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by Roadrunner
04 Oct 2020, 09:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference this weekend
Replies: 10
Views: 714

Re: General Conference this weekend

Is Ballard wearing a light blue shirt, or is it the lighting or my poor eyesight??
by Roadrunner
29 Mar 2020, 13:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Letter to my kids
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: Letter to my kids

Hi Harmon-y, A couple of thoughts. The church doesn’t require one to be in the country legally for the ward to provide assistance. I’m not sure why exactly they didn’t want to help. I live in Arizona where a few years ago a prominent member of the church who was in the state legislature sponsored a ...
by Roadrunner
27 Mar 2020, 19:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Letter to my kids
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Re: Letter to my kids

Now that some time has passed what are the family's feelings on it? Hi Mom3. My two oldest daughters have brought it up a couple of times. My oldest daughter is engaged to a good Muslim man and has said she appreciates the open-mindedness. Her fiancé thanked me for the sentiments also. Interestingl...
by Roadrunner
27 Mar 2020, 13:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Letter to my kids
Replies: 10
Views: 1346

Letter to my kids

Hello, I used to post here frequently but now I come here every few days to read and haven’t posted for months. I’ve mostly come to peace with my participation with the church. I wrote this letter summer 2019 to my kids a couple of months before I expected to be released as a bishop. They all told m...
by Roadrunner
22 Oct 2019, 18:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Standing when a woman enters a room
Replies: 19
Views: 1853

Re: Standing when a woman enters a room

I’ve rarely observed this in non church life. I’ve observed it only occasionally at church.

A Bishop once told me that Adam set the example in the temple and that we should arise when a woman enters the room as Adam did when Eve arrived.
by Roadrunner
12 Aug 2019, 14:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can We Talk about The Atonement?
Replies: 19
Views: 1700

Re: Can We Talk about The Atonement?

I've heard this explanation verbally and it may come from Cleon Skousen, but I'm not sure where it originated. It raises as many questions as it answers: Justice isn't demanded by God, but rather by entities that we don't normally think of acting for themselves. The elements for example, and mountai...
by Roadrunner
05 Jul 2019, 12:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionary Payment going up
Replies: 13
Views: 1631

Re: Missionary Payment going up

I know lots of poor members who have served. I think local church culture is a big factor, as well as some huge cultural issues for many members, especially those who provide a significant amount of financial support to their families. Hi Curt, Our stake president told us that family finances shoul...
by Roadrunner
05 Jul 2019, 12:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionary Payment going up
Replies: 13
Views: 1631

Re: Missionary Payment going up

Does the church cover missionaries for medical expenses when on a mission? Or are the parents expected to keep their children on their health insurance package? Assume the parents are in Canada or US and their son or daughter is in the same country... Hi SD, I don't know whether the church covers m...
by Roadrunner
01 Jul 2019, 15:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionary Payment going up
Replies: 13
Views: 1631

Re: Missionary Payment going up

While I agree that the increase percentage feels big (25% at once), I think for some of us $500 is cheaper or near equal the cost of keeping them at home. My 19 year old daughter is at BYU and while she does have a job, I heavily subsidize her. Rent, food, car insurance, utilities, and... college tu...
by Roadrunner
29 May 2019, 10:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeing the Word of Wisdom through a New Lens
Replies: 18
Views: 2024

Re: Seeing the Word of Wisdom through a New Lens

Like others have said, I have issues with how we observe the WoW, but I also appreciate that I'm not dependent on alcohol from an addiction standpoint or as a prerequisite to have fun. My eyes were somewhat opened recently when a good friend of mine who's an ER doctor in a predominantly LDS communit...