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Archive for November, 2011

Renewing the Earth

Sunday, 20 November, 2011

When I was a kid, I fully believed that “the earth will be renewed and receive its paradisiacal glory” (Article of Faith 10).  I’m not sure what I thought that meant, but it sounded good.  It still sounds good, and if anything I hope for this more and more each day. As I travel the…

Changing Water into Wine—And Vice Versa

Monday, 14 November, 2011

Recently my husband and I were given a new calling to teach the 6-7 year old Primary class A few weeks ago, we had an interesting experience while we were teaching a lesson about the sacrament. The lesson manual coached us to tell the story from the Book of Mormon about how Jesus gave the…

Elegy for My Tomatoes

Thursday, 3 November, 2011

Today I acted as undertaker in my garden, but Instead of planting the deceased in the soil, I freed them from it. I tugged frost-wasted bodies of tomato and bean plants free. I was amazed, as I always am amazed, At how such small roots can support those great gangly things, Those sprawling wonders that…