What’s In A Singles Ward?

I’ve had this argument with a few family and friends and so I need to put my strong opinion out in the open to get some feedback and arguments – both opposing and supportive.

I feel that if you are single and looking for a mate, you’re more likely to find your mate while attending the home ward in which you live rather than attending a singles ward.

First of all, I understand the desire to want to go where there are more singles to choose from to increase your odds of finding your mate. This logic makes sense but it is flawed. I was going to launch in to a parable about dogs and such but I changed my mind.

Instead, I think I’ll just put it out there… This is my feelings about singles wards from my experiences. Keep in mind that this was 8 years ago and things may have changed since then, but I doubt it.

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Nephi Jacket

As my wife were driving in the car yesterday, talking, our nearly 4 year old daughter kept trying to tell us something.

“I have a Nephi Jacket!” she kept saying.

We were confused. Then we realized we had just bought a new jacket for her little brother which we had appropriately been calling his “levi jacket.”

Could we say she has on the armour of God? 😀

Jerusalem Lost in Translation

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Something always gets lost in translation, but usually not an entire city.

“Jerusalem. There is no such city!” the Jerusalem municipality said in the English-language version of a sightseeing brochure it had published originally in Hebrew.

The correct translation: “Jerusalem. There is no city like it!”

Carrying a photograph of the brochure, Israel’s Maariv newspaper said Wednesday tens of thousands of flyers had been distributed before city hall realized its mistake.

© Reuters 2006. All Rights Reserved.

Wow, think of all the mistakes that might possibly be in the Bible due to translation errors 😉

Should the Church Teach Tithing?

OK, I find this rather humerous. I was reading my Gmail when I saw this little ad with the tagline, “Tithing Rebuttal by PH.D.” and linking to www.shouldthechurchteachtithing.com (seriously, I don’t know why I’m giving this guy free traffic!).

I guess if you put a “PH.D.” next to your name you can say that you don’t need to pay tithing…

… When they are learned they think they are wise, and they hearken not unto the counsel of God, for they set it aside, supposing they know of themselves, wherefore, their wisdom is foolishness and it profiteth them not. And they shall perish.

2 Nephi 9:28

I would love to see this guy in a debate with Dave Ramsey 😀

Tips for a Patriarch

We had a new Stake Patriarch called last Sunday. The previous patriarch had served for the past 30 years. The new patriarch bore his testimony and told the congregation that he had visited with the previous partriarch the night before. He said, “He gave me some good counsel I think I will find useful in my new calling. He said, ‘Don’t swear and don’t make things up!'”

Thankful for Cake

Last Saturday my wife was making cake for a funeral in our ward. Our neighbor had died after a long battle with cancer. My wife tried to explain this to our 3 year old who is always by her side when she’s making cookies or cake. After the cake was in the oven we made lunch and our daughter said the prayer. Now this is really sad and I don’t think my daughter fully grasps the concept of death, sadness, and grief, but we had to smile and shake our heads at her innocence when she said, “I thank thee that the lady died so we can make cake.”