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post #521 of 628
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Originally Posted by quarteralien View Post
I don't know exactly how to do it, but asking your bishop sounds like a good first step. He would certainly know how.
Exactly what I was going to say.
post #522 of 628
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Originally Posted by linguistmama View Post
I can't find my patriarchal blessing :
I think I've heard that I can get another copy, but does anyone know how? Do I ask the Bishop or something? I don't live in the same stake where I got it.
The Patriarch who gave you your blessing files a copy with church headquarters. You have to ask them (headquarters) for a copy. Your bishop should know how to go about doing that
post #523 of 628

Re: requesting a patriarchal blessing

Having spent some time in the Church History Library, I know a little about this. This website is explains a lot, although I'm sure your bishop also knows.

It also explains how to get a patriarchal blessing for a deceased relative, if anyone's interested in that. It's essentially the same process, but takes longer.
post #524 of 628
I always love when this question is asked. In my former life I copied patriarchal blessings for deceased relatives and lost ones. Everyone is correct that they have copies in the church archives. The church archives are actually having their own building being built for them. They were talking about it when I worked there, 9 years ago I always loved to go look at the old books that the original members blessings were in.
post #525 of 628
OT...

I want to get DS a digital camera for christmas. (yes, we are thinking about that--we've got to order things sooner rather than later or they won't get here!) Anyway, it needs to be inexpensive, yet hopefully sturdy...doesn't need a ton of memory, but it does need a view-screen... any recommendations?
post #526 of 628
Thread Starter 
The one Connor got from a friend of ours is the $60 one from Walmart. It's easy to use but the focus is never right, so it does not take quality pictures. Just an FYI
post #527 of 628
So ... totally random thought ... if you, as a member of the Church, had to enter the witness protection program would you need to get rebaptized and go through all of the ordinances and temple ceremonies again? Would you need to be reordained to the priesthoods? Would it be lying if you provided your new ward with a "false" name?

Again, a totally random thought spurred by yesterday's Pearls Before Swine comic strip.
post #528 of 628
You're right, that is random. It seems a bit frivolous to me to be rebaptized when you haven't been excommunicated, but what do I know? And I don't think it would be lying to a new ward if you really and truly have changed your name. That is your new name now, so it would be okay.

Maybe you should bring this up in Sunday School for discussion and liven things up a bit. Reminds me of a Simpson's episode where Bart asks his teacher about an amputated limb waiting for you in Heaven.
post #529 of 628
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Originally Posted by quarteralien View Post
You're right, that is random. It seems a bit frivolous to me to be rebaptized when you haven't been excommunicated, but what do I know?
But (just to be petulant) there would be no way for the ward to check on it, that you have already been baptized, you know? Anyway...

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Maybe you should bring this up in Sunday School for discussion and liven things up a bit.
They already think we're weird enough (crazy hippies) as it is ...

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Reminds me of a Simpson's episode where Bart asks his teacher about an amputated limb waiting for you in Heaven.
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post #530 of 628
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Originally Posted by NewCrunchyDaddy View Post
So ... totally random thought ... if you, as a member of the Church, had to enter the witness protection program would you need to get rebaptized and go through all of the ordinances and temple ceremonies again? Would you need to be reordained to the priesthoods? Would it be lying if you provided your new ward with a "false" name?

Again, a totally random thought spurred by yesterday's Pearls Before Swine comic strip.
This doesn't answer your question, but it reminded me of this 100 Hour Board Question: http://theboard.byu.edu/index.php?area=viewall&id=44682.

Maybe you should ask the Board?
post #531 of 628
I've wondered that before, but couldn't figure out which made the most sense. I guess there's no way to change the person's name on the church records without there being a paper trail.

If you had to be rebaptised, you would also have to go through the temple and be sealed again, if you had done those things. And you wouldn't be able to do any work for your ancestors. And you could get another patriarchal blessing.
post #532 of 628
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Originally Posted by TopHat View Post
This doesn't answer your question, but it reminded me of this 100 Hour Board Question: http://theboard.byu.edu/index.php?area=viewall&id=44682.

Maybe you should ask the Board?
I just wasted waaaaaay too much time at the BYU know it all board.
post #533 of 628
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Originally Posted by TopHat View Post
This doesn't answer your question, but it reminded me of this 100 Hour Board Question: http://theboard.byu.edu/index.php?area=viewall&id=44682.

Maybe you should ask the Board?
I just asked (http://theboard.byu.edu/index.php?area=viewall&id=47668) so maybe we'll get an answer.
post #534 of 628
NCD that is freakin funny. Thank you, I needed something amusing tonight.

I just got a very polite PM from a moderator telling me that she'd edited my signature to remove the links to my blog because my blog has a link to my etsy shop so it's advertizing...
I have had SO many PMs and blog comments from MDCers who appreciated my posts about miscarriage and vaccination and I am so sad that the policies here are that tight. I think in their efforts to spare us spam they missing the forest for the trees, you know? I mean, a lot of you have been on my blog...yeah, sometimes I talk about etsy, but did anyone ever feel like that was my main goal there? Are my etsy links offensive to you?! I wrote back and I confess I was a little snarky. I asked if a blog with a link to Ezzo in the sidebar was more appropriate for an MDC sig than my blog with a link to my (cloth diaper/cloth pad-filled) shop.
I'm just really frustrated. : I'm not going to break rules, I just think that some rules need to be re-thought...and I told her just that.
And if I totally disappear forever, well, I probably got ousted from MDC for insubordination.


