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by DancingCarrot
21 Jan 2019, 16:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mental Exercise
Replies: 23
Views: 1355

Re: Mental Exercise

From my understanding, threat of forced social isolation is a useful evolutionary tool. Useful, not necessarily healthy or good. We are all social creatures that need relationships to survive so the fear of that being purposefully revoked is terrifying because its life ending, in a way. Nowadays it’...
by DancingCarrot
19 Dec 2018, 10:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of YSA SS
Replies: 17
Views: 1070

Re: End of YSA SS

DJ, oh I see. I guess I’ve always been in areas with a large enough YSA population to warrant a separate ward.

In my metro area, we’re still keeping SS classes, just every other week that alternates with PH/RS. Unless I misunderstood the announcement...?


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by DancingCarrot
16 Dec 2018, 07:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of YSA SS
Replies: 17
Views: 1070

Re: End of YSA SS

I thought every ward was going to every other week SS that rotates with PH/RS...? In that regard, both family and singles wards are changing in January. I’ve always found it odd that singles wards tend to put a lot more emphasis on SS classes, but perhaps that’s because we have more free time due to...
by DancingCarrot
01 Dec 2018, 21:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Quest for Constant Joy
Replies: 10
Views: 982

Re: The Quest for Constant Joy

My simple answer is I don’t try to keep myself in a constant state of enjoyment. Interestingly, when I’m feeling down and then feel down about feeling down it takes me longer to find gratitude and wonder again. I just recently came out of a really difficult time with regards to work. Nothing was wro...
by DancingCarrot
08 Aug 2018, 21:36
Forum: Support
Topic: Hard Sayings and Safe Spaces: Amazing BYU Devotional
Replies: 15
Views: 1293

Re: Hard Sayings and Safe Spaces: Amazing BYU Devotional

Wow, what a great find! I found myself simultaneously feeling accepted, at peace, and motivated. What a wonderful thing. Thank you so much for sharing it. I can't find just a few quotes to share, so I'll just add my voice to say watch it! It'll be a positive point in your day. Also, I hope and belie...
by DancingCarrot
08 Aug 2018, 17:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RS Lesson on Powers of the Priesthood - Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 311

Re: RS Lesson on Powers of the Priesthood - Help!

Thanks, Curt. I was actually thinking how you've mentioned that other talk several times, and I'm happy to have your lessons on it as well.
by DancingCarrot
08 Aug 2018, 12:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RS Lesson on Powers of the Priesthood - Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 311

RS Lesson on Powers of the Priesthood - Help!

The lesson this week in RS is President Oaks' The Powers of the Priesthood from April's General Men's session. I've read over the talk and looked back at the forum when GC was happening, and I'm still coming up completely blank. I find little in this talk to be inspiring, motivating, or even interes...
by DancingCarrot
13 Jul 2018, 15:12
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Spiritual Anchors
Replies: 14
Views: 1446

Re: Spiritual Anchors

If I repent and am forgiven, and then commit the same sin again, my previous repentance will be revoked. This is one that I held onto for an obscenely long time. It caused my teenage and early 20s self to be wracked with self-worth issues and always wondering "Have I done enough? What counts as pen...
by DancingCarrot
01 Jul 2018, 19:22
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction
Replies: 26
Views: 2313

Re: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction

Lawyers are not especially constrained by the truth. Legal cases in some ways are a battle of competing alternate realities. Very good point. In a large sense, lawyers are trying to prove their case (or at least poke a big enough hole in someone else's case), not necessarily adhering to Capital T T...
by DancingCarrot
19 Jun 2018, 06:28
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Challenge to Become
Replies: 7
Views: 724

Re: Challenge to Become

I don’t want the detail the thread, but thanks heber13. Just being validated by you helps. Looks like someone is exercising their Christ-like compassion muscles...BECOMING more like Christ, dare I say! [emoji6] Derail averted!


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