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by AmyJ
17 Jan 2019, 14:57
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: What IS the Priesthood and why is it needed?
Replies: 18
Views: 1107

Re: What IS the Priesthood and why is it needed?

I find it interesting to realize that most of the world defines priesthood as a body of priests or brotherhood of priests. In this context it would be completely accurate to refer to a group of priests as the priesthood (whereas we LDS have lately been discouraged from referring to priesthood holdi...
by AmyJ
17 Jan 2019, 14:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mental Exercise
Replies: 16
Views: 343

Re: Mental Exercise

What is still rather jarring is when I am reminded that others at church diminish, minimize, discredit, devalue, invalidate, and disavow my faith as unacceptable. It's the people's reaction. At best, I get "humored" in the sense that there is an explicit expectation that my views will change to bec...
by AmyJ
07 Jan 2019, 09:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Two hour church experiences
Replies: 25
Views: 762

Re: Two hour church experiences

I wound up tuning out most of the testimony meeting, actually and worrying about life stuff. Our branch president announced that the "Overflow Sunday School Class" was no longer in session, which was funny. Our Gospel Doctrine teacher was overwhelmed by so many people (we went to 20-30 from 4-8). Si...
by AmyJ
26 Dec 2018, 07:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best Part of the Holidays (So Far)
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Best Part of the Holidays (So Far)

Hello, I wanted to write about some unexpected aspects of the holidays so far:) 1) I tried to relax and embrace the peaceful aspects of Christmas . On the plus side, I got to bed around 11 PM on the 24th (Seeing some of the Facebook posts regarding 1, 2, and 3 AM bedtimes for some of the Moms made t...
by AmyJ
21 Dec 2018, 06:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives
Replies: 59
Views: 1746

Re: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives

But, like I said in other threads, it feels like leaders are trying to address the things that make church a drudgery. Also, I think the reasoning behind getting kids to stay is having a tighter group because the groups can now stick together at church more than in the past. There's lots of separat...
by AmyJ
18 Dec 2018, 10:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(
Replies: 121
Views: 6496

Re: Bill Reel about to get excommunicated? >:-(

I think people colored the truth without realizing that they were coloring the truth... I agree with this, but I think that sometimes a person's "truth paradigm" just undergoes an earthquake which shifts what, when, how, and why they define "truth". In my case, it was coming to a realization that c...
by AmyJ
18 Dec 2018, 09:33
Forum: Support
Topic: Can We Just Get On With It
Replies: 12
Views: 545

Re: Can We Just Get On With It

I think our Sacrament Meeting on the 23rd is just the standard meeting time with a Hot Chocolate Bar/Mingle Time afterwards. In any case, I am pretty sure that my husband and I will take our toddler home and work on Christmas Festivity Prep (and avoid the Hot Chocolate Bar). The oldest WILL mutiny i...
by AmyJ
14 Dec 2018, 11:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives
Replies: 59
Views: 1746

Re: 11-Year-Old Deacons and Beehives

That all makes sense. However, I am not sure how I feel about my future "young" barely 11 year old daughter going to the temple to do Baptisms for the Dead. There are so many ways it can go wrong - from the long car rides to and from, the sitting there waiting, the clothes changing situation. This i...
by AmyJ
14 Dec 2018, 06:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation
Replies: 23
Views: 852

Re: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation

Part of the problem is the binary paradox at play. Nephi teaches that there is 1 way to get back to God, and cautions us that it is straight and narrow - if you think about it visually, the path looks like a funnel pulling us together on the path towards God. It reinforces the binary of "being in or...
by AmyJ
14 Dec 2018, 06:32
Forum: Support
Topic: Maintaining and building relationships
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Maintaining and building relationships

Determine that those relationships are worth maintaining. ...I need more time to have friends these days. This is probably where I'm at too. Between long work hours, weekend chores, my family, my work friends... there's just not a lot of time left. As for my Church friends, those who "know my situa...