As if I needed one more thing this week...my computer died on tuesday... apparently it's a flaw in the actual hardware. Thankfully, even though the warrenty expired last month, HP is still going to take it and do the repair for free because the flaw was there all along, even though it (for whatever reason) didn't surface until now. So that's several hundred $$ saved, thank heaven! The downside is that (in spite of the fact that my internet is working for once) I'm not able to use it because my computer imploded!!! I can use the computers at the school...if I pack up the baby and hike over there in the rain (and then chase the kiddo around the school because all the doors swing and none of them latch). Yeah, not gonna happen daily. DH is a sweetie and brought home his work compie over the weekend for me, but during the week I'll probably be pretty quiet.
post #535 of 628
OK, on the witness protection question...
Do you legally change your name, or just use a different one? I guess legally changing it would leave a paper trail, right?
I think if you're just using a different name, then you use it...like a nickname, or like someone who goes by their middle name... I don't think any ordinances would/should be redone.
It's true though, it might be simpler to just go inactive. Hmmmmm.
post #536 of 628
Wow! No, I never thought your blog was only for Etsy, most of the posts are about the rest of your life. You are a strong woman if you have been given a dead computer as a trial Sometimes we have trouble with ours for short periods and I get this close to going crazy.

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Originally Posted by brightonwoman View Post
NCD that is freakin funny. Thank you, I needed something amusing tonight.

I just got a very polite PM from a moderator telling me that she'd edited my signature to remove the links to my blog because my blog has a link to my etsy shop so it's advertizing...
I have had SO many PMs and blog comments from MDCers who appreciated my posts about miscarriage and vaccination and I am so sad that the policies here are that tight. I think in their efforts to spare us spam they missing the forest for the trees, you know? I mean, a lot of you have been on my blog...yeah, sometimes I talk about etsy, but did anyone ever feel like that was my main goal there? Are my etsy links offensive to you?! I wrote back and I confess I was a little snarky. I asked if a blog with a link to Ezzo in the sidebar was more appropriate for an MDC sig than my blog with a link to my (cloth diaper/cloth pad-filled) shop.
I'm just really frustrated. : I'm not going to break rules, I just think that some rules need to be re-thought...and I told her just that.
And if I totally disappear forever, well, I probably got ousted from MDC for insubordination.


As if I needed one more thing this week...my computer died on tuesday... apparently it's a flaw in the actual hardware. Thankfully, even though the warrenty expired last month, HP is still going to take it and do the repair for free because the flaw was there all along, even though it (for whatever reason) didn't surface until now. So that's several hundred $$ saved, thank heaven! The downside is that (in spite of the fact that my internet is working for once) I'm not able to use it because my computer imploded!!! I can use the computers at the school...if I pack up the baby and hike over there in the rain (and then chase the kiddo around the school because all the doors swing and none of them latch). Yeah, not gonna happen daily. DH is a sweetie and brought home his work compie over the weekend for me, but during the week I'll probably be pretty quiet.
post #537 of 628
Jenni, that's rough. Maybe you can repost the miscarriage posts in the pregnancy loss section and link to that? I've been to your blog, and I don't even remember seeing those links, but I wasn't looking for them either. I wonder who checks these out and reports them. Hmm.
post #538 of 628
well, I've had the signature that way for probably 8-9months, so obvirously it takes a while for them to notice...
The admin responded to me and said thanks for being so nice about it, and here's a thread clarifying... http://www.mothering.com/discussions...d.php?t=972206 basically (as someone on that thread stated) "the defacto policy is stricter than the written one" and obviously I'm not the only one who's been bothered by the way the policy is being carried out.

Guess what else? Our PHONE is out too...several phones in town are (this happens sometimes)...but I have no phone and no compter (internet) during the week... ARGHHH! The phone will probably be up within a few days--it usually is. The computer issue is likely to be a month.
Oh well, I should be sewing more anyway.
post #539 of 628
OK. so I've been thinking about this a lot (obviously!) and I just wrote back to admin with this:

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I have been thinking about this a great deal, as per what I mentioned before

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Originally Posted by brightonwoman
I have had SO many MDC moms thank me for the miscarriage info I have there that I'm really sad that your policies will not allow me to keep my blog linked.
I wonder if it would be ok to have the text I had before (something like "blogging to break the taboo of talking about miscarriage") but NOT include the link? If someone were interested in having the link they could PM me, but the link would not be there in the sig.
I'm not looking for a way to be sneaky around the rules, which is exactly why I'm asking before doing it...I just really feel so strongly about the miscarriage issue and want to keep my message available if possible.
I'll see what she says.
post #540 of 628
oh, PS...i totally ovulated last weekend, so now it's the 2week-wait. yippee!!
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