Jane_Doe

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    Jane_Doe reacted to Carborendum in Allowing your kids around troublesome kids   
    The biggest consideration is:  Which is more likely?  That one child will be a good influence on the other?  Or that the other may be a bad influence on the one?
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    Jane_Doe got a reaction from Carborendum in Allowing your kids around troublesome kids   
    Honestly a lot of these answers are “it depends”.  A major factor being the age and how close the kids/family are.  I know that my kids will encounter other people who’s behavior I’m not ok with, so teaching them why this isn’t ok and how to deal with things is also important. 
     
    As yo your situation: elementary age you can still veto friends. However, relatives are more complicated- you can more place “we will see you less” boundaries.  But it also possibly gives you room to talk to the parents since you actually know them.  
     
    Things that are just a no dealbreaker: hitting, anything sexual, breaking things.
    Things that maybe we can maybe work through and have “my house rules”: noise volume, taking turns, etc.  
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    Jane_Doe reacted to Backroads in Gun Control Bill   
    I don't know if I can get behind any of these other than a greater mental health service in schools (I'll tell you right now, too many parents aren't handling it).
    The rest are all that proverbial camel.
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    Jane_Doe got a reaction from SilentOne in Sunday School   
    The three weeks are a buffet of options to pick from. Anyone whom had a special moment related to any topic is free to talk about it, and the teacher brings a list to talk about to fill any gaps in discussion.  But we don’t try to cover every point. 
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    Jane_Doe got a reaction from jdf135 in Elder Holland talk April 2022   
    There is not really an issue with it directly. 
    But when you’re actively in that dark place, it’s very very VERY easy to feel like others talking at you are don’t “get it”. 
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    Jane_Doe got a reaction from Carborendum in Sunday School   
    The three weeks are a buffet of options to pick from. Anyone whom had a special moment related to any topic is free to talk about it, and the teacher brings a list to talk about to fill any gaps in discussion.  But we don’t try to cover every point. 
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    Jane_Doe reacted to JohnsonJones in Texas: 18 children & one teacher killed in elementary school shooting   
    They had the conference and it was interrupted.
    Different opinions are going around on it.  Some feel it was appropriate for Beto to interrupt and bring up the political points.
    Others feel it was inappropriate.
    I think that as there were those who had lost children, they didn't need another individual to suddenly go up and interrupt their moment there.  They were already there.  It seemed more like political grandstanding and taking the picture off of those who just lost their loved ones for his own political stunt.  In that, I feel it was inappropriate.  There were other times he could have brought it up just as effectively.
    That said, there are those who are praising his actions for doing what he did, so it appears his stunt worked as intended. 
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    Jane_Doe got a reaction from JohnsonJones in Baby Formula Shortage   
    We’re fine on our home, but thank you for the concern. 
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    Jane_Doe got a reaction from LDSGator in Baby Formula Shortage   
    We’re fine on our home, but thank you for the concern. 
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    Jane_Doe reacted to Carborendum in If Jesus Was a Jew, Why Isn’t Judaism the Answer?   
    If obeying the civil law is good enough for Jesus, why don't we obey the civil law?
    We do obey the civil law.  But on top of that we also obey a higher law that takes us closer to exaltation than the civil law alone.
    Jesus obeyed the civil law of both the Romans and the Jews.  But he also obeyed a higher law.  In fact, He asked others to do the same.
    Matt 5:21-48
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    Jane_Doe got a reaction from askandanswer in Donny Osmond   
    Back in the day, my sisters & I loved it so much we decided to memorize it and perform it for our parents.  We each had parts, costumes, sets, etc.  I was the Brothers (yes all 11) during this part.  We put puppets on my hands to show the "many" people I was playing and then all the Brothers "punched" Joesph & threw him in the pit (played by the baby of the family whom did get all of that attention).
     
    Even today I still have the songs memorized and still sing them to my baby boy when he's having a rough night and I need songs I can sing for an hour straight. 
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    Jane_Doe got a reaction from JohnsonJones in Donny Osmond   
    Back in the day, my sisters & I loved it so much we decided to memorize it and perform it for our parents.  We each had parts, costumes, sets, etc.  I was the Brothers (yes all 11) during this part.  We put puppets on my hands to show the "many" people I was playing and then all the Brothers "punched" Joesph & threw him in the pit (played by the baby of the family whom did get all of that attention).
     
    Even today I still have the songs memorized and still sing them to my baby boy when he's having a rough night and I need songs I can sing for an hour straight. 
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    Jane_Doe got a reaction from Vort in Anniversary alone   
    Hugs for @Vort and his wife  
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    Jane_Doe got a reaction from MrShorty in Anniversary alone   
    Hugs for @Vort and his wife  
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    Jane_Doe reacted to LDSGator in Donny Osmond   
    That’s so cool @Jane_Doe! 
     
