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    'Genealogy' vs. 'Family History'

    My goal is to make it so if a great grand child of mine in the future opened my work, they would know more than the name or date but get a idea of that person. I have entered everything I can find from schooling to employment to stories.
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    1 Year Food Storage &Personal Products Questions

    For quantity I would monitor the amount you use per person per week. for example toilet paper...Enlist your families help and have them only use one bathroom for a week. Count how much paper you use and divide by amount of people. Reason I say this, is during an emergency will others come to you. I know my parents in law would come to me. So if it comes to 1/2 a roll per person per week x by 52 equals 26. 26 times # of people you expect and that would give you your answer.
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    Long Time....

    Hi its been a long time since I have been here so figured I need to get to know everyone again :) I'm married to a non member who is meeting with the missionaries, attending church and reading the BOM....So really excited. We had our first son Feb last year and are expecting our second child this August.(which we have been told is probably another boy) I converted just over 12 years ago and was very inactive for a while but have been back at church over a year and it feels like home.
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    Weard situation and need help

    Je ne pense pas quelle a jeté un sort sur vous ou telle. Je ne ;inquiéterais pas et rappelez-vous notre Père céleste vous aime et la foi peut aider à surmonter les maux de ce monde. Ainsi, même dans la possibilité peu probable qu ;elle a fait, la foi est la réponse. il vous plaît excuser mon français, il a été depuis longtemps je me suis entretenu I do not believe that she has cast a spell on you or such. I would not be concerned about it and remember our Heavenly Father loves you and faith can help overcome the evils of this world. Thus, even in the unlikely possibility that, she did, faith is the answer. it has been a long time since I wrote in French so I hope I wrote in a way that could be understood.
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    Blessing a baby?? Inactivity questions

    Our little son was born on Thursday by Emergency C with fluid on his lungs, with the help of a blessing we are both home, well and progressing.
  6. I haven't really posted in a long time so first allow me to apologize for turning around and asking questions out of the blue. I have been lurking and reading posts but not really been active. I have been inactive in the ward for a while and a lot has happened. I have gotten married to James a wonderful (agnostic) man who fully supports my choice to follow any religion of my choice as well as support the raising of our children in the religion of our choice, the only condition he has placed on this is that I assure him that they will be taught other beliefs and that they will be tolerant of them. I have absolutely no issues with this at all. In the last several months I have been inactive and have visited many different churches of different creed yet none of them hit home like LDS. About 8 months ago I was visited by the ward mission leader and missionaries and I had joined a low point in my life where I had convinced myself out of the truth of the church and a lot of the anti-lds things had begun to make sense to me. I was not living my life according to the gospel and had started to slip away. They invited me to church and I went, I felt so dark and alone in there that I closed off and even though I gave answers in school for the doctrine I guess it was obvious I was hurting. The ward mission leader pulled me aside and this was someone I had grown to respect the year before so what he said hurt me deeply. He told me that I was unhappy because I was making bad choices and he could help me remove myself from the church records if I wanted. After that I left and was very upset. What hurt me more was the only time anyone spoke to me from church after that point was to try and collect money for offerings. For the last couple of months I have been thinking about the church and about the baby especially seeing as I want to raise him LDS and have him blessed. I want to get involved with the church but feel extremely uncomfortable with my old ward due to this mission leader who is now on the stake from what I have heard. I am a firm believer in that my Heavenly Father and Christ are the only ones with the right to judge me and part of my mortal existence is to make mistakes and use them to grow closer to them. Do I have to go to the same ward, the ward boundaries were shifted and even though I am technically in the same ward there is another ward building closer, that I would have to drive past to go to the new building and what do I need to do for our child to help him get his right steps. I have researched and found nothing and you are my last grab out on this topic as I am already past due and I know as a parent I am held responsible for this childs upbringing and growth to the Lord.
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    Actress Brittany Murphy dies

    Simon Monjack Admits Brittany Murphy Suffered Heart Murmur This was interesting, a friend of mine recently had surgery because they discovered with him and said it could lead to a cardiac arrest so there is a good chance that her death was purely natural and that her flu made her condition worse
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    Immigrating to America !Advice!

