Welcome to New Nauvoo

Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Messages - Patty Rain

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 19
Mormon Life / Re: Don't you love it...
« on: March 17, 2018, 11:57:54 pm »
The last couple of years we lived in Texas, we kept getting having inklings to get ready to move to Utah to be closer to family. It never seemed the right time.  Then last April...BAM! It was one of the very few times in my life that I've received unmistakable inspiration.  We knew it was time to move.  So last summer, we sold our home in Texas and moved to Utah.  Three months later, my father passed away.  I don't know how we would have managed everything from Texas if we had stayed there. Since we were already here in Utah, we were able to help my mom get through everything.  Then my brother-in-law ended up in and out of the hospital for a while. On top of all that, our kids absolutely love it here. They have really good friends who share the same values. I'm so glad we followed the inspiration and moved when we did.
The following users thanked this post: Patty Rain

Mormon Life / Don't you love it...
« on: March 17, 2018, 02:45:20 pm »
... when you actually know for sure it was the Spirit that told you something?

Do you ever wonder if you're as good as you think in hearing the Spirit?  I feel quite comfortable where I'm at. I feel I receive guidance through the Holy Ghost and I feel I understand it quite well. Of course, I can be totally wrong, because I wouldn't know which promptings I've missed and when I've misunderstood.

Yesterday I agreed to teach an investigator with the sisters. They were a bit late and he arrived at the church on time, so we had a little chat and he seemed a pleasant fellow and interested in the gospel. Having an atheist background coming from Russia, he seemed eager to learn.

We started the discussion when the sisters eventually came and very soon I got the feeling that after the meeting I should suggest the sisters the ask the Elders teach him. I got the feeling it was the Spirit telling me to do that. I did pray about it, because he seemed pretty good investigator. Strong feeling I should. In the very end of the lesson the sisters did say something that the Elders have many interesting things to teach him too, that he could sometime meet with them.

Afterwards I asked if they planned to move him to the Elders. They did. I told them very good, because I had felt that I needed to tell them they should.

They were grateful for the confirmation. I was also grateful for the confirmation that yes, I felt I knew it was the Spirit telling and I was right it was the Spirit. They did share their reasons and having heard them I knew it was absolutely the right decision.

Isn't it wonderful when you know it truly was the Holy Ghost. What experiences do you have of that, please share  :)

The following users thanked this post: Patty Rain

Mormon Life / Re: PRAYER LIST
« on: March 13, 2018, 10:58:03 pm »
Some of my husband's family were in the areas where rioting and vandalism happened. One of them had four gas bombs thrown at his house, but luckily (very very luckily), they didn't work and no damage happened as a result. Others had their houses stoned. But that's the worst of it for the relatives.

Things have calmed down, people have been arrested. Sadly, a lot of the people in the mobs were young - as in, 18-30. People on twitter talked about how the racists were all older people and the younger generation is better - I wouldn't say that is necessarily the case given who was actually destroying property.

Social media is still blocked and will be until at least Friday. Part of that is because facebook doesn't do much of anything to remove hate speech from their site. I've reported more than a few groups that, in English, called for death and destruction to specific groups in Sri Lanka. According to facebook, they aren't in violation of facebook's community standards. The hate speech groups in Sinhalese are even less likely to be removed because facebook doesn't have anyone or enough people who can read Sinhalese to deal with them. The government of Sri Lanka has set up a meeting with Facebook to discuss these things. I doubt that anything will change.

Germany and another country in Europe ( I don't recall right now which one) have laws that state that hate speech needs to be removed (from facebook as well as everywhere else) within a certain time frame. Facebook doesn't care about that, and Germany's a powerful country. Why would they care about what a country like Sri Lanka says?

The violence is over, theoretically, for now. But I doubt it's really over completely. The hate speech spreads lies and misinformation about minority groups, and until those lies and misinformation and hate speech are squashed, the hate and destruction will continue. Sri Lankans aren't great at reining in their emotions and destruction.
The following users thanked this post: Patty Rain

Following President Kimball's challenge to members present at a meeting, President Nelson will encourage us all to become fluent in a new language.  http://mormanity.blogspot.com/2017/10/learning-from-president-nelsons.html
The following users thanked this post: Patty Rain

General Discussion / Re: Question about your talents
« on: March 09, 2018, 02:50:33 pm »

Maybe you could change talents to strengths since you mentioned it. I prefer strengths to talents and gifts,because it seems to give a wider perspective of finding the positive things about yourself.

It has always been in our school curriculum to help the kids find their strengths but it has become more important and more visible and systematic in the last 5 or so years. Like many high schools have the kids make this https://www.viacharacter.org/www/ to find their strengths and in Primary school we do a lot of things to help kids find them.

So maybe you could focus on how one can find out what their strengths are, how they can use them in living the gospel and serving others and how our weaknesses can become strenghts.

Just a thought. Strengths seem more approachable.
The following users thanked this post: Patty Rain

Writers' Showcase / Re: New book
« on: March 08, 2018, 12:31:28 pm »
If you are interested,  Wings of Fire, Book 7 of the Legend of Hooper's Dragons is available on amazon now.https://www.amazon.com/Wings-Fire-Legend-Hoopers-Dragons-ebook/dp/B07B8C67Y6/ref=zg_bsnr_7006698011_4?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=22F5T7WR6KB4WKVDJ1K6
The following users thanked this post: Patty Rain

And because of our conversations here it makes me snort .every.single.time
The following users thanked this post: Patty Rain

But someone ALWAYS says "supernal." It wouldn't be General Conference without it. :)
The following users thanked this post: Patty Rain

Mormon Life / Re: The Tender Mercies/Answered Prayers Thread
« on: February 17, 2018, 06:06:42 pm »
So far the first group I wanted to work with no longer has a position available, so I am now awaiting word from the second group. I was last in contact with them in December. They may end up being a better fit, as I won't lose many of the skills I have been working on in the other group.

