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  1. New First Presidency

    No, that was the one at the press conference. There was one of Mary and Jesus at the tomb that was behind them in the temple, but was also included in all (or several) of the press materials.
  2. New First Presidency

    Tangential, but can anyone identify the painting that was used in the announcements and was also behind the First Presidency in the temple this morning? It hangs in the initiatory of my local temple and I love it, but I’ve never been able to find out who the artist is.
  3. Mostly female congregations in Hong Kong

    Fascinating! Thanks for sharing!
  4. Garment changes

    Not just military. My fire-fighter father was required to wear navy blue cotton t-shirts under his uniform. He would buy regular old Hanes or FotL cotton tees and send them in for marking.
  5. Youth trek historical accuracy

    Here’s a .pdf of the handbook https://www.lds.org/youth/activities/bc/pdfs/stake/Handcart-Trek-Guidelines-June-2015.pdf?lang=eng
  6. Another Faith Crisis Letter

    No way I’m slogging through 151 pages of “concerns”.
  7. CH1 Now online for all membership

    Huh. And now when I click the link in my first post, it takes me to handbook two. But on my phone it still takes me to handbook one. Maybe this was a glitch?
  8. CH1 Now online for all membership

    I got the link when Dialogue Journal tweeted it this morning. When I go to LDS.org and search for Church Handbook 1, it comes up in what appears to be Danish, even when I search for it with English as a qualifier. English is set as my default language in the upper right corner but it comes up in Danish every time.
  9. Title says it all 😊 https://www.lds.org/manual/handbook-1-stake-presidents-and-bishops?lang=eng
  10. Should BYU Drop its Football Program?

    Perhaps what I should have said is that people are willing to turn a blind eye to these things if the perpetrator is a fantastic player or a coach that has a record number of championships or whatever. It’s all part of the culture surrounding the sport.
  11. Should BYU Drop its Football Program?

    I’d be happy to see it disappear. I have nothing but disgust for football. It’s dangerous and barbaric. Egregious acts have been committed against children (looking at you Paterno and Sandusky) and women (how many domestic violence cases have we seen associated with the NFL?) all in the name of football and the almighty dollar.
  12. Hearing from women who have been abused

    Yes. There’s a huge difference between a guy showing respectful interest and striking up a conversation vs harassing comments. Example 1: There is a male employee at my local Walmart who often works the self-checkout which I always use. On more than one occasion, he’s gone “above and beyond” for me, stands and talks to me, etc. Does not touch me or follow me to my car. Completely respectful and non-creepy. Example 2: also at Walmart (I have a big family and a Walmart down the street 😬). I am wearing a skirt and some guy in the parking lot feels the need to comment on the paleness of my legs and tells me I need to get some sun. Example 3: Church foyer (I kid you not). Wind blows my skirt up around my waist as I come in from outside. Some jerk sitting there feels the need to comment that my husband is “a lucky man.” See the difference?
  13. Too Sacred to Share?

    I would add that language is such an imperfect means of communication. It can be difficult or impossible to verbalize a profound spiritual experience. So I often wonder if it's less about reticence and more about simply being incapable of telling or describing accurately. Additionally, the Holy Ghost needs to be present to seal the testimony for both the person sharing and the person receiving. We live in a designated deaf ward and my daughter, who is learning ASL, likened the Holy Ghost to an interpreter during a discussion we had the other day. I thought it was a really good analogy. Both parties need the interpreter present to understand one another well. So often I've seen where people want leaders to share or admit something and say that if they would only do so, THEN could they believe. But it doesn't work that way. The person who had the experience could talk all day about it, but if the person listening isn't adequately prepared to hear it (in a "he that hath ears to hear let him hear" kind of way) and the Spirit isn't present, then the sharing of the experience will do very little.
  14. Elder Hales hospitalized

    So, do they have people preparing "understudy" talks for contingencies like these?
  15. BYU Caffeine is APPROVED - Breaking news!

    Just as long as they aren't "pants of denim material" 😄