    I am originally from Manchester Uk and currently living in the US. I moved here 6 years ago. When I came here I was with just my passport and a 90 day limit for tourist. I met someone and at the end of 90days went home. I then came back and in the next 90 day visit we were married by the bishop. I am now a permanent resident but it wasnt easy. I would highly recommend a vacation first it is very different that the UK, even the church is different, it has been my experience that it is not a positive change with the church and has made me doubt the church with a lot of pain and suffering. If you choose to immigrate do it for yourself and not for the church or to live close to etc. It must be a decision you are happy with. I miss home terribly but now I am remarried (to someone who does not raise his fists) expecting our little miracle next month and no longer an active church member. But I am happy! Think it through carefully, research diligently and take every precaution for your choices.
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    Why do you/want to Home-school

    This is a topic that my husband and I have sat down and discussed at length. We are expecting our 1st child and have already decided that we will have as many children as God chooses and not as we will. I have already taken the role of SAHM at 7 months pregnant and we will homeschool for multiple reasons. 1. DH degree is in social studies and education, (was a life long ambition to be a history teacher) however is a manager due to the poor compensation in this state for teachers. 2. His sister is a 1st Grade teacher in another state and has offered us the assistance via email and phone. 3. AZ has one of the worst rankings for public education nationwide. 4. I have my PHD in Physics so mathematics and science are strong suits. 5. My nephew who goes to a local public school has difficulty with basic addition due to a class of 45 kids. He is 9. 6. we are going to actively enroll our children in outside social activities such as T ball.
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    The Nutty Lawsuit Thread

    This year's favorite could easily be Mr. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mr. Grazinski purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On his first trip home, having driven onto the freeway, he set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back and make himself a cup of coffee. Not surprisingly, the R.V. left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Mr. Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising him in the owner's manual that he couldn't actually do this. The jury awarded him $1,750,000 plus a new motor home. The company actually changed their manuals on the basis of this suit, just in case there were any other complete morons buying their recreation vehicles.
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    New Convert

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    Not Easy

    Definitely on my to do list
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    Not Easy

    Yes, I started a job yesterday and so far so good. Its a good learning experience and I have received many blessings for it.
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    Not Easy

    Just an update, last weekend was hard for me but I survived. lol I'm actually doing better, the more I think about it the more this guy tried to take me for everything and now I know I still have my dignity and self respect. Again Thank you to everyone for the kind words and support. I know that the reason I was having my 'guts' scream to go back to church is that HF knew I was going to need the support of good people and I am thankful for that
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    Taking medication and the Gospel

    I have just read through the thread and figured I would add my 2cents. What Adoyle said is right, certain medicines are there due to Heavenly Father and given us in benefit to help live our lives to the fullest. In my opinion the issue falls when due to addiction or desire to alter yourself beyond the need of medicine is where the issue is. For example, you break your leg and get pain medicine while its healing and once its healed you think that the meds made you happier, a high if you will, so you take the meds without needing them. I was diagnosed with a disorder (Bi-polar) 8 years ago now and was put on medication, because of that I have been able to live a 'normal' life. Now the doctors have altered my medication as science has improved to remove the zombie effect and has given me a better take in life. I know that without my medication that I would not be the person here today. I even had a bishop give me spiritual counsel during this time and what he said was a reason I fell from the church. He read a passage from the KJB and told me that mental disorders were equal to possession, that I had not enough faith and or I was displeasing Heavenly Father. This felt so wrong that it gave me the 1st seed of doubt. However through prayer and faith I know that the reason I was diagnosed and the reason I was given medicine was because Heaven Father loves me and wants me to be successful on earth. So what I say to those that judge me for having a mental disorder. I smile.