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Nine Moons : 2008 : May » 2008 » May

Whatever Happened to Ward Teaching & the Inactives?

Don - May 29, 2008

I was just thinking of all the “politically correct” terms the church uses now. (more…)

Joseph Smith is My Home Boy

Susan M -

So You Think You Can Dance showed their Salt Lake City auditions last night. Man are there some crazy Mormons out there.

Was there nothing there worth fighting for?

Lamonte - May 20, 2008

This past weekend my wife and I attended (2) college graduation ceremonies. I apologize if I sound like the proud father but I guess that’s what I am. One of my sons graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City and our oldest son received a PhD from Notre Dame. (more…)

Curse, No Curse, Curse?

Don - May 19, 2008

We are all familiar with the curse in Gen.3:17 “cursed is the ground for thy sake.” And we complain about it to this day! (more…)

The lameness of “I don’t see how gay marriage threatens my marriage”

Tom - May 16, 2008

Gay marriage is a complicated and contentious issue. I have given up trying to convince anyone on the internet that my view is the right view. But I would like to try to make one simple point: that it’s lame for gay marriage proponents to say things like this: “I don’t see how gay marriage threatens my marriage.” (more…)

Classic LDS”isms”

Don - May 15, 2008

I was thinking about how many things I was told growing up that I told my children. Or things they said that I said. Or things I did that they did. Things that are classic LDS. Like (more…)

What are Your Mormon Collectables?

Don - May 14, 2008

Besides kids what Mormon items do you collect? (more…)

How Many Sets of Scriptures Do You Need?

Don - May 13, 2008

When I served my mission I used a Bible that my parents gave me when I was about 12…not even a LDS version. And then I had a standard triple combination. These were marked up a bunch with the scriptures that you’re told to mark in seminary etc.

Eternal Families?

Don - May 5, 2008

We talk about eternal families a lot. The church certainly places this concept as an important doctrine. But…should we really be concerned about not being an eternal family? (more…)

The trauma of bearing my testimony.

Susan M -

I don’t get up to bear my testimony unless I’m promted to by the Spirit. My heart starts pounding, and I know I have to get up.

Generally, I’ve already been thinking about my testimony and things I might want to say. Then my heart starts pounding and I know, oh boy, I have to do it.

There have been times when my heart’s started pounding and I had no clue what I should say, though. First time it happened, I went up and winged it. But this Sunday I was totally not ready for it and it was all rather…well, brutal.

In Which I Ask a Member of the Presiding Bishopric a Question

Tom -

Matt’s post reminded me of my closest encounter with a general authority. It must have been ten years ago, when I was a single BYU student living with my parents, that Richard C. Edley, first counselor in the presiding bishopric, visited our stake for a stake conference. Bishop Edgley is some sort of cousin of my dad’s so my dad had his people (himself) get in touch with Bishop Edgley’s people and invited him and his wife to our house for dinner after the meeting and he accepted. (more…)

What Kind of “Protection” is the Garment?

Rusty - May 1, 2008

“It will be a shield and protection to you” (more…)