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Neil Maxwell drinks coffee?!


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Nope, just a play on words to make you read this post.  Another National Enquirer tactic I employed there.  Thunderbolt of blasphemy?  I think I’m alright…

Neil, just so you know, the invitation to come see me still stands tall…

Read Neil’s famous blog here.  Totes changed this girl’s vida…

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The only time this has ever happened, and WILL ever happen:

liking someone else’s version better than Natasha’s.

Blasphemy, I know.

Girl I’m still your biggest fan! And I still wanna share a stage with you.  Dead serious.

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“I will stand as a WITNESS of God at all times, and in all things, and in all places.”

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This was a significant part of the theme I would state every Sunday in Young Women’s.  It comes from this passage in the Book of Mormon.

I am not an official spokesperson or representative of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  (But check out more about Michael Otterson here-he’s one of my absolute faves!)  But I still do believe it is important (AND GREATLY DESIRE!) to stand as a witness of God, even, and especially when it comes to this blog.

Now I am not perfect by any stretch.

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Yes!  (hard to believe I know…)

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(“um,” I will continue, thanks John…)

And is there sometimes a bit of possible tension between my 3 fold identity of Mormon, woman, and human?

Absolutely. 

But has there ever been a clash that I believe could hurt the image of the Church or cause major confusion?

No. 

And if there ever was, I don’t believe I would expose it, at least not completely.

Plus it’s not like I’m super famous anyways so even if I did I’m not sure anyone would care.  🙂

I’m only one voice in a million, but you ain’t takin’ that from me!

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(in case you are too lazy/prideful to click on that above link,

it is from this waving woman…)

ANYWAYS, just wanted to express that I am conscious of the fact that this blog in some small way represents not only myself, not only my family, not only my friends, not only the LDS Church, but also Christ himself.

Is that blasphemous or arrogant?  No way, Jose.  Peace out!

PS.  I’d give my bangs (first picture!) a B+ that day.

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READERS!

What are you a witness of?

And please don’t stop reading my blog because I

ended that last sentence with a preposition…

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Not as bad as it sounds…

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I have compared this blog to Christ.  That may sound a bit sacriligious, but just a minute, let me explain before you excommunicate me.  First of all, my discovery of identity (as articulated in my core beliefs) does not replace my faith.  It merely enhances and diversifies my character.  So yes I still believe in the literal Christ.  However, this blog has given me freedom, expression, joy, and immortality. And it helped rescue me from a dark place.  Does that not sound like Christ?  So I think I’m safe from the thunderbolts of blasphemy 🙂

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Modern-day Polygamy

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JUST KIDDING!

Hey Stace, Janey and I could take a modesty tip or 2 from you.

By the, Mormons no longer practice polygamy.  Read more about it here.

Oh, and I interviewed a girl who was born into a polygamous family, but later converted to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Check it stat.

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The Sun Never Sets Over:

1)  The British Empire (once upon a time)

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2)  The LDS Church (read the reference here) 

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(and you know that number has gone up since…)

3) This Blog 🙂

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I don’t mean to be racist, blasphemous, or arrogant, but it’s just that I STARTED THIS THING A WEEK AGO AND THIS IS INSANE!  Thanks for inspiring me, thanks for reading, and if this creativity burst isn’t just a passing fad, maybe you should keep on coming back…

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Nephi and Laman

Text I sent to Maizy 2 few years ago:

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“You’re at Institute, and I’m at home watching [HBO show that shall not be named].  It’s like Nephi and Laman.”

