dahlia

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    dahlia got a reaction from Vort in My lovely commute this morning   
    Whoa. Way too early for me to see the white stuff. 
    Meanwhile - we had a tornado warning yesterday afternoon, right when I got off from work. Do you know what they do on campus when there's a tornado warning (of the 'take shelter' variety)?  The ##($$  campus bus drivers pull over and find shelter. That means that the HUNDREDS of people waiting for a campus bus to get home or to their cars in far away commuter lots, are just standing there. Watching the storm clouds. I was out there for thirty minutes and there were already people piled up at the bus stop when I got there, so some folks must have been waiting almost an hour.
    Because I'm at the curmudgeon stage of life, the first thing I did this morning was to send the bus system a 'note' with my feelings about being left waiting. I was told it's their policy to make the buses stop. We're on our own - tho we might want to find shelter, too.  Gee, really?  Not so easy at some stops...  Oh - and do you know what happens when people have been waiting an hour for a bus? The bus gets crowded as heck. Some people can't get on and have to wait even longer as you guys get your act together. 
    Yes, we all got an alert telling us to take shelter, but nobody does - especially when the tornado was nowhere near campus. Talk to me when Dorothy is flying over the main library. 
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    dahlia reacted to Sunday21 in My lovely commute this morning   
    @dahlia Disgraceful policy! 
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    dahlia got a reaction from Sunday21 in My lovely commute this morning   
    Whoa. Way too early for me to see the white stuff. 
    Meanwhile - we had a tornado warning yesterday afternoon, right when I got off from work. Do you know what they do on campus when there's a tornado warning (of the 'take shelter' variety)?  The ##($$  campus bus drivers pull over and find shelter. That means that the HUNDREDS of people waiting for a campus bus to get home or to their cars in far away commuter lots, are just standing there. Watching the storm clouds. I was out there for thirty minutes and there were already people piled up at the bus stop when I got there, so some folks must have been waiting almost an hour.
    Because I'm at the curmudgeon stage of life, the first thing I did this morning was to send the bus system a 'note' with my feelings about being left waiting. I was told it's their policy to make the buses stop. We're on our own - tho we might want to find shelter, too.  Gee, really?  Not so easy at some stops...  Oh - and do you know what happens when people have been waiting an hour for a bus? The bus gets crowded as heck. Some people can't get on and have to wait even longer as you guys get your act together. 
    Yes, we all got an alert telling us to take shelter, but nobody does - especially when the tornado was nowhere near campus. Talk to me when Dorothy is flying over the main library. 
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    dahlia reacted to Fether in Our organization before we came into the world   
    WW2, Every US election, Communism, gang wars, political corruption, McCarthyism,  MormonHub’s decision to be renamed ThirdHour, etc
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    dahlia reacted to Jane_Doe in So now all you men...   
    Actually, if I recall correctly, President Nelson's words were about fasting from social media that does not uplift.  Now, I certainly can think of some social media that fits that bill in my life, and I'll take Pres Nelson up on that--- I've been trying to quit, and this is enforcement for that.  But as for this site-- I find sitting here, talking about Gospel topics, sharing perspectives/insights, and pondering things that way to indeed be uplifting.  So no fasting from MormonHub* for me
    *Or whatever we soon shall be called.  
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    dahlia got a reaction from JohnsonJones in 2 hour church ? why so happy   
    I was just speaking to my non-member sister about some LDS folks giving the side eye to anyone who came out for a 2 hr meeting before it was announced; as if you couldn't be a good Mormon if you weren't willing to go to 3 hrs of church every Sunday, and do your calling, and do visiting teaching (before they changed it), and do the service projects that come up each month, and help clean the church.
    I frequently found it hard to go to all 3 hours - and I used to love doing so as a new convert. But, back then I was faculty with some free time during the week and my son living with me. Now that I am by myself and in a demanding 40 hr job, I just can't hack it every week. I try to go to Sacrament meeting because I think I need it, but there are Sundays when it is just too much after a full week, the house, and another full week coming up. It seems so much easier for people with more time (we have a lot of students and stay at home moms) or at least two adults to share the load. Maybe I'm just getting older. 
    I didn't like leaving after Sacrament Meeting, but I did. Now I hope I can attend the full block more faithfully. 
