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Go egg, go!
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: to you brightonwoman!
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:, brightonwoman!

So, I just stumbled on the new Nursery manual. Has anyone else perused it? I've only looked at the introduction, but I'm liking what I'm seeing so far. It tells nursery leaders to ask parents if there is any food they don't want their children eating, and advises inviting parents to stay with their kids if they are crying. The old manual said to take a child to his parents if they wouldn't stop crying "after a few minutes," I think it was... this one says if a child is unhappy and whining, you can distract him with toys, and if he is inconsolable, take him to his parents. (Thank goodness for spellcheck -- I tried to type "unconsolable" there ) It also says nursery aged kids can't understand sharing, so don't force them.

But I think the thing that amused me the most was that after they advised the teacher to get right down on the floor/eye level with the kids, they said "Note: Please dress appropriately for kneeling, sitting on the floor, and bending over."
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I haven't actually read the nursery manual--just looked it over, and gave it to my nursery leaders... I think we'll be getting one to use for FHE and other times with littles. I'm glad to hear about the better guidelines.
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Thread Starter 
General Conference activity packet for kids

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6177170/Oc...ference-Packet
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Originally Posted by alisaterry View Post
General Conference activity packet for kids

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6177170/Oc...ference-Packet
Thanks for this! Our primary usually gives the children a paper with a couple of activities on it but they didn't this year.
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General Conference activity packet for kids

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6177170/Oc...ference-Packet
I printed copies for DH and I. It's been fun! : Hey...whatever works to make paying attention easier right? Kids aren't the only ones who get antsy. Adults (especially ADHD ones suffering from pregnancy brain) need help too!
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well the mod I was PMing with thought my updated idea would be ok (to post my sentence but w/o the link) but she sent it to the top and they said no.
I'm very annoyed and disappointed, but what can ya do.

I gotta put a kiddo to bed, but I'm glad I have you guys. I can't get on any other message boards at the school (since I'm w/o home internet right now, except for on weekends when DH brings his laptop home, but even that will probably end soon...) Anyway, the school has a firewall that blocks message boards, but for some reason it doesn't recognize this one...I guess because it's a sub-page of mothering.com...I dunno. anyway, I have you guys!
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I got an answer to my witness protestion program on the BYO 100 Hour Board:

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Q Dear 100 Hour Board,

I was wondering: If a member of the Church entered the Witness Protection Program would they have to be re-baptized, go through any and all temple ceremonies, ordinances, etc. I ask because if your "former you" disappears then there would be no way for a new ward to verify if you had in fact been baptized/endowed/sealed. How would such a situation work? Just curious.

- hero120499

A Dear Ethel,

I e-mailed the good people in the Church Membership department and was told:


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Members who go into the witness protection program or feel as if their life is in danger and fear the address and phone number information found on their record may be somehow obtained by those who are threatening them, can be put into a protective status at headquarters. For more details, they should contact their Bishop who then could request the member be placed in this protective status. This step is essential, the member must talk to the Bishop who then can make the request. Requests made directly to church headquarters will be referred back to the Bishop.
-Polly Esther
So the Church keeps track of those members who go into the WPP and takes care of their records. Interesting ... though I'm not sure why she called me Ethel
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So the Church keeps track of those members who go into the WPP and takes care of their records. Interesting ... though I'm not sure why she called me Ethel
100 Hour Board writers often take liberties with people's pseudonyms, especially when they think they aren't amusing enough. It's just part of the package.
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Got into another fight with my dad tonight re. Temple work and him dying. He's going to be gone w/in a year, and I want to do his work in the temple (he's anti-religion in general), and seal him to my mom. He doesn't believe in an afterlife, so I was trying to ascertain why he even cares, since according to him, it'll all be moot.

I'm really, really heartbroken over this.
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Kate
For whatever it's worth, once he's on the other side he will understand and believe, and he will want you to do the work... and also once he's passed away then you'd be the living relative who has to give permission, so you'll be able to do his work anyway.
My great grandma was religious but had no interest in the church...about 13 months after she died she started coming to family members in dreams asking when we were going to do her work. We had already scheduled to do it the next month (I was baptized for her, mom did the endowment, grandma did the sealing...it was pretty cool!)
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Remember me? I am the one who was seething over Prop 8.

