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by Gerald
10 Nov 2019, 06:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 22
Views: 1430

Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting

I'm in the ward choir (don't really enjoy it but I always feel so sorry for ward choir directors which is a thankless calling in our ward). The choir director recently told us that our Christmas sacrament program had to be a regular sacrament meeting (though Christmas themed) with (seemingly) a mini...
by Gerald
10 Nov 2019, 05:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Interaction with orthadox member
Replies: 7
Views: 832

Re: Interaction with orthadox member

There is a particular personality type that results in the kind of judgmental orthodoxy you described in your co-worker. Most members I know aren't that extreme. One gentleman I know, however, is very much that way. He found out a co-worker (who was not active) was living with her boyfriend and lect...
by Gerald
02 Nov 2019, 12:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Great Progeny Contest
Replies: 12
Views: 791

Re: The Great Progeny Contest

I can't speak to how this works in other cultures and religions but I know it is a big deal where I live. Obituaries, anniversary announcements, professional bios, and private conversations will almost always make some reference to number of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and if they a...
by Gerald
01 Nov 2019, 05:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you seen this happening in your region of the world?
Replies: 20
Views: 1460

Re: Have you seen this happening in your region of the world?

I live in a area full of Mormons (like 90% in our county)

Never heard of this.
by Gerald
01 Nov 2019, 05:24
Forum: Support
Topic: Moving for a ward boundary?
Replies: 13
Views: 1160

Re: Moving for a ward boundary?

You have to watch out with that because while there are perpetually "good" and perpetually "bad" wards, some wards do change with leadership roulette. I agree. The policy on ward attendance is pretty black and white. Execution of the policy...not so much. Many years ago, our ward went through some ...
by Gerald
06 Oct 2019, 06:33
Forum: Support
Topic: Can't we be joyful?
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Can't we be joyful?

I've said this before: I try REALLY hard not to be critical of Church leaders. BUT...what is it with President Nelson and his need for "sacred silence :shh: ". He spent at least a minute (maybe more) last night telling the audience to control themselves during the announcement of temples. :eh: Why n...
by Gerald
06 Oct 2019, 06:21
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Poetry Corner
Replies: 21
Views: 2571

Re: Poetry Corner

My contribution: Abou Ben Adhem By Leigh Hunt Abou Ben Adhem (may his tribe increase!) Awoke one night from a deep dream of peace, And saw, within the moonlight in his room, Making it rich, and like a lily in bloom, An angel writing in a book of gold:— Exceeding peace had made Ben Adhem bold, And to...
by Gerald
06 Oct 2019, 06:06
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Women and Priesthood
Replies: 16
Views: 1637

Re: Women and Priesthood

This thread is interesting particularly in light of President Nelson's talk yesterday at the Women's Session of Conference. I'm just not sure how I feel about this issue and the Church's response to it.
by Gerald
06 Oct 2019, 05:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Major Changes to the Young Women and Young Men Programs
Replies: 7
Views: 511

Re: Major Changes to the Young Women and Young Men Programs

I personally liked the shift of stake Sunday School and Young Men responsibilities to High Council members (I've always felt those callings at the stake level could easily be done by the High Council body). I see nothing wrong with any of the changes to Young Men's and Young Women's organization. I ...
by Gerald
19 Sep 2019, 04:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 9/17 Nelson Devotional
Replies: 20
Views: 1404

Re: 9/17 Nelson Devotional

I was watching the devotional in real time and it seemed like a standard talk until President Nelson got to the discussion of the November policy. It got my attention and by the time he was done I said to myself, "Oh boy! There are going to be some mad people out there." However, Pres Nelson wasn't ...