Iggy

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  1. The total posts of 11209 are for the New Nauvoo Forum, which was started in Feb of 2016, just days before the original Nauvoo closed up shop. Unfortunately, the original forum can no longer be accessed to obtain the total number of posts from there. @beefche, @NeuroTypical do you remember the year the original Nauvoo started?
  2. Might I add Adult, mature acting and thinking to your active believing. Also, it is chock full of LDS from around the globe.
  3. The curelom (/kʊəˈriːləm/) and the cumom (/ˈkuːməm/) are "useful" animals mentioned in the Book of Mormon. According to adherents of the Latter Day Saint movement, these animals are thought to have existed in North and/or South America. And Vort is a cuddly LDS creature????? Vort is Yiddish for “word.” In its simplest sense, it means just that: an element of speech.
  4. Iggy

    Nature of bodies of translated beings

    In the Q & A section of the November 2017 Ensign: Are John the Beloved and the Three Nephites Actually Still on the Earth? If So, What Are They Doing? https://www.lds.org/new-era/2017/11/to-the-point/are-john-the-beloved-and-the-three-nephites-actually-still-on-the-earth-if-so-what-are-they-doing?lang=eng&_r=1 The first paragraph states ~ "Yes, the Savior granted to John the Beloved and the Three Nephites their desire to tarry on the earth. What they’re doing is bringing souls unto the Lord until He comes again (see D&C 7:2; 3 Nephi 28:9).[the second scripture is And again, ye shall not have pain while ye shall dwell in the flesh, neither sorrow save it be for the sins of the world; and all this will I do because of the thing which ye have desired of me, for ye have desired that ye might bring the souls of men unto me, while the world shall stand. The second paragraph states ~ "The Savior told John that he would “prophesy before nations, kindreds, tongues and people” and become “as flaming fire and a ministering angel [and] minister for those who shall be heirs of salvation who dwell on the earth” (D&C 7:3, 6; see also John 21:20–23). Mormon said that the Three Nephites would be among the Gentiles and Jews, who would “know them not” (3 Nephi 28:27–28)." Let's read what Mormon said in the last scripture, I am going to the verses before 27 and a few after to give a better understanding of what Mormon said. At the heading of 3 Nephi 28: Nine of the twelve disciples desire and are promised an inheritance in Christ’s kingdom when they die—The Three Nephites desire and are given power over death so as to remain on the earth until Jesus comes again—They are translated and see things not lawful to utter, and they are now ministering among men. About A.D. 34–35. 15 And whether they were in the body or out of the body, they could not tell; for it did seem unto them like a transfiguration of them, that they were changed from this body of flesh into an immortal state, that they could behold the things of God. 16 But it came to pass that they did again minister upon the face of the earth; nevertheless they did not minister of the things which they had heard and seen, because of the commandment which was given them in heaven. 17 And now, whether they were mortal or immortal, from the day of their transfiguration, I know not; 18 But this much I know, according to the record which hath been given—they did go forth upon the face of the land, and did minister unto all the people, uniting as many to the church as would believe in their preaching; baptizing them, and as many as were baptized did receive the Holy Ghost. 19 And they were cast into prison by them who did not belong to the church. And the prisons could not hold them, for they were rent in twain. 20 And they were cast down into the earth; but they did smite the earth with the word of God, insomuch that by his power they were delivered out of the depths of the earth; and therefore they could not dig pits sufficient to hold them. 21 And thrice they were cast into a furnace and received no harm. 22 And twice were they cast into a den of wild beasts; and behold they did play with the beasts as a child with a suckling lamb, and received no harm. 23 And it came to pass that thus they did go forth among all the people of Nephi, and did preach the gospel of Christ unto all people upon the face of the land; and they were converted unto the Lord, and were united unto the church of Christ, and thus the people of that generation were blessed, according to the word of Jesus. 24 And now I, Mormon, make an end of speaking concerning these things for a time. 25 Behold, I was about to write the names of those who were never to taste of death, but the Lord forbade; therefore I write them not, for they are hid from the world. 26 But behold, I have seen them, and they have ministered unto me. 27 And behold they will be among the Gentiles, and the Gentiles shall know them not. 28 They will also be among the Jews, and the Jews shall know them not. 29 And it shall come to pass, when the Lord seeth fit in his wisdom that they shall minister unto all the scattered tribes of Israel, and unto all nations, kindreds, tongues and people, and shall bring out of them unto Jesus many souls, that their desire may be fulfilled, and also because of the convincing power of God which is in them. Personally, to me, it doesn't matter whether they have blood in their veins or speculating on the definition of translated beings - according to lds dot org Translated Beings: Persons who are changed so that they do not experience pain or death until their resurrection to immortality, is good enough for me. As for what order ~ There are three kingdoms of glory: the celestial kingdom, the terrestrial kingdom, and the telestial kingdom. The glory we inherit will depend on the depth of our conversion, expressed by our obedience to the Lord’s commandments. Thus, those who are transfigured would to me be inheriting the celestial kingdom.
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    Sometimes, ya gotta just put it down.

