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by Roy
22 Oct 2018, 15:49
Forum: Support
Topic: I Have Met the Name and It is Us
Replies: 4
Views: 74

Re: I Have Met the Name and It is Us

Saw this article on Deseret News on the hurricane clean-up. https://www.thechurchnews.com/leaders-and-ministry/2018-10-21/a-florida-sabbath-day-defined-by-ministering-via-chainsaws-and-yellow-t-shirts-48277 They make a clear effort to avoid the word "Mormon". They referenced Yellow T-Shirts, Yellow ...
by Roy
22 Oct 2018, 10:00
Forum: Support
Topic: Credit Where Credit Is Due
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Credit Where Credit Is Due

And now she's whole, married in the temple and firing on all cylinders. The ostracized us as a family but that doesn't negate what they did for my daughter. As a tangent. Last night DW and I met with 12 yr old DD about personal progress. DD has been taking some time to plan her "personal progress" ...
by Roy
22 Oct 2018, 09:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: President for a day
Replies: 10
Views: 157

Re: President for a day

Wonderful ideas! I think I would modify the position of the church towards LGBTQ individuals. I would emphasize that chastity is to withhold sexual relations until marriage. "The ideal is a marriage between one man and one woman and this is the type of marriage that we solemnize in our temples. Howe...
by Roy
18 Oct 2018, 14:09
Forum: Support
Topic: Credit Where Credit Is Due
Replies: 6
Views: 217

Re: Credit Where Credit Is Due

3 words:

Two Hour Church!

:thumbup:
by Roy
18 Oct 2018, 09:51
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Masonry and Metaphor
Replies: 13
Views: 223

Re: Masonry and Metaphor

The million-dollar question is how do you change the system to accommodate literal believers (which are preferred) and non-literal believers (who may be less committed)? We seem to be in the beginning stages of exploring this as a possibility. I also am curious if there are people who have been abl...
by Roy
17 Oct 2018, 13:55
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help (In a Good Way)
Replies: 9
Views: 241

Re: Help (In a Good Way)

My recommendation would be to follow in the foot-steps of Chieko Okazaki! “Only you know your circumstances, your energy level, the needs of your children, and the emotional demands of your other obligations. Be wise during intensive seasons of your life. Cherish your agency, and don’t give it away ...
by Roy
17 Oct 2018, 09:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Value of Accumulating Luxuries
Replies: 16
Views: 384

Re: The Value of Accumulating Luxuries

I find that my family enjoys accumulating stuff. Because of my frugal heart I encourage this accumulation through less expensive means on the post consumer market (yard sales, classifieds, ebay, etc.) For the first half of our marriage we were moving about every 3 years and this provided incentive t...
by Roy
17 Oct 2018, 09:41
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My visions and visitations
Replies: 21
Views: 612

Re: My visions and visitations

One important thing to remember is that, in our doctrine, all the ordinances of the temple will eventually be provided to everyone (post-mortem). Therefore, the focus of our lives should be on how we live our lives and not on whether or not we go to the temple.
by Roy
15 Oct 2018, 10:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do you consider Church attendance mandatory for everyone?
Replies: 17
Views: 331

Re: Do you consider Church attendance mandatory for everyone?

I agree with the stretchyness of the word mandatory. We in the church seem to understand that it is a commandment to take the sacrament often. This interpretation comes from the BoM and the D&C. It is not clear from the bible itself that Jesus was instituting an ordinance at all in the last supper. ...
by Roy
15 Oct 2018, 09:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PR Misdirection
Replies: 9
Views: 356

Re: PR Misdirection

I like to apply just about everything through the lens of biological evolution. The species that survive, are the ones with the traits most fit for survival. That doesn't mean the traits are "good" or "moral" or that the creatures have an accurate view of reality. All traits that cause a species to...