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by LookingHard
24 Nov 2020, 07:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I took a big step on Sunday and it went good
Replies: 4
Views: 84

I took a big step on Sunday and it went good

I signed up for tithing settlement and went by myself with none of my family. I stopped paying last December. I handed him my recommend. (I had been quite honest with my last bishop on issues I had with church leaders and was surprised when he signed that one). So I let the bishop know I stopped pay...
by LookingHard
30 Oct 2020, 05:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is StayLDS at its end of life?
Replies: 30
Views: 2557

Re: Is StayLDS at its end of life?

I do hope the site continues as I think it has a niche. Like SamBee has said, the anonymous nature of this forum allows those just dipping a toe into the less than fully TBM world is important. My participation has dropped way off for 2 reasons. One that had started before Covid was with my relation...
by LookingHard
15 Aug 2020, 06:36
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Now I'm really confused
Replies: 6
Views: 579

Re: Now I'm really confused

It could be either - it's up to you to decide what you believe. It seems we have similar LinkedIn habits, but it wasn't my experience, it was yours. If you believe it was a tender mercy it was a tender mercy. If you believe it was coincidence it was coincidence. Exactly what I was going to respond ...
by LookingHard
10 Aug 2020, 18:59
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Positive Changes to the LDS Church Handbook
Replies: 9
Views: 1489

Re: Positive Changes to the LDS Church Handbook

Curt Sunshine wrote:
10 Aug 2020, 18:15
I fixed the typo. :oops: :crazy: :wtf:
I noticed that and was trying to figure if that was a Freudian slip. Then "Hambook" made me think of "Green Eggs and Ham" :-)
by LookingHard
09 Aug 2020, 06:15
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Unanswered Prayers and Mental Health
Replies: 6
Views: 571

Re: Unanswered Prayers and Mental Health

As I've aged, I find myself asking for less and less from God. Part of the reason is the frustration I felt when I would pray to God for so many things that were never delivered. It felt like I was sucking air through a straw rather than drawing deeply from a well of refreshment when I would pray. ...
by LookingHard
29 Jul 2020, 05:28
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Sacrament Meeting being held anywhere but Utah?
Replies: 39
Views: 4071

Re: Is Sacrament Meeting being held anywhere but Utah?

I am in an area that is a hot spot and we are not meeting.
by LookingHard
27 Jul 2020, 06:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New faith crisis podcast
Replies: 14
Views: 1694

Re: New faith crisis podcast

I got behind on my podcasts and just yesterday cleared the last of them. Don't take this as your podcast is "last on my list". Actually the opposite. I want to carefully listen to each one as it is probably my one last attempt at keeping activity in the church (something my wife would REALLY like). ...
by LookingHard
26 Jul 2020, 05:59
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt
Replies: 14
Views: 3407

Re: The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

After reading the book, I bought the audiobook so I could listen again - maybe a few times. I think I need to really understand what this book is saying about how people work. I think it will give me more understanding and sympathy for others.
by LookingHard
13 Jul 2020, 05:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How will the Church change in light of the Covid Virus?
Replies: 71
Views: 8489

Re: How will the Church change in light of the Covid Virus?

Minyan Man wrote:
11 Jul 2020, 20:32
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- Some family history & indexing working. (I found out I'm 9th cousin to Linda Ronstadt.)
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What did you say when you found that out? Did you say of family history, "I't so easy" even though you looked for a "Long, long time"? :D
by LookingHard
13 Jul 2020, 05:44
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Does the formula for developing spirituality work for you?
Replies: 8
Views: 1776

Re: Does the formula for developing spirituality work for you?

To answer the first question for me - No, not really. I feel it more when I really help someone in need, or I am able to spend some time in nature - especially alone. In fact this issue is part of what was weighing my shelf down quite a bit - why is none of this working for me? Why do I feel absolut...