    I'll go to your blog, then I will come back and answer you.
  6. Iggy

    Sometimes, ya gotta just put it down.

    Thank you @MormonGatorfor being honest and BLUNT. By The Way, where did you get where I said FUN - I am emphasizing spirituality, peace in your soul, contentment, and an ABSENCE of stress, negativity, and the Holy Ghost which is exactly what Satan wants so he can fill you up with his unholy minions. Thank you for calling me naive and childish, but I believe I have more than 20+ years of experience over you, childish things were put away decades ago, like 4 decades ago. Here is a challenge for you ~ go without your news feeding for a week. Read scriptures, listen to conference talks. Listen to uplifting spiritual music aka hymns, study the Come Follow Me lessons (both for SS and for I&F for this week. Then honestly search your emotions and soul and see if you don't feel the Holy Ghost MORE. Live your life for one week, like the Missionaries live their lives - no Of The World Media. So, if I am being honest, I think that ignoring the words of our Prophets, YOU are sticking your head in the sand by worrying way too much what The Worldly peoples think of you and not following the words of the Prophets of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
  7. Iggy

    Sometimes, ya gotta just put it down.

    Want to tone down and finally eliminate all the stress, negativity and finally the loss of the Holy Ghost. Turn off your watching News. TV Series that are negative, stressful AND that chase the Holy Ghost right out of you. Husband watches nearly every news media that is out there. At least to me, he does. Finally, after a Dead Serious Heart to Heart discussion from me, he listens through his blue-tooth hearing aid device so I won't be able to hear that 💩 ! Just one of the many, many reasons I love having the missionaries or any member of my Branch over to the house is that all media devices are TURNED OFF during their visit. Have any of you ever wondered why the missionaries are not allowed to listen to radios, tv's, read newspapers, magazines (any published works other than LDS published ones) music (except that which is approved by their Mission President? I am, but not enough to call the Mission President or even my Stake President to ask, I just accept it and do my best to follow it's example. I do skim through the forums daily mess. But if any of you may notice I don't respond to very many of them. Follow the example of the Missionaries, turn off the news and the worldly 💩 , listen to conference talks, read the scriptures, and enjoy the positivity that will engulf you. And discover how much more you will feel the presence of the Holy Ghost.
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    Who called John the Baptist?

