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by DancingCarrot
01 Dec 2018, 21:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Quest for Constant Joy
Replies: 10
Views: 557

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: 648

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: 194

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: 194

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: 787

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: 1423

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: 509

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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by DancingCarrot
15 Jun 2018, 15:17
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction
Replies: 26
Views: 1423

Re: President Oaks and the Priesthood Restriction

I really like your explanation, DJ. Especially because it forces me to admit that sometimes when I say I want justice, what I’m actually seeking for is punishment. I also appreciate Curt’s explanation of the church getting what it deserves. The low membership among African Americans, the low numbers...
by DancingCarrot
15 Jun 2018, 15:02
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Challenge to Become
Replies: 7
Views: 509

Re: Challenge to Become

Sure, I can agree with then-Elder Oaks since I’m not sure that the clock ever really strikes the 12th hour, except perhaps in a few select cases. I like the reminder, though. My agreement is with God, and that is where my focus lies. I will add, though, that it’s difficult to have a parent who IS co...
by DancingCarrot
15 Jun 2018, 14:41
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: "Choosing to Believe" & "Meaningful Choice"
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: "Choosing to Believe" & "Meaningful Choice"

I think what bothers me most about the use of that phrase is that people tend to use it to gain moral superiority. “I choose to believe in X, which keeps me in the church which then makes me a better person.” With the church activity ultimately being the moral choice, despite belief. Additionally, b...