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Ellen Koester
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INTP. Will beat you at trivia. Unless I've been drinking; then it's just highly probable
INTP. Will beat you at trivia. Unless I've been drinking; then it's just highly probable

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Mornings
Mornings have a unique innocence. It's those serene moments in the dim grey light of the morning, where the dew is fresh on the grass, and the larks and mockingbirds have yet to sing. The dawn is yet to wake, and the world, for just a moment, is still aslee...

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I had the privledge to go to Nauvoo, Illinois from May 1-May 5 for a leadership retreat with Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families, and Friends. I was asked to write a piece on the experience I had with Nauvoo. (It was published here ) I came to Nauvoo with a...

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Eternal Perspectives
Last Tuesday was my last week of Institute for the semester. It was an interesting semester, filled with both ups, and downs . The highlight of the semester was by far my Women and the Gospel: Eternal Perspectives  class. While the class did not emulate my ...

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Public Service Announcement!
This year, Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families, and Friends  wants to march in the Salt Lake City Pride Parade. In the last few years, our members have marched with other groups like Mormons Building Bridges , and Mormons For Equality While these groups are...

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On Saturday, I had the privilege to be with the beautiful women and men of Ordain Women. The whole experience overall was empowering and spiritually uplifting. I knew that what I was doing was right.

"As I opened my eyes, a faint voice told me, "Stay yet a little longer." Only then, with my strength renewed and my testimony reinforced, did I walk away."

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On Saturday, I had the privilege to be with the beautiful women and men of Ordain Women, requesting admission to the all male Priesthood Session of General Conference for the LDS Church (Mormons). The whole experience overall was empowering and spiritually uplifting. I knew that what I was doing was right.

"As I opened my eyes, a faint voice told me, "Stay yet a little longer." Only then, with my strength renewed and my testimony reinforced, did I walk away."

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On Saturday, I had the privilege to be with the beautiful women and men of Ordain Women. The whole experience overall was empowering and spiritually uplifting. I knew that what I was doing was right.

"As I opened my eyes, a faint voice told me, "Stay yet a little longer." Only then, with my strength renewed and my testimony reinforced, did I walk away."

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What Would Jesus Do?
This Saturday, April 5th, I had the opportunity and privilege to stand in line with a few hundred of my fellow Sisters, and many Brothers, seeking admission to the General Priesthood Session of General Conference. I stand in awe of the testimonies of the wo...

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"We are different. We are remarkable, unparalleled, and extraordinary. We have different opinions, and different interests. We have different experiences, and different talents. We are of different heights, weights, colors, ethnicity, and language. We are unique! (Just like everyone else...)"

Nephi so prophetically declared in 2Nephi 26:33, our Heavenly Parents inviteth all to come unto Them, and denieth none. Black and white; bond and free; FEMALE and MALE, we are ALL alike unto God
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