    Was this not the beginning of Christ's true church? Thus there was no need for resurrected beings to confer the keys, BUT necessary for Angels of God to do it? In a talk by Mark E. Petersen April 1979 General Conference - Signs of the True Church. Now, during the Restoration of Christ's church Peter, James and John came to earth as resurrected beings to bestow the keys of the Melchizedek Priesthood to Joseph Smith, Jr, and Oliver Cowdery. When Peter, James, and John were mortal they were Jesus Christs Apostles and undoubtedly given these keys by Angels sent by God.
  9. Also, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does teach that every individual who has been gifted with the Holy Ghost at confirmation has the ability and right for personal prophesy aka revelation for themselves and for those under their stewardship. Thus in the LDS church, I as a wife (with no children) who has been baptized, confirmed and endowed has stewardship over myself. My husband, who has been baptized, confirmed and endowed has stewardship over himself, me and in some things his children, grands & greatgrands. Now come the callings we members have accepted. We are *Set Apart* by the laying on of hands by those who have the Melchizedek Priesthood, and we are given the stewardship regarding that call. My Husband is Branch Sunday School President. Under his stewardship are the Sunday School Teachers, the Librarian, the Assistant Librarians, the Counselors/Secretary (if any are needed) he has called to assist him. He is given the right to revelation ONLY for those under his stewardship. Not their spouses, nor the Branch Presidency, nor the Branch Membership, nor the Stake Presidency, etc., etc. Now, EVERY baptized member has been given at least one special gift through the Gift of the Holy Ghost. Mine is discernment. This gift of mine works not only in person aka face-to-face encounters but also over the phone, or in letters (such as when my nephew's soon to be bride wrote to me), on forums such as this one, in viewing video's of interviews, news broadcasts, listening/watching church talks, etc. This gift tells me when one is speaking the truth or lying. This gift is honed also by my hearing impairment. Since I was about 7 months old until I was 24 I had been treated with penicillin for "ear infections". At age 25, a Dr saw the infection for what it really was, a yeast infection. All those years the penicillin was feeding the infection, not curing it. My inner ears collect fluids, those fluids breed and become yeast infections. So I take anti-histamins to dry up my inner ears. Now, all those decades I have not really heard what people have been saying to me, thus my ability to be a 'visual' person was enhanced. Use pictures, writing along with your audio verbage and I can understand you. My husband has asked for me to watch news videos via the internet, and also certain Trials of real people and then asked me what my gift said to me. Each time it was: Lies, deception, sinful lies. Often I feel like that robot in the original TV series Lost in Space. "Danger, Danger, Will Robinson". Then at age 32 I got a hearing aid. What a marked difference. I can now hear you. But - what jumped out at me was your words did NOT match your body language. It took another 2 decades for me to learn how that was. My gift of discernment was screaming at me, but I had yet to put 2 & 2 together (so to speak) to fully comprehend it. It took my LDS husband (who is my 2nd husband by the way) explaining this to me AND our watching the TV series Lie To Me to fully explain and teach me what I was capable of doing. So often, members are unaware of their Gift(s), so when they do come into awareness it is a spiritual sight to behold! On 6 Jan 2019 we had a Special Stake Conference, and had one of the Apostles come speak to us along with those he had invited to speak. In our little Branch, we received this conference via closed circut streaming. As usual, there is always a glitch with it, no visual, no audio or both. This time it was audio. The Branch President stated in front of all who were in our chapel - Sister Iggy, you read lips, what are they saying. I stood up and said, President, no I don't read lips at least not without some sound to give me a small clue as to what one is saying. What I do do is read Body Language that goes with ones verbal conversatiuon. In other words, I can easily tell when a speaker is telling an Untruth. Or as Brother Iggy's Grandfather would say: That person is a Stranger to the Truth! The audio glitch only lasted for 15 minutes - all we missed was the hymn, opening prayer, and Stake news. Thankfully all of the talks came in clear.
  10. My MIL passed away while visiting her second son in Missouri after the ME was through with his/her examination (she was in a car accident, and according to Missouri law, an autopsy is required. She had a pre-paid funeral/burial & death insurance plan. PIF - long story somewhat short ~ the funeral home in Missouri was not going to get their overcharged fee for preparing her to travel to her home in Arizona for burial. Thus they did one H311 of bad, bad job of embalming her. On top of which they delayed sending her home for 4 days. By the time I and the RS President was able to go dress her, she had to be wrapped in a clear heavy duty plastic. Fortunately the funeral home owners and all of their employees were LDS, so we didn't have to have a privacy screen in place while we dressed her in the garments. We didn't bother trying to put her foundation garment on - and the furneral home owner told us that it was okay to cut all the clothing down the back, put her arms through them and then tuck them under her. After dressing her, there was only a 2 hour window left for viewing before it would be impossible to be near her. We had already alerted her extended family, all of whom were non members. Most had already arrived as the RS President and I left the funeral home. Her son was waiting outside to greet his relatives, I went and sat in the RS Pres. car and cried. I didn't cry because my MIL had passed away. She was in the 5th stage of Alzhtimers when she passed. I cried because of the callous treatment this graceous lady recieved from the furneral home in Missouri. I only had known her for two weeks before Husband and Good Brother decided to remove her from her rotten baby son and for her to go live with Good Brother. But even in the full blown Alzhtimers she was a gentle, gracious Lady. She had a wicked funny sense of humor too that began when she must have been in her very early teens, because by the time she went to live with Good Son, she was reliving her late teens. Had she passed in AZ, and I was able to dress her within 2 days of her passing, it would have gone differently. No plastic wrapping. No rush to the viewing. My own mother passed away while living in Washington state. No wrapping in plastic there, but all people must wear surgical gloves while handling the deceased. When my oldest sister passed in Washington state she weighed nearly 675 pounds. She was endowed, but it would have been tremendously difficult to dress her. Since she was to be cremated, her temple everythings was placed in the fabric temple envelope and placed on top of her body.
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    Nursery help

