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by AmyJ
22 Jul 2019, 05:25
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Feeling a Good Spirit in the home
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Feeling a Good Spirit in the home

What It Looks Like: I agree with the relative cleanliness (a sense of the family is taking care of what they have). I think that there are pictures of the family (or at least the husband and wife) on the wall and children artwork displayed. Family members have a sense of control not to be explicitl...
by AmyJ
17 Jul 2019, 05:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God
Replies: 19
Views: 375

Re: End of Duty to God, Personal Progress, Faith In God

I am still looking for more information on what the programs will look like once they end the current ones. My gut instinct is not to get too excited because it sounds like starting Jan 1, 2020 there will be a different youth program encompassing each of the different programs. Am I missing something?
by AmyJ
16 Jul 2019, 06:34
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Relief Society Lesson - Turn on Your Light
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Relief Society Lesson - Turn on Your Light

I gave a R.S. lesson combining quotes from Sister Sharon Eubank's talk "Turn on Your Light" from Oct 2017 and Bishop W. Christopher Waddell's talk "Just As He Did" from April 2019. Sister Eubanks' talk was leaning towards missionary work, but I took the topic more in the direction as "principles tha...
by AmyJ
15 Jul 2019, 10:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8
Replies: 22
Views: 448

Re: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8

...the only way it will happen is if the leader comes over to our house for a family visit, and my husband or myself stays with our daughter and the other one takes the youngest out while the conversation transitions to whatever needs to be discussed. I like that idea. That way the Bishop, SP or ot...
by AmyJ
15 Jul 2019, 06:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8
Replies: 22
Views: 448

Re: Church considering lowering age for youth interviews to 8

<crosses fingers> I don't want my 9.75 year old in interviews for the next few years. It's already enough that I will have to deal with her going on temple trips at 11. When it gets to me to set up for our family, I will tell them the only way it will happen is if the leader comes over to our house ...
by AmyJ
09 Jul 2019, 05:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More liberal in my old age
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: More liberal in my old age

I found that when the anchoring provided by my faith faltered, I found my opinions on different topics and life paths changed as well - because they had been connected to something I no longer was certain about. I became more liberal about a lot of things, but the biggest shift was assuming there is...
by AmyJ
05 Jul 2019, 05:12
Forum: Support
Topic: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes
Replies: 20
Views: 707

Re: Jana Reiss' - Millenials/Church Changes

A couple thoughts from a resident "Millennial" here. First, a reminder I like to offer when people start categorizing us. The initial article referenced does specify Millennial and Gen Z. Please do not forget, in 2021, there will be 40-year-old Millennials. We aren't exactly "young whipper snappers...
by AmyJ
03 Jul 2019, 05:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Wine, Old Skins, Old Everything - 5th Sunday
Replies: 18
Views: 506

Re: Old Wine, Old Skins, Old Everything - 5th Sunday

I skipped church to go to the farmer's market. On the way back, I saw that the neighboring Episcopal Church was having an after-worship luncheon with a bouncy castle and a sno-cone truck. I considered stopping by. They provided some very needed support last summer at a time when I needed it, and I ...
by AmyJ
02 Jul 2019, 04:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Wine, Old Skins, Old Everything - 5th Sunday
Replies: 18
Views: 506

Re: Old Wine, Old Skins, Old Everything - 5th Sunday

I ducked out of formal church this weekend - kiddo was getting over a headache, Hubby was in the middle of a 20 hour school project (he had done his due diligence through the week - it was just a huge project), and I took an online class exam. I also knew it was going to be the young men talking abo...
by AmyJ
26 Jun 2019, 04:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: FM Changes
Replies: 15
Views: 442

Re: FM Changes

Reading this, I have several concerns: A) Blurring the lines between professional/church activities.. 1) Blurs the line between professional work and church service - jobs will be lost as they get "outsourced" out to the newly called member-volunteers. 2) Sets up a weird dynamic between people - the...