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    dprh got a reaction from NeedleinA in Church Handbook - search function?   
    I feel like I should explain my choice of "ghost" to search   Looking at my post again, I can see that was probably a peculiar word to use.
    I wanted something I knew would be in the Handbook as well as other places and my first thought was "Holy Ghost."  But then I thought, "what about just Holy?"  Third thought, I wonder if there's anything about ghost that doesn't refer to the Holy Ghost  
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    dprh reacted to NeedleinA in Church Handbook - search function?   
    Yes, that was perfect. Thank you.
    Sorry, I was looking for search capability once already on the Church's website vs via an outside search engine.
    What you shared is a different cool trick I was unaware of though, so thank you also!
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    dprh got a reaction from NeedleinA in Church Handbook - search function?   
    I went to the search function and typed in "Ghost."  A whole lot of items from all over popped up.   But right under the search bar, I have a horizontal list of sources I can choose to search from and handbook is one of the options.  I clicked that and it narrowed the list down considerably.  Is that what you're looking for?

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    dprh reacted to mikbone in Free Engraving   
    I have a problem with my kids using my stuff.
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    dprh reacted to Anddenex in Where Are All the White-American NBA Superstars?   
    Just an example of genetics and hard work. If you can show me a counterpart video I would be interested in viewing it.
     
     
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    dprh reacted to Fether in Where Are All the White-American NBA Superstars?   
    I see where you are going.
    I think the only time there should be some “rectification” is when there is something that needs rectifying. White Americans choosing baseball, golf, business and teaching over sports is not something that needs rectifying (and I imagine you agree).
    As for blacks and other minorities having preferable treatment in college and other similar scenarios, there is a conversation to be had. 
     
    I may be wrong, but I think it is widely accepted and understood that in the raising of the nation, blacks, Native Americans, and other minorities had it bad. The stealing of the Native American land, Slavery and the institutionalized racism found after slavery was abolished has most definitely had an affect on their communities today.
    Now as to what needs to be done about this, I don’t know. But I don’t think we can compare whites in the NBA to blacks with PHDs. Yes, both have to do with agency, but one also has to deal with a long history of a nation that hated them and put them down.
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    dprh reacted to NeuroTypical in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    The fun rhetoric from some people who are paid journalists, isn’t helping.

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    dprh reacted to LDSGator in Hello, long time reader and poster, and I need support in a hard time   
    @Backroads-check your FB inbox. 
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    dprh reacted to Backroads in Hello, long time reader and poster, and I need support in a hard time   
    Okay, if he doesn't mind me saying so, @LDSGator read over an hour's worth of information over Facebook and I'm feeling much better. He's a very good listener. 
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    dprh reacted to Anddenex in Favorite snacks?   
    If I could handle coconut, I would love those Zingers. Sadly, my eating like and dislikes centers around texture, and coconut texture doesn't hit my palette with comfort. 😭
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    dprh got a reaction from Anddenex in Favorite snacks?   
    Great list!  Although I prefer the raspberry coconut Zingers  
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    dprh got a reaction from Anddenex in The Purpose of Life: To Learn to Love   
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    dprh got a reaction from LDSGator in Hello, long time reader and poster, and I need support in a hard time   
    I can understand that need.  There's been a few times in the last three years I've had to go out to my car during work and just scream as loud as I could.  It helped, at least in the moment.
    A general practitioner MD, your family doctor if you have one, should be able to give you a 15 (I think) question test that can start the diagnosis for depression.  That's where I'd recommend you start.
    I don't know much of your background, but family is a great place to start for talking problems through.  If that's not a good option, we have ministering brothers and sisters.  It could be hard to start if you don't have a good relationship with them, but you could text them and say, "I want to help you magnify your calling, will you be available this week to talk about a problem I'm having?"  Or something that lets them know you have something serious to talk about.
    For my depression, the drugs worked better than the therapy.  But getting out of a toxic work environment was what really pulled me out of it.
    I wish you the best!  You'll be in my prayers. 
     
