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by nibbler
19 Feb 2018, 05:42
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling like an imposter, losing hope in the middle way
Replies: 11
Views: 131

Re: Feeling like an imposter, losing hope in the middle way

And to pour salt on the wound, this had to be the week that we talked about the Proclamation in EQ. In my ward that's called an even numbered month. Come to think of it, it's the odd numbered months too. ;) The church currently has an outright obsession with the proclamation. Church leaders in the ...
by nibbler
19 Feb 2018, 05:37
Forum: Support
Topic: Feeling like an imposter, losing hope in the middle way
Replies: 11
Views: 131

Re: Feeling like an imposter, losing hope in the middle way

I'll almost certainly end up preaching false doctrine here but I wanted to explore the idea of what the middle way means. Probably goes without saying, but this is an interpretation, not the interpretation. Some weeks, church is somewhat enjoyable. Others, I feel like a hollow shell or imposter. Tha...
by nibbler
17 Feb 2018, 16:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Tribal Living instead of Being an Island (Quasi-Vent)
Replies: 2
Views: 101

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: 7
Views: 138

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: 85

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: 201

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: 214

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: 214

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: 159

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: 196

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...