I uploaded another 340 photos for those who are interested. They cover the remainder of the time we were in England. They start about Harlech, Wales through London. I have not named them yet, nor the ones from the last batch. I will be sure to let you know when I finally do. Which really means, you shouldn’t look at them until I have them all named!
Another day in paradise. We keep plugging along. We finally gathered all our possessions from rented space into the nest today. At least we have the account closed with U-haul storage now. They seem like good people.
Our washer was delivered today. Our large purchases from Lowe’s are now complete. Frigidaire has reaped some income from our purchase of a refrigerator, washer, and dryer. (I also learned yesterday I have spelled refrigerator incorrectly all these years. I spelled it refridgerator. Darn English language.) Interestingly, the man who delivered the blessed washer asked where in Utah I was from. He deducted it from my 801 cell phone number. I confessed my wife was from Kaysville and he admitted he grew up in Layton. Small world. I found out he is now an ordained minister whose sermons go over the trucker radios. I wouldn’t have thought of a ministry over the radio, but all the best to him. I found out he wasn’t allowed to attend LDS services growing up, and then did when he could. He joined the church and then his mother moved to Oklahoma. He had some questions that he apparently asked the Bishop and the Bishop couldn’t answer them. I don’t know if he didn’t want to hear the answers or if the Bishop just wouldn’t or didn’t take the time. He gave me the three main questions and his e-mail address. I have dropped him an e-mail to confirm the address and then have to start putting together the answers befitting his situation. Here they are in a nutshell. If you would like to write with suggestions on how to respond, I would appreciate it.
The end of the new testament states, ‘The End of the Prophets’. If it is the end, why do we have Joseph Smith or any others afterward? A typical evangelical question posed. I will have to establish what a prophet is, what prophecy is, and that even the Savior himself was a prophet. Then we can build from there. Certainly cannot forget Revelations stating that to have a testimony of Jesus is to have the spirit of prophecy.
The second question dealt with the old testament stating there was no God before, and no God afterward. If we believe that, how can we believe in a separate Godhead and other ‘Gods’? This one is a bit more tricky to build common ground. I will have to revisit and do homework. This is another common protestant question designed to create doubt.
Lastly, the question probably most difficult, and one I may not answer as I intend to go in order and discuss them slowly. For the doctrines really don’t make it clear and it is one of those areas of gray. I have my thoughts lined out but they are mine and not really to be shared. Besides, I cannot back them up with doctrine and I don’t think he is interested in statements of latter day prophets. But, once we become God in our little world elsewhere, is it given to us, or do we create it. Next, what do we do once we have our own world or universe?
Coming back down to earth. We found a dead mouse behind some drawers. Amanda was not happy. I just laughed. After all, being a country boy you might as well say I grew up with mice. But we did work out a deal. I remove the mice, dead or alive, and she changes the diapers. I don’t like diapers, she doesn’t like mice. Boy, am I glad we got that worked out!