Connie

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    Connie got a reaction from Vort in Are Latter-day Saints unified?   
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    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/bc/content/shared/english/charities/pdf/2019/LDS-Charities-Annual-Report-2019_R11.pdf?lang=eng
    No. The temple itself needs the higher priesthood to function fully. The bishop has no authority in the temple.
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    Connie got a reaction from seashmore in Who has gone back to church at the building?   
    We started going back once a month starting in June when we were still living down south. We separated into three groups. It was short and sweet with everyone wearing masks. As the organist, it was hard to hear anyone singing with the masks on.
    Now that we are living in northern Utah, we are able to go twice a month separating into two groups. There are only two wards in our building. In this ward, there is no singing which is understandable. It’s harder to sing through a mask.
    My husband, who doesn’t even like to sing, has mentioned how much he misses the singing. My oldest daughter misses having full church meetings. It’s been different and hard in some respects. It’s been difficult to get to know anyone in our new ward in current conditions. But we go anyway because it’s important to us that we take the sacrament.
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    Connie got a reaction from Carborendum in Stopping COVID   
    Third drawer down, next to the dishwasher.
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    Connie got a reaction from Still_Small_Voice in How to regrow my dead faith   
    I’ve struggled with prayer for a long time. Still do, in fact. Recently I’ve been studying the General Conference talks of Neal A. Maxwell. It has been of great help because he has such a wonderful, true perspective. Here are some things I’ve learned.
    The world would tell you to take time for yourself, to find yourself, to love yourself. That’s only descent advice if you know which self to do that with. Hint: It’s not the self the world is usually talking about.
    We mortals are dual beings. We have a natural/fallen man and a divine child of God wrestling for the supremacy of our soul. The scriptures tell us what to do with the natural man. We are to “put it off” and to “deny ourselves” (see Mosiah 3:19; Luke 9:23). The self we should nurture is our divine self. We do this by following the first great commandment and through the atonement of Christ. We put God first. We strengthen that relationship first. Remember that “by small and simple things are great things brought to pass” (Alma 37:6). Start small. You already have the desire to live with God in the Celestial Kingdom. Let that desire work in you (see Alma 32:27). Talk to Him through prayer. Don’t mince words. Just tell it like it is, as you have done here. He already knows, of course, but it’s important that you acknowledge that you know it, too. Ask for strength. And then watch, observe. He works by small means, too, and you have to pay attention to the subtle ways He will let you know what to do. Keep hanging on even if it’s just by a thread.
    Here is a wonderful talk where Elder Maxwell talks to people in exactly your situation. Read it over and over. https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/general-conference/1991/04/lest-ye-be-wearied-and-faint-in-your-minds?lang=eng
    I hope this helps, even if just a little. I hope you are able to find peace.

