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Deal With Conflict DIRECTLY!

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If you have (figurative!) beef with someone, talk about it with him/her directly, not with other people.

[Wo]Man up if necessary, then take your grievances to the original source.

“And if thy brother or sister offend thee, thou shalt take him or her between him or her and thee alone…” 

                                                                          -Doctrine & Covenants 42:88

SAY WHAT YOU NEED TO SAY!

getting off soapbox now  🙂

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“Choose not to insult others or put them down, even in joking.

Avoid gossip of any kind.”

For the Strength of Youth

PS: I deeply dislike “Mean Girls,” Read here for why.

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Abuse is one of the most heinous crimes in the history of humanity,

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and still I forgive Chris Brown.

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I the Lord will forgive whom I will forgive,

but of you it is required to forgive ALL men.”

Doctrine and Covenants 64:10

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Once again, I go over my standard 2 minutes

because it is important for me to express ALL I need to say:

Recapture:

I forgive Chris Brown.

I’m quite sure Rihanna has publicly expressed that she has.

I in no way condone his past behavior as acceptable.

Abuse of any kind is unspeakably evil, ugly, and utterly unacceptable.

I can understand where Miranda Lambert (and others with similar viewpoints) are coming from.

I believe that the Atonement of Jesus Christ can redeem even people who make BIG mistakes.

I believe Mr. Brown when he has publicly expressed how sorry he is.

I expect Chris to be on his absolute best behavior from now on.

I sincerely hope I am not offending anyone who has ever experienced abuse.

And to begin to conclude this post, I wish to share the following LDS Conference Talk concerning this heartbreaking topic.

Read here. 

I pray that you, as one abused or one who has caused it, will act now to avail yourself of the healing power of the Atonement of Jesus Christ. I testify that your faith and obedience will assure that He will help you. 

Thank you Elder Scott.

READERS!

         If any of you have experienced

or are currently experiencing abuse of any kind,

my heart and prayers are with you.

Remember that you are a child of God

and deserve to be treated as such.

                     , Katherine Anne

katherineannewilkinson@gmail.com

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Doctrine & Covenants is NOT the same thing as D&C

DOCTors will understand why DOCTrine & Covenants is different.

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If I ever feel guilty about making/playing music on the Sabbath that is not explicitly churchy…

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I just remind myself that the

song of the righteous is a prayer!

The following song is of course not Mormon, but I adore it as it speaks in eloquent Biblical poetry (written by Bob Dylan!) of Christ, hope, salvation, redemption, and joy.  Also, the song itself is in no way sacrificed at the expense of quality music.  In other words, the lyrics don’t stand alone (this is very, very important to me)!  Listen to it please:

Lyrics here.

Oh yeah, and I quasi-worship the singer.

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Oh, ring them bells for the blind and the deaf
Oh, ring them bells for all of us who are left
Oh, ring them bells for the chosen few
Who will judge the many when the game is through…

So yes, I feel at peace with this song (and some select others as well) on Sundays,

although it is not standardized in the LDS hymnbook.

If thou are merry, praise the Lord with singing, with music, with dancing, and with a prayer of Thanksgiving.

Doctrine and Covenants 136:28

 Just so you know, I am cautious about this line of propriety.   I (usually) don’t perform on Sundays, and I also am not going to any Marilyn Manson concerts on Sunday (or ever).  Furthermore, I am careful in helping my friends and neighbors feel comfortable with the sweet melodies I play and the words that spill from my honey lips.

READERS!

What kind of music do you find (in)appropriate for Sabbath worship?

Ring them bells St. [K]atherine from the top of the room…

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My (near perfect) approach to satire…

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When it comes to our world and its issues, there is a lot to say!

… And a lot to criticize

There are absolutely times when it’s important to speak plainly and even harshly.  To reprove with sharpness (Doctrine and Covenants 121:43) , and to not beat around the bush (From what I understand, my grandfather Ernest Wilkinson often preferred this approach.).

So I occasionally will speak harshly (but still intelligently!) about subjects, but my passion does not overrule my logic (and vice versa).

Here are 2 of my strongest examples yet:

1)  Some Mansions

2)  Halloween Costume from Hell

And there are certain topics that Katherine simply will not explore in a comedic way (humor is great, but out of bounds can be dangerous, obscene, and grossly offensive).

You will never see any joke on my blog about racism, abuse, pornography, or violence.  

And it is NOT that I am afraid of alienating readers (although I do seek to maintain them!).  It is that those jokes are not a part of my life AT ALL, and therefore most certainly will not be part of my blog.

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However, when it comes to less serious (but still important!) issues like modesty, time spent on Facebook, and dating, things that are relevant to many people but are especially present in my psyche as a Mormon living in Provo, I like to (try to) be  funny!  I often think deeply about the issue (let it cook in the crock-pot of my mind for a while), but usually say very little.  It’s that whole “economy of words” things again.

Sure I know how to write 15 page papers, but in this case, I think that often the less said, the better.  Brevity IS the soul of wit, ya’ll! As long as what you are saying is funny, uplifting, entertaining, honest, but still speaks an important truth and sparks discussion and thought, I believe that often the point gets across most clearly and perfectly.  The idea of “truth in jest” shows up in almost all of my posts, and it is the core of my approach to satire.

(2 Shakespeare references in 1 paragraph-not bad!)

Two of my greatest influences in this respect are Ellen DeGeneres and Brad Paisley.  Both are brilliant comedians and satirists (Brad is also extremely good looking and could shred a guitar to pieces), but are NOT preachy or unkind.  They respect the intelligence of their audience.  And I believe this is what makes them so good.  Check out these two examples:

Well done, you two.  Well done.  Thanks so much for your inspiration.

And now back to the woman of the hour…

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My satire may not be perfect, but it is funny, witty, occasionally sexy, intelligent, clean, refreshing, and overall pretty darn awesome, if I do say so myself.

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Satire

Sat on a tire

Kat sat on a tire

I’m tired, BYE!

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Tonight I ate coffee ice cream,

and I’m going to the temple this week 🙂

I may be a sloth, but I ain’t no slothful servant, ya’ll!

Yes I’d be okay with President Monson reading this.  And yes, I do also enjoy coffee lip-balm.

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