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by Willhewonder
29 Jul 2018, 19:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Prosperity Gospel
Replies: 52
Views: 1631

Re: The Prosperity Gospel

This is one of those subjects that could benefit from a stricter discipline in specifying definitions prior to the discussion. Or maybe also in detailing all the possible elements of and interpretations for. Then there is the ties to things like the purpose for this life, why God made the world a be...
by Willhewonder
29 Jul 2018, 19:05
Forum: Support
Topic: Anniversary Posting: Progression: What's the Hurry, and Do I Really Want To Go to Heaven?
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: Anniversary Posting: Progression: What's the Hurry, and Do I Really Want To Go to Heaven?

So, after waiting for a little more life to pass by, seeing a little more of the state of the world, thinking on your replies and reflecting on the long view, I feel a little sheepish about my rant. I was not and probably still am not nearly grateful enough for the tremendous opportunities I have an...
by Willhewonder
29 Jul 2018, 18:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's official, so long Scouts
Replies: 26
Views: 934

Re: It's official, so long Scouts

As I understand it, the Church started scouts to avoid future fiascos like that of the Willie and Martin companies. When the Boy Scouts came along, it was a good match and efficient. So we adopted BSA. So now that we go our own way, are we still thinking about survival skills, or when we have to go ...
by Willhewonder
29 Jul 2018, 18:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you measure success in "ministering"
Replies: 26
Views: 761

Re: How do you measure success in "ministering"

Thanks to Roy for posting on the beginnings of home teaching, or ministering as it is now called. Helps me put things in perspective. I have great difficulty with pushing things on people. And with visiting people because of assignment. I remember the sinking feeling in my heart when I heard that Wa...
by Willhewonder
07 Jul 2018, 19:46
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: David O McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism
Replies: 15
Views: 1007

Re: David O McKay and the Rise of Modern Mormonism

I read this book and couldn't put it down. President McKay was the Church President of my youth. I was so excited to learn of his criticisms of Mormon Doctrine. Also the story about why all those baptism in Central America dried up just as I arrived there on my mission. I met him when I was a young ...
by Willhewonder
04 Nov 2017, 05:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Service/Self Reliance Cycle
Replies: 7
Views: 397

Re: Service/Self Reliance Cycle

"people who need people are the luckiest people...."
by Willhewonder
04 Nov 2017, 05:10
Forum: Support
Topic: Church Donations to Help SLC Homeless People
Replies: 13
Views: 756

Re: Church Donations to Help SLC Homeless People

Yay! I stayed in a hotel in the Rio Grande Station area across from the park last July, and the view out my window was very distressing. It's good to see the Church and community doing something constructive about homelessness.
by Willhewonder
04 Nov 2017, 05:02
Forum: Introductions
Topic: An Introduction...
Replies: 8
Views: 2511

Re: An Introduction...

Welcome. Sounds like we have lots in common, not the least of which is a history of mental illness in the family. Seems like schizophrenia has dogged my family for generations. Every family in the line has at least one victim. Scary. I'm glad you're here, and registered. I've appreciated your commen...
by Willhewonder
30 Oct 2017, 03:45
Forum: Support
Topic: Anniversary Posting: Progression: What's the Hurry, and Do I Really Want To Go to Heaven?
Replies: 9
Views: 691

Re: Anniversary Posting: Progression: What's the Hurry, and Do I Really Want To Go to Heaven?

These are good comments and I appreciate what has been said. I'm going to take some time mulling them over, now that I'm in a calmer more reflective mood. I think I've seen other threads and comments about the prosperity gospel and I want to review some of those. Thanks for your support.
by Willhewonder
27 Oct 2017, 05:16
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Questions to ensure youth are ready to serve a mission
Replies: 23
Views: 1127

Re: Questions to ensure youth are ready to serve a mission

I served a mission in the days when we went to the mission home in Salt Lake for three days and then to the Language Training Mission in Provo. After a hectic and draining 3 days in Salt Lake, I looked forward to the lackadaisical wandering about BYU campus with my troop, spouting the occasional wor...