(I accidentally posted too early.)
watersprout: Belly button piercing? You've gotta be kidding me. Too bad we don't have audio of that gem.
Anony Mous: "There are only 3 subject for those:"
(See watersprout's post.)
Jadeen: "Marrying only in the lord".
I hope you're having your reward in full! Good for you.
LostGeneration: "Local needs was always the ultimate read between the lines exercise."
I almost forgot about that subset of Local Needs talks: The Marking Talk. (Elder Bodies usually use the monthly Local Needs slot for this baby.) When we were new members of a former congregation, we heard this marking talk about not being a moocher and not encouraging the moocher by giving material assistance to him/her. We had no clue who they were talking about and ended up inadvertently inviting the targeted moocher over for dinner the following weekend!
BTW: The moocher wasn't a pioneer or "exemplary" or the mooching would probably have been encouraged by the BOE.
Found Sheep: Did they have talks on apostasy about you? Or are you faded?
WontLeave: "These talks are a means to whip the congregation into a frothy lather against someone so they'll do the dirty work of guilt-tripping the "wrongdoer"
LongHairGal: "I would be using my middle finger to get something out of my eye, if you know what I mean."
LOL. I'll have to keep that in mind if I'm ever there in person for another Local Needs talk. Not too likely though.
straightshooter: "Sadly most local needs talks I heard was a total waste of time. "
That's how it was this week for us as we were half-listening to the talk (during commercials) and mainly watching TV. It was almost a surreal experience. The speaker had "no hold on us".