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by nibbler
17 Feb 2018, 16:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Tribal Living instead of Being an Island (Quasi-Vent)
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Tribal Living instead of Being an Island (Quasi-Vent)

First off, it's a different world. I think human interactions are starting to take place in more virtual tribes. Maybe online forums and social media are starting to fill the human need of interaction that once could only take place in face to face meetings. Virtual tribes can be easier for introver...
by nibbler
17 Feb 2018, 16:04
Forum: Support
Topic: When you feel the need to apologize for the church
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: When you feel the need to apologize for the church

Can Christ's church really be the one that alienates thousands of good people, leads hundreds to suicide, and only works for a small subset of homosexual people? Would the church of God really demand that certain people give up a huge part of the human experience for salvation? Even if I were to ta...
by nibbler
15 Feb 2018, 12:44
Forum: Support
Topic: Playing a different part in the church orchestra - Vocal Version
Replies: 4
Views: 76

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

One of the things I have learned through singing the alto part for the last 20+ years is to tune out the other parts (mostly the soprano melody). I learned to focus on what my part was and listen for those who were singing my part as well. For the majority of church songs I actually wound up learni...
by nibbler
15 Feb 2018, 07:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking up in class
Replies: 9
Views: 180

Re: Speaking up in class

I feel like it's an art or a skill, one I don't have. It's easier for me to take the remain silent approach. But you don't get better by not practicing and you don't get good at something without a lot of failures along the way. Every failure is a step towards success. You've got to give yourself en...
by nibbler
15 Feb 2018, 07:12
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: How Questioning Strengthened My Faith Instead of My Doubt
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: How Questioning Strengthened My Faith Instead of My Doubt

Finally she found something "doctrinal" that would work but she considers it personal revelation and will not reveal it. Secret doctrine? I'm guessing that what drives a lot of the "it's not secret, it's sacred" thoughts is the fear that if, in this case, Dew were to tell everyone what she had disc...
by nibbler
15 Feb 2018, 07:05
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: How Questioning Strengthened My Faith Instead of My Doubt
Replies: 10
Views: 185

Re: How Questioning Strengthened My Faith Instead of My Doubt

SIDE NOTE: I made a very passionate/forceful request to my husband that when we are disciplining our children we say "You made a bad choice" instead of "You are a bad girl" as a matter of principle. I do this because I feel strongly that the voice that my daughters adopt into their head should be t...
by nibbler
13 Feb 2018, 18:50
Forum: Support
Topic: Sustaining Others in Callings
Replies: 7
Views: 145

Re: Sustaining Others in Callings

SamBee wrote:
13 Feb 2018, 10:46
Of course there is also sustain on the guitar.
Funny, that one came to mind as I was reading the OP and before reading your post. In music it's how long a note can last after the initial creation of the note. I don't know, don't judge, I don't write for Websters.
by nibbler
13 Feb 2018, 18:33
Forum: Support
Topic: Coping with the Culture
Replies: 7
Views: 179

Re: Coping with the Culture

And to be honest I've never even heard the never eat on Sunday thing, except fast Sunday of course. Small detail, zmadel2 said "eating out," like going to a restaurant to eat. That one makes an appearance in nearly everyone's Sabbath checklist. - - - Re: serving a mission. I don't mean to defend th...
by nibbler
13 Feb 2018, 05:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions About Faith
Replies: 16
Views: 234

Re: Questions About Faith

Amateur Parent (another participant here) has mentioned about the sparrows or birds of the air referenced by Jesus in Matt. 6:26. The verse seems to indicate that God will provide, yet the birds existence is a hard one. Short busy lives. High mortality rates. Death by freezing, starvation, or viole...
by nibbler
12 Feb 2018, 06:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions About Faith
Replies: 16
Views: 234

Re: Questions About Faith

I have been taught that faith in a commandment is following a commandment believing that a reward will follow before having any certainty. For what it's worth. Yesterday we had a whole lesson on just that. Often I hear doubt being presented as the opposite of faith but I think certainty does a bett...