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by græy
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:42 am
Forum: Support
Topic: When else has the prophet been deceived?
Replies: 24
Views: 1022

Re: When else has the prophet been deceived?

Essentially they said they do sustain him but think that God is purposely "trying his people" by telling the prophet to tell us to do something we shouldn't obey, and that is the test. To see if we will do what is right even if we're told to do wrong by the prophet. I just realized this is the big ...
by græy
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2021
Replies: 89
Views: 1962

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2021

Graey, Did your yellow jacks have a "Mormon Helping Hands" logo on it? They surely did. One lady who we helped out asked which church we were from. One of the people on our team rattled off the full name, to which the little old lady leaned closer, turned her ear and loudly asked "What!?" The guy r...
by græy
Sun Oct 03, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2021
Replies: 89
Views: 1962

Re: NOMference Sunday afternoon Fall 2021

Sorry I missed everything, my friends!

Rather than watch even I've minute of GC I decided to don my yellow jacket and go to Louisiana to take part in some of the very little good the church actually does by helping with hurricane Ida cleanup.


edit: had to fix autocorrect words
by græy
Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: When else has the prophet been deceived?
Replies: 24
Views: 1022

Re: When else has the prophet been deceived?

I'd like to hear about the "Earth Crystal." I wonder how the second interview went? Do they still require an interview from the Stake Presidency to get the recommend? This person spends all of church (and likely the rest of their 24/7 life) firmly holding this white crystal, which is the size of a ...
by græy
Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:52 am
Forum: Support
Topic: When else has the prophet been deceived?
Replies: 24
Views: 1022

Re: When else has the prophet been deceived?

I'd like to hear about the "Earth Crystal." I wonder how the second interview went? Do they still require an interview from the Stake Presidency to get the recommend? This person spends all of church (and likely the rest of their 24/7 life) firmly holding this white crystal, which is the size of a ...
by græy
Thu Sep 23, 2021 11:57 am
Forum: Support
Topic: When else has the prophet been deceived?
Replies: 24
Views: 1022

Re: When else has the prophet been deceived?

I had an temple recommend interview with a member of our ward the other day. When I asked the question "Do you sustain the president of the COJCOLDS as prophet, seer, and revelator and as the only person on earth who is authorized to exercise all priesthood keys?" They paused for a minute, hesitated...
by græy
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:01 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Jeffrey Holland is a terrible human being so it's fitting he gave this talk at BYU
Replies: 68
Views: 4278

Re: Jeffrey Holland is a terrible human being so it's fitting he gave this talk at BYU

That's because serving your fellow man out of the goodness of your heart, without being assigned to do so, only brings you closer to God. Being nagged on to constantly watch a movie and do the handshake thing supposedly helps someone in another world but in reality only recommits you to the organiz...
by græy
Tue Sep 21, 2021 8:49 am
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Humor Relief
Replies: 31
Views: 7290

Re: Humor Relief

I know this is an old thread, but this made me laugh today...

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by græy
Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Temple and garment changes
Replies: 10
Views: 753

Re: Temple and garment changes

Thanks bishop, I prayed and the Fruit Guys answered my prayers. That's all well and good, Red, but if they didn't also appear in Elder Oaks' dream you can be assured that you're listening to the wrong ghost. I think there's a joke in here somewhere the fruity men of Elder Oaks' dreams, but I just c...
by græy
Thu Sep 09, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Five Months Down. 54 To Go.
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: Five Months Down. 54 To Go.

I'm always interested in these updates. It sounds like a pretty tough slog, at least at the moment. Your last comment, about how much the job can take and take, triggered a memory. I was good friends with both the wife and the adult daughter of the man who was bishop during my last active years. Al...
by græy
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:33 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Five Months Down. 54 To Go.
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: Five Months Down. 54 To Go.

You guys need to do a ROAD SHOW! Here’s a few themes for your consideration. 7 Brides for Joseph Smith Boyd: The unauthorized biography of BK Packer Sunday School Musical The Book of Mormon Tapirs! Nauvoo Utopia Ain’t Too Proud: The life and Times of Temptation Hairspray (as never before seen on E ...
by græy
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:31 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Five Months Down. 54 To Go.
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: Five Months Down. 54 To Go.

It seems like the church lesson/activity plans are always asking for the impossible from the teachers and the students, especially the kids and youth. They expect little kids to ponder and teenagers to willingly answer stupid thought-ending questions. And now with the new youth program they place a...
by græy
Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:23 am
Forum: Support
Topic: Five Months Down. 54 To Go.
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Re: Five Months Down. 54 To Go.

I feel for you. I was called as the BP for my ward almost 14 years ago. It's rough. Glad you're at NOM. I got a lot of support from here. Thanks! I had to go back and read your intro on NOM 2.0. Its really cool that you were one of the ones to sign Sam's apology statement. I'm honored to have a leg...
by græy
Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Five Months Down. 54 To Go.
Replies: 17
Views: 895

Five Months Down. 54 To Go.

This is a weird summary. Probably a bit more down than usual - sorry about that. Burnout: - Primary teachers are randomly not showing up. Some weeks only about 1/3 of teachers show up at all. The primary president is burning out after less than a year. YW president is also seemingly on the verge of ...
by græy
Tue Sep 07, 2021 10:23 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Temple and garment changes
Replies: 10
Views: 753

Re: Temple and garment changes

A few weeks ago, my wife stopped wearing garments due to a rash in her groin that she was sure was caused by garments… tender mercies. Congrats 2bizE!! That is a HUGE step! I will try to add some more detail tomorrow when I have time, but for now the short answers are 1) TRUE and 2) FALSE. Regardin...
by græy
Mon Sep 06, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Temple and garment changes
Replies: 10
Views: 753

Re: Temple and garment changes

First, a neighbor in the ward told Mrs. Hagoth that during Covid everything in the temple has changed. New endowment, new sealings, etc. Trimmed down and simplified, wording removed and modified, and all physical contact (e.g. handshakes) removed. Second, on the drive home I was listening to the Jo...
by græy
Tue Aug 31, 2021 7:49 am
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Lamanites called to Enoch Space City?
Replies: 21
Views: 1160

Re: Lamanites called to Enoch Space City?

2. The genetic traces failed because of the divine curse that turned all Lamanite DNA from Jewish to Asiatic. This has the beauty of being a very Mormon answer without any hint of apologetic desperateness. What are your thoughts on this issue? . #2 is actually one of the very wobbly pillars that su...
by græy
Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:05 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Dr. Prophet Finally Speaks
Replies: 39
Views: 2593

Re: Dr. Prophet Finally Speaks

This was necessary given the news story over the weekend about a member using personal revelation to have God tell her NOT to take the vaccine, landing her husband in the hospital since July. You're absolutely right. If the church ever does anything actually good/useful without somehow being forced...
by græy
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Dr. Prophet Finally Speaks
Replies: 39
Views: 2593

Dr. Prophet Finally Speaks

Dr. Prophet Nelson is finally leveraging his experience as a doctor and his throne as a prophet to disseminate some useful advice!

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If only he had done something like this last year! Or even 6 months ago!
by græy
Thu Aug 05, 2021 3:18 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Get used to disappointment...
Replies: 9
Views: 1098

Get used to disappointment...

The church website has a link to this thing it calls the "Become Experience" - https://become.comeuntochrist.org/ It allows you to click on a single simple topic that will help you start on a spiritual journey. The longest of the topics is "Dealing with disappointment", which is a very important top...