Well, I gave it a lot of thought. A LOT of thought. I read every church publication about it, went back and forth and back and forth. It ended up being something my bishop told my husband that really got me to thinking. He said [about voting no on prop 8] "That is the kind of thing that will prevent you from getting a temple recommend." Because it would be akin to agreeing with or participating in a group who's views are contrary to the church. I already have a temple recommend, but you know, eventually I will have to renew it.

So I re-read the church's article on marriage. Again. I posted in an LDS community on Live Journal more than once. Finally, I came to the conclusion that it boils down to whether or not I support the Prophet. Whether or not I believe he can see more than we can. When I decided to vote yes, I honestly felt an assurance from the Holy Ghost that it was the right choice. I felt a peace I did not feel when I was planning to vote no.

I was called a bigot on Live Journal. I've never been called that, never in my life. Anyone who knows me would know that is SO FAR from who I am. I think I probably alienated most of my friends list. Lost their respect. And I know it shouldn't matter what they think -especially since they don't believe- but it does, to me. I'm new where I live so I don't even have one church friend. The person who introduced me to the gospel is no longer my friend. I have very few LDS friends even online. I feel like I was introduced to the gospel and then told "Hey, sink or swim!" Like being thrown into the ocean without a lifevest.

Gah. I just wanted to post this where someone would understand.
post #554 of 628
I'm sorry. It isn't always an easy road, and having good friends can really make all the difference. But you are a strong strong woman to follow the promptings, no matter what the world or your friends say. You will be blessed for it, and it sounds like, in a way, you already have. Having the confirmation and reassurance of the Spirit is a very comforting thing when you feel deserted. Again, I'm sorry it's been such a trial for you, but you will be strengthened for it and because of it.

On that note, I sort of would like to fast forward, oh say, a month. One way or another, I want the elections over with already.
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On that note, I sort of would like to fast forward, oh say, a month. One way or another, I want the elections over with already.
YOU AND ME BOTH. Good heavens.

Thanks for the reassurance And yes, it was comforting. It was the first time I'd felt a prompting in a long long time and in a way, it was a relief.
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Hugs to you Talula Fairie. This is also something I personally struggle with, but have also made the decision to follow what the prophet says, no matter what. It is hard to do the right thing sometimes I hope your friends come around. Hey, what's your live journal name? I'm on live journal, too
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I'm the same name on live journal, and there's a link to my LJ in my signature

It was hard. I think this was the biggest leap of faith I've ever taken. Harder even than the time we paid tithing instead of buying diapers and food.
post #558 of 628
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Originally Posted by Talula Fairie View Post
I'm the same name on live journal, and there's a link to my LJ in my signature

It was hard. I think this was the biggest leap of faith I've ever taken. Harder even than the time we paid tithing instead of buying diapers and food.


There are some things that I just struggle with, but it all comes down to my willingness to follow the Prophet. I just wanted you to know that you are not alone.
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Sometimes there are things we want--things we truly believe in--but then one little thing gets in the way of our conscience....I am in that situation with a certain candidate right now. I really like him, I like almost everything he proposes to do with the country...but there is one piece of his past (something indicative of his character imo) which deeply troubles me. I've been researching the facts to make sure it isn't rumor, but it's not. I'm working on a (referenced) blog post which will post on monday.
I'm pretty broken up about it, because it's a candidate I really liked, you know? But I can't overlook this one thing.
I'll almost certainly be voting third party this year. It's the only thing I can do with a clear conscience.
post #560 of 628
I'm glad you got your confirmation Talula and I send you lots of hugs as well!

Several times in my life Heavenly Father has prompted me to do something that went against all of my reason and has been very had for me to do. It's hard to be asked to something difficult when you are already down. But, like you said, He knows all and each time it has worked out beautifully. It's tough to have faith on the earth sometimes, but so worth it.

I'm waiting for your blog post brightonwoman!
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