Connie

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  1. Connie

    Noah's Flood

    Okay. I think I am understanding JohnsonJones and BJ64’s position better now. I get the point. And, logically speaking, it’s a reasonable inference. It just would have been nice to know that it was an inference right from the start. Saying “the church says there was no doctrinal basis for the ban” is a pretty bold statement unless you temper it with “in my opinion” or “based on my understanding” or some such phrase to indicate that is how you are interpreting things. I see that point was eventually reached, even before I jumped onto the thread. But I’m grateful for the clarifications that helped me understand.
  2. It's full name is Food Preparedness Committee. They are involved in activities. I guess there's a demand for food storage, preparedness, and simple meal preparation ideas here locally. They tend to give a short talk or demonstration during an activity or sometimes something more involved. I'm not super worried about it. There is a committee leader, and she's really on top of things. I figure I just need to listen to any of her ideas and concerns and bring them to presidency meetings as well as making sure she is aware of assignments well ahead of time and is prepared with any help she needs.
  3. I have been told I'm over teaching, YSA, and food committee.
  4. Connie

    Noah's Flood

    I see. When I first read this essay and now as I've read it again, I don't think the essay makes it clear that these theories were Brigham Young's reasoning. I think it's quite the opposite. Especially when I read this paragraph: "Following the death of Brigham Young" and "Over time" would seem to indicate that the theories came later and not from Brigham Young, himself. The essay then goes through the theories but says nothing about them being Young's reasoning. I've looked through the resource list and can't see anything that would indicate such. Can you point to some sources that would indicate these theories were the reasons Brigham Young, himself, gave? I am not seeing anything in the essay to indicate that is the case.
  5. Right! I just learned about a stake training meeting I get to go to tomorrow night. So that should be helpful. Looks like I've got some reading to do. I'm the 1st counselor and was set apart yesterday. Then there was a meeting right after--the RS Presidency with the Elder's Quorum Presidency. I felt like I had been thrown into the deep end without knowing how to swim (all these water analogies)! I have been in Primary for a long, long time. My schedule just got a whole lot busier. Thank you so much for your advice!
  6. Connie

    Noah's Flood

    So you are saying that his reasons are among the theories that are being disavowed. Am I understanding you correctly?
  7. Connie

    Noah's Flood

    Wait. I thought we were supposed to forget the various theories about why it was put in place. Now I'm confused. Aren't the theories what are being "disavowed," not the ban itself because we don't know the reason for it?
  8. Connie

    Comin' out of the closet...

    I'm right there with ya, bro.
  9. Connie

    Repentance after death

    Move on, Wade. And may I just say I’m rather in awe of you right now reading through this thread. Your posts are so patient and well thought out and respectful. You are a gentleman and a scholar. Well done, sir.
  10. Connie

    Repentance after death

    That is an interesting way to look at it. Thank you.
  11. That's a shame. "... he that shall humble himself shall be exalted." Matthew 23:12
  12. Connie

    Marrying a Non Member

    I think zil makes a good point. What does her support look like? It’s easy to say you will support while secretly hoping you will leave the church. And she may be agreeing to marriage because she sees you are already half way out the door. When someone sees an attitude that exaltation is worth giving up, it’s easy to use subtle manipulations to drive you further away from the church. I would encourage you to take your time on this decision. It warrants a great degree of thoughtfulness.
  13. Connie

    What's the last book you read?

    It didn't work for me either. That's pretty much what I felt was wrong with it... that he was so busy trying to push his agenda or make some great philosophical point that he didn't even really bother telling the story. No problem. I hope you enjoy it. I thought it was really interesting and would love to hear your thoughts about it when you've finished.
  14. Connie

    Coincidence or Symbolism?

    I remember when I first learned about this as a young woman just out of high school. I had the same reaction as your wife.
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    What's the last book you read?

    Let’s see. I’ve read a fair amount since the last time I posted. I gave A Room with a View by E.M. Forster a try and didn’t like it at all. The Five Times I Met Myself by James Rubart was thought provoking as was Absent in the Spring by Mary Westmacott (aka, Agatha Christie). I finally tried The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan. Can’t say I was super impressed. The story itself is pretty good if you don’t mind Lord of the Rings knockoffs, but there were some things that annoyed me enough that I probably won’t finish the series.
  16. Connie

    Asked not to wear pants to church

    "Not I!" chattered the cat.
  17. Connie

    What’s the last movie you watched?

    Huh, Cool. I guess i've never noticed stuff like that. Thanks. I'll have to keep this in mind for all the many next times i'm sure there will be.
  18. Connie

    What’s the last movie you watched?

    Double Dang. I've heard nothing but bad about this movie. And i was really looking forward to it. The last movie i watched was Coco. I loved it.
  19. Connie

    What's the last book you read?

    I haven't read that one. I'll have to give it a go sometime.
  20. Connie

    What's the last book you read?

    Totally agree. That did absolutely nothing to further the story.
  21. Connie

    What's the last book you read?

    Really? Why's that? I'd honestly love to hear your thoughts. I certainly didn't like it as well as the first two, but didn't think it was THAT bad.
  22. Connie

    What's the last book you read?

    Never would have finished it if I wasn't listening to the audiobook. Honestly, she got so whiny toward the end, it was kind of a relief. (I probably shouldn't say things like that)
  23. Connie

    What's the last book you read?

    Recently finished Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, which I liked more than I thought I would, and Whatever Happened to Faith by Robert Millet, which is a great book.
  24. Connie

    What's the last book you read?

    That's a great book! I didn't care for the sequel, though.