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    Connie got a reaction from Fether in Sealing to wife and family Q   
    I don't have an answer to your question, but here's a church source that has a little section about adoption sealings and how Wilford Woodruff ended them. I remember when I first learned about these sealings that were so common and Woodruff's revelation ending them. It's always been interesting to me.
    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/history/topics/sealing?lang=eng
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    Connie reacted to Moonbeast32 in What is happening?   
    Yes. I discovered a community of saints who valued charity and possessed childlike faith and hopr: my home ward.
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    Connie got a reaction from Traveler in What is happening?   
    And was that a successful search?
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    Connie got a reaction from Vort in Are Latter-day Saints unified?   
    https://www.latterdaysaintcharities.org/
    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/bc/content/shared/english/charities/pdf/2019/LDS-Charities-Annual-Report-2019_R11.pdf?lang=eng
    No. The temple itself needs the higher priesthood to function fully. The bishop has no authority in the temple.
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    Connie got a reaction from DennisTate in My Rosh ha Shanah apology to all Latter day Saints and to all Jews in the world....   
    Never heard of them.
    I belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/?lang=eng
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    Connie reacted to estradling75 in Are Latter-day Saints unified?   
    One might hope.  Because there is a world of difference between being excited at the new possibilities Technology gives us to Preach and Live the Gospel.  And declaring the old ways of doing so as being the cause of all our woes and problems... Because he has being doing the later ever since he joined the site.
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    Connie got a reaction from DennisTate in My Rosh ha Shanah apology to all Latter day Saints and to all Jews in the world....   
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does not teach multiple mortal probations. It's a false doctrine.
    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/ensign/1989/08/i-have-a-question/what-exactly-is-reincarnation-is-it-contrary-to-the-teachings-of-the-gospel?lang=eng
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    Connie got a reaction from JohnsonJones in Freedom, Family, and The Gospel   
    That’s a very interesting perspective. I’m reminded of books like Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s A Brave New World where there just are no families. In A Brave New World babies are manufactured. Everyone belongs to everyone. Isn’t that a big goal of socialist/communist ideals? The state is your father/mother or your big brother who watches out for you.
    Or just the idea that’s been floating around for years now that you should “create your own family.” I have a sister who has in many ways rejected the family she grew up in and considers her friends to be more her family than her actual family.
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    Connie got a reaction from JohnsonJones in Freedom, Family, and The Gospel   
    That’s a very interesting perspective. I’m reminded of books like Orwell’s 1984 and Huxley’s A Brave New World where there just are no families. In A Brave New World babies are manufactured. Everyone belongs to everyone. Isn’t that a big goal of socialist/communist ideals? The state is your father/mother or your big brother who watches out for you.
    Or just the idea that’s been floating around for years now that you should “create your own family.” I have a sister who has in many ways rejected the family she grew up in and considers her friends to be more her family than her actual family.
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    Connie got a reaction from Fether in Sealing to wife and family Q   
    I don't have an answer to your question, but here's a church source that has a little section about adoption sealings and how Wilford Woodruff ended them. I remember when I first learned about these sealings that were so common and Woodruff's revelation ending them. It's always been interesting to me.
    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/history/topics/sealing?lang=eng
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    Connie got a reaction from Just_A_Guy in Sealing to wife and family Q   
    That's such a lawyer way of putting it. I love it! 😀
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    Connie reacted to Just_A_Guy in Sealing to wife and family Q   
    Given the traditional sacredness/secrecy of the text of temple rituals generally, I personally wouldn’t feel comfortable getting into discussions where either the current or past variants of those rituals were parsed in detail.
    Generally speaking, though:  the parent-child sealing makes the child an heir to the Abrahamic covenant, through the intermediary of the parents.  The spousal sealing binds two heirs of the Abrahamic Covenant as partners to each other, and sets them up as legators of the legacy of the Abrahamic Covenant to their future offspring (whether those offspring come in this life or the next).  In other words:  the spousal sealing is a peer relationship of functional equals united as partners in a common task; whereas the parent-child sealing is a hierarchal relationship between a parent and a child, leader and a follower, an instructor and a student, a testator and an heir, a grantor and a grantee.
    That’s one reason why you can’t  (for example) just take the old male-male “adoptive” sealings and overlay/adapt that paradigm onto modern gay sealings.  To do so in a theologically accurate way would be to impute a “master-and-servant”, “dominant-and-submissive” dynamic to gay marriages that I daresay most gay couples would find tremendously insulting.
    It’s also why LDS leaders (I think in the early 20th century), based on reports that Joseph Smith had offered “sealing” to Jane Manning, performed an awkward (and never-again-used, AFAIK) “sealed as a servant” ordinance between the two.  Given the standards of the day, they just couldn’t fathom the possibility that Joseph might propose such an exalted, egalitarian, marital relationship with a black woman.
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    Connie got a reaction from Fether in Sealing to wife and family Q   
    I don't have an answer to your question, but here's a church source that has a little section about adoption sealings and how Wilford Woodruff ended them. I remember when I first learned about these sealings that were so common and Woodruff's revelation ending them. It's always been interesting to me.
    https://www.churchofjesuschrist.org/study/history/topics/sealing?lang=eng
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    Connie got a reaction from seashmore in I apologize   
    Just because I'm ahead of the times.
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    Connie got a reaction from Vort in I apologize   
    I would like to take this opportunity to point the finger at Traveler for taking such a dark turn to a simple picture of adorable kittens. And not so subtly suggest that he apologize to classylady for dredging up such a traumatic memory.

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    Connie got a reaction from pam in I apologize   
    *Evil laughing*  Why, no. It will never end!  *More evil laughing*  It is part of my evil plot to make you apologize for all minuscule infractions, real or imagined.
    Wait... Did I say that out loud? Ummm... I will now attempt to distract you with.....
    ADORABLE KITTENS!!

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    Connie got a reaction from askandanswer in Perks of being favored of God?   
    I don't know if it's a perk, but I would say that they are given more responsibility toward others. "Feed my sheep, feed my lambs."
    The other thing that comes to mind is that they have a deeper understanding of God and His mysteries.
    Those are my initial thoughts. It's an interesting question, though, I'll have to think about it some more.
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    Connie got a reaction from Vort in I apologize   
    I would like to take this opportunity to point the finger at Traveler for taking such a dark turn to a simple picture of adorable kittens. And not so subtly suggest that he apologize to classylady for dredging up such a traumatic memory.

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    Connie reacted to Traveler in I apologize   
    It would seem that those desiring an apology from me need to get in the back of a very long line - for which I guess I must apologize for as well  😨
     
    The Traveler
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    Connie got a reaction from Vort in I apologize   
    I would like to take this opportunity to point the finger at Traveler for taking such a dark turn to a simple picture of adorable kittens. And not so subtly suggest that he apologize to classylady for dredging up such a traumatic memory.

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    Connie got a reaction from mordorbund in I apologize