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General Conference / Re: Predictions for the coming General Conference?
« on: September 29, 2019, 09:58:57 am »
I detest the smell of coffee. I find it oppressive.

I don't like the smell of coffee when it's been sitting in a pot for hours. The smell becomes acidic to me.  OTOH, walking down the coffee aisle in a grocery store smells wonderful to me.  During my "break" from the church in the 80s, when I lived in Germany, I bought coffee beans and ground them myself for my morning cup.  I miss the fragrance, but I don't miss my self-imposed separation from the true and living Gospel of Jesus Christ. 

Mormon Life / Re: Lost testimony
« on: September 23, 2019, 10:56:12 pm »
There probably were many discussions about it over dinner tables. These days, those are important discussions to have.

^ This.  Yes.

Introductions / Re: Stargazer Checking In
« on: September 16, 2019, 09:42:16 am »
Stargazer, herzlich wilkommen! 

Please Read / Re: New Nauvoo Charter
« on: September 14, 2019, 01:50:21 pm »
I assume the first charter written incorporates the changes Roper has made.  If that is indeed the case, I vote yes.  If you want to set up a poll, I'll vote.

Please Read / Re: New Nauvoo Charter
« on: September 08, 2019, 04:17:15 pm »
I didn't get the aforementioned email, but I usually visit daily.  No harm, no foul.

Please Read / Re: Politics threads and appropriate behavior
« on: September 06, 2019, 11:24:37 pm »
Thanks for your comment, Dyany.  I'm certainly not in favor of keeping New Nauvoo at the membership level we have today.  As you said, we would dwindle by attrition to a sad, little group.  I just wanted to point out that I hope we don't explode into a forum the size of Third Hour.  To me, that would be like living in a maze, where it's a challenge to keep up with what's going on.  There are threads here that I don't involve myself in, merely because they are of little interest to me.  However, I scan the unread topics each time I visit, to see what's going on with whom and and to learn from those of you who have a deeper level of knowledge pertaining to the Gospel.  For that I am grateful.

Please Read / Re: Politics threads and appropriate behavior
« on: September 05, 2019, 11:12:56 pm »
[minor derail] I read a couple of comments about growing Nauvoo to a more robust entity and (I assume) growing the membership.  Why?  I like our small-town feel.  I like knowing who my neighbors are and what they are about.  It's kind of like the theme from Cheers: 

Sometimes you want to go
Where everybody knows your name
And they're always glad you came
You wanna be where you can see
Our troubles are all the same
You wanna be where everybody knows your name

[/minor derail]

Please Read / Re: Politics threads and appropriate behavior
« on: September 01, 2019, 01:20:26 pm »
One final thought: I don't believe that Christ cares very much about our political party affiliation. I do believe that Christ cares very much indeed about how we treat each other. That seems to be essence of His Sermon on the Mount.

^ This.  Thanks, Roper.

Mormon Life / Re: PRAYER LIST
« on: August 02, 2019, 07:53:15 am »
Praying for all Nauvoodles and their extended friends/family members.  I'm so grateful we have this board to share our needs with each other.  It often helps me to put what I consider my "problems" into a more realistic perspective. 

Forum and Member News / Re: Great and Wonderful News
« on: July 28, 2019, 07:37:08 pm »
That is fantastic!  We've been a Branch for almost 21 years now, but I see a Ward in our future.  Congratulations to all who worked so hard to make it happen!

Forum and Member News / Re: Baby blessing
« on: July 19, 2019, 01:00:34 am »
Beefche beat me to the punch.  Papa has the Hepworth genes in full force.  I know you love that little one. He's adorable! What does Sarah Grace think about him?

Doctrines & Scholarship / Re: Gathering
« on: July 17, 2019, 12:52:36 am »
Since I work an evening shift and I am the only person in my department after 7 pm, I have the advantage of listening to audio books.  Just last week I listened to Born to Change the World by Brad Wilcox.  He delves into the tribes of Israel and the gathering of these tribes.  I learned details about the tribes (and also some of the traditions) that I had not known previously.  If you read or listen to it, I'd like to get your reaction.

Forum and Member News / Re: Earthquake!
« on: July 06, 2019, 10:09:10 am »
According to his Facebook post from yesterday, Boardmadd was at the LA Convention Center yesterday with DD Amber.

Doctrines & Scholarship / Re: Cultural learning and King Benjamin
« on: June 20, 2019, 12:26:33 am »
This thread reminds me of the final dedication session of the SC Columbia Temple back in October 1999.  I had the rare blessing to be inside the temple (in one of the sealing rooms) during this session.  President Hinckley spoke about the eternal chain of families and how they are linked by temple ordinances.  He paused a microsecond and then said he hoped he wouldn't be the weak link in his family's chain.  To hear a Prophet of God speak so humbly about himself, worrying he might be a weak link in the chain of his eternal family just floored me.  No self-aggrandizement there.  No sense whatsoever of making himself out to be at any higher level than anyone else in that edifice (just had to use that word here).  It made me reflect on what my responsibilities are concerning family history work and how I might expect more of myself in that regard.  How would I sum it up?  Pure love coupled with motivation.

Writers' Welcome / Re: I'm writing a book!
« on: June 18, 2019, 11:11:15 am »
Roper, this is wonderful news.  My one and only grandchild, Samuel, is going into Kindergarten this year.  By the time your curriculum is published, will he be in your target demographic?  At this time, he is enrolled in a private (Catholic) school and Oma (me) is paying half the tuition.  I want to make sure he gets the best instruction and I want to protect my financial investment in his education.  South Carolina public schools don't fare very well in the state-by-state ranking. 

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