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by Raylan Givens
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Your Random LDS Questions
Replies: 38
Views: 799

Re: Your Random LDS Questions

I like this. Will I have a belly button when I am resurrected? (I hate getting lint in it) What if Heavenly Mother isn't a good cook? Do I still have to eat the food she gives me? When the millennium comes, will you still need to go to church, or can we count hanging out with Jesus as church? Will t...
by Raylan Givens
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Really living the Word of Wisdom
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Really living the Word of Wisdom

My physician says I should cut carbs out of my diet. Carbs are apparently the root of all evil, plus they are addictive and fattening. An extremely low carb diet sounds like a hard to follow word of wisdom. I don't see carbs as the enemy, just the type of carbs. Sugar and starch is not good, but lo...
by Raylan Givens
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Really living the Word of Wisdom
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Really living the Word of Wisdom

I have a different perspective on the WoW. It actually came.from talking with an Adventist. He ultimately made the point that, if we know something is bad we should avoid it. Even if it is not outlined scripturally. I really wish there was a bigger push for looking at the intent and spirit of the la...
by Raylan Givens
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Question about LDS Church
Replies: 27
Views: 977

Re: Question about LDS Church

Does the LDS Church (COJCOLDS) believe each person has the right to live a life of dignity with access to basic necessities in a safe and sustainable environment? They only plan financially for the future. They won't care if Earth hits 3+ degrees C. Only if it hits their pocket book. Once the world...
by Raylan Givens
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: If the church were to admit and apologize...
Replies: 22
Views: 534

Re: If the church were to admit and apologize...

Never happen. But I don't expect churches to apologize. Same reason I don't expect them to "open the books" to us and give it to us straight. Whether it is Mormon or Islam, you give it straight and it will only rock the boat. The dues paying members want a nice smooth ride.
by Raylan Givens
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Doctrinal Discussion
Topic: Pope and RMN to meet today
Replies: 57
Views: 1332

Re: Pope and RMN to meet today

https://media.deseretdigital.com/file/1c19d65211?resize=width_1200&type=jpg&c=6&a=e0717f4c Foundation and Empire This was a chance for the shoes of the Fisherman and the boots of Joseph Smith to meet toe to toe. Old white dudes saying nice things about and to each other. Just another day at the off...
by Raylan Givens
Mon Mar 04, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Divorce Advice?
Replies: 21
Views: 795

Re: Divorce Advice?

A few things I've seen. Debt management. No matter what the divorce decree says, it always falls apart on debt. Especially early on. Because the loans likely have both signatures on them, they'll pursue whoever signed, decree be damned. Close every joint account you have. Take out new individual lo...
by Raylan Givens
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: BYU and Higher Education Rule Changes - Freedom to Discriminate?
Replies: 16
Views: 625

Re: BYU and Higher Education Rule Changes - Freedom to Discriminate?

Faculty and students at BYU have precious little protection from the religious zealots who run the place. Those protections are about to get a lot smaller. This. Even now there is no/limited religious freedom protections at BYU. If you choose to be mormon one day or even baptist, you are good to go...
by Raylan Givens
Sat Feb 16, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Support
Topic: What Would It Take to Keep You?
Replies: 18
Views: 464

Re: What Would It Take to Keep You?

Anything temple related gone. Temples are just nice places to go and sit and think. I think they are beautiful inside.

Better music and people who want to do their calling. Let people pick.

I am really not a church person. We tried a dozen churches in six months, then decided it isn't for us.
by Raylan Givens
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What does everyone listen to?
Replies: 19
Views: 465

Re: What does everyone listen to?

Lots of random R&B/pop (I need to stay relevant for my students)

Lots of 90's alternative

My favorite was probably Ryan Adams (just found out what I always suspected, he is really big jerk and creep- NY Times article this week).

I guess Wilco will be my new soundtrack for a while...
by Raylan Givens
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: Greatest Film Series Of All Time Gets Long Anticipated Sequel
Replies: 13
Views: 356

Re: Greatest Film Series Of All Time Gets Long Anticipated Sequel

I had no idea.

"be excellent to each other."

Probably deserves to be my signature.
by Raylan Givens
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 339

Re: What are you reading right now?

In homage to the "What are you drinking right now" thread. For pleasure/leisure I am currently reading the children's 5 book series titled Fablehaven by Brandon Mull. I am on book 4. This is definitely not my genre, but I have a tween and I am trying hard to connect with her. This has been a fairly...
by Raylan Givens
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 339

Re: What are you reading right now?

hiding in plain sight wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:32 pm
On Book 8 of the wheel of time.
Good series
by Raylan Givens
Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: The Coffee Shop
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 15
Views: 339

Re: What are you reading right now?

The Son, by Phillip Meyer. There is a TV show on AMC with Pierce Brosnan based on the book.

About Indians, theft, and oil. All in that order. I like it.

I am also looking at Wallace Stegners, Mormon Country. Lots of interesting tidbits about three intermountain west.
by Raylan Givens
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Missionaries can call home weekly now
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Re: Missionaries can call home weekly now

My eldest son went out on his mission about a year after his younger brother died. It was a hard, dark time for him and for us -- to me, missing two sons and having lost any belief that there was any purpose or meaning in the absence of either, it was beyond hideous. I'm really, really, really glad...
by Raylan Givens
Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Missionaries can call home weekly now
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Re: Missionaries can call home weekly now

Agree that the old policy was likely to minimize long distance call cost. Today those calls cost very little to nothing for most missionaries and their families. The cost issue is no longer a consideration. I wonder how much is to try to curb the epidemic of mental health issues. On one of his podc...
by Raylan Givens
Sun Feb 10, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: What’s the difference...
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: What’s the difference...

We've had a lot of problems with this in our ward, where little kids go to church with grandma who is a member and they get on the records that way. They'll sometimes create a record in order to get a count in primary. While there are leaders who will make a concerted effort to baptize and reactiva...
by Raylan Givens
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Nelson visit
Replies: 24
Views: 1030

Re: Nelson visit

Red Ryder wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:16 am
Raylan Givens wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:44 pm
I think they are just excited about going to Neilson's Custard
I think it closed in 2015. That place was a dump.
It looks like you are right. Apparently all the youth temple trips couldn't support it.
by Raylan Givens
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Nelson visit
Replies: 24
Views: 1030

Re: Nelson visit

Sigh. This is giving me fits right now, can't sleep. Sunday is our day with DS and DDIL, it was supposed to be a birthday thing, but now its been usurped by the Nelson fireside. I offer my deepest sympathy, Slavereeno. The Flying Spaghetti Monster smiled upon me and none of my children actually wan...
by Raylan Givens
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Support
Topic: Nelson visit
Replies: 24
Views: 1030

Re: Nelson visit

Don’t you believe in miracles? You know how hard those tickets are to come by? Don’t you want to listen to the Prophet? The Prophet of God? Which section are you sitting in? Asking for a friend who may have heard the above quotes from his/her spouse! :lol: At first I thought this was an ad for scal...