Mother’s Day in a YSA ward
Awkward. Especially when we get gifts for it….
Like….cool? I have a uterus? Thanks for noticing guys! You’re right, my eggs are sups shiny today!
Ironically, the gifts handed out by the men in the ward where made by the bishoprics wives….
I mean really guys…..I KNOW ya’ll didn’t cut out cute flower shaped cards and put them on an equally cute jar.
Summer Sellers have invaded my YSA ward
BRACE YOURSELVES FOR THE UNHEALTHY LEVELS OF EXPOSURE TO MORMON BRO.
Do they make something like sunblock for this? Bro-block?
ps. this is a non-utah mormon mormonism ;)
Anonymous asked: HOLY HELL THE PRAYING WORKED. My mom prayed for me to get a 70% in the class so I'll pass. I literally felt like I got a 20% on the final, but I GOT A 62%, THE EXACT SCORE I NEEDED TO GET A C TO PASS THE CLASS.. I am flipping out at the fact that I haven't been praying this whole time and MY MOM WAS RIGHT. WHAT.
Moms…..they’ll get ya….
Congrats on the final! Been there bro…..BEEN THERE.
“I must warn you….nothing here is vegetarian.”
WHY IS HANNIBAL SO GOOD?!
"He that has light within his own clear breast May sit in the center, and enjoy bright day: But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts Benighted walks under the mid-day sun; Himself his own dungeon."
Body Image: Wisdom from a 9 year old
I love how much unabashed clarity children can bring to the issues of society. A friend’s little sister said this, truly confused:
“So if I like how I look like I’m snotty, but If I don’t like how I look like, I’m emo…..Where do I win?”
The only answer I could think of is a concept that I still struggle to adopt. I could answer this little girl and say “Don’t pay mind to what others say about you.” However, most people translate this in their mind as “Don’t pay mind to the negative things others say about you.”
In my opinion, the only way to truly free yourself from being affected by societal opinions is by not putting stock in anything others say about you- good and bad.
I’m not saying it isn’t nice to receive compliments, but If my confidence increases based on the kind words of others, I’m equally setting myself for a decrease in my confidence based on the not-so-kind words of others.
smoom asked: Yeah that's understandable, but God's not going to give us everything we pray for. I don't really know how to word it right to make it sound logical lol but I hope you sorta get what I mean here.
No worries. Neither side of this is right or wrong. It just is.
but seriously, people who solely rely on prayer to get them through an exam are dumb. *shrugs*
smoom asked: I can understand why it seems weird to pray about tests/exams, but prayer can be used for all situations. Why not ask God to simply help you remember what you've studied? You're not asking him to make up the preparation you didn't do, but just add to it. It wouldn't make much sense if you prayed with no preparation beforehand though.
Yeah totally! I was (and I think the anon was) referring to relying on the prayer to get the grade. Or, equating the good grade as a result of the prayer when you’ve worked really hard to get the grade. Let’s look at the other side of this: What if you prepare hardcore, pray, and still bomb the test? Would we blame God?
That sounds pretty ungrateful, but I just think credit should be given where credit is due.
Anonymous asked: Why the fuck do people tell me to pray about finals? If I get a good grade, it's because I studied and deserved it. If I pray, GOd isn't going to magically make me remember everything I need to know for the exam. Like yeah, it's because of him I have a brain and the ability to study/learn but WHY pray about finals? Do you understand/agree?
BAHAHAHAHA I LEGIT JUST LOLed IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS COFFEE SHOP. My mom does this all the time and I’m just like: “…..K bye Mom.”
I do think however, that prayer can be a good meditation technique. Even if it’s not necessarily helping you remember everything, it’s good to center yourself and clear your brain clutter.
my hippy is showing
I can definitely relate to the frustration of the concept. People do/say well intended,
dumb illogical things. Let us pray for them.
Anonymous asked: TELL IT TUESDAY: Tell an embarrassing story :D
Is that a thing?
There’s plenty to choose from. This one I guess should be embarrassing but- you’ll see.
I can’t be the only one that does this- but I regularly dance in my bedroom by myself.
It’s out there.
I’m an out and proud dancing queen.
So, last summer I was rocking out hard core and I do one head movement -pop- I severely strained my neck doing so. Like, I legitimately could not turn my head left or right for three and a half straight weeks, and I had to sleep on 2 pillows to prop my neck up.
If you were wondering, the song was Benny and the Jets. Cliche?
"I saw the whole man slowly emerge from the window and begin to crawl down the castle wall over the dreadful abyss, face down with his cloak spreading out around him like great wings. At first I could not believe my eyes. I thought it was some trick of the moonlight, some weird effect of shadow, but I kept looking, and it could be no delusion. I saw the fingers and toes grasp the corners of the stones, worn clear of the mortar by the stress of years, and by thus using every projection and inequality move downwards with considerable speed, just as a lizard moves along a wall."
Anonymous asked: What repercussions of premarital sex do you fear? What do you think about the law of chastity? Do you plan to follow it?
I couldn’t tell you what specific repercussions per se. I’m not sure I was ever taught what exactly the “repercussions” were, just the general “God would be mad at me” and that my worth was dependent on my obedience to the law of chastity. Chastity is a huge deal in the LDS church. I think it was Kimball who wrote something along the lines of “an LDS parent would rather bury their child than have him/her lose their chastity.” This is an extreme opinion of course (not doctrinal), however the severity of sexual transgressions taught to young adults is not far off from that opinion.
The law of chastity is a well intended moral code. In my opinion, kids are having sex far too early, without proper information to make an educated decision. It’s unfortunate that fear is its driving force behind the law of chastity. I think it would be quite effective if youth were properly educated on sex, but there is a general fear of talking about sex within church walls anyway. It’s kind of ironic because Mormons are known for having hella kids. XD The law of chastity is a good game plan, but I truly believe that there needs to be other options. LDS parents should not feel that by talking to their kid about sex that they are somehow promoting it. Fortunately for me, my parents were open and ready to talk about sex.
I do “follow it” I guess- but it’s my choice to be abstinent. I can’t say that I can really answer this. Definitely no sex without monogamy and I would have to be in a deeply committed relationship. However, “marriage” is just a piece of paper to me really, and it doesn’t necessarily define my commitment to a partner. So maybe? Probably? I don’t know….
Anonymous asked: How are you real? You're like a sparkly, hot, fairy!
HAHAHAHAHAHA. OMG. I’ve been called a lot of things, but never that. I’LL TAKE IT. ;)