Our bishop came up with the novel idea of having the bishopric (ward clerk and executive secretary included) stand up at the front and sing a musical number. That’s an entire post in itself.
Anyhow, we were discussing this yesterday and the ward music chair wants to meet with us after our bishopric meeting on Tuesday to go over the piece. Unfortunately, she can’t do it until after 9:30 and we’ll probably be done way before then.
One of the counsellors suggested that we go to DQ for Blizzards while we wait. Bishop was unsure he wanted to do that before he sang. I told him he could have the cheesecake Blizzard and the cheesecake would cancel out the effects of the ice cream.
Anyhow, again, I went on to say that I thought I would have a mocha Blizzard this time and they all laughed. I said, well, it’d not a hot drink; they just use the granules that make the hot drink.
One of the counsellors then went on to talk about an experience he had this past week at a relative’s house. His wife made a salad with a vinaigrette dressing. Someone asked what was in the dressing because it was very tasty. She listed all the ingredients including some cooking wine. The wife of the person who asked went berserk. She?¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s pregnant and accused the counsellor’s wife of trying to hurt her baby.
I piped it at this story and said, ?¢‚Ç¨?ìWell it wasn’t a strong drink. It was eaten with a salad.?¢‚Ç¨¬ù
Does it matter if something is flavoured with coffee or cooked with alcohol? The Word of Wisdom specifically states drinks.