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  1. A social media fast is very US-based. I'm sure there are places where they don't even know what social media is or have never used it. It's not dropping it forever, though. Just 10 days and I feel like it's for *us.* He talked about writing down your impressions and thoughts and feelings as you go along and how you are changed from being off social media. Social media can be good, but more often it is bad if just because we are seeing the curated version of our friends lives and thinking we are just not as cool as they are. I have a friend who said she won't be doing the 10-day fast because she did the 7-day along with the youth back in June. She found that there is a lot of good on social media and she unfriended and unfollowed and recentered herself through that fast so that now it's an uplifting thing for her rather than something that pulls her down. I really think she found the exact reason for it. Particularly because you are in a rather unique situation, provided you already have a good balance for yourself where social media is concerned, a social media fast could be negative for you due to the isolation rather than positive due to the recentering and balancing my friend found. As for me, I'll be doing it because I need it and I know I need it.
  2. He said to study about the temple and learn all you can about it. It does, but it doesn't seem to anymore. And Latter-day Christians would seriously give traditional Christians even more ammo against us I think. President Nelson said to say we're members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, so I'm going with it, being a long mouthful and all.
  3. Our temple is also currently closed for extra renovations. It'll open the second week of November I think. He did say something about if you don't live near a temple to study more about the temple. I was thinking since I definitely can't go to the temple for another month, I might do that. I figure even those of us that regularly go could do to learn more. I found it really awkward at first, but now it doesn't seem much different than home teacher or visiting teacher. I've had to explain what home teacher or visiting teacher means to many people. I wonder if ministering brother or sister would actually make more sense to some evangelical types. That still leaves out Jesus Christ's name and including His name seems to be the whole point. Guess we just have to get used to the whole mouthful of our name. Oh, man. That would definitely be awkward!
  4. Yes! I jokingly set one of the Conference Candy words for this session as anything related to the Second Coming... and they've gotten quite a bit of candy because of it. They've gotten more from that than the other word I picked (scriptures). It really does seem to be more common. We had Stake Conference two weeks ago and Elder Maynes came (he's a Seventy) and he started the adult session by saying how the prophet is keeping up a pace to usher in the second coming. I don't remember hearing references to gathering Israel, hastening the work, etc. quite so often.
  5. The home and individuals one looks absolutely amazing.
  6. So I was just telling Jamie and Ani that you recognized him and they're like, "He's not the bishop's kid anymore..." I totally forgot lol The bishop was released a couple weeks ago, right at the 5 year point since we became a ward. Now we have Bishop Fisher!
  7. I'm already reading the Book of Mormon currently. I've been doing one chapter a day and am up to 2 Nephi 5. I figured up that based on the number of days left in the year and the number of chapters I have left, I need to increase my reading to an average of 2 1/4 chapters a day. Sad to say that'll be easy given the time freed up by not going on Facebook or Twitter. I spend *far* too much time on those and I know it. I started reading the Illustrated Book of Mormon to my younger two boys a couple weeks ago. It's 8 volumes. We're a bit more than halfway through the first volume. We decided we'll read a little more each night and try to finish that by the end of the year, too.
  8. I noticed that our fast was longer. Interestingly, I've been thinking about doing one myself because, um, political things have been too much recently. So I'll be doing it.
  9. I'm sitting on the couch watching from my own house. It's all good ?
  10. He's going to be serving in Honduras right where the Kimballs are living which is kind of crazy.
  11. I've been a nursery leader for over a year now so I was really hoping for two hour church. I love the babies, but I feel worn out like I've run a marathon every Sunday after church. 50 minutes of nursery will be so nice. Also, if it means we don't feed them a snack (and I assume we won't), it'll save so much money. I just recently bought $50 worth of snacks and we hope it'll last 6-8 weeks and we only have 10-12 kids any given Sunday! They eat a *lot* at snack time. We also recently took Adrian off his ADD meds because of an insurance/pediatrician issue and discovered he was having some side effects we didn't realize he was having because they happened so gradually. It's turned out good that we had to take him off the Adderall, but two hours of primary is HARD for him on medication. He was having a lot of trouble controlling himself by the end of church this past Sunday. 50 minutes of primary is going to be so much better for him. He has gotten to the point (even on meds) where he says he hates church and I really don't like hearing that from him and I know it's because it's just so long for him to focus. I really hope shorter primary will help kids like him. Of necessity, we have had Family Home Evening on Sundays. My oldest son works full time as a taekwondo instructor so Sunday works best for us. I'm pretty down with this homeschool church thing. I've been using Scripture Study for Latter-day Saint Families: Doctrine and Covenants with my 10 and 12 year old boys in school this year and it's been amazing for all of us. I love learning with them.
  12. I just pour some on and rub it with a cotton ball. The ink just sort of disappears.
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