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by Roadrunner
15 Feb 2018, 13:37
Forum: Support
Topic: Playing a different part in the church orchestra - Vocal Version
Replies: 4
Views: 82

Re: Playing a different part in the church orchestra - Vocal Version

Hi AmyJ, I really like this post and it could be the subject of a fun talk… It sounds like you’re a music person and have made a cool comparison between singing parts – vs unison – and how that applies to us here at StayLDS. I’m also a music person and want to share my observations in case you find ...
by Roadrunner
12 Feb 2018, 15:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can we "buy" blessings?
Replies: 46
Views: 592

Re: Can we "buy" blessings?

On a broader note, I think the answer for LDS should be "no" but we often think of blessings / commandments as transactional. I think this is what Kind Benjamin warns against in Mosiah 2:24 when he says as soon as we are blessed we are immediately indebted once again.
by Roadrunner
12 Feb 2018, 15:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can we "buy" blessings?
Replies: 46
Views: 592

Re: Can we "buy" blessings?

So what are your thoughts? Can we "buy" blessings by obedience? I skimmed the replies and my thought may take this thread a different direction. DJ, if this isn't where you're headed feel free to ignore or delete. From a literal perspective, I think the answer is "yes" based pm the the way LDS trea...
by Roadrunner
05 Feb 2018, 16:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trek The Movie
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Trek The Movie

I have in-laws that give me Utah Mormon movies every single Christmas. Some are better than others and some are "solidly ok." Maybe this one will be not terrible. I personally have mixed feelings towards Trek because I think they'd have a more genuine experience just going hiking for a week with fir...
by Roadrunner
31 Jan 2018, 11:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it horrible to drink coffee
Replies: 15
Views: 381

Re: Is it horrible to drink coffee

Can I be working on the wow or be doing my best and still go ? What say all of you ? Like others have said, the question is a straightforward yes or no. However, what the WoW actually encompasses is a matter of some debate. If you can claim with a clear conscience that drinking coffee is not agains...
by Roadrunner
31 Jan 2018, 11:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Modesty Song
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: The Modesty Song

This song was sung in my home and stake for several weeks. It's meant to be lighthearted and silly. They keynote phrase is "I'm saving my armpits for my wife." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVKsd2PIBH0 I get that the phrase "modest is hot" is self-contradictory and not helpful, but the song is kin...
by Roadrunner
26 Jan 2018, 09:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Josh Weed is divorcing
Replies: 20
Views: 608

Re: Josh Weed is divorcing

My heart aches for him, his family, and all going through something similar. I have a very small sample size of 3 of mixed orientation marriages. Two failed spectacularly (ugly and mean divorce and using kids as bargaining chips) and one who so far is making it. I just can't help but think we are on...
by Roadrunner
24 Jan 2018, 09:12
Forum: Support
Topic: Dieter Update
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: Dieter Update

overseeing Europe doesn't necessarily mean living there. Hi DJ, Yes, I agree - but if he wanted to live in Europe he could. Oaks lived in the Philippines with his wife from 2002 to 2004 when he oversaw that area. I'd be all "hey I want to preside over the South Pacific. You can find me correlating ...
by Roadrunner
23 Jan 2018, 15:09
Forum: Support
Topic: Asking to be released...
Replies: 25
Views: 511

Re: Asking to be released...

You don't have to give a reason - just say you are dealing with some personal challenges and you need to be released. If asked what they are just say "stuff I can't talk about right now." You can even say it with a smile and that you wish you could.
by Roadrunner
23 Jan 2018, 10:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Dieter Update
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: Dieter Update

DFU probably just wants to get away from his more orthodox brethren. He can probably go months at a time without seeing them if he lives in Europe.