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    Jane_Doe got a reaction from LDSGator in Donny Osmond   
    Back in the day, my sisters & I loved it so much we decided to memorize it and perform it for our parents.  We each had parts, costumes, sets, etc.  I was the Brothers (yes all 11) during this part.  We put puppets on my hands to show the "many" people I was playing and then all the Brothers "punched" Joesph & threw him in the pit (played by the baby of the family whom did get all of that attention).
     
    Even today I still have the songs memorized and still sing them to my baby boy when he's having a rough night and I need songs I can sing for an hour straight. 
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    Jane_Doe reacted to Vort in Anniversary alone   
    Today is my 34th anniversary. My wife is over 200 miles away, while I lay in a hospital bed with a C. diff infection. Feeling a bit blue. But as a chance to reflect on the unparalleled blessings God has showered on an unworthy soul like myself, I feel humble and deeply grateful.
    Sorry for the FB-like post, but I'm not much into FBing stuff like this.
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    Jane_Doe reacted to LDSGator in Recession   
    I am ambivalent as well. 
    If you wake up every day saying “A recession is coming” you’ll be right eventually, and you’ll be able to brag that you saw it coming. However that doesn't make you a prophet. 
     
    That said, I think a recession is likely, especially if the real estate bubble bursts. 
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    Jane_Doe reacted to LDSGator in Donny Osmond   
    Happy weekend everyone!

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    Jane_Doe reacted to DMGNUT in Thoughts on ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’   
    Wow... thanks for all the comments.
    I was mildly interested in watching this show, but not at all interested now... sounds like this Krakauer, is a total Krack pot. And by the way, I'm thinking of a lot of different words to describe him, but this site doesn't allow them.
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    Jane_Doe got a reaction from Carborendum in Sacrament Meeting Fail   
    I was teaching my daughter the story of Jesus’ betrayal this last week. We were acting it out with a bunch of toys and her playing the part of Jesus. 
    The Pharases toys came up to Judas and said “we want to hurt and kill Jesus!  If you show us who he is, we’ll give you 20 cents.”
    Daughter’s hand shot in enthusiasticly in the air. “I want 20 cents, I’m Jesus!  Mommy can I have 20 cents?”
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    Jane_Doe reacted to NeuroTypical in Thoughts on ‘Under the Banner of Heaven’   
    Oh - and if anyone is gonna brave the explicit temple content and watch this thing - make sure you pay attention to the musical score.  All those deep basses, ominous, foreboding.  The same sort of music a good (or bad) horror movie uses.  I'm noticing the show even plays it when all the happy things are happening, like the cop's family breakfast getting ready for the daughter's baptism. 
    Once you pay attention to the music, the show loses quite a bit of it's emotional power and sway.
    Music, like font, makes a difference. 

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    Jane_Doe reacted to NeuroTypical in Irreversible Damage   
    In related news, a boy in my ward has been coming to sacrament meeting in a dress and makeup for a few months.  This individual sang with the Young Women in our Easter Sacrament meeting program.  I don't know the family enough to know what's going on.  Seems like the two possibilities is this is either a transgender individual, or this is some boy who has been pulled in to the social media exacerbation.  I don't have enough information to form an opinion on the matter, other than I know the 2nd great commandment is "love thy neighbor as thyself".  
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    Jane_Doe reacted to Connie in "To do list" oriented people: how do you best gain a testimony?   
    It sounds like your daughter has a wonderful childlike faith. It reminds me of Adam when the angel asked him why he offered sacrifice and he said, “I know not, save the Lord commanded me.”
    She is at the age of leaning on the testimony of others, her parents and leaders. That’s okay. Don’t discount that too readily. “More blessed are they who shall believe in your words because that ye shall testify that ye have seen me, and that ye know that I am” (3 Nephi 12:2). She has years in which to come to know for herself.
    Your role (and it already sounds like you are doing a great job at it) is to teach her the doctrine of Christ. Help her to understand what commitment she will be making at baptism. Help her understand how to gain a testimony. It’s a process that she will love because it involves checking off boxes every day. Teach her the steps along the covenant path. Baptism is just the first one. It is a lifelong process of checking off little and big boxes. Help her understand that all those boxes are to get her to the ultimate objective of becoming like her Heavenly Parents and living with them in the Celestial Kingdom. Utilize the children & youth program. Help her learn to set and achieve goals that will help her along the process.
    You’re doing better than you think, Jane. Keep doing what you are doing.
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    Jane_Doe got a reaction from Vort in "To do list" oriented people: how do you best gain a testimony?   
    We actually read Moroni 10:3-5 together tonight. After explaining to her what it meant, she said “but I already know the scripture are true.”
    “But you need to know because you asked God yourself, not just because Mommy and Daddy told you.” 
    “Ok, Heavenly Father are the scriptures true?  He said yes.  What do we do next?”
    …. Not sure here…
     
    Alma 32 and highliighting the word “faith” was her assignment to do over night and we’re talk about it tomorrow afternoon.