If you recall, you and others suggested such a link wasn’t there and.. ..well I think the donation of Alan Ashton alone, speaks for itself.
Please comment, your insight is valued.]]>
I haven’t followed football in years – since the 49ers were any good (sniff. Joe Montana). This year my four-year-old son is aware that there’s a big football game tomorrow so hell yes, we’re having a party. It’s a small family only thing, but we’re making a big deal out of it.
If it meant skipping church either in whole or in part, we’d probably do it (though it doesn’t mean that this year). My family has just gone through years of not having daddy around due to school and work, and this is the first year he’s here. Spending fun time as a family is much more important to us.
So yes, football it is]]>
“And so, he gently chided Apostle John A. Widstoe, whose wife advocated such a rigid interpretation of the Word of Wisdom as to proscribe chocolate because of the stimulants it contained, saying, “John, do you want to take all the joy out of life?” But he didn’t stop there. At a reception McKay attended, the hostess served rum cake. “All the gusts hesitated, watching to see what McKay would do. He smacked his lips and began to eat.” When one guest expostulated, “‘But President McKay, don’t you know that is rum cake?’ McKay smiled and reminded the guest that the Word of Wisdom forbade drinking alcohol, not eating it.”
During intermission at a theatrical presentation, his host offered to get refreshments: “His hearing wasn’t very good, and I got right down in front of him and I said, ‘President McKay, what would you like to drink? All of our cups say Coca Cola on them because of our arrangement Coca Cola Bottling, but we have root beer and we have orange and we have Seven-Up. What would you like to drink?’ And he said, ‘I don’t care what it says on the cup as long as there is Coke in the cup.’” McKay’s point was simple and refreshing: Don’t get hung up on the letter of the law to the point where you squeeze all the spirit out of life.
I loved the DOM quote. Do you happen to recall where that quote is from (the Prince book)?]]>