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Tag Archives: mormonism

Prayers for a Future Photographer Fighting for Her Life

When Milagros Palavecino (Mili) grows up, she wants to be a photographer. Born with severe scoliosis, at 15 Mili has never known a day without her wheelchair, Read more

A Hipster Missionary’s Most Difficult Goodbye

Her body shakes as she looks at her friend for the last time, unsure if they’d see each other again.

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A Mormon’s Response to Gay & Polygamist Marriage Legalized in Utah

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Gay marriage is legal, and polygamist unions are now safe under the law.  I am straight.  I am Mormon/LDS.  I am a Utahn.  I am monogamous.  I have looked inward, and this is how I feel.

I love you.
I am glad to see your joy.
I am glad you feel more a part of our community.
I am glad you feel happy.
And I am glad you are here.

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Q’s Mission Call

My little sister Laurel started with the nickname “Laurel-Lee-Lou-Dootie-Q.”  I call her “Q.” Soon she’ll be known as Sister Galli, missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in… watch the video and see! Read more

Muslim & Mormon Sisters

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She strives for progression with vivacious intensity.  She wants truth.  Her thirst for knowledge pushes her to ask questions without fear of the answer.  She tries to keep her body healthy, and her mind balanced.  She is patriotic and loves her country.  She travels the world but sticks to her traditional morals, defining being ‘in the world, but not of the world.’ Read more

Hello, Thailand. Nice to Meet You!

                                Watching a skilled climber is watching an artist.  Meet Ananas, a master climber of Railay Beach, Krabi, Thailand.

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“Hannah!” I look up to see Ananas dangling with one hand.  I’ve never seen anyone climb that way.  His movements are delicate and liquid.  He has climbed down a horn and dangles over the water.  Without rope or shoes, he is joy untethered.

Deep water soloing  is climbing without ropes over water.  With Ananas (or Folk) our guide we met Megan and Ryan from Colorado.  They were nature lovers, and thinking about moving after Ryan’s graduation.  They remarked that we were alike, and asked us about what it was like living in Utah.  They were quite sure that though the area was beautiful they wouldn’t get along with Mormons, Read more

Meeting Mormon Missionaries

Six eyes light the dim train as it jerks between terminals. Read more

To My3Girls, My True North

I was holding on, but barely breathing… You saved my life, now I promise to save yours.

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