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by Gerald
01 Dec 2019, 04:47
Forum: Support
Topic: Tithing
Replies: 12
Views: 213

Re: Tithing

I pay to help the people in the Church - because the things tithing funds are important to lots of members, including the ones who helped make me who I am. I enjoy them (some greatly), but I pay to contribute financially to my tribe. I feel this is the right attitude. I know that many people object...
by Gerald
15 Nov 2019, 05:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 22
Views: 1044

Re: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting

I think in some areas, over time some traditions keep getting bigger and bigger and adding more things that were once nice ideas but start to get out of balance, and so some areas leaders try to course correct a little and bring it back down to basics...which isn't a bad thing. It can remind people...
by Gerald
11 Nov 2019, 19:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 22
Views: 1044

Re: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting

The missionaries came over for dinner last night. Their spiritual message was to share a clip of the new Church Christmas video. It looks excellent. (in the original language, no subtitles, very realistic) They also mentioned that December 22nd is supposed to be strictly a Christmas worship service...
by Gerald
10 Nov 2019, 06:13
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Poetry Corner
Replies: 21
Views: 2219

Re: Poetry Corner

Father, where shall I work today?"
And, my love flowed warm and free.
Then He pointed out a humble spot and said,
"Tend that for me!"......
I haven't heard this poem for a long time. I really like it.
by Gerald
10 Nov 2019, 06:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting
Replies: 22
Views: 1044

Restriction on Christmas Sacrament Meeting

I'm in the ward choir (don't really enjoy it but I always feel so sorry for ward choir directors which is a thankless calling in our ward). The choir director recently told us that our Christmas sacrament program had to be a regular sacrament meeting (though Christmas themed) with (seemingly) a mini...
by Gerald
10 Nov 2019, 05:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Interaction with orthadox member
Replies: 7
Views: 680

Re: Interaction with orthadox member

There is a particular personality type that results in the kind of judgmental orthodoxy you described in your co-worker. Most members I know aren't that extreme. One gentleman I know, however, is very much that way. He found out a co-worker (who was not active) was living with her boyfriend and lect...
by Gerald
02 Nov 2019, 12:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Great Progeny Contest
Replies: 12
Views: 573

Re: The Great Progeny Contest

I can't speak to how this works in other cultures and religions but I know it is a big deal where I live. Obituaries, anniversary announcements, professional bios, and private conversations will almost always make some reference to number of children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and if they a...
by Gerald
01 Nov 2019, 05:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Have you seen this happening in your region of the world?
Replies: 20
Views: 1147

Re: Have you seen this happening in your region of the world?

I live in a area full of Mormons (like 90% in our county)

Never heard of this.
by Gerald
01 Nov 2019, 05:24
Forum: Support
Topic: Moving for a ward boundary?
Replies: 13
Views: 924

Re: Moving for a ward boundary?

You have to watch out with that because while there are perpetually "good" and perpetually "bad" wards, some wards do change with leadership roulette. I agree. The policy on ward attendance is pretty black and white. Execution of the policy...not so much. Many years ago, our ward went through some ...
by Gerald
06 Oct 2019, 06:33
Forum: Support
Topic: Can't we be joyful?
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Can't we be joyful?

I've said this before: I try REALLY hard not to be critical of Church leaders. BUT...what is it with President Nelson and his need for "sacred silence :shh: ". He spent at least a minute (maybe more) last night telling the audience to control themselves during the announcement of temples. :eh: Why n...