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by SamBee
17 Feb 2018, 14:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being safe at Church.
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Being safe at Church.

You'll be interested to hear I intend to bring this up tomorrow in a meeting.
by SamBee
17 Feb 2018, 10:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking up in class
Replies: 9
Views: 170

Re: Speaking up in class

"The medium is the message' - sometimes it's a good thing to learn how to put your point over without upsetting or triggering other people. It's about how to say it and what not to say.
by SamBee
16 Feb 2018, 17:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being safe at Church.
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Being safe at Church.

We have a violent and disturbed individual here who comes from a neighboring ward and who has made threats in the past. He's currently serving a jail sentence, but should probably be in a hospital.

On a couple of occasions I've had to alert other brethren.
by SamBee
16 Feb 2018, 03:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Being safe at Church.
Replies: 9
Views: 159

Re: Being safe at Church.

Shootouts are relatively rare
In pretty much most developed countries, but they seem common in the USA. But you're right otherwise - schools seem to be the main target.
by SamBee
14 Feb 2018, 05:14
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: How Questioning Strengthened My Faith Instead of My Doubt
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: How Questioning Strengthened My Faith Instead of My Doubt

So Sister Dew suggests that there is a doctrinal basis for the policy that was revealed at least in part to her mind and heart by the spirit. Then the blogger indicates that the answers that we receive for the "doctrinal basis" of a global policy of the church are personal and may be contradictory?...
by SamBee
14 Feb 2018, 05:11
Forum: Support
Topic: Sustaining Others in Callings
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Sustaining Others in Callings

Of course there is also sustain on the guitar. Funny, that one came to mind as I was reading the OP and before reading your post. In music it's how long a note can last after the initial creation of the note. I don't know, don't judge, I don't write for Websters. And a piano - although I remembered...
by SamBee
13 Feb 2018, 10:46
Forum: Support
Topic: Sustaining Others in Callings
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Sustaining Others in Callings

I see the word in this context as meaning "support" or even "feed" (sustenance).

Of course there is also sustain on the guitar.
by SamBee
13 Feb 2018, 10:38
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: How Questioning Strengthened My Faith Instead of My Doubt
Replies: 10
Views: 176

Re: How Questioning Strengthened My Faith Instead of My Doubt

I just wish there wasn't such an automatic tendency to fear and demonize questions and doubting within the church. More honesty and empathy would go such a long way toward helping members navigate doubt without becoming bitter or ashamed. Agreed. I think many members have it, but this Peter Perfect...
by SamBee
13 Feb 2018, 04:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can we "buy" blessings?
Replies: 46
Views: 533

Re: Can we "buy" blessings?

I think we don't always recognize our blessings. Despite all of the bad things that have happened to me, plenty of good things have as well.
by SamBee
12 Feb 2018, 13:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can we "buy" blessings?
Replies: 46
Views: 533

Re: Can we "buy" blessings?

I find this a lot. Some of them even struggle with metaphor in music & literature. But literalism is the curse of our age - we have turned into machines.