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by SamBee
18 Jun 2018, 02:53
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Elizabeth Smart: Forgiveness is another word for self-love
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Elizabeth Smart: Forgiveness is another word for self-love

http://www.ldsliving.com/Elizabeth-Smart-Shares-Powerful-Message-About-Forgiving-Her-Captors-Forgiveness-Is-Another-Word-for-Self-Love/s/88682 A bit of recent history here. I remember the Elizabeth Smart kidnapping some years ago... reading this makes me realize she is a very astute woman. A questio...
by SamBee
18 Jun 2018, 01:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orrin Hatch Pleads for Acceptance of LGBT People on the Senate Floor
Replies: 2
Views: 40

Re: Orrin Hatch Pleads for Acceptance of LGBT People on the Senate Floor

leaving off the Q
Every time I see this term there are extra letters added and there are a number of variations.

It has become something of a pitfall for the unwary, as a lot of terms these days. That is something which panders to a sort of elitism, not equality.
by SamBee
17 Jun 2018, 17:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I
Replies: 6
Views: 94

Re: How do I

I went to a service where the speaker tried to say all callings were from God. I walked out that point - I don't think God would put an active embezzler as ward clerk, a pervert in the primary or a soon-to-be unbeliever as bishop - yet I believe all three have occurred, the latter one more so than t...
by SamBee
17 Jun 2018, 17:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chosen People
Replies: 26
Views: 553

Re: Chosen People

To chuckles, whenever a chosen generation thing is brought up (usually in PH) I throw out something like "I've been hearing this chosen generation thing since I joined the church as a young man in the early 1980s. How many chosen generations can there be?" I was hearing this in the 60s when I was i...
by SamBee
17 Jun 2018, 03:20
Forum: Support
Topic: When Part of You Has Left the Church... BCC Article
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: When Part of You Has Left the Church... BCC Article

Heber13 wrote:
17 Jun 2018, 00:41
What a great voice to have in the church Sambee.

Others need that now more than ever. It is soothing. It heals them.

That's ministering.
Thanks, you flatter me! I'm not the best member, but I try not to scare people!!! Except the missionaries when they don't lock the building. :lol:
by SamBee
17 Jun 2018, 00:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Southern Baptist Convention Shift
Replies: 4
Views: 72

Re: Southern Baptist Convention Shift

We have had some of this over here. I know for a fact we have a diversity of political opinion in the church locally, but some of the local leaders keep pushing their viewpoint and marketing it as apolitical.
by SamBee
16 Jun 2018, 12:33
Forum: Support
Topic: When Part of You Has Left the Church... BCC Article
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: When Part of You Has Left the Church... BCC Article

Investment is a big thing for me. None of the Bee family (not my real name) are church members apart from me, I have no wife or children etc. So I could break away easily in that sense and did once. But... many of my best friends are in the church, and my social life has become intertwined with it. ...
by SamBee
16 Jun 2018, 12:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church -- Rumor or Work in Process?
Replies: 24
Views: 390

Re: Two Hour Church -- Rumor or Work in Process?

I've never been to open mic night...but open mic F&T meeting...does that count?? Trust me, a bad open mike night is worse. At least some people get removed from the stand, so we're not completely open mike. No one would be allowed to bear testimony for twenty minutes, unless hardly anyone was there...
by SamBee
16 Jun 2018, 09:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church -- Rumor or Work in Process?
Replies: 24
Views: 390

Re: Two Hour Church -- Rumor or Work in Process?

please relieve me of the monotony!!!! this mostly. 2 hours is less painful of the same old stuff but why have it so painful even 2 hours? Sometimes I feel they are trying to teach me how to endure. Regular breaks and skipping when I can trade up is always going to be needed whether they do 2 or 3 h...
by SamBee
16 Jun 2018, 08:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Same-Sex Families Being Added to the LDS Church's Family Search Database
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Same-Sex Families Being Added to the LDS Church's Family Search Database

The double amazement to me is that the Deseret News published this diddy. That alone says something is on the move. Sometimes it is so hard to be ahead of the pack. Ah. It's like Kremlinology. Seeing the changes in the line-up atop Lenin's tomb on Mayday... and trying to work out who's next in line...