Brigham Young’s bloodstone

All this talk about seer stones has sent me searching. I read the article published at LDS.org and I thought it was good in many ways and I loved seeing one of Joseph Smith’s seer stones. But it was a little presumptuous for the author/historians to write that ...more

Why I homeschool

One late August day, I was in a store and saw a lot of moms walking around holding lists of school supplies to purchase for their kids going back to school. I confess, I was relieved I had no list. This isn’t because all my kids were...more

Ordinances as teaching symbols

Like Nephi of old, there seems to me nothing more delightful than the truth, especially when unfolded in its simplest forms. I love Joseph Smith because he was so skilled, so blessed with divine power, to open our eyes to simple truths; many truths that are hidden in plain sight. You are free to agree or disagree with this proposition: [...] The post Ordinances as teaching symbols appeared first on Eve Out of the Garden ....more

Homeschooling Grades 7 – 8 Curriculum

Seventh and eighth grade are kind of the bummer years in my opinion — if you go to public school those years can be really hard. Socially and emotionally speaking, kids are a mess, going through puberty and staging to be accepted by their peers and the opposite sex. I’ve shared my 1960s experiences of having to shower after gym [...] The post Homeschooling Grades 7 – 8 Curriculum appeared first on Eve Out of the Garden ....more

Electric Fence for Dogs

They always say that a good fence makes a good neighbor. This is especially true when you have a dog, or two dogs, or any animal that belongs to you and depends on you for his well-being — and the well-being of your neighborhood. And your own peace of mind....more

Two visions, two temples, two streams

I came across the description of two temples to be built ...more

A visionary man

I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the Nephite prophet, Mormon, chose to open the Book of Mormon with the story of a man who has visions and in sharing them, is rejected. Why would Mormon choose this story for us to read in the last days, the days before the end of the world as we know it? Mormon, [...] The post A visionary man appeared first on Eve Out of the Garden ....more

Nibley’s One Eternal Round

When the Dead Sea scrolls were found in 1947, there was a shroud of secrecy over them and the general public were not allowed to see them. Some Religions of the day thought they might conflict with what they had already set as dogma. ...more

Assume God is in Charge of Your Life

April 2011 I’m kind of bull-headed sometimes, so it’s hard to assume the Lord is in charge of my life. ...more

Prophecy or Suggestion

I have heard this talk from President Gordon B. Hinckley, quoted as a prophecy by many Mormons. I am not questioning prophecy when it comes, but I do have a problem when members claim that something said by a prophet or an apostle is prophecy when it was not ....more