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by mom3
22 Jun 2018, 14:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New Inactives - Seniors
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: The New Inactives - Seniors

The large group of baby boomers (I'm one) are reaching retirement age. So the numbers of 54 to 70 years old people is at an all-time high, and any inactivity by this cohort will be exaggerated by the high numbers, but as a percentage I don’t think there is any more of a problems with the boomers th...
by mom3
19 Jun 2018, 09:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orrin Hatch Pleads for Acceptance of LGBT People on the Senate Floor
Replies: 5
Views: 143

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

I attended our local Pride parade. I came to the conclusion as I watched the parade that the healthiest thing is to accept and move on. I am excited that an anchor Mormon took such a public stand. He is bucking a lot. That is risky. Brick by brick we will build the bridge that should have existed in...
by mom3
18 Jun 2018, 19:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.
Replies: 37
Views: 670

Re: New hymnal is in the works! Some major, wonderful changes.

Hooray - Something of value. This is loooong overdue.
by mom3
18 Jun 2018, 19:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New Inactives - Seniors
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: The New Inactives - Seniors

It makes sense to me on many levels. I just hadn't thought about it in a large scale way. We have one ward (I am sure it will be split soon) that is full of long timers. Nicest people, but they have done their bit. Even the Bishop takes quite a few weeks off. Can't blame them. Even from a TBM perspe...
by mom3
18 Jun 2018, 15:26
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Elizabeth Smart: Forgiveness is another word for self-love
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Elizabeth Smart: Forgiveness is another word for self-love

But reading her comments is inspiring to me - I wish I could have her sunny outlook. The well of her soul is incredibly deep. That is part of where I find a God-given-ness in the experience. She even had composure beyond her Mom. None of us can be her. But the inspiration can happily effect us all....
by mom3
18 Jun 2018, 15:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New Inactives - Seniors
Replies: 11
Views: 266

The New Inactives - Seniors

I don't serve in leadership per se, but I am close enough that conversations from our local top leadership trickle into my corner. It appears that Senior couples/members who have raised family are enjoying hiatus' from local church. The guise comes in many forms but it causes a crimp in the watering...
by mom3
18 Jun 2018, 13:24
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Elizabeth Smart: Forgiveness is another word for self-love
Replies: 12
Views: 224

Re: Elizabeth Smart: Forgiveness is another word for self-love

Thanks Sam. I agree with Silent Dawning - a very new and wonderful way to look at Self-Love. I have long believed that her entire experience was God driven. I know that sounds horrible, but I remember sensing from day 1 that this story/experience was more than the just horror. We actually have Smart...
by mom3
18 Jun 2018, 13:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Programmed Service Build Community?
Replies: 13
Views: 241

Re: Does Programmed Service Build Community?

I think they do. Anything can become check listed. Does routine taking of the Sacrament or Eucharist build community? Community is built when your heart cares. Whether it's an assigned deal or something you do spontaneously, like helping a neighbor build a fence or haul off a chopped down tree. I ap...
by mom3
16 Jun 2018, 22:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Southern Baptist Convention Shift
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Southern Baptist Convention Shift

And one more, then I am going to bed. https://blog.lproof.org/2018/05/a-letter-to-my-brothers.html The following are my favorite quotes. Remember is Southern Baptist but these words ring just as true in Mormonism. I’m asking for your increased awareness of some of the skewed attitudes many of your s...
by mom3
16 Jun 2018, 22:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Southern Baptist Convention Shift
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: Southern Baptist Convention Shift

Not to support my earlier comment but to support Curt's first piece.

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/ ... sbc18.html