Yiddish Folktales

I opened my reading selection to an author named Yitzhak Leib Peretz (1852-1915) born in a Polish city, under Russian rule....more

Sukkot miniatures for kids

My daughter had a brilliant idea for teaching her kids about Sukkot or the Feast of Tabernacles — you may enjoy making these miniature “temporary shelters” ...more

Conference, Sukkot, tents

We talk about preparing for LDS Conference. This year I went for something new. Earlier this week we decided to celebrate Sukkot – The Feast of the Tabernacles ....more

Becoming a new creature

There’s a story about Joseph Smith that he couldn’t translate without first apologizing to Emma about something “she did.” My husband always wants to know what Emma did, but of course that’s not the message. David Whitmer recalled: “One morning when he was getting ready to continue the translation, something went wrong about the house and he was put out [...] The post Becoming a new creature appeared first on Eve Out of the Garden ....more


“Golly” — I used that exclamation when I met my husband at Occidental College....more

Super blood moon 2015

The 2015 September 27-28 total lunar eclipse is a blood moon and a super moon. This super blood moon falls on the eve of the Jewish festival of Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, (which begins at sundown on September 27 and continues to the evening of October 4th.) So we’ve got a blood moon, a super moon, and Sukkot....more

Feast of Tabernacles

The Feast of Tabernacles or...more

Law of chastity

Quotes and where they come from: I like to trace the footnotes and get to the source. I actually learn alot in the footnotes. The notes in the book, The Words of Joseph,...more

Kneeling at sacrament

I’ve been thinking about how to improve my Sabbath day delight (in compliance to LDS leaders recent counsel) — I have noticed that the great cathedrals have these padded kneelers, where the congregations kneel during prayer. Maybe that would increase our spirituality during the sacrament prayers. Maybe we really are supposed to kneel ....more

The left hand of the Lord

I briefly read a blog that someone recommended. But I am not of their camp — the groups of people who have followed after Denver and feel that they are the remnant — I do not believe they have all truth. ...more