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Garden Girl

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    central Oregon Coast
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    Artist... paint in oils; draw in pastels; Reading; Walking/hiking; Beachcombing; Gardening

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  1. Hello MS... In the supermarket, the fresh ground coffee isle is something I try to avoid... the aroma is so delicious, and reminds me of my "inactive" days when one of my favorite things was a strong black coffee accompanied by a King Alphonse up... Yikes! GG
  2. I don't know what causes the "403 error" message, but relieved it's not just me... I was laughing because I couldn't believe how relieved I felt to be able to get on board... I need a life ☺️ Hope this finds you well, Tacenda... GG
  3. I'm chuckling to myself... this is the first time in 2 days I've been able to get on the Board, and I can't tell you how good it feels... like a real relief... what does that say about my addiction to this board?? ☺️ GG
  4. I loved Park City, but it was a vacation visit so I don't know much about actually living there... I think you can find the bishop(s) online, and find info about wards... from the beach on a cold, rainy day here on the Oregon coast... GG
  5. Guess I'm old or something, but I didn't think it was too bad... and Jarom and Spenser are two of my favorites... I watch their sports program a lot, and both are really good sports announcers as they cover events... they have dream jobs... GG edit to add: one time at some event they were both there and each was holding their toddler... so sweet... made me cry...
  6. As someone who is seriously tech challenged, I finally was able to get on and am glad to know it isn't/wasn't just me.... it's all I can do to navigate the Board, and email 🙂 from the beach on a rainy afternoon... we had SNOW twice this week... going to get out now and restock before the weekend... GG
  7. I watched an Oldie that was shown on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) ... "Forever Amber" starring Linda Darnell and Cornel Wilde, about a beautiful but poor tavern waitress (Darnell) set in an English village... she has apirations of going to London and improving her status... because of her beauty, ambition, and feminine wiles she rises to a royal title... absolutely beautiful film production and period costumes... strong story... I love the "oldies" because of the richness of the productions that didn't rely on special effects, crashing cars, indiscriminate sex and violence... the stories were the barometer... GG
  8. Considering he had 50+(?) children, how could they be so ignorant, or even allowed to put that forward? I always knew about his wives and children when I was a young girl because of an article in Life(?) magazine I think it was... GG
  9. I'm glad she will accept blessings... and I do pray her heart will be more at peace... GG
  10. Prayers for your wife... and for you to be able to help her... GG
  11. Prayers going forward, Avatar... don't give up... have you put her name on the temple prayer roll? Just call and they will do so... no temple nearby? Just give us a first name and we can call it in to our own temples... Also, would she accept a priesthood blessing? But the important thing is your continued everyday faith and living the gospel... and being a loving and compassionate husband... GG
  12. Thank you, Tacenda... I do hope you are correct about my chances... I'm 78 now, and so far so good... at least I think I'm good 😊... I just want you to be at peace. Elder Ballard ended by quoting one of my favorite scriptures... John 14:27..."Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." Have courage... GG
  13. Tacenda... I will share here... I want to encourage you to hold on and seek to have the Spirit walk with you ... I, too, am terrified of dementia, particularly Alzheimer's... because I'm totally alone without husband or children to help me. So I counseled with my bishop, asking what the spiritual ramifications would be for me if I decided to end my life if I experienced signs of dementia... He is a doctor, knows me well, and knows I was absolutely serious. At my request he went higher, giving assurances that I was an intelligent, active sister, who was facing the prospect of being alone for the rest of my life and was seeking spiritual guidance... He was told that he could only counsel me according to the Church's position on suicide, which is that suicide is a grievous sin. However, Elder Ballard has addressed this in a little book titled "Suicide: Some Things We Know And Some We Do Not." While making it absolutely clear how grievous it is, he states that the Lord will not judge the person strictly by the act itself, but will look at that person's circumstances, and the degree of accountability at the time. Elder Ballard's message is one of hope, and having faith in our Heavenly Father. Only the Lord knows all the details, and he it is who will judge our actions here on earth. (I have an extra copy of the little book... PM me if you would like it and I'll send it to you...) As for myself, I have put my faith in the Lord... GG
  14. Most of you know from my posts that I'm pretty much "all in" when it comes to the gospel principles/doctrine... fortunately, the few areas I do question do not affect my salvation... for instance the location of the Garden of Eden in Jackson Co., (yes, I accept that there was a first man and woman of our species... an Adam and Eve per se...). Another area is "no death before the fall"...I think there needs to be a lot of qualifying of terms, etc. Otherwise, I own up to being unabashedly TBM... a term I do not consider derogatory... even if others do... As most of you also know, I grew up in the Church and was very faithful with a strong testimony in general, and particularly of the BoM because of the witness I received when as a 17-yr old seminary student I took Moroni's challenge to seek to know it's truthfulness... a witness so strong that it kept me tied to the Church during the years I was inactive from age 20 to 55... (I had married a non-member and slipped into inactivity as often happens, and I loved "the world"... my very privileged world...) The Adversary doesn't need to use "evil" per se to distract a person from a spiritual path... I lived almost a charmed life in my world... But during those years the Spirit would tug at me from time to time, and I would feel an emptiness deep in my soul. My mom used to tell me that she feared for me... that something was going to happen in my life that would bring me to my knees... well, it did... the night I held my mom as she died from a massive heart attack. I looked into her eyes and saw the light go from them, and I knew she had passed through the veil... that moment whipped me around, and I no longer ignored the Spirit or its promptings, and I literally ran back to the Church, and I've never looked back... so here I am, 24 years later, sharing this with you... from the beach on a rainy morning... GG
  15. I miss Thesometimessaint... I used to PM him occasionally, but he hasn't posted in ages.. GG
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