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Planned Parenthood Selling Fetal Organs, Christian Business Owners Being Sued, and the Moral Bankruptcy of Modern Society

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“But whoso shall offend one of these little ones…, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” -Matthew 18:6 (in the New Testament)


What kind of country do we live in where law-abiding businesses are fined, threatened and demonized for refusing to bake gay wedding cakes, but barbaric baby butchers are hailed by feminists, Hollywood, and a president who asked God to “bless” them? God help us all.”
                                         –Michelle Malkin ( her!)

(this video is disturbing, but need to continue to get out there )

“Wo unto those you call good evil, and evil good.”
-Isaiah 5:20

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KATH DON’T CARE what Simon Says…

Truths to Consider:

1)  WE ARE ALL ARTISTS! (here’s Prezident Uchtdorf’s take on this…)

2)  We ain’t all gonna make it big (and that’s okay, ya’ll!)

3)  Stem of Jesse (Jessica!) in the scriptures

4)  What insight “The Merchant of Venice” taught me about the HBO filth series “Girls”

5)  My take on “The Great Gatsby” in 3 sentences.

6)  Haven’t yet written about Mark Twain’s  ever famous and influential piece (Huck Finn).  Stay.  Tuned.

7)  What Amanda Bynes (indirectly) taught me about Mormon temples.

8)  “American Idol” certainly has produced some talent, but overall is waaaaay over-rated.

9)  Hozaboutcha take an exodus from this blog and go read about what Moses says about idols? (here!)

10)  Katherine loves wordplay.  And admit it, she’s pretty darn awesome at it, huh? 🙂

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should lose that scowl!

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(muuuuch better, darlin’)

Just sayin’

(Kath, refer to your title in an awesome way that only you can…)

this song is one of the best in recent history.  just sayin’

🙂

So friends please take it to heart, when I say to go make some art!

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Gwyneth Paltrow

Imagehas, through the years, said publicly many, many tacky, arrogant, sexual, and overall highly inappropriate things with which I find (great) offense.  Chris’s wife badly needs to take a course concerning class.

Gwyney, you would do well to learn from mine and John Mayer’s life lessons concerning freedom of speech.

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Girl, just cuz you’re thinking it

don’t mean you gotta say it!

Even if it is the truth.

Line of Propriety, Paltrow!

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TRUTH!

And we’ll save the discussion of the names of your posterity for another post.

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STOP BEATING YOURSELF UP!

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“Do as the heavens have done,

forget your evil; With them forgive yourself.”

    ~William Shakespeare (A Winter’s Tale)

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“…and though your sins 

[or insecurities/baggage/ idiosyncracies/lips/WHATEVER!]
be as scarletthey shall be as white as snow.”

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Oh, except that when it comes to lips, I prefer red

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over white (LITERALLY) 8 days a week.

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PS.  I am VERY careful about how I portray violence (if at all) in this blog.  So I understand if that first picture is a bit offensive, but I just love how it captures what so many of us do to ourselves.  Britney ain’t perfect, but that’s pretty genius I think.

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The trial and error of marketing your new blog…

I have never taken a marketing/business/graphics/photography class in my life (true story!), but I’m finding out that I know more than I thought.  “You don’t know it all, but you know enough” is an idea that has been used by a prominent Mormon leader to describe sharing the gospel.  However, I have also applied it to this blog.  I am conscious of not wanting to annoy, spam, or resort to publicity stunts, but also am anxious to get my work out there (!) and wish to utilize social media to do so.  And maybe I’ll never earn another cent, but this blog is still valuable, it’s still bringing me great opportunities and friendships, and is still very special.

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I admit, I’ve made a few Facebook blunders with marketing.  Again, I have a good head on my shoulders and haven’t sinned so badly that I would need to go confess to my WordPress Bishop (see what I did there?), but I have had 2-3 people (whom I know and who’s opinion I respect) tell me that I was a little too liberal in posting my blog on people’s walls.  To those people, I’m sorry.  But I gather that you aren’t angry with me, and that you understand.  Also, I thank you for your input.  The Lord chasteneth those whom he loveth (I just compared you to God, so you better keep reading my blog!).

Artists of every medium, level, and experience know the frustration of not having people read/listen to/watch/appreciate their work.  So the fact that my story (or at least parts of it) has been seen and read all over the world is pretty remarkable!  Thanks again, readers.  However, I still know that my blog will never be as valuable to another person as it is to me.  And that’s alright.  But if I can express a commonly felt truth, expose an insecurity that may help someone else find confidence, clarify questions about God and religion, or just make you smile, that makes me happy.