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    dprh reacted to Backroads in Hello, long time reader and poster, and I need support in a hard time   
    A huge part of the problem is that all family and friends are just too close to the situation, at least so much I can trust for neutral opinion. But I'm in a relatively ward and I don't know my ministering teachers that well at all. The may be enough of strangers to be perfect for this.
    Thanks so much.
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    dprh got a reaction from Backroads in Hello, long time reader and poster, and I need support in a hard time   
    I can understand that need.  There's been a few times in the last three years I've had to go out to my car during work and just scream as loud as I could.  It helped, at least in the moment.
    A general practitioner MD, your family doctor if you have one, should be able to give you a 15 (I think) question test that can start the diagnosis for depression.  That's where I'd recommend you start.
    I don't know much of your background, but family is a great place to start for talking problems through.  If that's not a good option, we have ministering brothers and sisters.  It could be hard to start if you don't have a good relationship with them, but you could text them and say, "I want to help you magnify your calling, will you be available this week to talk about a problem I'm having?"  Or something that lets them know you have something serious to talk about.
    For my depression, the drugs worked better than the therapy.  But getting out of a toxic work environment was what really pulled me out of it.
    I wish you the best!  You'll be in my prayers. 
     
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    dprh reacted to Backroads in Hello, long time reader and poster, and I need support in a hard time   
    So I'm coming here after crying for half an hour on my bed. I'm going through some things and I honestly don't know how on earth to improve them. It's a multifaceted relationship mess. I've probably alluded to issues over the past months to various things, but today is a struggle. I was looking into a therapist, though haven't really gone for with this. I honestly don't know who to talk to about all this in real life; I've ventured into other forums of mine, but I get conflicting views depending on where I go which just adds to the confusion. This has led me to the point of not even sure if I should share information.  I may in fact be depressed, as this chain of good days and bad days has been going on for several months. There's been a lot of prayer and a lot of daily effort to just stay sane. 
    I guess, ask questions if you want to, but I think I may have just needed to scream out "I'm miserable!" to somewhere.
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    dprh reacted to LDSGator in Requiring a COVID-19 Vaccine (shot/s)   
    imagine being a republican, like me, who trusts vaccines/ masks but also thinks that it’s comical when leftists say men can have babies or that there are 67 genders. It’s a lonely boat to be in, but at least we have chips and salsa and the music is good. 
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    dprh got a reaction from Vort in Speak when NOT moved upon by the Holy Ghost   
    This is a little late to this discussion (and maybe a threadjack  ) But in studying section 84 this week, it goes over the lineage of the priesthood. 
    It seems that Abel was at least able (  ) to pass the priesthood to someone before he died.  I think it's likely that it was his own children.
     
    15 And from Noah till aEnoch, through the lineage of their fathers;
    16 And from Enoch to aAbel, who was slain by the bconspiracy of his brother, who creceived the priesthood by the commandments of God, by the hand of his father dAdam, who was the first man
     
     
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    dprh got a reaction from laronius in The Purpose of Life: To Learn to Love   
    Or it puts you on the path to becoming a superhero  
    https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Stephen_Strange_(Earth-616)
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    dprh reacted to mikbone in Reading the Scriptures   
    The scriptures are probably the best tool that we have that allows us to come closer to Christ.  But different people get different blessings from reading the scriptures and some people get very little benefit at all.
    I have always enjoyed the sacred text and continue to study its context. 
    I do want to share a recent event that occurred with a return missionary son of mine.  
     
    I have recommend that each of my sons read a book when they start the dating process.  It is called Man of Steel and Velvet.  It is a self help book that explains how to be a man, how to treat women, how to be a good husband and a father.
    Anyway while he was courting a very nice young LDS girl who just received her mission call.  I noticed that his words and actions were contrary to the teachings in the text.  And I warned him that he was going to lose her.
    I asked him if he recalls reading the book.  He said that he had read it twice.  I then asked if he understood the concept of reading comprehension, because the text recommended words and actions that were contrary to his current words and actions.
    After a long discussion he agreed to read the text a 3rd time (to comprehend the recommendations) and most importantly to practice the recommendations!
    He called me a month later with glee explaining that the relationship was better than it had ever been and that she was writing him poetry and bringing him flowers.
    He finished his mission early due to COVID and will be returning to Cambodia to finish the 2 year calling in a few months.  While his girlfriend is scheduled to go to Portugal in a few months.
    Last week he asked how he could have a better relationship with Christ.  I told him that he needed to read the scriptures like he did the most recent review of Man of Steel and Velvet.
    It takes more than reading.  You have to study the material, comprehend the doctrine AND THEN LIVE IT!
    Reading alone is not enough.
    Hopefully he will learn this.
     
