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by AmyJ
21 May 2018, 11:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you measure success in "ministering"
Replies: 16
Views: 263

Re: How do you measure success in "ministering"

<shrugs> I am going to minister to those who enter my sphere of influence that I can minister to. I just figured that the church organization would like to get an accurate understanding of what is going on. They will know that the people I watch over are ministered to. In the situation of my family,...
by AmyJ
21 May 2018, 11:39
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: The Power of Myth, Jospeh Campbell and Bill Moyers
Replies: 31
Views: 4048

Re: The Power of Myth, Jospeh Campbell and Bill Moyers

Minyan Man wrote:
21 May 2018, 10:58
Amy, are you saying this book is so boring, it puts you to sleep?
I've had books like that too.
:D
No, It just helped me to resolve my doubts and anxieties so that I could sleep well.
by AmyJ
21 May 2018, 08:32
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: The Power of Myth, Jospeh Campbell and Bill Moyers
Replies: 31
Views: 4048

Re: The Power of Myth, Jospeh Campbell and Bill Moyers

Bump. I got this book from the library on Saturday, and have gotten started on reading it (maybe 50 pages in). In the first few pages, he talks about how the myth of marriage being the uniting of 2 separate individuals back into 1 individual in spirit has fallen out of favor as an under pining of so...
by AmyJ
21 May 2018, 07:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges
Replies: 15
Views: 186

Re: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges

I was senior companion 15 months of my 18 month mission (including to a senior sister 40 years older than myself - that was rough). I have also served as a Primary teacher in various age groups for a good 10 years. There have been times of flakiness church-wise, but never "big" callings. I always fi...
by AmyJ
21 May 2018, 06:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you measure success in "ministering"
Replies: 16
Views: 263

Re: How do you measure success in "ministering"

I was hopeful for a change in program... now I am not so certain... When it came out in April, my husband (executive branch secretary) mentioned introducing ministering couples to the mix in the branch presidency meeting.. to crickets... I sent an email to our R.S. presidency, who thanked me and sai...
by AmyJ
21 May 2018, 05:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges
Replies: 15
Views: 186

Re: Kirby nails another one - Mormon merit badges

They need a "surviving mental health illness" merit badge at 5 years, 10 years, 15 years, and 20 years. With sub-badges for "Spouse", "teenage child", and specific crises. Also a "survived transitional life experience" including being unemployed, losing a child to death, losing a parent to death, PT...
by AmyJ
18 May 2018, 07:00
Forum: Support
Topic: The whens, wheres, and whys of speaking up at church
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: The whens, wheres, and whys of speaking up at church

In that situation, I would have probably said something like this after the yelling started... "I am thankful that we have modern technology which makes some of these conflicts of time and resources easier to resolve by email or by Skype. I am also thankful for the gift of the Holy Ghost that helps ...
by AmyJ
17 May 2018, 13:17
Forum: Support
Topic: The whens, wheres, and whys of speaking up at church
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: The whens, wheres, and whys of speaking up at church

Curt Sunshine often remarks he participates in group activities with the sole focus of serving others/making the experience better for others - and that he has more meaningful experiences because of this focus. It's also sobering when you begin to realize that the best way to serve others may be to...
by AmyJ
17 May 2018, 11:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: WWJD is Not the Real Question
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: WWJD is Not the Real Question

I heard the following quote a long time ago, and I just remembered it while reading one of the other threads. I have tried to receate it exactly as I first heard it, since every single word appears to have been chosen with care. I am interested in what each of you thinks: The question is not, "What...
by AmyJ
17 May 2018, 07:45
Forum: Support
Topic: The whens, wheres, and whys of speaking up at church
Replies: 14
Views: 282

Re: The whens, wheres, and whys of speaking up at church

Is church really a community of believers with a shared goal of finding refuge in shared belief, where the goal of the three hour block is to reaffirm said beliefs and to seek validation from the community? With each passing Sunday I feel like the only option available to me is to seek greater comf...