In other news our baby boy came 3 weeks early. I think he wanted to beef up for the exodus west.
The following users thanked this post: Patty Rain

Forum and Member News / Baby Boy
« on: February 17, 2018, 06:01:59 pm »
We had a baby boy on Valentine's day. He came about 3 weeks early and was small (5 lbs) like his big sister (5 lbs 4 ounces). Because of flu restrictions, big sister (3 years old) hasn't seen him yet. He needed the UV lights overnight for a mildly elevated bilirubin and a warmer because he wasn't staying warm enough. It took him a few days to learn to nurse. But he should come home tomorrow. I have the house temperature turned up to 80 degrees.

We named him Merrick. My name begins with J, my wife's with K, our daughter's with L, so we kept the alphabet going and named him with an M. It was hard to pick a name for him. There are a few meanings for Merrick, but for Germanic, the Mer comes from fame, power, and strength, and Rick from Richard which means King or ruler.  Famous/Powerful/Strong King. He'll grow into it.
The following users thanked this post: Patty Rain

Mormon Life / Re: The Tender Mercies/Answered Prayers Thread
« on: February 03, 2018, 04:56:21 am »
I feel I've experienced so many tender mercies this past 6 months that I keep wondering have I just missed many if them earlier, not recognizing them.

The last too big ones.

My dad has been sick and thus living with us. With everything else in life too I have been exhausted. Yesterday we went to sort of 'casualty' health service thing to give him an injection that was postponed due to illness. We did that for we were adviced so by a receptionist when I tried to book a time for it, it would have taken several weeks. After waiting a bit an angry nurse came and told us they will not do it, it is one that needs a booked time. I'm on my edge of coping with everything so of course tears came. Another nurse, having not started her shift I think, said she'll do it. Oh how grateful I was.

Another recent. I teach seminary. I feel I'm quite flexible. A few students always come late etc, I don't make it a big deal. Yet seminary has some rules and I need to follow them. Before Christmas had some backlash from one of the parents regarding being unflexible etc. It hurt, after doing much and doing much extra for his child. After that her attitude has changed also. I had been wondering if I do any good in seminary. Kind of what's the point. A mother, less active, phoned me. Started by saying she talked abput seminary with her daughter. I feared for the worst. She said so many nice things and how her daughter loves seminary. I really needed that.
The following users thanked this post: Patty Rain

Mormon Life / Re: Who does one contact about this?
« on: December 03, 2017, 12:53:27 pm »

This is just one of the myriad things I LOVE about our Nauvoodles.  I know I will always find at least one (if not many) Nauvoodles reaching out to help another. 
The following users thanked this post: Patty Rain

Forum and Member News / Re: Life changes
« on: November 19, 2017, 12:40:02 am »
It started snowing at about 2:00 on Friday afternoon.  As soon as the kids got home from school, they grabbed gloves and went outside.

The following users thanked this post: Patty Rain


In a message sent to Church leadership and to be read in worship services throughout the world, the Council of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has announced changes for future general conferences.

The letter states that "beginning in April 2018, the general women's session will no longer be held on the Saturday preceding the other sessions of general conference. Rather, the general priesthood and general women's sessions will each be held annually, with the general priesthood session being in April and the general women's session being in October." It continues, "These meetings will originate from the Conference Center on Saturday evening following the morning and afternoon sessions of the conference."

According to the letter, consolidating general conference sessions into one weekend furthers Church efforts "of reducing and simplifying the work of the Church and the demands made upon leaders and members."
The following users thanked this post: Patty Rain

Technical Talk / Re: Password help please
« on: October 16, 2017, 09:38:52 pm »
For the record, you can put a master password onto Chrome's storage of your passwords, so no one can look at them in there without the master password.  I also use dual or two-factor authentication with my Google account.
The following users thanked this post: Patty Rain

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 19

* Top Posters

1169 Posts
Roper Roper
949 Posts
dyany dyany
762 Posts
LMAshton LMAshton
624 Posts
CrowGirl CrowGirl
402 Posts

* Recent Posts

Re: Iggy's Ramblings by LMAshton
[March 18, 2018, 10:59:50 pm]

Re: Cabin & Porch by GoodyScrivener
[March 18, 2018, 08:17:37 pm]

Re: Current Events that do not Mention He Who Shall Not Be Named in any Way. by Jason
[March 18, 2018, 07:02:31 pm]

Re: Baby Boy by Jason
[March 18, 2018, 06:47:33 pm]

Re: Iggy's Ramblings by palmetto_gal
[March 18, 2018, 11:56:36 am]

* Board Statistics

  • stats Total Members: 104
  • stats Total Posts: 9140
  • stats Total Topics: 610
  • stats Total Categories: 6
  • stats Total Boards: 26
  • stats Most Online: 65

  • averages Average Posts: 12
  • averages Average Topics: 1
  • averages Average Members: 0
  • averages Average Online: 17

* Forum Staff

AndrewR_admin admin AndrewR_admin
dyany admin dyany
LMAshton admin LMAshton

* Calendar

March 2018
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16 17
18 [19] 20 21 22 23 24
25 26 27 28 29 30 31

No calendar events were found.