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by AmyJ
18 Jun 2018, 11:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Programmed Service Build Community?
Replies: 8
Views: 76

Re: Does Programmed Service Build Community?

I have a question -- we know that our RS has a program where if someone is sick, the RS takes meals over to the family who is experiencing the sickness or other trial. It's a way of showing you care. Yup. Unless your family has special dietary needs, or doesn't need meals (or both). But if everyone...
by AmyJ
18 Jun 2018, 05:56
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: "Choosing to Believe" & "Meaningful Choice"
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: "Choosing to Believe" & "Meaningful Choice"

It sounds funny, but my faith transition has taught me paradox as a solid operating principle. There is the obvious one - a person being at church without a certainty of the existence of the Savior. Finding happiness in "the lone and dreary wilderness". Doing or saying all the traditional "right" th...
by AmyJ
15 Jun 2018, 06:38
Forum: Support
Topic: When Part of You Has Left the Church... BCC Article
Replies: 10
Views: 249

Re: When Part of You Has Left the Church... BCC Article

This comment caught my attention: I always get squirmy when people talk about “choosing to believe,” or some other willed, conscious process as the explanation for why they are still in the Church while others are gone. We should collectively stop making that attribution error. I also strongly susp...
by AmyJ
13 Jun 2018, 13:52
Forum: Support
Topic: Meeting with the Branch President
Replies: 22
Views: 546

Re: Meeting with the Branch President

Anyway, the point is to GET OUT OF THERE AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. These guys are not professionally trained, and in my view, have no business in half the issue in their job descriptions. They can do more harm than good. They impose sanctions because someone during a particular phase of their life is ha...
by AmyJ
13 Jun 2018, 13:42
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Challenge to Become
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Challenge to Become

I am going to put some of what Heber said in the past in this post, and then add some more stuff. I read Tuesdays With Morrie. I liked that book. I read that book and in the same week stumbled across Elder Oaks' talk "The Challenge to Become". It did make me ponder about how I want to conduct myself...
by AmyJ
11 Jun 2018, 14:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does it mean to council?
Replies: 32
Views: 585

Re: What does it mean to council?

I'm curious what topics you guys thing would be good topics for council meetings. Here are the ones we've done: I'm doing one soon, and I was thinking of talking about what we do when life turns out differently than we had expected, dealing with changes in our lives. What topics would you like in y...
by AmyJ
06 Jun 2018, 13:21
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Divine Role of Jesus Christ
Replies: 6
Views: 232

Re: The Divine Role of Jesus Christ

I am adding this too from the Mormon Atheism thread... But when we read John, in the beginning there was logos, and logos was made flesh and dwelt among us. In John 10, Jesus is challenging the jews on why they insist on stoning him. I mean, he just said something quite remarkable: I and my Father a...
by AmyJ
06 Jun 2018, 12:55
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Divine Role of Jesus Christ
Replies: 6
Views: 232

The Divine Role of Jesus Christ

As part of my Pathways assignment this week, we were asked 2 questions: 1. Why it is important for a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to know, understand, and believe that Jesus Christ was the Only Begotten Son of God, the Eternal Father? 2. Which scriptures help you better ...
by AmyJ
06 Jun 2018, 07:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What does it mean to council?
Replies: 32
Views: 585

Re: What does it mean to council?

I am not sure sometimes. One of our sisters put together a branch face book group as a means to handle identifying and addressing physical item needs. PROS: A space to provide ward ministering requests. CONS: No one spoke up for the items she had, so she wound up offering me the children's shoes. Si...