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Doctrines & Scholarship / Re: "It mattereth not what ye eat or drink"
« on: September 23, 2017, 11:58:54 pm »
My ward started using wine a few months ago.
Well, that's a relief. I was afraid you were going to say you started using Coca-Cola!   :o
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News of the Church / BYU on the way to "party school" reputation
« on: September 22, 2017, 05:01:12 pm »
This has been ALL over the news. :D I first heard it on a national network newscast yesterday. Obviously it is a momentous event, finding its way onto media that normally cover major world events.

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/22/552894537/for-the-first-time-in-decades-caffeinated-sodas-on-sale-at-byu-dining-halls

https://www.deseretnews.com/article/865689285/BYU-to-sell-caffeinated-soft-drinks-on-campus-starting-today.html
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Forum and Member News / Re: Life changes
« on: September 21, 2017, 02:52:06 am »
I'm sorry to hear about your family's loss, Roper. You will all be in my prayers for comfort.

Glad to hear you are settled in & ready to receive Nauvoodle guests.  :)  I have been through Santaquin a time or two but don't know much about it, but I do like the Nephi, Moroni, Mt. Nebo scenic drive area. It also seems like the Lord's hand was in your decision to move when you did, so you could be near your parents when they needed you. Blessings to all of you.
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Forum and Member News / Re: Thousand Year Egg Awards
« on: September 18, 2017, 11:37:43 pm »
I feel weird giving myself the Thousand Year Egg Award, but since I established it, I would be derelict in my duty if I neglected this milestone, wouldn't I? :D :D

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Century_egg

Now I should slow down & give Roper a chance to catch up.


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General Discussion / Re: The Feel-Good Thread
« on: September 15, 2017, 11:37:56 pm »
As recent hurricanes approached, animal shelters had to be ready to take local pets that got separated from their people, who would want to find their friends later when things calmed down. That meant the shelters had to move out animals already there. Shelters in other states offered to take in the “refugees” & FedEx & other companies donated planes & pilots to fly them from the hurricane areas. They weren’t taking pets belonging to Texas or Florida storm evacuees, but ones already awaiting new homes, which now would be in other states.

One of the lessons of H. Katrina in 2005 was that people & their pets need each other, & many victims refused to evacuate without their pets while others fled & never saw their critters again. Millions of people saw or read about the boy of maybe 8 who begged to take his dog Snowball on the evacuee bus from the New Orleans Superdome. Rescuers made him leave the dog, & the kid was inconsolable & cried so hard that he threw up. The forced separation of people from pets, who in some cases were a person’s family or best friend, prompted laws requiring disaster planning to include pets.

In this story, the Miami Heat & Golden State Warriors pro basketball teams in Miami & the Bay Area provided sendoff & reception committees for critters leaving Florida for new homes in California.

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Warriors-irma-hurricane-dogs-cats-zaza-12201436.php#photo-14119402

Here’s another story about folks doing a good deed. An elderly woman in Petaluma (a medium size town about an hour north of San Francisco) accidentally activated her emergency med-alert device. The FD was sent out, found that she was fine & had set off the signal by mistake. She said her son was coming to cook for her, so the firefighters made her dinner. (Petaluma is a fairly quiet place, so they probably counted on not getting another emergency call – in San Francisco or San Jose or Oakland, there’s no way they could have done this).

http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Petaluma-first-responders-whip-up-dinner-for-12201232.php
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Forum and Member News / Re: I can use your prayers.
« on: September 14, 2017, 02:11:02 am »
That's terrific news - thanks for updating us.
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General Discussion / Re: The Feel-Good Thread
« on: September 14, 2017, 02:09:57 am »
Indeed, the little things can be the real feel-good things! 8)
But there are times when the big things are needed - and this immigrant to America is doing big things for folks in dire need. [looking for applause graemlin]
 
http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/meet-the-billionaire-immigrant-who-just-made-one-of-the-largest-donations-to-hurricane-harvey-relief/ar-AArScf3?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp
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Forum and Member News / Re: I can use your prayers.
« on: September 08, 2017, 02:37:34 am »
Susan, how are you doing?
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General Discussion / Re: The Feel-Good Thread
« on: September 04, 2017, 09:56:26 pm »
People are still going the extra mile to help flooded or stranded people in Beaumont. The president of the Hovercraft Co. brought two of his vehicles from Illinois to help. The Coca-Cola Co. has a warehouse & told the Beaumont FD the building was full of bottled water & beverages but flood waters prevented most vehicles from approaching it. The Hovercraft owner & a firefighter maneuvered up to the marooned warehouse, broke in, & loaded water onto the Hovercraft to take to evacuees.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/coca-cola-lets-men-steal-water-in-flooded-texas-city/ar-AArgs8p?li=BBmkt5R&ocid=spartanntp