    https://www.lds.org/manual/behold-your-little-ones-nursery-manual?lang=eng https://www.lds.org/study/manual/come-follow-me-for-primary-new-testament-2019/using?lang=eng https://www.lds.org/study/manual/come-follow-me-for-singing-time-2019/instructions?lang=eng for coloring pages: https://www.lds.org/children/resources/type/coloring-pages?lang=eng#jesus-visits When I was 1st Counselor in Primary, we only wanted the songs that were church-related. No schoolyard songs at all. @beefche have you gone to your librarian and checked to see EVERYTHING that is available for you to use such as the Behold Your Little One's manual that is required for the Nursery to be using this year? The picture packet and cut-outs that come with the manual. Plus all of the pictures that are in the library - from the 11x17 to the 8.5 x 11 from ALL of the primary manuals. At least the Library should be well stocked with them. Way back in 2004 -2015 there were cassette tapes of the songs to be sung and taught to the Nursery children. Our Nursery leader had the Activity Day girls, the YW, and the YM cut out pictures from old Friends and The New Era magazines, glue them to card stock, cut an outline of the picture and she used them in Song Books to teach the children to memorize the songs the older primary children were learning. Now the Music Director for Primary goes into Nursery and teaches them the songs. Our Nursery Leader now uses the magazine pictures a visual aids in teaching a story from the Nursery Manual.
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    Sleep Paralysis or Evil Spirits?

    No, it isn't moot, of course, it was an evil spirit. To be held down, not allowed to move freely sure as the dickens wouldn't be caused by an angel of the Lord or one of His messengers! During the last 5 years of my abusive marriage AND before I re-activated back into the LDS Church, I would have night terrors where demon arms would come up through the mattress trying to pull me down through the mattress, the floor and where ever they were coming from. I went to the Dr (who is LDS & also was the Branch President) to get meds to help me not have these terrors. I also told him that I had marks on my body from their claws/talons extremely long nails. Since I had no fingernails (chewed them down to the nubs) and these marks were impossible for me to have done it - he believed me. He also sent two High Priests over to give me a blessing and to bless the house. They encouraged me to pray at bedtime and to ask Father to banish the adversary from me and the house.
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    Sleep Paralysis or Evil Spirits?

    I've seen such good and wondrous blessings come from faithful Priesthood holders. Both my brothers were baptized into the church, but neither were great holders. The majority of the men of this little branch that I call home, AND my husband are wonderful, righteous men of faith. My husband is my rock and anchor. The first time I told him about the grey/black slime I insisted that we go outside of the house. Actually, I made him drive us to the meetinghouse parking lot - a good 8 miles from our home. I was terrified to put a name to what I believed it to be. To my utter amazement, he had seen it too. It took us several years to finally figure out that we were inviting it back in with our bickering about his baby brother. I had such hatred for that slimeball, after seeing what he had done to his own mother and his three little daughters. Working with some great women here at my branch I have been able to turn the slimeball over to God, and they helped me to protect ourselves from him, his now-grown daughters and a few others. Our phone numbers are all unlisted, we have only a PO box for mail, and even our email addresses are in oddball names. Unfortunately, my living sister doesn't have our real address, but she does have our cell numbers. This Thanksgiving Hubby gave his cousin our street address thinking she was coming to visit us. Then we heard through the grapevine that his rotten brother was en route to Oregon. I called the cousin and asked if she had given the rotten brother or any of his daughters our street address - she said no, that she lost it before she could. Over the phone I heard her husband say - you didn't lose it, I burned it. Yeah for hubbies! Should rotten brother show up, I am calling his probation officer as he is NOT to be outside the city of Tigard OR where his youngest daughter of his 1st wife lives. If he isn't going to be living there, then he has to go back to Phoenix AZ to the half-way house there.
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    Sleep Paralysis or Evil Spirits?