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    dahlia got a reaction from mordorbund in New 2 hour block to start in January 2019   
    I missed that part. I really enjoyed GP when I was investigating, but then, we had a wonderful teacher. There were days when I didn't want to go to church, but I did want to hear what was next in GP.  I think it's useful for investigators to be in class together, with a few seasoned members. Even though I've been a member for a few years, I don't know the Scriptures in depth the way a lot of members do. It is easy to get lost in a discussion where names from Scripture are being tossed back and forth and you don't know the story that goes with the names. I hope investigators and their questions will be welcomed in the new classes. 
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    dahlia got a reaction from Sunday21 in 2 hour church ? why so happy   
    I was just speaking to my non-member sister about some LDS folks giving the side eye to anyone who came out for a 2 hr meeting before it was announced; as if you couldn't be a good Mormon if you weren't willing to go to 3 hrs of church every Sunday, and do your calling, and do visiting teaching (before they changed it), and do the service projects that come up each month, and help clean the church.
    I frequently found it hard to go to all 3 hours - and I used to love doing so as a new convert. But, back then I was faculty with some free time during the week and my son living with me. Now that I am by myself and in a demanding 40 hr job, I just can't hack it every week. I try to go to Sacrament meeting because I think I need it, but there are Sundays when it is just too much after a full week, the house, and another full week coming up. It seems so much easier for people with more time (we have a lot of students and stay at home moms) or at least two adults to share the load. Maybe I'm just getting older. 
    I didn't like leaving after Sacrament Meeting, but I did. Now I hope I can attend the full block more faithfully. 
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    dahlia got a reaction from Sunday21 in New 2 hour block to start in January 2019   
    Hey, 12 instead of 20, but I was close!  
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    dahlia got a reaction from Backroads in 2 hour church ? why so happy   
    I was just speaking to my non-member sister about some LDS folks giving the side eye to anyone who came out for a 2 hr meeting before it was announced; as if you couldn't be a good Mormon if you weren't willing to go to 3 hrs of church every Sunday, and do your calling, and do visiting teaching (before they changed it), and do the service projects that come up each month, and help clean the church.
    I frequently found it hard to go to all 3 hours - and I used to love doing so as a new convert. But, back then I was faculty with some free time during the week and my son living with me. Now that I am by myself and in a demanding 40 hr job, I just can't hack it every week. I try to go to Sacrament meeting because I think I need it, but there are Sundays when it is just too much after a full week, the house, and another full week coming up. It seems so much easier for people with more time (we have a lot of students and stay at home moms) or at least two adults to share the load. Maybe I'm just getting older. 
    I didn't like leaving after Sacrament Meeting, but I did. Now I hope I can attend the full block more faithfully. 
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    dahlia got a reaction from askandanswer in 2 hour church ? why so happy   
    I was just speaking to my non-member sister about some LDS folks giving the side eye to anyone who came out for a 2 hr meeting before it was announced; as if you couldn't be a good Mormon if you weren't willing to go to 3 hrs of church every Sunday, and do your calling, and do visiting teaching (before they changed it), and do the service projects that come up each month, and help clean the church.
    I frequently found it hard to go to all 3 hours - and I used to love doing so as a new convert. But, back then I was faculty with some free time during the week and my son living with me. Now that I am by myself and in a demanding 40 hr job, I just can't hack it every week. I try to go to Sacrament meeting because I think I need it, but there are Sundays when it is just too much after a full week, the house, and another full week coming up. It seems so much easier for people with more time (we have a lot of students and stay at home moms) or at least two adults to share the load. Maybe I'm just getting older. 
    I didn't like leaving after Sacrament Meeting, but I did. Now I hope I can attend the full block more faithfully. 
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    dahlia got a reaction from classylady in New 2 hour block to start in January 2019   
    Hey, 12 instead of 20, but I was close!  
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    dahlia got a reaction from Backroads in New 2 hour block to start in January 2019   
    This may be a small thing, but I am glad to see 'Individual' along with 'Family' in the title of the new guide. We aren't all in families and it only takes a little bit to exclude someone - or a little bit to include them. As a single person, I look forward to the new guide, just to see what the Church is focusing on.  This is exciting news. I'm waiting for tomorrow when I'm sure they will announce 20 new temples and a new missionary age of 16.  
