Normandy

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  1. Normandy

    went to my first home teaching

    I'm just happy to talk to other adults! My HTs just visited last week. That was the first time since joining the church. My last two, one I never met or spoke to, the other was a flake. Never met him either. But my VTs have always been great! My last ward, they kinda of didn't visit my last month there, but I was fine with that. I actually became really great friends with one and she was going through a lot at the time, so I spent time at her house letting her talk through some problems. I think VT and HT can be a blessing for all involved in both directions! I was super nervous the first time I visit taught. But now I look forward to the adult interaction!
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    Family luxuries?

    Anatess, you'll have to tell me more about the Philippines. My husband's biological father was born there. We've been wanting to find him, but he lives in America. Speaking of luxuries, genealogy is another one.
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    Family luxuries?

    I feel my family is very blessed. We have a lot of luxuries today we didn't several years ago. There was a time where we lived off of ramen noodles and whatever else was cheap. Babysitters for date nights is a luxury. Dinner and a movie for date night. Buying a brand new car with 0 miles on the speedometer, and being picky about the color, trim and features/package. Buying myself a brand new dress and sweater last week, just because I liked it. Family vacations to beaches and lakes for the entire family. Flying back home to see friendsfriends or family just because... Buying new nail polish just because I like the color. Buying all organic food at the store. This shouldn't be a luxury, but it is and I feel so blessed. Buying flowers to go in my garden. Buying the kids things just because. Amazon movie rentals. Bingeing on my favorite series. So much more, I'm/we're so blessed to have. There was a time we had so little. Just eating really was a luxury!
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    Rats!

    *I'm putting out peppermint cotton balls today for precaution sake.* Lol!
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    Rats!

    The exterminator were never able to rid our last home of mice! We did some heavy duty stuff. They felt the empty house next door was why. And the farm across the street. It's a big reason why we moved. I couldn't take it anymore. The daily cleaning of droppings, seeing the droppings in our kid's rooms. It was so gross. It's also when health problems started for our family. I'm paranoid now in the new house about getting visitors. I don't know why they picked our house. But they were in walls it was so bad. And their entry ways were through the air vents in foundation and the water heater line that ran from the garage inside the laundry room. I caught most of them in that area. I never found nests. Oh and they also came and went from behind our stove; there was a hole in the wall from installation. And in our floor air/heat vents. They'd crawl up through the air ducts. It was a mess and the landlord wouldn't do anything but set bait poison. We delt with it for 6 months or so. Ours started in October. The house was also very new, modern. So it's not just old houses. We lived in a very nice neighborhood too but that house next to us was practically abandoned and who knows what the mice were up to in there.
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    Word of Wisdom and marijuana. Very serious.

    I agree out of necessity is okay. Just my opinion though. I'd talk to your bishop to let them be aware. And I'd look into how to without needing to smoke it. Vapor inhalation is cleaner and will save your lungs. It also has less bad side effects (like head aches and lung damage). Thank you for your service. I hope you're able to and you know that you deserve to move on from this and live a full and happy life.
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    Do you sustain yourself?

    Oh, I see! I'm too absent to get the behind the scenes jokes. :)
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    Mormons and Trampolines

    We were Mormon even before we converted! I knew it all along. That trampoline was a sign.
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    mothers day

    It was a hard one for me. I had to get up and leave before we sang the closing hymn because I was just overcome with tears. I lost my mother last month. My family and I went hiking and had a picnic in the woods. My children gave me a blueberry bush.
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    Do you sustain yourself?

    Were you betting on when I'd get my calling? Lol
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    Do you sustain yourself?

    When you're being sustained in a calling are you supposed to raise your hand too?
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    Power of Psychics

    P.S., the spirits (demons) I spoke with were able to be detailed and give private information. And could have easily tricked me if I hadn't been scared, but the fear, I believe was the Holy Ghost warning me to get out of the situation.
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    Power of Psychics

    Psychics who are not scam artist receive their information from unholy and ungodly sources and should be avoided. The bible makes this very clear. In fact, it is NOT human spirits that "come through" it's evil ones that the bible calls them familiar spirits who trick us. They are demons who can impersonate and who can know private details in order to trick us. They tell mediums they're "spirit guides" but they're not at all. Some psychics such as the one with the initials SB claim they speak to angels. This is a lie they've been told. If anyone recalls this type of interaction is forbidden and called an abomination. I had to have a few chats with my bishop about my own gifts. I was worried. But I've been assured through blessings and my PB that they are gifts from God and only him. In my teens I dabbled in witchcraft, druid magik and spoke to unclean spirits. It's no joke. It's as real as you and me and extremely scary. And for a long time it's the biggest reason I couldn't not believe in God. After all, if that existed he must too! Is what I'd often tell myself. That was a many a moons ago in a different time of my life. It was a good learning experience and it helps me relate now to those who're where I was to try and help them wake to the truth.
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    Ordinances for parents?

    Well she was divorced from my father and I'm her only child. The choice is ultimately mine/my responsibility. I was hoping to maybe hear positive stories/experiences from others who had done the ordinance for a parent to encourage me. I have a whole 11 months to think it over, though I'm certain I'll eventually do it for her. I'm just worried and the fog of grief is no help.
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    Ordinances for parents?

    I'm looking for stories from those who've done ordinances for your parents. My mother very recently passed away and this is the only comforting thing to me right, thinking of doing her ordinances. She was not a member, and very clearly did not want to be one either, so I have reservations.