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by AmyJ
18 Jul 2018, 11:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!
Replies: 13
Views: 254

Re: Never sure when to give kudos and when not to!

I can praise, celebrate, and complement all I want, but my commitment level remains as the residual effect of my concerns. A big part of my previous answer is a sense of distance. There is open space, gaps, or a buffer zone between what the church teaches and what I believe or do. I can shrug my sh...
by AmyJ
17 Jul 2018, 06:06
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Millenium
Replies: 24
Views: 1417

Re: The Millenium

<Bump> I found this talk about the upcoming days to be interesting because it is about the upcoming days, but more focused on the here-and-now. https://www.lds.org/ensign/2015/05/sunday-afternoon-session/thy-kingdom-come?lang=eng One of my favorite parts is this: "We rejoice in these days and pray t...
by AmyJ
16 Jul 2018, 07:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting Insight from an Unexpected Source
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Interesting Insight from an Unexpected Source

My husband and I listen to some of the "Great Courses" lectures online now because we find them interesting and entertaining. We are currently watching/listening to one entitled "How to Listen to and Understand Great Music, 3rd Edition" which includes sections on music history. The lecture covered s...
by AmyJ
13 Jul 2018, 05:54
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The Lord's Name
Replies: 7
Views: 147

Re: The Lord's Name

Random Thoughts: I don't swear, but my husband does. I used to get on his case sometimes, but eventually I just settled into not being in the same room if he needed to swear at computers (not for the words themselves, but for the anger and loud expression of feeling that I found uncomfortable to be ...
by AmyJ
12 Jul 2018, 10:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disingenuous, Apathetic, and Aloof
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Disingenuous, Apathetic, and Aloof

<shrugs>
I had problems using it on my iPad originally, and the lds.org website.

But then, dinosaurs carried my cell phone as state of the art technology before they went extinct.
by AmyJ
12 Jul 2018, 08:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Disingenuous, Apathetic, and Aloof
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Disingenuous, Apathetic, and Aloof

As an active home teacher I appreciate the change. We really needed less box ticking. Totally agree, even though I am not so active with it. I think it can be validly argued that home teaching was just re-defined and that they have been attempting to do so for the last several years until it came t...
by AmyJ
10 Jul 2018, 12:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Confusing Organizational Structure and terminology
Replies: 25
Views: 820

Re: Confusing Organizational Structure and terminology

We were studying the restoration of the gospel and the "keys" or authority of the Priesthood this week. https://www.lds.org/ensign/2004/11/faith-and-keys?lang=eng One of the passages listed in this talk from President Eyring is actually a quote from Wilford Woodruff regarding the last time that Jose...
by AmyJ
06 Jul 2018, 09:19
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Wayward children of faithful LDS parents
Replies: 22
Views: 456

Re: Wayward children of faithful LDS parents

Absolutely, NIbbler! I have authority issues regarding the temple and temple work right now. I am also pretty agnostic about the afterlife as well. These 2 statements translated into a lot of cognitive dissonance regarding the traditional family history mindset and created an opportunity for me to d...
by AmyJ
06 Jul 2018, 06:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: It's Judgment Day, and You've Been Rebuked -- what will you say or do?
Replies: 23
Views: 447

Re: It's Judgment Day, and You've Been Rebuked -- what will you say or do?

If god is just, do you think that he will consign good people, who are trying to be good citizens, good fathers, good people to a lower kingdom that is akin to, in Mormon philosophy, being damned? I see being "damned" as "be stopped in progression" the way that beavers build dams. This causes me to...
by AmyJ
06 Jul 2018, 06:03
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Wayward children of faithful LDS parents
Replies: 22
Views: 456

Re: Wayward children of faithful LDS parents

DJ, as you prepare for your talk...can you answer this question I have come to ponder: - Why do we need to do Family History work? Won't it all get figured out in the next life one way or another? What exactly are we trying to do? Those might be exactly the questions I am trying to avoid answering ...