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Bernard Gui

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About Bernard Gui

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    Fears No Kimchee
  • Birthday February 10

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    The slopes of Mt. Rainier
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    Mrs. Gui, All the little Guis, Hiking on Mt. Rainier

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  1. This is a blanket statement that does not reflect my experiences in the Church. What happened to you and others is terrible, but it is not universal. I’m very sad you had to go through that. While there are some who have reacted the way you describe, there are many others who take this very seriously. I think times are changing. We have witnessed the improvement over the 10 years we have worked with the Addiction Recovery Program. Some in our groups were victims of abuse. Our group support has been helpful to them.
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    Left Hand

  3. Bernard Gui

    All-you-can-eat religion, Buffet style

    I hadn’t thought off it that way.
  4. Bernard Gui

    Left Hand

    Did that already.
  5. I didn't know that about Steve. Seems like having a bunch of monstrous defense players rushing at you with the intent to do grievous bodily harm would be more of an anxiety issue, but what do I know? I still get stage fright when I have to play violin solos. My son Artisticosso visited today and we talked about this. He has mixed feelings about the new missionary contact policy. I share those feelings....that it is a sign of our times...overly protective parents that are always there to rescue can create dependency problems. Not the only reason, but IMO certainly part of the problem. As a school teacher of 42 years, I witnessed the gradual regression from "you got in trouble in school today so assume the position to "you got in trouble today so you're on restriction" to "you got in trouble in school today so I'm calling the principal and demanding that your teacher be fired."
  6. Bernard Gui

    All-you-can-eat religion, Buffet style

    Our 5 kids who have children have made the no-sleep-overs rule because of some very unfortunate occurrences. I wish we had enforced it.
  7. Thank you! Bernard Gui is not my real name....I invented those Italianesque names to preserve their anonymity when I talk about them here. I am actually Polish, but it doesn’t work as well in Polish. Too many consonants and not enough vowels, plus no one would know what I’m talking about. The names reflect who they are in a positive way. In real life they all have Biblical names. We will know the Millennium is beginning when we have a Polish General Authority.
  8. Bernard Gui

    All-you-can-eat religion, Buffet style

    Of course. Thanks for sharing this. I have had similar experiences. However, I did heed my bishop's admonition to marry Sister Gui. That worked out well.
  9. Bernard Gui

    All-you-can-eat religion, Buffet style

    Yet some are so quick to jump on that, go the other direction, pass judgment on the leader, and publish it to the world. That's what I don't understand.
  10. Bernard Gui

    All-you-can-eat religion, Buffet style

    Speaking as one of those defenders, I don't feel that disagreeing with an Authority gives me license to marginalize or demean them. Of course there are some things with which I disagree, some things that are their opinions, some things that need correction, and even some things that may be deeper knowledge of which we have yet to learn. In any case, I don't feel a need to make them offenders for a word because I find myself in disagreement.
  11. Our daughter Bellalindissima was somewhat of a drama queen when she was a kid (not so now), so when she was complaining about a stomach ache and didn’t want to go to school we rolled our eyes and said ok. When I came home for lunch, I found her writhing in agony on the floor...she had a ruptured appendix. A few years later when our next to the last son Bellicosso was complaining we whisked him to the emergency room right away. “Get in the car. Let’s go.” Oh...that was after Persistento also had appendicitis. All at the age of nine. And then our son Cellicocissmo recognized the symptoms when he had it at age 39. Our youngest son Talentissimo has lived in constant dread that he is next. It has exacerbated his struggles with anxiety.
  12. No worries. I’m relieved you didn’t see me in my jammies! Not a pleasant sight early in the morning.
  13. I hope not. I’m still in my jammies. What did I do?