In the late 1890s, the Mormon Church was deeply in debt. Lorenzo Snow, the then-president of the faith, prayed for help and inspiration. Thus, came the revelation of the modern tithe, as announced in 1899 in St. George, Utah. Within a few short years, the Church was out of debt. And we NEVER will be in debt again. Never. Not to brag or sound worldly, but the cash flow of the LDS church has been surging ever since (hint: We. Are. Rich. But we use the money well and none of our leaders are paid!)
Though I know this is probably impossible, I sure wish our modern government would take SOME sort of look at how we (Latter-day Saints/Mormons) do things. Cuz we know how to get things done, be efficient, be responsible stewards with our money and properties. And there is no one in his/her right mind who can say the same about the United States. Trillions of dollars in the hole doesn’t just go away…
More to come on these issues…
We need more than just a passing glance
at the efficiency of Mormon finance!
television show that I don’t watch…
wanna make it great? just add a gate!
“I’ll get community service…
no matter which law I break!”
exercising one’s First Amendment Rights
the guy who founded this restaurant is Mormon!
watch his story!
and I’m suddenly hungry
Oh Karl and Freddy, I’m sure you meant well,
but your ideas (or at least the misinterpretation of them)
have caused SOOOOO many problems.
Communities cannot survive without communication.
And communities cannot survive without communiKATHERINE!
This is one of those songs.
Not only that, but musically it’s a great song as well (blending a ton of instruments/ genres).
Oh, and Shedaisy is Mormon too. Don’t hate that!
And their name was derived from a Navajo word that their brother learned on his full-time LDS mission. Cool!
More to come from these girls. I like them a LOT.
I won’t be your Martha Stewart baby, or your all-night restaurant.
But I WILL be your everything!
Is bragging about your blog.
I try hard not to do that, but no promises. I am only human after all:
Oh and speaking of, Brandon Flowers IS Mormon. Check it out!
And just back to blagging for one second, yes I have earned money, yes, I do have readers in 34 countries, yes I have made friends and helped others’ network as well, yes I have been able to email people in Alaska about the Book of Mormon, yes I have people contacting me about product reviews, and yes I am happy. But I digress…
said a new friend to me recently. Again, I’m a WASM woman, so I won’t pretend to understand. But I feel for you bro. And you always have a friend in me…
This is Alan (he is very good looking and gave me permission to use his name, but asked to not have his picture included). He is a new friend who lives with his sister and brother-in-law here in Utah having recently moved from Long Beach, California. I don’t know him very well yet, but I can tell he is a good man who respects women, works hard, and is seeking truth. Alan is currently investigating the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I ain”t gonna hide the fact that I hope he joins, but whatever he decides, I am glad to have a new friend! Oh, and he sent me the following in an email. Totes made this girl’s day!
hey katherine it was really good meeting you yesterday. i didnt have time to read all of your blogs but i did get a chance to read the one about sex and the temple and ill say it did answer alot of my question. i didnt know it was that sacred. ill view more of your blogs when i have more time. you a very talented individual and i hope you succeed in your blogs. hope your day goes well.
Oh, and Alan’s sister is into eyelashes, too. Love this family already 🙂
before I even fully knew what that meant!
Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift would be so proud!
Check out my approach to satire here.
For those who may not quite understand, I was exploiting the stereotype that Mormon girls often get married and pregnant very young. Here is another self-satire.
No beatin’ around the bush on that title (figuratively OR literally)! I had my NEW friend Kemp and my OLD friend Carlos help me out. Check it stat (and please excuse my being a little dance happy. I’m not as smooth/subtle as my friends):
And if you think that was entertaining (probably mainly because Katherine was making a fool of herself), it actually wasn’t anything compared to what these guys can do for real. Here’s just a taste of their INSANE TALENT. And yes Mom, the following is improvised.
Here’s Carlos’s youtube channel.
And here’s Kemp’s twitter.
Oh, and just had to include this one too:
but this is definitely in the top 3.
The whole thing is AMAZING, but if I had to pick one or two lines to highlight, it would be this:
So when you start feeling like the world’s coming down on you, and that somebody feels like you’re not good enough or smart enough or thin enough, and that’s getting sent to you, like a psychic getting sent to ya, like a pyschic getting sent to ya, just ask for names. And guess what? There are no names. It’s all just fog, it’s all just a made up fog in a hall of mirrors, it’s all garbage, it doesn’t exist, so just do away with all that negative energy; it doesn’t even exist, it’s not even real….when people see other people having a good time and not questioning it, they just like to bring it all down, ya know. “I WANT NAMES!” from now on. And let me tell you something. I’ve been through my life, and I got bumped, and I got bruised, and I got kicked to the ground., but I never actually got a name the whole time. And therefore, I disregard all of it, and assume that I am loved the world round.
Whoops, guess that was a few more than 2 lines. If it’s all meat, you can’t cut any out!
They both are forms of this!
I can’t take my eyes off of you.
but I can still do this every once and a while:
I don’t need a microphone to say what I’ve been thinking.
My heart is like a loudspeaker, that’s always on 11.
The stripping going on is NOT literal, people!
Don’t think I didn’t catch that reference, Mindy! Nothing flies past my Natasha radar. Haha, she inspires a lot of us I guess 🙂 I’m not too familiar with your stuff, but I guess I’ll have to check it out sometime….and I’m TOTES up for collaboration. Just sayin’
Remember when I got a little kiss from Andy Grammer? Well I worked REALLY hard for the opportunity to get those meet-and-greet passes. I even had to do this. And yes, I am confident enough to share:
Just another shout out to this amazing human being, Neil Pasricha, author of the Webby-award winning blog 1000 awesome things. Thanks for inspiring me, giving me hope and confidence, and also being a HUGE PART of the creation of this blog!
Hey Mr. PASRICHA, did you see my post about a PASHMINA scarf? See what I did there?
Seriously though, Neil, come on out to Salt Lake. Bring your girlfriend with you. We’ll have a swell time. And I’m sure with the dough you’re rolling in you can afford to take me out to eat. Think of the traffic it would do to BOTH our blogs! And this ain’t no truth in jest invitation. This is….dead serious 🙂
Example: Car Salesperson
This is Kenneth Christofferson (along with his lovely wife Leslie). He was my LDS bishop and continues to be a great friend and father figure to me and to countless others. This man’s name is no coincidence-he is a Christlike person who defies all stereotypes of the sketchy car-salesman. Bishop Christofferson has helped me out of many a bind, both spiritual and physical (you better believe he’s helped me more than once with my car!). He works at Ken Garff Chevrolet in American Fork, Utah (Ken works for Ken!). If you are in the market for a new car, check them out! http://www.kengarffchevrolet.com/
And yes, I got his full permission for this post. And no, he’s not paying me. 🙂
Who do YOU know that shatters negative stereotypes?
And who do you know who confirms stereotypes that writers are
a little goofy?
holding grudges over love is ancient artifacts…
Will you be in Utah next summer? Great, we can go to Uintah!
#yes I really do want you to come visit me in Utah
#yes we really can go to Uintah if you want (along with a whole lot of other places)
#Mom didn’t you go to school in Uintah?
“It’s good to know you got a friend, you’re not alone in how you been. Everybody loses. We all got bruises.”
*some literal, some not…
(I got this the first and only time I went skiing)
*looks like it was filmed in Utah but actually Colorado
*I am doing my own version of this song with a guy friend in a couple weeks…stoked!
*this song reminds me of Heather and also a couple other cool people
Core Beliefs: kindness, humor, beauty, expression, understanding, Christ