Category: charity

I Feel Sorry For Mean People

Reposted from Cheryl's personal blog and edited for clarity. I drive a ...

Sometimes What We Really Need Is a Story

Quite out of the blue, sitting in a cozy sunbeam on ...

Keeping Our Covenants With A Loaf of Bread

In the middle of the second pew, between my young friend ...

Charity, Women, and Priesthood

This guest post comes from Britt, a mother of 10 currently living ...

Look and Live

In the church we talk of ideals often, the paramount good ...

The Widest Community I Can Address

This morning I trimmed my heavily-laden apple tree and contemplated how ...

Learning to Be Okay With (and Maybe Love) Mother’s Day

"I hate Mother's Day." I did not say this, but I have ...

Walking the Path to Charity through the Atonement

From a workshop presented at my stake’s women’s conference. Because we are ...

See The Spirit Before The Life-Worn Face

I recently attended a Church-sponsored class on how to help the ...

Agency: Guns, Gays and Abortion

With all the tumult about same sex marriage, gun rights, and ...

The Unequal Burden of Women

Economic disparity between men and women has been well-documented.  Equal pay ...

Gospel Friendship

President Gordon B. Hinckley said that every convert needs three things: ...

Understanding a Roommate with Schizophrenia

This essay in our Peculiar Minds series is written anonymously, with ...

How Do We Embrace Those with Mental Illness?

We're learning so much about mental illness, let's see if we ...

Understanding Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia, and OCD

This essay in the Peculiar Minds series is by author Robison ...

How To Help Someone Who Is Depressed: An LDS Perspective

This guest essay in our Peculiar Minds series is by Sarah ...

Understanding Dementia

Today's guest essay in our Peculiar Minds series comes from Cassandra.  It’s ...

Why the Basics Are Not Always So “Basic”

Language is a fluid concept. An english dictionary from two hundred ...

Reflections on Meekness: Being Gentler With the Ones We Love

[On Sundays this year we are publishing a series from Ray ...

Blessed are the Meek: Defining Meekness as a Personal Quest

[Over the next few Sundays we are publishing a series from ...

Greater Love Hath No Man than This

I have thought a lot in the past about the idea ...

Foundational Thoughts about Spiritual Gifts

This is the ninth in a series by our writers and ...

In Which I Am a Church Lady

I was twelve when I first knew I would grow up ...

Candy to My Soul

It’s that time of year where sweet temptations are constantly at ...

In Prison and Ye Came

This is the story of why I go to prison every ...

A Storm of Anger

Lying here in the dark I hear the rumbling of a ...

Too Proud to be Served?

We had a flood.  It was a little flood really, at ...

Peoria Tree of Life

with Richard Shook, artist This year I’ve had the opportunity to watch my ...

The Wonder of Warts

It is a basic medical truism that in order to be ...

If Ye Do This, Ye Shall Always…

Months ago, I was preparing to teach the gospel doctrine lesson ...

Judge Not, or In Other Words, What I Learned When I Was Hanging From a Rock

Awhile ago my husband and I broke out our rock climbing ...

The War of Animal Instincts

Recently, I remarked to my sister that I attract people with difficult ...

We cannot say, “I have no need of you”

21 And the eye cannot say unto the hand, I have no ...

Helping the World

I never feel I can do much for the world. I ...

The Bright Night of My Soul

I wrote the following on Mormon Matters a while ago, but ...

The Child Behind the Diagnosis

Later in life than is usual, I’m a college student studying ...

Living Faith in an Age of Like

My friends Like (according to a website I visit at least ...