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by mom3
24 Feb 2020, 14:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent Church communication regarding Finances
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Recent Church communication regarding Finances

I will keep my screed short. Stop it!! Now!! Yes, they need funds to cover the church BUT - church can look a lot of different ways, that doesn't require a nest egg that could feed the world. Kitchen table economics shows you can tighten your belt and still provide. And how much money have we dumped...
by mom3
20 Feb 2020, 22:35
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: My farewell to StayLDS
Replies: 9
Views: 208

Re: My farewell to StayLDS

Love you Brian. That is not flippant or trite. You really did build us a home. I am deeply grateful for the past decade I have been a part of it (I guess it's more than a decade now).

You are always invited back.

Thanks again - for all of it.
by mom3
13 Feb 2020, 14:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Stake Conference
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Stake Conference

My perception is limited by my vantage point, but from where I sit I don't see leaders that want members to gain independence, I see leaders that reiterate dependence on leaders/the church. Once you do gain that independence/self-sufficiency, it becomes harder to thrive in the culture because the c...
by mom3
11 Feb 2020, 12:41
Forum: Support
Topic: Stake Conference
Replies: 14
Views: 432

Re: Stake Conference

The line that gets me the most is when someone says, "It was so inspiring?" - Even before FC I was bored with Stake Conference. Can I say we use "Conference" wrong. Conference's are very interactive. Yes there are speakers but there are also events, social hours, options. I know because I have atten...
by mom3
30 Jan 2020, 22:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church to release new public handbook
Replies: 9
Views: 365

Re: Church to release new public handbook

Now there won't be the secret book.

No wait, that was the golden one.

So confused.
by mom3
28 Jan 2020, 13:56
Forum: Support
Topic: I tried
Replies: 8
Views: 302

Re: I tried

angel333 - Your name alone means a lot. Nice choice. I echo everyone here. First - I am so sorry. This year is going to be a rough Joseph Smith year for all of us. I can't imagine what South Africa thinks of this year. I also add that spirituality and access to the Divine has no corner market. I wor...
by mom3
15 Jan 2020, 22:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk help/suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 452

Re: Talk help/suggestions

Brother Nibbler - You are the best other side of my brain. Thank you. I always think better after reading your insights.
by mom3
15 Jan 2020, 12:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk help/suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 452

Re: Talk help/suggestions

What super righteous thing did Saul of Tarsus do to qualify for a vision of Jesus? Or Alma the Younger for the BoM crowd. Neither was "prepared", "holy", "qualified". Moses? He was borderline. Joseph Coat of Many Colors was supremely arrogant. I actually struggle with this. We set up the idea that ...
by mom3
13 Jan 2020, 16:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk help/suggestions
Replies: 14
Views: 452

Re: Talk help/suggestions

(Side note, you all can't begin to imagine what it's like right now here on the eve of the 200th anniversary of the FV. I try to ignore as much possible and have been skipping second hour. It might become intolerable by GC time.) I can not imagine it. I am hiding from it over here, on the other sid...
by mom3
13 Jan 2020, 01:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lawsuit Against the Church -- Implications
Replies: 16
Views: 539

Re: Lawsuit Against the Church -- Implications

I am sorry for the wife. This has to be humiliating and embarrassing. And any financial loss just adds to it. This means the mans choices not only affected his victims, but created more victims. I also seriously applaud the church on this. This isn't the first case of sexual misconduct by a church m...