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    Mormon Helping Hands

    The story I heard was that FEMA suggested/requested the vests. Seems they kept running into groups that were well-organized, knew what they were doing, and were actually helpful. The vests save time by preventing officials from having to stop and question yet another group that has already been proven trustworthy.
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    Temple Work for Missing People

    If you call or email your temple, they could tell you what's needed. Email might be better, simply because you would only have to explain the situation once.
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    How was two hour church?

    Sacrament Meeting started at 10:30, was done at 11:30. I took a few minutes to help my daughter find her SS class. I then got to Primary at about 11:35, and opening exercises had already started! So, at least 5 minutes early. So, next week I will check in with all the people I don't get to see in RS and arrive at about 11:38, because I'm cranky like that. We had our 20 minutes for the lesson, which was just about right (10-year-olds).
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    Rumors of Changes to Temple Worship

    This part makes me a little sad. I loved the most recent movies.
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    A Unique Church, and a Church of Wonderful Service

    Really? He thinks his only job will be to ring the bell? There is a lot a SS Presidency could be doing. Setting up study groups for singles and empty nesters, and making sure they are all invited to at least one, preferably two. Checking on said study groups. Sending out a weekly or at least bi-weekly email reminding people of the lesson topic and suggesting extra resources.
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    Rumors of Changes to Temple Worship

    Children are not brought into the sealing room until after their parents have finished their own sealing.
  7. Yes, it would be nice if it were just as common for families to travel at least to see a girl receive her Personal Progress medallion, and even her Faith in God if she finished that (my daughter was the only one in years to finish hers).
  8. That's...actually a good blessing. Last night at our ward party, our cousin, who has escaped death an absolutely ridiculous number of times, told of the time he was asked to make hot cider for his ward party. Looking for a large-enough container, he settled on a galvanized steel tub. Partway through the party, he noticed stuff floating. Consulted with the bishop. A somewhat panicked call to Poison Control revealed that anyone who had drunk the cider needed to get to the hospital NOW to be checked for zinc poisoning. Cousin got to make the announcement. "You never saw a cultural hall empty out that fast!" Everyone was eventually ok.
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    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.
  11. 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.
  22. 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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    Educated...Tara Westover

    No, he's the one who got her into college.
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    Educated...Tara Westover

    Her brother is in my ward. He and his family seem to be on reasonably good terms with her.