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  1. Traela

    Appropriate music for Sacrament mtg

    Parlor pipes are intended to be quiet. Quiet-er, anyway. They go nicely with a violin and maybe a woodwind. I think O Holy Night would be great for Sacrament Meeting. I absolutely love the words, but it does take a better voice than mine to do them justice.
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    Mary, the Mother of Christ

    This article https://finance.townhall.com/columnists/jerrybowyer/2018/09/04/jesus-was-a-highly-skilled-entrepreneur-not-a-poor-peasant-n2515627 argues that Joseph, and therefore Jesus, was a skilled artisan. The family would have been considered well-off. Not stinking rich, but definitely not poor, either.
  3. Is he on Facebook? There is a page , "You know you grew up in Paradise CA when..." that has people reporting in on what they know.
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    Disturbing New Statistics about Seminary

    With the current Come Follow Me curriculum, seminary is the only chance the youth have to go systematically through the scriptures in a church setting. For that reason alone I wanted my kids to attend. Depending on how the new curriculum ends up working, I may being willing to compromise with my youngest, if needed.
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    Odd question

    Generally it’s on a case by case basis. In our ward, a pair of adult, developmentally disabled twins were recently baptized. I suspect they are still mentally less than eight years old, but they understand the basic concepts of the Gospel and were the ones pushing for baptism.
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    Utah Highest Sex Abuse Rate

    And once again it raises the question, what if it’s the parents who are the abusers?
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    New topic for the next 6 months?

    Yesterday I happened across a memo in Gospel Library (I think under RS Come Follow Me 2018) that said we are to discuss individual and family scripture study on fourthSundays for the rest of the year. Predictable, I suppose, considering how the new curriculum will work.
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    12 New Temples!

    It keeps us awake. My husband's reaction to the announcement: "When I was in Mendoza (early 1980s) church was in a house."
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    Women's Session

    No, some people just like to complain.
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    LDS DOCTRINE VS LDS CULTURE: Prelude to Conference

    The loss of Boy Scouts in North America certainly seems to be part of the change in culture. It's astonishing how many members seem to forget that Scouts is not the activity arm of the Aaronic Priesthood in most of the world. The change in (doing away with?) Personal Progress is part of that, too.
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    Problem with the 2 hour block speculation

    Even if FHE is not officially rebooted, I suspect the new home study manual will morph into an FHE manual for many families.
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    Flushing a Central Line

    Central lines are stressful. You'll get the hang of it, though. Will you have to change the dressing? That's the part I really hated.
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    Emergency Preparedness

    At one point, we had a list of ward members with skills that would be useful in an emergency. First aid obviously, but also things like ham radio and outdoor cooking. I think the list also included those who had alternate heat and power sources and could take people in- our ward boundaries include a trailer park whose residents would be in real trouble quickly if we lost power in the winter.
  14. Actually, Orthodox Christianity is far closer to First Century Christianity than Catholicism.
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    Anyone still watch cartoons?

    I absolutely love the new version of Voltron. Trollhunters is also excellent.
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