And a couple whose wedding was postponed by the storm had planned a dinner for their family & friends, & they had the food sent to evacuees & helped prepare the meals

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/good-news/hundreds-of-people-displaced-by-hurricane-harvey-fed-after-couple-postpones-wedding/ar-AArghsp?li=AAk6ORB&ocid=spartanntp
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General Discussion / Re: The Feel-Good Thread
« on: September 01, 2017, 12:50:23 am »
When the world gives you lemons, you make lemonade. When it gives you two tons of flour, plenty of time on your hands, & no place to go ... :)

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/08/31/trapped-mexican-bakery-staff-make-2-tons-of-bread-for-harvey-flood-victims/23192878/
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Here is a current event on a topic of great concern for all Nauvoodles: the safety & wholesomeness of your marijuana supply.  ::)

http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Report-Much-of-the-Bay-Area-s-cannabis-is-12165172.php
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News of the Church / Re: New curriculum
« on: August 29, 2017, 02:41:07 am »
I have not gotten wind of this second-hour curriculum. And I agree with Roper that the scriptures need to be a main focus of study for everyone. I was not totally delighted when it stopped being the focus of youth Sunday School.

It's often a challenge for some folks to do regular daily scripture study at home - I hear this from different people. IMO we get enough "applied gospel" material in everyone's third hour (adult men & women, young men & women) & we should not be de-emphasizing the scriptures at all. If everyone can't read a few chapters in the Book of Mormon or the Bible each week, we all need to at least be getting it in Sunday School.
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Forum and Member News / Re: Job possibility
« on: August 26, 2017, 01:06:02 am »
(\\\///) (applause)

Best wishes to you, Redd. Once you get the job (we're presuming you will :) ), can you still stay on as activities director here at Nauvoo?
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These are really young kids, right – barely walking, still in pull-ups? So we want stories with real people that we know a lot about from the scriptures, so the kids can see them as actual humans, maybe someone they’d want to be like someday (or not, depending on the story). Much as we love Isaiah, Jeremiah, Enoch (from the City of Enoch), or Abish, I wonder if we know enough about them to fill out the story to be suitable for nursery age without manufacturing too many details.

So ... along with Christmas, Easter, the First Vision, Noah’s Ark, Moses, Nephi & his family crossing the plains with their handcarts (yeah, I know…), Ammon disarming the Lamanites, Christ appearing at the temple in Bountiful – hmmm, there are so many great stories with examples of good & less good people. You can always leave out some stuff if it would be too traumatic for the little ones, like all the times God’s people were told to kill every enemy man, woman, child, ox, & every other living being, or Solomon telling the disputed mothers to each take half of the baby.

Adam & Eve? Or do we talk about them more than enough?

Abraham & Sarah, who expected never to have children, hosting the three strangers.

Joseph in Egypt.

The Exodus, divided into parts to make it less cumbersome: Israel held as slaves after Joseph's time, Moses’ plea for his people’s freedom & Pharaoh’s stubbornness – the plagues, Passover, & crossing the Red Sea – wandering in the wilderness & finally reaching the Promised Land.

David & Goliath.

Esther & the secret she had to keep until she had to spill it & choose her life or the life of her people (& the Messiah's line of descendancy).
 
Daniel & his inability to keep a secret, resulting in his encounter with the big kitties.
 
The 23rd Psalm, with its imagery of God’s love, care, providing all our needs, protecting us from our enemies, Christ as our Shepherd, & being able to go back & live with Them forever.
 
The boy Jesus & his family going to Jerusalem at Passover & how he went missing but turned up doing His Father’s business.

The Savior starting His ministry by calling the first Apostles at the Sea of Galilee, maybe merging it with walking on water.

The miracle of the loaves & fishes.

One of His better known parables that little kids could relate to – maybe the Prodigal Son?

Saul of Tarsus picking on the believers & having the Lord call Him.

Samuel the Lamanite prophesying of the Messiah & having to flee Zarahemla.

Moroni near the end of his life, fleeing the Lamanites, hiding the plates to preserve them for us.

Joseph Smith working on the Book of Mormon translation, lending them to Martin Harris to show his wife, & what happened next.

Yeah, I know, I have a lot of favorite scriptural stories. 8)  There are others, but I think these would be among the ones that would have spoken to me the most as a little kid. 
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General Discussion / Re: prayer
« on: August 18, 2017, 08:18:06 pm »
I pray for God to guide & direct political leaders & give them wisdom. I put them on the TPR, often with a specific note "for wisdom." I have also put "the voters" or "the American people" on the TPR for the same purpose.

Being a normal human & not at the level of Godly or Christlike love that I should be, I have very little love for most political leaders, although I try to think of them as children of the same Father as me. The most absolute abysmally abominable ones need our prayers most of all. Anyone who cares about their country, no matter how much they wish its leader/s gone, will be praying for them, if only for the sake of their country.
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