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posted Nov 25, 2016 21:18:20 by Dawn
I listened to a podcast this week that was awesome. Mike recommended his friend's blog. A perfect day. While browsing I found that most of the blog has been put into an e book. I think you'll all want to download the experiences of this man who's had his C and E made sure.

http://ldsperfectday.blogspot.com/2016/02/the-perfect-day-ebook.html?m=1
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ElishaJones said Nov 25, 2016 21:38:29
I am confused. I thought when someone had their calling and election made sure, it wasn't supposed to be known.
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ShelleMcDermott said Nov 25, 2016 22:29:58
@Elisha, the scripture actually say to testify of Christ if you have had your C&ES. Like most things, people will tune out when someone else is trying to share. There are multiple accounts in history of the church of people who have. We just don't talk about it much in our meetings.

I remember in CA about 18 years ago a woman getting up in testimony meeting and sharing her encounter with the Savior. I never felt so uncomfortable in my life. I felt it was inappropriate because most people are just not ready to hear it. However, if she were in a private setting, I would have listened to her for hours.

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Bob Walker said Nov 25, 2016 22:30:17
I haven't read it yet. Does he say his name, or is he relatively anonymous? I would think that if he remains anonymous he could share it as a form of teaching, especially if the Spirit specifically directed him to do this.
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LauriWiseman said Nov 25, 2016 22:46:32
Thank you for sharing this, I look forward to reading it!
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JeffreyHenderson said Nov 25, 2016 23:17:23
The church actually use to regurlarly publish the names of those who had received the "rest of the endowment." That is not the same as C&E made sure, but close. It is a misunderstanding that those who've had the second comforter are not suppose to tell others. In fact, I've read that part of the experience is that they're commanded to share with others when prompted. We all need to be lifted up and mentored by others.
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Jeff McGlone said Nov 26, 2016 01:03:42
Most people won't even recognize when someone shares their witness of Christ after they've met Him. It's just like in conference when leaders share their witness in subtle ways and people don't even notice it. The witness of the Spirit is different when they share their witness too but most glosss over it.
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Dawn said Nov 26, 2016 02:25:48
Mike said exactly what Shelle did. But this person does post anonymously. And the book is free.
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JenesseMoffett said Nov 26, 2016 02:55:48
I've followed this blog for years and he never outright makes this claim though I don't doubt it for a moment. There are hints abound that this has been the case. I've had the blessing of correspondence with the author.
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Dawn said Nov 26, 2016 06:15:04
Mike is the one that said that in his podcast.
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Pierrick said Nov 26, 2016 22:11:22
it`s a great blog. There is a link to that blog from john pontius blog https://unblogmysoul.wordpress.com/
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Susan said Mar 20, 2017 04:54:16
This post giving the ebook for The Perfect Day is absolutely perfect for me! As I've been seeking what to read to get to know my Savior more intimately and personally, I am thankful to have found this. And to have found the other ebook that people have begun posting about: A Witness of the Life of Christ by Anonymous. Thank you!!!
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Sarah Hunter said Mar 20, 2017 04:57:56
Calling and election is different from the second comforter
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MikeStroud said Mar 20, 2017 05:01:30
Elder Quinton Cook spoke recently at a devotional for ordained temple workers in the St. George Temple, and bore testimony that he had heard the voice of the Savior, and spoken with him face to face as one man speaks with another. He also said that President Nelson was encouraging the Brethren to begin to speak more openly about these kinds of experiences. This is a paradigm shift in things that furthers signals that there are changes taking place.
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LoryVanValkenbur said Mar 20, 2017 05:07:58
That's awesome. It's really surprising to me that trying to incorporate a discussion on the "meat" of gospel topics is so shot down. I'm shut off in Sunday school when I try to present parallels of our day and the scriptures. I thought we were encouraged to liken them to our day. It appears that it's only appropriate when the prophets do so. It's interesting to observe. I have been shut out, and that's been really difficult for me to accept or understand. I'm grateful that the Lord is no respector of persons, just about everybody else is. I'm sure that's why I was asked to be in nursery.
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RyanAllen said Mar 20, 2017 05:09:29
Elder Cook spoke to my sister's stake in Layton a few weeks ago and testified to them that he knows the face and voice of the Savior. I hope this openness continues.
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