Zelophehad’s Daughters

Nine Reasons I Can’t Write a Post Right Now

Posted by Elbereth

1. It’s after midnight and I really should be going to bed. 2. I’m too busy reading through all of the blog posts I started but never finished. 3. The gelato in the freezer is calling my name. 4. The cursor on my computer keeps jumping around, making it just too difficult to type. 5. […]

The Five Universal Truths of Road Trips

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I’ve recently had the opportunity to do a lots of driving (somewhere over three thousand miles all told) and I think I’ve discovered the five universal truths of road trips. 1. Books on MP3 (aka CD/tape) make the trip go faster. I listen to audiobooks to help my apartment get clean faster but this time […]

Family History and Guilt

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I have been working in the professional field of Family History for about two years now. Whenever I tell someone what I do for a living, I get a pretty standard response. “Oh,” they say, “I should be doing my family history but I just don’t have the time.” Usually I make some placating comment […]

Mothers in the Book of Mormon

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It’s Mother’s Day on Sunday and I would like to bet that at least one person in every ward is going to read the one mother-related scripture in the Book of Mormon. “Yea, they had been taught by their mothers, that if they did not doubt, God would deliver them. And they rehearsed unto me […]

Where have all the mothers gone?

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The other night, I went to see the musical “Aida” (the Elton John version, not the Opera) and I have just one question. Where did all the mothers go? For those of you not versed in the Aida story, it has a love triangle between an Egyptian princess (Amneria), the head of the Egyptian army […]