Monday, September 13, 2010

J. Golden Stie?

Yesterday I gave a talk in church on personal revelation.

I think it went rather well.

Except for the part where I accidentally and inadvertently said crap from the pulpit.

And, no, not proverbial crap.

I said the actual word crap.

My oldest son told me he immediately looked around the room to see if his teachers were hanging their head in shame and disgust.

My daughter told me she felt I would have to give a quarter to the swear jar.

My middle son was too busy reading Calvin & Hobbs to notice.

Do you think it means they won't be asking me to talk again for a while?

I do hope so.

P.S. Those of you confused by the title, see this article. J. Golden Kimball was a prominent leader in the early days of our church who liked to swear from the pulpit. He's a legend of sorts and it took all my power to convince the husband NOT to name any of our children after him.

29 comments:

shilo said...

Yeah, my nephew is named Jackson Golden. He is known as Baby J right now. Someday you might see another J. Golden in conference. And he may say some crap as well.

Also, I have a feeling my turn to speak in my new ward is coming. Feel free to send me your talk so that I too can be a one hit wonder and not frequent flier at the pulpit. Seriously...

Rae said...

Hysterical!! J. Golden Kimball was one of my fil's FAVORITE people....kind of a hero to him!! :)

Rochelleht said...

HA HA! I love it.

I've been worried lately, with this video out there. Representing the church and all. *ahem* Anyway, I said 'sucky' the other day on my blog and was all worried. Greg told me to get over it, but now I totally can because you are saying crap over the pulpit.

Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

incognito said...

I was just called to be RS president.
(excuse me)
(Okay, I'm back. Nervous vomitting is still a frequent occurrance)
It is unofficial, as of yet, because I am stealing the primary president as one of my counselors. (Ha! Take that, bishopbric!)
However, the bishop has asked me to speak this Sunday, because he's nice like that. My husband was just released from the last b-bric and has left me pitifully exposed. Curse him.

Now I'm wondering...
If I actually swear from the pulpit,
maybe I can be a "one hit wonder" AND have my unofficial calling rescinded...
hmmmmm....

The wheels are a-turning.

Jeanelle said...

My friend's dad said either the D word or the H word from the pulpit (I will not write them because I don't want to mail you a quarter.) Anyway, people still talk about it. It's nice to be known for something...right?

danandcindy said...

I'm just surprised you got through a talk without using the F-Bomb.

Taralyn said...

My Grandfather would have been 100 years old on the 10th of Sept - he passed 7 years ago and his name was: Joseph Golden Durfey... I always loved his name - he went by Golden... he was know to use a few colorful words at time however around his grandchildren he changed some words up - He always said it was fine to swear at the animals but not at people.. LOL

Anna said...

Why aren't we in the same ward now? Oh, that is great! I would've blogged about a potty-mouth sister speaking in church for sure. Love you.

Stefani said...

then there was the time the Stake President's daughter stood up in testimony meeting and said, "Our home has been a lot happier since we stopped using the "F" word and the "S" word." Her dad had to get up afterward and clarify that the "F" word was Fart and the "S" word was Shut-up. Even though it is better than the other words that fit these descriptions, he still had to say Fart and Shut-up over the pulpit. HA!

Lala said...

Oh, Stie! You've GOT to be joking. You're going to give more of an explanation of how that fit in to the talk. I so wish I could have been there. =) That would make sacrament meeting oh so interesting...

Lindsey said...

J. Golden is smiling down upon you. :)

Annemarie said...

I.LOVE.IT.
That makes for one great meeting.

My son did the same thing during the Primary program.

Tristan said...

I think that is awesome!! I would not have even flinched because I've totally said "crap" from the pulpit.

Julianna said...

Ok, I feel your pain. Not in the whole congregational way, but my great aunt is a Catholic nun. I was talking with her about how she grew up (3 doors down from the white house in DC) and interesting family history sites we should see when we go in June. It was all I could do to watch my language. I believe, crap, GOD, and Hell came out in our conversations. You can tell she teaches teens because she didn't even flinch. -J

Lisa-Marie said...

I'd like to know the context, too.

You're funny!

How much do your kids make off you in a week? Love it!

brooke said...

Your title made me laugh. I love your kids' reactions. I want the full story. What was the context?

Karey said...

Just so you know, crap is one of my favorite words. I have accidentally let it slip in numerous Young Women's lessons. I don't think I've let it slip from the pulpit, but that's probably only because I've been lucky.

If I had to put money in the swear jar for 'crap' I'd be in deep crap!

(I'll bet most of the congregation was loving it!)

Bridget said...

I am so proud of you, Stie. I'm just sad I wasn't there to hear it.

Travelin'Oma said...

See? This is what we're missing in our ward. Church could be so much more interesting.

Lauren in GA said...

I am not kidding...as soon as I read the title I started to laugh and thought to myself, "Oh, this is gonna be good." I love you, Stie. Don't worry...one time in Sunday School our former Bishop said concerning obedience that he knows that it is hard to obey and sometimes it is easy to think, "Ah, hell...the commandments are too hard to live." We all masked our giggles.

mae said...

hee hee hee. that's awesome.

I just had a personal revelation to say a swear from the pulpit in order to avoid future speaking assignments as well. Thanks.

Aubrey said...

That's funny. I bet you're on their a-list now for speaking more frequently just to see what you'll do to make things interesting.

I used to be the Primary chorister and almost accidentally spit out the "s" word during singing time. Think the bishobric would have seen that as a sublt way of asking to be released?

diane said...

What the crap? Oh how I wish I had been there. This is exactly why I love you.

♥Shally said...

I wish you were in my ward. :)

Jessica said...

I said suck at a stake young women's talk I gave. I kind of think that's worse, don't you?

Sherry said...

Man, I go out of town and all hell breaks loose!

jessica said...

Something I would totally do! I love that word. I say it all the time. So much that it was one of Camden's first words...yeah I'm a proud mama!

wreathofpearls said...

Didn't bat an eyelash when the word came out of your mouth. I don't even think "crap" is a swear word. You are a breath of fresh air, Christie! We love you for it!

Margaret said...

LOL that's hilarious.

Although, I thought only people born out of the covenant said that.

I'm legit because I'm a convert. ;)