    BTW, her grandpa told my son a sure fire way to marry your beloved if one or both of them go on a mission.  You both go to a temple endowment session.  Walk 3 times around the temple and then look upon thw statue of Moroni.  If Moroni winks back, its a guarantee.
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    dprh reacted to Vort in Speak when NOT moved upon by the Holy Ghost   
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    dprh reacted to Vort in Speak when NOT moved upon by the Holy Ghost   
    Who says Abel has no living descendants? I assume that by this point, he is a father of all living people. Or are we to assume that Abel had neither wife nor children, just because such are not explicitly mentioned? I assume the opposite.
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    dprh reacted to laronius in The Purpose of Life: To Learn to Love   
    Exactly. We love because it makes us happy.
    😐+💓=😀 (See how happy Mr Emoji is)
    Is love vital in this formula? YES! But it is not the ultimate goal. Happiness is.
    If 😐+💓=😐 then what would love's purpose be? It probably wouldn't even be a commandment. (Mr Emoji is thinking right now he might as well believe all those bar commercials he sees 😐+🍺=😀  only to discover 😐+🍺=😡 because Mr Emoji is not a funny drunk he's an angry drunk) 
    In the "plan of happiness" the fruit on the tree of life brings happiness/joy and that is what everyone on the straight and narrow path is seeking. Love may be the vehicle that gets us there but happiness is the destination and the reason we agreed to the road trip called life in the first place. (Thankfully Mr Emoji knows that 😐+🍺+🚙=😵. Instead he's blazing down the highway of life in his Lamborghini of Love with the stereo blaring If you're happy and you know it 👏👏, 😀)
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    dprh reacted to Anddenex in The Purpose of Life: To Learn to Love   
    As long as we are quoting prophets and apostles:
    Franklin D Richards, "What, then is the purpose of life? To be proved, to grow, to develop in accordance with the principles of the gospel, and to prepare ourselves for the next estate. Each of us has the capacity to achieve worthwhile objectives, and we should never forget that we are actually spirit children of our Father in Heaven and that every person is given a gift by the Spirit of God (see D&C 46:11)."
    To quote Alma, "therefore this life became a probationary state; a time to prepare to meet God; a time to prepare for that endless state which has been spoken of by us, which is after the resurrection of the dead."
    To quote Abraham, "And we will prove them herewith, to see if they will do all things whatsoever the Lord their God shall command them;"
    To quote Christ, "Therefore I would that ye should be perfect even as I, or your Father who is in heaven is perfect." (Unable to be perfect like Christ and the Father without being tested)
    To quote Joseph Fielding Smith, "Though we may face trial, temptation, and distraction, let us not lose focus: the purpose of mortal life is to prepare for eternal life."
    To quote President N. Eldon Tanner, "Let us consider … the purpose of the creation of the earth. The scriptures make it clear that it was … to provide a place for the sons and daughters of God to dwell in mortality and prove themselves worthy, through keeping the commandments, to return to the presence of God from whence they came."
    And in order to be proven worthy a person must keep the first two great commandments, which are to love God with all our heart, might, mind, and strength. The second is to love our neighbor as ourselves. Without charity we are nothing. Without charity we will not find joy, true joy.
    So, if we really want to narrow the purpose of life to a single reason it is that we are here to be tested, to be proven, if we are coming unto Christ and becoming like him -- which can only be accomplished via love -- charity. Which all true disciples of Jesus Christ have. 😉
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    dprh reacted to Anddenex in Favorite snacks?   
    Zingers (vanilla), Mike n Ikes, Mountain Dew, Beef Jerky -- original flavor.