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    I had a little semi-unexpected free time, so I decided to see what's going on here. Instead of commenting on that, I will just give a quick update on recent stuff that has transpired since my last visit:

    Our oldest son, the prodigy, is still pretty amazing IMO. He finished his freshman year at MIT and did pretty well and liked it. Then he came home and got a seasonal job (which ended at Christmas) to earn money for his mission, and now he is headed to Australia--Brisbane, Queensland, to be more precise.
    My wife is our ward's RS president, and I am currently serving as a bishop's counselor. Our other 3 sons are doing well in high school and seem pretty happy to me, but again, I am a biased parent.

    Oh, and I expanded my gun collection so it now includes a Weatherby Vanguard in .308.

    I hope you all had an edifying Christmas. That's about it for now. --- Jeff
    "The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven...." Joseph Smith

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    Hi and thanks for the update!
    Watch your links! http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/fa...corumetiquette

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      Originally posted by DesertBerean View Post
      Hi and thanks for the update!
      That was nice of you; I appreciate it.
      "The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven...." Joseph Smith

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        Good to hear your doing well!
        "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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        • #5
          Good to hear from you, Jeff. I'm glad you and your family are well.

          --India

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            Jeff. Without you and Kevin here, the place just isn't the same.
            Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

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            I recommend you do not try too hard and ...research as little as possible. Such weighty things give me a headache. - Shunyadragon, Baha'i apologist

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            • #7
              Originally posted by One Bad Pig View Post
              Jeff. Without you and Kevin here, the place just isn't the same.
              One thing that makes it hard for me to visit here is the fact that when I do, it reminds me that Kevin is gone.
              "The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven...." Joseph Smith

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              • #8
                Jeff!
                That's what
                - She

                Without a clear-cut definition of sin, morality becomes a mere argument over the best way to train animals
                - Manya the Holy Szin (The Quintara Marathon)

                I may not be as old as dirt, but me and dirt are starting to have an awful lot in common
                Stephen R. Donaldson

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                  Hi, BTC, and to the rest of you.
                  "The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven...." Joseph Smith

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                      Originally posted by NRA-Jeff View Post
                      One thing that makes it hard for me to visit here is the fact that when I do, it reminds me that Kevin is gone.
                      Understood.
                      Enter the Church and wash away your sins. For here there is a hospital and not a court of law. Do not be ashamed to enter the Church; be ashamed when you sin, but not when you repent. – St. John Chrysostom

                      Veritas vos Liberabit<>< Learn Greek <>< Look here for an Orthodox Church in America<><Ancient Faith Radio
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                      I recommend you do not try too hard and ...research as little as possible. Such weighty things give me a headache. - Shunyadragon, Baha'i apologist

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                      • #12
                        Hi Jeff we been missing you around here!
                        A happy family is but an earlier heaven.
                        George Bernard Shaw

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                          It is nice to hear from you. Well, I probably shouldn't post too much, so the site doesn't crash again. :)
                          "The fundamental principles of our religion are the testimony of the Apostles and Prophets, concerning Jesus Christ, that He died, was buried, and rose again the third day, and ascended into heaven...." Joseph Smith

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                            We make Sparko back up the backups these days.
                            Watch your links! http://www.theologyweb.com/campus/fa...corumetiquette

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                              Hi NRA-Jeff, nice to see an familiar TWebber. Hello BTC too!

                              I'll check in too. I haven't been on the site for a few years now, long enough that I had to sign up again and my old handle was available to pick up again.

                              Many changes. I got divorced, I went back to school to try and tool up for a career since my BA in Linguistics doesn't immediately suggest employment. Half the kids finished high school and went to college, I got involved in the Divorce and Relationship Recovery ministry out of Menlo Park, California. I married again, someone I've known since we were teens, I moved to another state. We are all doing well.

                              But, most pertinent to TWeb, I'm no longer Mormon, so sorry, I'm not much use around here. There's been a lot going on in Mormonland lately, I was wondering if you all had comment on it. But, just like the old days, it hasn't come up here unless I bring it up.

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