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by AmyJ
17 Oct 2017, 05:49
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Busy in the Beehive
Replies: 14
Views: 165

Re: Busy in the Beehive

I ping high on the introvert scale plus I have social anxiety... I muscled through because the church was true and by extension the programs and it was up to me to adapt, get to a place where I enjoyed those things. Didn't work in the long run. I was blind to how aspects of my nature, the introvers...
by AmyJ
17 Oct 2017, 05:32
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Three Cheers for a Wise Bishop
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: Three Cheers for a Wise Bishop

Thank you for sharing this. I paraphrased it and used the story as a positive example to illustrate an effort to keep the responsibilities of life in balance for one of my Pathways assignments.
by AmyJ
17 Oct 2017, 05:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Temple Wedding Adventure
Replies: 16
Views: 211

Re: My Temple Wedding Adventure

Curt Sunshine wrote:
16 Oct 2017, 17:48
Thanks for sharing this, friend. It makes my heart happy.
:thumbup: What he said :thumbup:
by AmyJ
17 Oct 2017, 05:14
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Convert trying to stay
Replies: 9
Views: 128

Re: Convert trying to stay

Welcome. I saw a Facebook post yesterday on "Why members leave and never return." It was an awesome message, so I ended up using it for my home teaching message. It was really good. I hope we can be more welcoming to all. https://mormondom.com/why-people-leave-the-church-and-never-come-back-410e3e8...
by AmyJ
13 Oct 2017, 09:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What impact would this have on your church engagement?
Replies: 13
Views: 589

Re: What impact would this have on your church engagement?

I would like to know whether the following would increase your engagement at church. Unlike what many of us experience now, when you go to church, you come away with a TON of PRACTICAL advice about how to increase self-discipline, honesty, unity at home, effectiveness in leadership, effectiveness i...
by AmyJ
13 Oct 2017, 07:47
Forum: Support
Topic: What My Faith Journey Taught Me
Replies: 13
Views: 603

Re: What My Faith Journey Taught Me

Imagine yourself as a living house. God comes in to rebuild that house. At first, perhaps, you can understand what He is doing. He is getting the drains right and stopping the leaks in the roof and so on; you knew that those jobs needed doing and so you are not surprised. But presently He starts kn...
by AmyJ
13 Oct 2017, 05:27
Forum: Support
Topic: The Church doesn't feel like a good investment
Replies: 22
Views: 456

Re: The Church doesn't feel like a good investment

I personally find myself wanting the church to be false more often than I want it to be true due to all the distress it has caused me (mostly culturally). The problem is I still deeply believe Joseph Smith saw God and I would feel internally dishonest if I were to let that go. I've hung my entire c...
by AmyJ
13 Oct 2017, 05:19
Forum: Support
Topic: The Church doesn't feel like a good investment
Replies: 22
Views: 456

Re: The Church doesn't feel like a good investment

I think it has worked its way into our belief system because we so desperately want it to be true. A world of uncertainty can be frightening. I agree :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: One of the random musing themes I come back to in my thinking spare time is how much of my spiritual perspective is bec...
by AmyJ
12 Oct 2017, 08:34
Forum: Support
Topic: Keeping Life's Demands in Balance - Pathways Post
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Keeping Life's Demands in Balance - Pathways Post

One of the assignments we were asked to complete is to read M. Russell Ballard's talk "Keeping Life's Demands in Balance" from 1987 and talk about it. https://www.lds.org/general-conference/1987/04/keeping-lifes-demands-in-balance?lang=eng He had some good advice that he laid out in 8 principles (Se...
by AmyJ
11 Oct 2017, 12:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Miracles -- God CAN but WILL He?
Replies: 14
Views: 616

Re: Miracles -- God CAN but WILL He?

"I grew up with the "Gospel of Job." I quite literally was taught, growing up, that the most righteous souls receive the most difficult trials. For me, blessings from God meant that he would bless you just enough to get through these hard experiences and that through it all, you would have peace. T...