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Bernard Gui

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About Bernard Gui

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    The slopes of Mt. Rainier
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    Mrs. Gui, All the little Guis and their little Guis, Hiking on Mt. Rainier, the violin, photography, Prokofiev, Mahler, Terry Pratchett, Patrick O’Brian, Umberto Eco, sci-fi and fantasy, Brigham Young

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  1. From my study of the evolution of the Word of Wisdom in the Journal of Discourses, I learned that some years after the arrival of the Saints in Utah, a few leaders brought up the question of what to do with that revelation. Up until then it had been on the back burner, but now that the Church was settling down in relative peace and prosperity, some were interested in examining it and taking it seriously. Attempts were made to bring it to the attention of the members, but their efforts were mostly unsuccessful for several reasons. Converts coming to Zion brought their old habits with them. Despite efforts to teach it as doctrine, many had difficulty giving them up. As a result, the leaders decided to leave the older generation alone and concentrate on teaching it to the youth. Through this emphasis of teaching the youth it became a hallmark of the Church, and eventually it was codified in worthiness standards. Part of the problem was economical. Tobacco and other substances were being imported from back East, which resulted in money flowing out of Zion. BY and other leaders decided that if they couldn’t get the members to give those things up, it would be better to produce them locally and keep the money at home. BY and others were up front about their weaknesses and inability to observe the WoW fully.
  2. Do you remind them of the Word of Wisdom or that obeying it is a requirement for a temple recommend?
  3. Just quoting the Master’s words on this issue....🤔
  4. If your eye offends you..... He appears to be talking to men (his disciples) in both instances. I suppose that it could also be applied to women. It is a “hard saying.”
  5. A-frame and side hugs only, Elder. Some folks are uncomfortable with hugs. I’m not a fan unless it’s with family or close friends. Captain Billy died because he put his arm around a jealous man’s wife on a tv show. Captain Billy was a fixture in Albuquerque. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64055675/ernest-robert-scherer
  6. That’s an interesting way to look at it, but not exactly, no.
  7. Like all those years I took my school orchestras on extended tours like to Australia, Disneyland, Disneyworld, Portland, Vancouver, and Victoria. There’s a limit as to how late the chaperones and I could stay up to monitor the motel hallways. (No, I’m not projecting from my youth experience. We never went on extended tours.)
  8. Yeah. Those guys on the moto have some nice ankles.
  9. Emma’s jacket/sweater/stole, whatever it is. as well as all those other female LDS leaders. Kamala Harris, Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel, Nancy Pelosi, Rashida Tlaib, and AOC almost always wear suits when acting in an official capacity....and all these ladies... https://repwilson.wordpress.com/2016/07/26/dnc-day-2-democratic-women-of-the-house/ It’s the going garb for ladies in authority. I don’t understand why this is an issue, but I’m no lady, of course. I guess, IMO, I mean there are other important things to worry about.
  10. Right. And I thought having a big mustache would keep me from being in a bishopric or a highcouncilman. Nor will you ever be in the Congress or run for President.
  11. Well, of a sort, but not the usual connotation of the word.
  12. That’s what I’m talking about. It has been trivialized to the max. I like bagpipes in small doses, but it’s on every player’s and every band’s frequent play list. There is a reason the Scots put the pipers in front of their armies.
  13. IMO, Amazing Grace is so overdone that it now makes me a little crazy when I hear it. But that is just my opinion. I realize that to many people it is the epitome of Christian hymnody.
  14. I haven’t heard of that. They probably don’t sing verse 3, no? I had an Evangelical college teaching friend who was somewhat antagonistic toward the Church. He would play “Come, Come Ye Saints” on the piano when I was in the next room, perhaps to taunt me, but maybe to express some sort of connection. He was a math professor, so who knew what was going through his mind. Perhaps it helped him to gird up his loins when he was wending his way through a difficult equation.
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