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Thunderbolts of blasphemy…

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An unexpected metaphor

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Warning: I am about to make a comparison between 2 things that are seemingly very different and potentially the slightest bit controversial. But just know that in John Donne’s famous poem, “Batter my Heart,” he compares spiritual conversion to sexual violence.  Mine is no where near that bad, and John Donne has been quoted in Mormon General Conference!  (So now that I’ve established my ethos a bit, onward I go!)  The following subject matter is not offensive, obscene, or inappropriate I believe, but it does concern an adult theme.  But it’s all good cuz I’m not worried about Miss Rosemary or Mr. William reading this just yet 🙂

SEX AND TEMPLES
Many people wonder why only certain people go inside Mormon temples.  There have been feelings of exclusion, privilege, secrecy, and us. vs them.  I was born and raised in the church and I struggled with it.  All through Young Women’s I heard, “you’re gonna get married in the temple.  you are the princess.  you will be so beautiful.  TEMPLE MARRIAGE RULES!”  I felt alone, and I thought I couldn’t ask questions or voice my feelings of nervousness, not wanting to do the whole temple experience, etc.  I didn’t buy the whole “sacred, not secret” thing.  I felt like it wasn’t fair that I would have to commit to something that I didn’t know beforehand.  I didn’t want to wear garments.  But I thought:  I CAN’T TALK ABOUT THIS BECAUSE EVERYONE LOVES THE TEMPLE AND THE TEMPLE IS SO AWESOME, ETC. AND WE DON’T TALK ABOUT THE TEMPLE SPECIFICS..so I lived in silent fear, shame.
As I got older I began to understand that it was okay to ask questions, be nervous, have doubts, and my anxiety began to lessen.

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2 years ago a Christian friend visited me in Provo.  He asked me questions about the church.  I don’t know if he wanted to join, but he wasn’t antagonistic or trying to prove me wrong or anything.  We walked on temple grounds.  He loved it and took lots of pictures (he was a photographer).  He asked me why only Mormons could go in…..the sometimes dreaded question.  (though again he was earnestly asking; not offended or being antagonistic).  In that moment I had a thought come to my mind that was definitely not my own (at least not completely).  TEMPLES ARE LIKE SEX.  Let’s talk about sex first because that’s the one everyone is interested in.

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   In Christianity, God says sex is only between 2 people who are married.  It is natural.  It is good.  It is beautiful.  But when you take sex and put it all over the internet or the magazines or the songs, when you pervert and abuse it, it is wrong, it is offensive, sinful, shameful….ETC…when a couple is married, they have sex!  It is not a secret, not shameful or sinful.  And yet it’s not really appropriate to discuss the details with others.  Sex is for people who are commited, responsible, and mature enough to handle it.  To the wrong eyes and in the wrong contexts, it is wrong, but within marriage, it is right.
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The temple is like this too!  It is for people who are committed, responsible, and mature enough to handle it.  To the wrong eyes and in the wrong contexts, it is wrong, but within the appropriate boundaries, it is right and awesome and wonderful.  Might be kinda weird the first time or two (like sex), but it grows more meaningful over time.  What goes on is not shameful, but we don’t talk about specifics because it is sacred.

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By the way, it must be clarified that there is NOTHING SEXUAL ABOUT THE TEMPLE EXPERIENCE.#ain’t no kinky ceremonies  #just waiting for a thunderbolt for that blasphemy

Since my first time explaining this to my friend, I have used it in certain conversations with about 15 people-Mormon/not Mormon, endowed/not endowed.  And it has gone over REALLY WELL!  They get it.  And by the way, I feel good about knowing when is an appropriate time and place to share this.  Not something I’m gonna say over the pulpit, know what I mean?

I am a virgin in both respects.  Hopefully when my time comes around, it will be rocking, in both respects.  #toomuchinformation?   #idon’tcare

CLOSING THOUGHTS

1)  I invite all people to learn about the LDS temple, and if they choose, to prepare themselves to receive the blessings associated with it.

2)  Similarly, I strongly encourage all people to practice the principle of chastity in keeping with the laws of the Lord.

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“What I am, and what I would are as secret as maidenhood. 

To your ears, divinity.  To any others, profanation.”

~Viola (from William Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night”)

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PS.  Dear friends/readers, I kindly remind you that if you ever have questions about anything at all, you can always email me (katherineannewilkinson@gmail.com).  I wish to emphasis that I do not believe in bait-and-switching people into any religion or faith (if you think Mormons are cray-cray, it’s okay!), but if you have inquiries, I am a pretty good reliable source I think 🙂

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