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by RuthandI
08 Oct 2009, 18:59
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: General Conference Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 4201

Re: General Conference Discussion

I appreciate the insight expressed here about Elder Hollands talk. I really tried hard to not let any of my struggle with defensiveness get in the way of my REALLY hearing and listening to his witness in this talk. I'm perfectly okay with the testimony that he bore but I did feel a lot of disdain fo...
by RuthandI
04 Oct 2009, 06:51
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: General Conference Discussion
Replies: 61
Views: 4201

Re: General Conference Discussion

Thanks for that more positive overview of Elder Oaks' talk. I have REALLY been struggling with that one and headed to trusty old stay lds this morning in hopes that someone wiser and more positive than I had something to say about it!! I guess I hadn't heard the talk he'd given previously on homosex...
by RuthandI
02 Oct 2009, 21:12
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: How do you feel the Spirit?
Replies: 36
Views: 2002

Re: How do you feel the Spirit?

This is a fascinating post and includes some thoughts that I have contemplated quite a lot. ALmost the most fascinating thing to me is how often you've felt the burning in the bosom, not even that its been contradictory! I begged, fasted and pleaded for SOMETHING for at least a year before I FINALLY...
by RuthandI
23 Aug 2009, 12:37
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Obert C Tanner fell down straight from Heaven
Replies: 13
Views: 1610

Re: Obert C Tanner fell down straight from Heaven

I LOVE this quote, Jordan! I've never even hear of Obert C Tanner. I'll check out your book review and then, maybe, read it! Thanks for sharing.
by RuthandI
21 Aug 2009, 16:52
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Teaching our Children
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Re: Teaching our Children

Thank you for your thoughts,Just Me, Ray and Hawkgirl. I think I can really identify with what was said about the human experience and helping our children find their own path to God. The scriptures are rich with the human experience with God. I can hold on to that! I think Ray hit the nail on the h...
by RuthandI
21 Aug 2009, 15:33
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Twilight Within Us
Replies: 21
Views: 1739

Re: The Twilight Within Us

Love this quote Valoel! I feel exactly like this and was trying to explain these feelings to my father the other day through some Joseph Campbell quotes. But this is better! Haven't had time to read the individual responses yet and I can't wait to make it back to those! Thanks for sharing this! I, t...
by RuthandI
21 Aug 2009, 12:16
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Teaching our Children
Replies: 5
Views: 894

Teaching our Children

Yesterday, as my children sat down to breakfast before school, I decided to open up the Book of Mormon and read to them. It has been a year and a half since I have done this. After learning of my husbands newfound atheism (and almost anti-religious beliefs) and then struggling with my own beliefs I ...
by RuthandI
05 Jul 2009, 20:49
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does anyone know?
Replies: 10
Views: 894

Re: Does anyone know?

Just me- Thanks for this reply. I love what you said about wheat and tares BOTH being within the church. I've never thought of it this way. I really like this interpretation;) When reading the scripture from Nephi it felt very familiar to me...all things that you could find within the church! Defini...
by RuthandI
05 Jul 2009, 19:06
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Does anyone know?
Replies: 10
Views: 894

Does anyone know?

Does anyone know if there is a prophecy that states something along the lines of "In the last days of the church, thousands will fall away" and where it comes from? I know there is a little bit about this in the bible about a general following away from Christianity or maybe it's referring to the gr...