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by Fifi de la Vergne
Fri May 15, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Church wants more Christ-centered artwork in buildings
Replies: 24
Views: 841

Re: Church wants more Christ-centered artwork in buildings

In our congregation, we wanted to have images from the Christian tradition, while avoiding the literalistic / Romantic era of Anglo-Saxon Jesus paintings. We opted to reproduce the stained glass windows from Chartres Cathedral (one of the standout examples of Medieval Christian art and architecture...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Thu Apr 23, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Is God Love? or is God Obedience?
Replies: 15
Views: 1396

Re: Is God Love? or is God Obedience?

These are interesting observations. I have read that one of the benefits of having two parents is that there is often a parallel of the sort you mention with yours, where one is tender and unconditionally loving while the other is about standards and expectations to be met. Both fill an important ro...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Overjoyed...
Replies: 16
Views: 956

Re: Overjoyed...

I tuned in briefly Saturday morning because I felt in need of some comfort and inspiration and . . . I couldn't take more than about 90 seconds of whoever-that-was droning on about what-ever-it-was (JS? Restoration?). I think at least a portion of the world is ripe for a prophet right now -- I guess...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Most Popular Ice Cream
Replies: 13
Views: 775

Re: Most Popular Ice Cream

moksha wrote:
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:57 am
What would you put on your list?
Ben & Jerry's Chubby Hubby!
by Fifi de la Vergne
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:43 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Faith Journey level-up!
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Re: Faith Journey level-up!

Now that it has registered that GC is this weekend, I find myself really wondering if they will offer anything of value. I remember how eager I was for conference right after 9/11, hoping for inspired guidance -- and how deflated I was when we were basically told to just keep on as usual.
by Fifi de la Vergne
Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Faith Journey level-up!
Replies: 10
Views: 328

Faith Journey level-up!

So there have been a lot of references to General Conference in recent posts, and I have been generally aware that it was coming up. But I'm counting it as a real milestone in my post-mormon journey that I didn't realize until a couple of minutes ago (when someone in another thread said "this weeken...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:27 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Home Church and Women
Replies: 12
Views: 699

Re: Home Church and Women

A private ex-Mormon women's group had this entry from one of its members yesterday: My husband is on a ward council Zoom meeting trying to figure out the magic sacrament rules. What if someone went to the church, blessed the sacrament, then people could come and pick up the blessed bread?.....no the...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:21 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What's Helping Me Today
Replies: 12
Views: 1193

Re: What's Helping Me Today

Reuben wrote:
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:21 am
(It makes me think of conditional probability distributions, but that's more geeking out than helping...)
I confess I have no idea what you're talking about . . . :?
by Fifi de la Vergne
Thu Mar 26, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What's Helping Me Today
Replies: 12
Views: 1193

Re: What's Helping Me Today

This photo fills me with awe - it makes me feel really small in a way that I like. When I'm the biggest thing in my universe, my problems feel like they're the most important thing in the universe. They don't go away when I look at this image and try to comprehend my actual size and importance, but...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What's Helping Me Today
Replies: 12
Views: 1193

What's Helping Me Today

I listened to a podcast with Philip Roth (from before he died), discussing his novel The Plot Against America. He read this great passage from it, talking about what it's like to live through historical events: . . . the unfolding of the unforeseen was everything. Turned wrong way round, the relentl...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 293
Views: 45728

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

For perspective: Over the past month about 40 US citizens died from COVID-19. In that same period about 4000 US citizens committed suicide and 3300 died in traffic accidents (based on recent statistics). Perspective is so valuable and I appreciate your sharing those stats, Hagoth. Of course COVID-1...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:49 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?
Replies: 293
Views: 45728

Re: What are you doing to protect your family against the virus?

My prediction. Conference will be conducted without a live audience and at least one of the speakers will declare that the Lord created TV and the internet just for this reason. Miracles! You nailed it. https://www.deseret.com/faith/2020/3/11/21174868/general-conference-coronavirus-april-2020-mormo...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:16 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint
Replies: 166
Views: 9949

Re: Whistle Blower Files IRS Complaint

Also wonder how their annual accounting report in conference will change. I was fantasizing about taking a group of NOMs and exmos to the Conference Center to loudly boo and heckle when the auditor gives his report next April and then . . . I realized that if they're smart (not a given) they will o...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Talking around the issues
Replies: 37
Views: 2640

Re: Talking around the issues

I attended SM yesterday with my family (one of a couple of times a year when I still go). It was interesting that when one of the bishopric made his closing comments after the Christmas program, he spent some time addressing his gratitude for being able to come to a place where he felt supported and...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: Support
Topic: NOM: Thank you for the low-level bitterness
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: NOM: Thank you for the low-level bitterness

The title is not ironic. Seriously, thank you. A few months ago, I tried the "avoiding all things Mormon" experiment. It seemed to make me happier at first, but ultimately seems to have failed. I don't know that the experiment was solely responsible for my declining mental health, but I think it wa...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Virtue Signalling?
Replies: 12
Views: 643

Re: Virtue Signalling?

Friend: Let's go see this movie; it's getting rave reviews!
Past me: Umm, isn't that R-rated? :oops:
by Fifi de la Vergne
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Bras
Replies: 7
Views: 794

Re: Bras

Ladies, how many bras does the average woman have/need? You know, no matter how often women complain on NOM about “some man asking us about our underwear” it just never seems to get through to the men :lol: Seriously. . . .Why do you want to know something about women’s underwear? Yeah . . . my fir...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Renews Opposition to ERA
Replies: 62
Views: 3035

Re: Church Renews Opposition to ERA

. . . I would really like to see our society do the right thing by way of integrity, good principle and rational thinking rather than having to codify good behavior. As I recall the intent of the Founders was to restrict the government in it's ability to interfere in our lives. The more we codify, ...
by Fifi de la Vergne
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Renews Opposition to ERA
Replies: 62
Views: 3035

Re: Church Renews Opposition to ERA

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Sorry!
by Fifi de la Vergne
Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Church Renews Opposition to ERA
Replies: 62
Views: 3035

Re: Church Renews Opposition to ERA

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