Teachers reward a very narrow band of behavior. Companies reward predictable … [Read more...]

The Price of Fidelity

Unfortunately, I've recently heard from a couple of readers of this blog who are dealing with a similar situation portrayed in this video. I can't think of a single example where Mormon leaders should advise a man or woman to leave their family over differences in beliefs. … [Read more...]

Feeling Truth

Two nights ago, I sat in a small auditorium waiting for my daughter to perform in her end-of-the-school year dance program. I don't know much about dance. If the dancer's movements are in sync with the music I'm satisfied. My daughter's group finally strolled onto the stage and began their routine. As they began dancing I noticed a smile grow across the face of my daughter. She was in her … [Read more...]

Homemade Bread

If you drive down Canyon View Drive in Santa Clara UT on a Saturday afternoon you might find Nathan and Logan selling bread on the corner across from the elementary school. I’ve purchased a few loaves of bread since moving to Santa Clara last year, but today I decided to stop and chat with the bakers for a few minutes before purchasing three loaves of delicious wheat bread. Here’s what I … [Read more...]

Confessing Loss of Faith to Parents

Touching story (To Russia with Love) from Elna Baker who traveled to Siberia to tell her parents she has left Mormonism. 'In the end, you just hope you let go of the right things." … [Read more...]

This Is What It’s Really Like

One benefit that’s come from starting my own business and working from home has been the time I’ve been able to spend with my children. When I had a longer commute and worked a corporate job, I was occasionally able to attend important school events like awards assemblies or field trips to the zoo. These events are planned in advance. I always looked forward to witnessing first hand how my … [Read more...]

Masks

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