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    dahlia got a reaction from Jane_Doe in New 2 hour block to start in January 2019   
    I missed that part. I really enjoyed GP when I was investigating, but then, we had a wonderful teacher. There were days when I didn't want to go to church, but I did want to hear what was next in GP.  I think it's useful for investigators to be in class together, with a few seasoned members. Even though I've been a member for a few years, I don't know the Scriptures in depth the way a lot of members do. It is easy to get lost in a discussion where names from Scripture are being tossed back and forth and you don't know the story that goes with the names. I hope investigators and their questions will be welcomed in the new classes. 
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    dahlia got a reaction from KScience in New 2 hour block to start in January 2019   
    This may be a small thing, but I am glad to see 'Individual' along with 'Family' in the title of the new guide. We aren't all in families and it only takes a little bit to exclude someone - or a little bit to include them. As a single person, I look forward to the new guide, just to see what the Church is focusing on.  This is exciting news. I'm waiting for tomorrow when I'm sure they will announce 20 new temples and a new missionary age of 16.  
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    dahlia got a reaction from Jane_Doe in New 2 hour block to start in January 2019   
    This may be a small thing, but I am glad to see 'Individual' along with 'Family' in the title of the new guide. We aren't all in families and it only takes a little bit to exclude someone - or a little bit to include them. As a single person, I look forward to the new guide, just to see what the Church is focusing on.  This is exciting news. I'm waiting for tomorrow when I'm sure they will announce 20 new temples and a new missionary age of 16.  
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    dahlia reacted to person0 in New 2 hour block to start in January 2019   
    My ward was one of the test wards for the program.  They never told us it would be implemented as part of a two hour block, though.
    That said, it is very, very easy to use the materials they provide for teaching at home.
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    dahlia got a reaction from Sunday21 in New 2 hour block to start in January 2019   
    This may be a small thing, but I am glad to see 'Individual' along with 'Family' in the title of the new guide. We aren't all in families and it only takes a little bit to exclude someone - or a little bit to include them. As a single person, I look forward to the new guide, just to see what the Church is focusing on.  This is exciting news. I'm waiting for tomorrow when I'm sure they will announce 20 new temples and a new missionary age of 16.  
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    dahlia reacted to Midwest LDS in New 2 hour block to start in January 2019   
    Agreed I'm glad they were thinking of single brothers and sisters too. We are all in this together☺.
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    dahlia got a reaction from pam in New 2 hour block to start in January 2019   
    This may be a small thing, but I am glad to see 'Individual' along with 'Family' in the title of the new guide. We aren't all in families and it only takes a little bit to exclude someone - or a little bit to include them. As a single person, I look forward to the new guide, just to see what the Church is focusing on.  This is exciting news. I'm waiting for tomorrow when I'm sure they will announce 20 new temples and a new missionary age of 16.  
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    dahlia got a reaction from Midwest LDS in New 2 hour block to start in January 2019   
    This may be a small thing, but I am glad to see 'Individual' along with 'Family' in the title of the new guide. We aren't all in families and it only takes a little bit to exclude someone - or a little bit to include them. As a single person, I look forward to the new guide, just to see what the Church is focusing on.  This is exciting news. I'm waiting for tomorrow when I'm sure they will announce 20 new temples and a new missionary age of 16.  
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    dahlia reacted to Just_A_Guy in New 2 hour block to start in January 2019   
    Yes, you do.  
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    dahlia reacted to pam in New 2 hour block to start in January 2019   
    I don't want to say " I told you so" to those that thought I was crazy to even suggest that they would announce this.  
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    dahlia reacted to Just_A_Guy in Predictions on policy changes during conference?   
    I wonder if we aren’t going to see a resurrection of old fashioned midweek “cottage meetings” at some point, as a way to combine the structure and oversight of Church with the intimacy and parental involvement of home.  
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    dahlia got a reaction from Larry Cotrell in What to do about Pronouns   
    As a proud holder of two Michigan degrees, I can say with certainty that all Michigan grad should be addressed as Majesty. We are, after all, "the leaders and the best."
    btw - Michigan's recent giving campaign raised 5 BILLION dollars. Even I'm impressed, and I always expect great things from Michigan. Go Blue!