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Technical Talk / Re: Smells Like Scam
« on: March 16, 2018, 12:07:13 pm »
Have you seen the James Veitch Ted Talk videos about scam email? I love them: https://www.ted.com/talks/james_veitch_this_is_what_happens_when_you_reply_to_spam_email/up-next

Forum and Member News / Re: Baby Boy
« on: March 16, 2018, 11:48:31 am »
How is he doing?

Mormon Life / Re: Patriarchal blessing
« on: March 16, 2018, 11:47:14 am »
There is something in my blessing that didn't catch my attention at all. Just seemed to be part of the language in giving me my blessing. Not sure that makes sense.

Several years ago there was a class at Education Week I really wanted to go to and I thought it would really fill up so I went to the class before that. That class was something about the language of the old testsment.

One of the phrases spoken of was in my blessing! Keep in mind that I never would have considered this was quoting scripture. It is just too, for lack of a better word, bland. And it was a phrase that you don't always hear about. But when I heard what it meant from the OT, it suddenly made so much more sense than I had ever thought.

General Discussion / Re: Judgmental
« on: March 16, 2018, 11:38:24 am »
I thinking of being judgmental and judging as 2 different things. Judgmental is when I hold something against someone or assuming tings about them. Judging is being realistic about a person.

For example: I am obese. A person who is judging me will recognize that I am obese and that there is something at the root of it, but accepts as God's child and supports me. Can see around my weight for my strengths. A judgmental person may treat me or think of me as stupid, lazy etc. Won't see my strengths and may not even think or want to look for them.

President Nelson and Elder Uchtdorf will give a joint talk which starts with a miraculous story of a heart transplant and the airplane that transported the heart.

There will be a call to action for helping refugees, including a program wherein members open up their homes to help tens of thousands relocate, helping the refugees learn English, obtain employment, and NOT trying to convert them. They will change religions on their own if they so desire. For those that do not have large enough homes, there will be a new perpetual immigration fund.

That's. SORT of happening now. I work with GatheringHumanity.org .  We get donations of furniture, dishes, personal hygiene etc supplies from the community and then set up apartments for them to live in. Hopefully soon we will have a place where they can come for ESL classes and classes that will help them deal with trauma like yoga. The church has visited the warehouse and has encouraged Gathering Humanity to keep doing what it is doing.


Will no one, not even one person, actually use the word “supernal”? GC is literally the only time I ever hear that word used, almost every time in fact, & I would miss it if it didn't appear at least once.  :)

I've been reading Elder Bednar's book, Increase in Learning, and laughed when I saw it there.

General Discussion / Re: New Exhibit
« on: February 21, 2018, 12:36:19 am »
Yes, she had to verify with me, "the temple is nothing like that right?" Not that she really thought it would be.  Just it seemed so real.

General Discussion / Re: Cabin & Porch
« on: February 20, 2018, 02:39:12 pm »
Cabin & Porch is a blessing in many ways!  I, too, like to read of travel adventures.  And I also feel a caring sorrow for the many trials of my fellow Nauvoodles.  No matter how strong our faith, pain and fear are real.  Even Christ was "a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief," which I take to mean His own grief, not just that of others.

My visit to today is a "small potatoes" kind of thing.  I just need a sanity check.  The missus and I had a disagreement about "private conversations."  She is a bundle of insecurities and always has been.  I'm used to that and accommodate it where I can.  She saw me having a text discussion with my sister.  She immediately asked what my sister wanted.  I thought it was rude of her to ask, and she went on threatening that she would keep her own secrets from me, and so on.  I never saw it coming.  I've never asked her about any of her conversations with anyone.  I will grant that Sister has some mental issues, but I think that after 30 years of marriage Missus could feel that she could trust me.  Sister was asking me how much my kidney transplant cost out-of-pocket.  Sister didn't  say why she was asking, and I didn't ask.  It seemed like a pretty straightforward question.  Missus became alarmed that: 1) Sister was going to ask me for money, even though she never has before.  2) That I would give Sister money without telling Missus, which I would never do. 

I know Missus was just having a moment and it will all calm down quickly enough.  My question is:  Is it "keeping secrets" to not tell your spouse that you had a conversation with a not-all-there sibling when there was nothing of great import in the conversation?  I have contact with Sister (usually messaging) every other month or so, just as a way of keeping in touch.  Nothing heady in the conversation.  I think Missus should give me the same trust I give her, but I'm not a bundle of insecurities, either. 

I'm not looking for anyone here to take sides.  I just want to know if y'all make a point of sharing with your spouse every conversation you have, not from the context of wanting to share to strengthen bonds, but rather from the context of making sure there are no secrets?  The sharing-for-bonding thing I get.  It's the no-secrets thing I feel is not necessary.  I wouldn't hide something important.

I don't think it is keeping secrets, but I do think things along that line can be important.  I don't share every conversation with my husband - there isn't time! lol But I do share a lot and I would really feel like he was purposely keeping me out of his life if he never shared conversations.  These conversations are an actual part of my husband's life.  They help me know him better and know what he is going through.  So I don't need my husband to report everything to me, but I do want to know what is going on in his life.

Church Callings & Experiences / Re: CUB SCOUTS!
« on: February 20, 2018, 02:29:28 pm »
I am a wolf leader with 4 boys.  We are actually 2 wards together with 2 wards each. 

Something I did just after getting in was look at all of the things the boys currently had earned.  Then I did a google spreadsheet with it which evolved into a plan for the year on the spreadsheet.  At the end of 2016 and 2017 I copied and pasted the last year at the bottom, changed the dates and then deleted the lines at the top.  Planning is very simple now! 

Forum and Member News / Re: Baby Boy
« on: February 20, 2018, 02:24:31 pm »

General Discussion / Re: New Exhibit
« on: February 20, 2018, 02:11:03 pm »
My dreams are always so very odd.  My daughter is starting to take after me.

She is desiring to go to the temple soon for the first time.  Last week she had a dream that she went for her endowments and everyone floated around in a giant hot tub naked and smoking weed. 

Writers' Showcase / Re: A parody of bad writing
« on: December 15, 2017, 06:29:02 pm »
Thank you! I have been having fun reading it.  Told my book club about them today.

Writers' Showcase / Re: Fan fiction
« on: December 15, 2017, 06:28:19 pm »
The ship thing is funny.  My daughter and her friends have "shipped" people together, but never in a sexual way.  For awhile there were 4 or 5 friends of hers each wanting to ship her with a different guy and arguing which one should win.

Technical Talk / Re: Phone and computer differences
« on: October 27, 2017, 06:42:48 pm »
Ahh. Ok. Figured it out lol.  Redd posted it on different boards!   :D

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