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by LookingHard
18 Jun 2018, 15:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The New Inactives - Seniors
Replies: 8
Views: 101

Re: The New Inactives - Seniors

My ward is way too young. We have 2 folks in the 80's and are unable to take callings. Just getting to church with help is a big deal. One couple is retired and they already did a year long mission a few years ago - and one of them is getting a few bricks shy already. So I wouldn't be able to tell i...
by LookingHard
18 Jun 2018, 04:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Orrin Hatch Pleads for Acceptance of LGBT People on the Senate Floor
Replies: 3
Views: 70

Re: Orrin Hatch Pleads for Acceptance of LGBT People on the Senate Floor

This is real progress and I am glad to see him do this. He carries some weight in Utah. As a top elected official he SHOULD be calling attention to this as Utah has a problem in this area.
by LookingHard
18 Jun 2018, 04:35
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Elizabeth Smart: Forgiveness is another word for self-love
Replies: 10
Views: 122

Re: Elizabeth Smart: Forgiveness is another word for self-love

I really like and respect her. When visiting in Utah I actually saw her in her home ward and I held back to not be a "fan" and approach her. She does a lot of good within the church to help stop things like chastity lessons of the chewed gum/nail in the board/licked cupcake.
by LookingHard
14 Jun 2018, 14:49
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Challenge to Become
Replies: 6
Views: 189

Re: Challenge to Become

That is probably one of my favorite talks and most of it I still can get behind even after my faith transition. I don't focus on the "11th hour" stuff, but more on the "it isn't about a checklist - it is about what you become as a person."
by LookingHard
14 Jun 2018, 14:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two Hour Church -- Rumor or Work in Process?
Replies: 24
Views: 414

Re: Two Hour Church -- Rumor or Work in Process?

Outside of blogs, I have not heard anybody talk about it. I lean on the side of it is a wish that keeps getting more and more traction as church gets more and more repetitious and boring.
by LookingHard
29 May 2018, 14:38
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Darius Grey and Terryl Givens Interview - Maxwell Institute
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Re: Darius Grey and Terryl Givens Interview - Maxwell Institute

I listened to it when it first came out, but I don't really recall what it was. For a bit I was a Terry Givens fan, but at this point it just feels like beautiful poetic language that doesn't really say anything to me. It feels like someone from a different religion preaching.
by LookingHard
29 May 2018, 14:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ministering - The Butt of Jokes in my Ward
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: Ministering - The Butt of Jokes in my Ward

I have a stake calling and I had to attend each of the ward conferences for the last few months and then I have been traveling most weekends for more than a month. So this week was the first time I have been in the new Elders (+HP) quorum meeting. Being a holiday weekend in the US about 1/2 the ward...
by LookingHard
09 May 2018, 18:56
Forum: Support
Topic: Letting Go
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Letting Go

I too have had that peace after the dark night of the soul. It is a great relief. I am familiar with Fowlers stages of faith and your comment made me ask the question: Have I moved into the fifth stage? I guess time will tell. I have found the stages are not like opening a door, moving into another...
by LookingHard
08 May 2018, 11:26
Forum: Support
Topic: Letting Go
Replies: 11
Views: 433

Re: Letting Go

I too have had that peace after the dark night of the soul. It is a great relief. It lasted for a while, then I decided I need to take a different path than you are choosing. Rather than "how do I stay?" my question is, "how do I backout of full activity?" As far as my kids (mine are mostly out of t...
by LookingHard
06 May 2018, 20:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to live after the manner of happiness...according to Harvard
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: How to live after the manner of happiness...according to Harvard

Amen. I feel I have learned what this is saying the last few years. Relationships are what make life worth living.