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post #261 of 628
to you Jenni!
post #262 of 628
Originally Posted by linguistmama View Post
to you Jenni!
thanks. I'm actually very ok with it all at this point.
I try to talk about my miscarriages a lot, not because I am still processing them, but because I think women need to be more aware and less alone with miscarriage. it happens in 1/4 of pregnancies (maybe more if you're charting and know about conception earlier on). I am on a one-woman campaign to destroy the social taboo about talking about miscarriage!
post #263 of 628
I paid our tithing today from the past month or so, it felt really good to hand that envelope to my Bishop.
post #264 of 628
Thread Starter 
Here's an applicable message, which we need to hear, too, since we're having a nightmare month financially.

Daily Gems
Gaining a Personal Testimony by Paying Tithing

"To those who are not yet full-tithe payers, I invite you to
begin today to pay your full tithing to the Lord through your local
priesthood leader. I invite you to pay your tithing to the Lord first,
before you meet any other financial obligations. I invite you to put your
trust in the Lord and, as He Himself said, 'Prove me now herewith'
(3 Nephi 24:10). As you do so and as you place your tithing obligation to
the Lord as the first priority of all of your other financial obligations,
you will indeed become a witness to the matchless power of the Lord as He
opens the windows of heaven and pours out a blessing 'that there shall
not be room enough to receive it' (3 Nephi 24:10). You will then have
gained your own personal testimony of this very sacred law of tithing, and
as you continue your obedience to this law, it will draw you ever closer to
the Lord."
Topics: tithing, testimony, trust, priorities,

(Daniel L. Johnson, "The Law of Tithing," Ensign, Nov. 2006, 36)
post #265 of 628
Thread Starter 
Another encouraging thought for the day.

Daily Gems
Center Your Life in Jesus Christ

"True, enduring happiness, with the accompanying strength, courage,
and capacity to overcome the greatest difficulties, will come as you center
your life in Jesus Christ. Obedience to His teachings provides a secure
ascent in the journey of life. That takes effort. While there is no
guarantee of overnight results, there is the assurance that, in the
Lord's time, solutions will come, peace will prevail, and happiness
will be yours."
Topics: Jesus Christ, obedience, guidance,
happiness, personal growth

(Richard G. Scott, "The Atonement Can Secure Your Peace and Happiness," Ensign, Nov. 2006, 41)
post #266 of 628
I just wanted to say HI! I haven't posted in many months.
I'm Pamela wife to Jeff and 4 daughters.
I'll write more later!
post #267 of 628
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by nakagain View Post
I just wanted to say HI! I haven't posted in many months.
I'm Pamela wife to Jeff and 4 daughters.
I'll write more later!

Good to "see" you again!
post #268 of 628
So my mom sent me this video on youtube about Oprah and this New Earth book she has as her current book club selection. I don't if any of you have heard of this book. I haven't read it but I watched this video from her show. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvQFt...eature=related
There was also another one where she said it doesn't matter how we get there, if we believe in God or Jesus, but that we get there.
In the video I posted it has a bunch of celebrities talking about the book. One of them states that the book say our purpose of life is to go through things. The positive and the negative things that happen to us, are supposed to happen to us and we're supposed to learn something from them.
Also, it said in another video where Oprah asked the author what he thinks happens to us after we die and he said I don't think about that. So he doesn't really have any belief in it. I personally think those things contradict themselves. If nothing happens to us after we die, then why do we need to learn from our experiences here on earth? I mean if we don't end up anywhere, what's the point?
Anyway, I was wondering anyones thoughts about this if you have heart about it.
post #269 of 628
Thread Starter 
I'm not familiar with the book, but you raise an excellent point. If there's no afterlife, then our personal growth doesn't matter. Morality would only matter to the extent that our actions effect how others experience their lives, and the kind of world we leav behind for our children and grand children, but ultimately there would be no reason for us to have to develop and progress.
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If you have a few minutes, and are feeling like a laugh, go post on my poll thread... http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=883485

have you shot someone with breastmilk today? Well, have you?
post #271 of 628
I wanted to come tell you all my good news Dh called the place he interviewed with 2 weeks ago and the hr lady said she will call him next week with an offer. I guess their offers take a while so they won't have it drawn up until next week. We are so happy and grateful for all the prayers and support! I've been thanking my heavenly father. We had felt this was a good opportunity for him before he went for the interview so we are grateful it all worked out

post #272 of 628
That's great news, Marly!
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thanks ladies Its' actually been kind of annoying. They said they would give us an offer this week and now the story is that they have the offer all ready for us but they listed the job incorrectly. They have to now legally list it correctly for 5 days and then they can give us the offer. So we will get it on Monday.
post #276 of 628
yay marly!! I'm so glad to hear that. being without a job is so freakin scary.
post #277 of 628
Thread Starter 
Marly, I'm sorry for the long wait! It's scary not knowing how you are going to put gas in the car or pay your water bill.
post #278 of 628
We're trying to get the natural LDS living forums off the ground again...come participate!!
post #279 of 628
Thread Starter 
I just posted this on my blog and thought I would share it here.

The front cover my my Church's weekly newspaper has a photograph of an African child receiving a vaccine for Measles. Inside, the LDS program to immunize millions of children against Measles is highlighted in detail.

My fellow anti-vaccine LDS mamas and I are often asked how we reconcile our views on vaccines with the fact that the Church has such extensive vaccine programs worldwide, contributing generously to Rotary's Polio vaccine campaign, requiring vaccines for missionaries traveling to certain areas, and keeping the Prophet and Apostles up to date on their vaccines as they travel around the world.

I have three answers to this.

1. One or two vaccines for an older child or young adult is a far cry from the over 60 vaccine doses that are given to our infants and toddlers in their first two years of life.

2. Missionaries and General Authorities are adults and perfectly capable of making their own health decisions. Any 19 year old missionary who wants to reject vaccines can serve stateside. Contrariwise, that same 19 year old can decide that their body is perfectly capable of handling the limited vaccines required to serve in Africa or South America or wherever.

3. I am entitled to revelation for my family and my children, not my Church. Bryan and I were told never to vaccinate our children. Despite the many problems with vaccines today, especially with the insane vaccine schedule currently recommended by the CDC, it is not inconceivable that other parents are going to receive different answers than ours when they pray about vaccines. The Prophet and Apostles have received inspiration for vaccines in third world countries, and since I trust them as men of God, I trust that the benefits of this program outweigh the negatives.
post #280 of 628
Alisa, I appreciate the post. That does sum up my feelings about it quite well, too. I've honestly struggled a little with the fact that the Church endorses vaccines so openly, while I've felt the Lord instructed me to stop with my oldest. But I like how eloquently you expressed yourself and I can say that I agree.
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