So I have learned a TON already, but am excited to keep on learning more!

Come so far, but got so far to go!

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What does the abbreviation “MTC” mean to you?

ImageYes.  But also this:

ImageAnd this one is tougher.  See if you’re up for it:

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Did you get it?

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Even a 21st birthday celebration dinner with Whitney

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can’t save you from concubine makeup.

PS.  I left that green scarf in the Chicago O’Hare airport once.  Darnie

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According to the Love Languages book, I am a “babbling brook,”

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so I think all I need is a “dead sea” who reads my blog, talks but not too much, is incredibly rich and successful, has great bone structure and deep-enthralling eyes, lives the gospel of Jesus Christ, has never had any sort of problem/trial/baggage whatsoever, and thinks I’m beautiful.  Now that’s not asking too much is it?  🙂

Oh, except I have learned to have a reservoir, to keep my mouth shut at times, to not always say what’s on my mind.  Still, I like to talk 🙂

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We ain’t ALL SAUL to PAUL, YA’LL….

but everyone has a conversion story.  What’s yours?

 

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What’s in a name?

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Names play a significant role in our lives (especially in THIS girl’s life!)  Furthermore, name changes are an interesting part of our experience.  Let me share for a minute about my own name and it’s journey.

My birth name is Katherine, but when I was very young my family called me Kate.  In 2nd grade, I wanted to go by my original name, and because education often stressed phonetic spelling, it was “Katheren.”  I eventually spelled it the way it was given to me and used this name until the end of high school.  When I first came to BYU, I wanted a new identity.  Not brand spankin’ new, but a way to have somewhat of a fresh start.  I wasn’t a reformed bad girl or anything, but almost anyone can relate to wanting a clean slate when they first leave home.  I told every new person I met that my name was Katie.  Not anything too drastic, but the change was still significant.  But 2 years later, “Katherine” was calling my name again (see what I did there?), and so I used that name and continue to use it to this day.  My name journey was and continues to be very funny at times as some people to this day do not know whether to call me Kate, Katherine, or Katie.  I will respond to all, but 90% of the people in my life call me Katherine, so if in doubt, go with that.

Why does this matter to you?  May I suggest that you ponder your names.  First/last/middle/maiden/nicknames, etc.    What do they mean to you?  To your family?  I have known people who have chosen to take on new names after significant changes, such as religious conversions, therapy, and of course marriage.  Names are a part of our identity, and since we do not choose our own names from birth, there are times when individuals decide to change them on their own.  Deeper parts of the LDS theology reveal the significance of new names for those who desire to become closer to God.  Think about how Saul changed to Paul in the New Testament.  Oh, yah, AND my platonically beloved former counselor went from ______________ to Therapist Zach.  An alias, a pseudonym, but for a good purpose, I’d say.

Last soapbox for the day:  I am open and accepting, but whatever you do, do NOT name your child North West, or something weird like that.

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The gospel of Jesus Christ is for everyone.

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It’s not just those crazy stories about porn addict turns temple president  (We ain’t all Saul-to-Paul or Alma the Younger gets a rude awakening). It’s for people like me: Miss Mormon girl to the max, does everything right and keeps all the rules, and life falls apart at 25.  No matter who you are, no matter your situation, you can rise out of the ashes, find meaning, and be happy.  If you’re interested, you can chat with missionaries here.  Or just email/comment if you wanna talk.  Dead serious.

katherineannewilkinson@gmail.com

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It’s incredible….

Just found this video from about 3 years ago.  Watching it was fun.  And funny.  And painful (is there ANYONE who likes his/her own speaking voice?)  But what’s incredible is how much I see myself and all my core beliefs again.  Humor, beauty, kindness, expression, creativity, Christ, understanding.  Not bad.  Even if it wasn’t one of my better hair days 🙂  Now I wanna go find me an apricot!

“The cicada fest was like the plague in the Old Testament!”

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Laptop died AND my car crashed the same week….

about 2 and a half years ago.  And student-teaching was hard.  I felt like Job (except with 2 X chromosomes and living in 2011 America).  It was a tough time, emotionally, financially, etc.  BUT without it, I wouldn’t have been able to experience this:

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*green bug rental, new laptop, pizza with my girls, and a sockbun!

*trials bring blessings

Core Beliefs:  Humor, Understanding, Expression, Beauty, Creativity, Christ

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