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Life Changes too
« on: October 09, 2017, 01:27:34 pm »
Not quite sure how to say this. I got back from Finland at the end of September, having had a phone call from the Stake President while I was there. Yesterday, I was called as Bishop of my ward. I know for a string of reasons that it is a calling from Heavenly Father having been given a series of signs to make the point to me. Nevertheless, I am flabbergasted and still a bit shellshocked. This is going to make a bit of a change in my life. No more disappearing for two months at a time.
 
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« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 03:04:19 pm »
You will no doubt make a great bishop. It seems weird to congratulate people on callings because they are callings to serve the people in your ward boundaries. Maybe the congratulations should be to those people for getting such a great man to be their shepherd. There will be trials and amazing opportunities for growth. So even though it seems weird to do it: Congratulations on your new journey!

 
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« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 04:12:05 pm »
I'm glad you have the opportunity.  :)  I hope it doesn't mean we see less of you, but would understand.
Time for a change.  I am yungmom, but have wanted a new username for some time.
 
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 01:31:03 am »
Best wishes in your new calling, Bishop Scruffy.

Can Nauvoodle be part of your ward?
 
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 11:27:16 am »
Of course! Love to have you all with us!
 

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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 12:59:44 pm »
I think you will be an amazing Bishop!
 
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 08:10:55 pm »
What??!! The church called a pinko commie subversive to be a bishop??!!  From what I know of you, S-dog, you'll be a great bishop.  You'll be just what the saints in your ward need in a leader.  God bless you, my brother!  I know that you're going to be insanely busy, but please check in here once in a while.
 
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 12:42:12 am »
Give my love and sympathy to your wife.  :)

You'll do great.
 
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 01:18:03 pm »
Yup, a commie subversive pinko bishop. The end days are upon us! It's going to be interesting, and Mrs Scruffy is already telling me to make sure that family comes before long meetings. She will keep me straight. And sane. That's a big one.
 
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« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2017, 03:17:15 pm »
Congrats, Scruffy's ward!

As a side note, I find I'm a lot more subversive when I'm following someone than when I'm leading.
 
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« Reply #10 on: October 28, 2017, 06:45:29 pm »
Last week didn't go as well as it might have done. I was conducting, and because I was flustered about a number of things, managed to introduce myself as the last bishop. Not quite sure how I did that, but I'm so used to introducing myself as his counsellor when I conduct, so maybe that was it. After that, things can only get better
 

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« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2017, 03:16:09 pm »
There are advantages to messing up royally at the first of a new thing.   The expectations from the peanut gallery (should there be any) are lowered.
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« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2017, 03:35:13 pm »
After that faux pas, their expectations are rock bottom. Went better today, but that was Primary Presentation and it's difficult to mess that one up!
 

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« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2017, 05:53:22 pm »
As part of your cyber-ward, I find the faux pas terribly endearing.  If you had introduced yourself as someone less appealing (e.g. Nehor) it might not have gone over as well.  We are all here, sustaining you as our cyber-Bishop. 
 
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« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2017, 12:52:31 am »
I don't know if congrats is in order or condolences but I imagine the congrats should be extended to your ward in having you as their Bishop!

Our primary program was today as well.
Still TheOne and only me who happens to now be curlybat.

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