    Discussing is a mild explanation of our conversation. Hubby brings up baby brother, nieces and/or his Mom. The jist of his commentary is - I wasn't a good enough brother, uncle, son. Woe is me, the blame is mine. I am the eldest, thus I am the Head of the Family. It is/was my responsibility. Me, after hearing the stories and asking 64 million questions about them to get them all in chronological order states: Your brother didn't spring forth from your loins and neither did your nieces. Not your responsibility. You were 15 when he was born. The way he was raised falls totally on your mother and fathers head. GET OVER IT. If you, Mom and Dad had allowed this jerk to grow up, own his bad decisions and actions AND be held accountable - like stay in jail. Pay his own fines. But noooooooo, you all had to do it for him. So now your Mom has paid dearly for that. You are worrying yourself into an early death over it. Baby brother is the epitome of EVIL. He lived in the house Hubby and I were now living in, and he did and allowed unspeakable evil, horror's in it. Had it been up to me, I would have had the house raised then burned and a new, dbl wide manufactured home brought in. It wasn't until 8 years later when Hubby was in the hospital here in Oregon with the Granddaddy of all Killer staph infections and the Stake SS President and his 1st Counselor came to see him, then at his request blessed him. In that blessing the Lord told Hubby to LET it go, Baby Brother (called him by name!) was not his responsibility. Concentrate on his new life, his own son and daughter, his callings in My church. Every conversation prior to that about BBrother was a discussion made in anger - Me, I was angry. Baby Brother knew and knows right from wrong. HE made the choices to use meth, make meth, use cocaine, to pimp his mother who had Alzheimer's and his three minor daughters out. To transport illegal drugs across the AZ border into Mexico and into AZ. So Hubby would shake the negative, adversary induced regrets, thoughts off. Then bring it up again and we would go at it. NOW when he starts in on it, playing the old movies/songs yet again I interrupt him with: Not your Circus, Not your Monkeys. Shut up already. It is now time for you to pray for Father to banish this from you and our home. To invoke your M.PH and really, really, seriously mean it. One thing to note here, there is another brother who is 5 years younger than Hubby and 10 years older than the baby. HE refuses to even get into any conversation about baby bro. When Hubby brings it up when they are on the phone, Good Brother asks Hubby to cease and change the subject. When Hubby doesn't Good Brother hangs up. When Good Brother gets an email with anything about Baby, he replies with all of the comments about baby deleted, then answers/comments on the rest of the email. No, Good Brother is not LDS. Baby Brother got baptized when he was 12, BUT never even rcv'd the APH. He was smoking pot at age 13 and progressively worked up to meth, then cocaine. When the girls were taken away from him when they were 16, 14, 12 his money source dried up, so he went back to meth. We took Mom away from him about 2 years before that - cleaned her up, got Rx for scabies, lice, STD's, then sent her to Tennessee to live with Good Brother & his Good Wife. Yes, Mother was/is LDS joined when she was in her late 50's. Endowed too. Even when she was well into Alzheimer's, where in her mind she was a young teenager, she still maintained the Word of Wisdom and wouldn't get dressed unless her garments were laid out for her to wear!
  15. Ask your Temple & Family History Consultant Lead. If you don't know who that is, go to your online directory, click on Ward Leaders, then click on Family History. The first name will be your lead. Don't have one, then click on your Stake information and do the same thing. Contact the StakeT&FHC-Lead. Or ask the person who gave you this assignment. On the third read of your post, sounds like you are an Indexing Worker - still, follow the same steps. As a Branch T&FHC I would say that yes, the members will receive blessings for doing this work. I am unable to do indexing as it is near impossible for me to decipher the handwriting. I try, and it causes me to get a migraine. But go through the steps I have laid out, ask to get their knowledge regarding the possible blessings. Then also ask if they know of any talks, scriptures to back you all up with this.