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by Jabraso
18 Nov 2020, 09:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is StayLDS at its end of life?
Replies: 30
Views: 2408

Re: Is StayLDS at its end of life?

I think this forum has a lot of potential. I think it could help a lot of people if they new about it and gave it a chance. I fear that the people who need it the most don't know about it and/or are afraid to look. I don't know if its the same for others but for me sites like this, and especially mo...
by Jabraso
18 Nov 2020, 09:01
Forum: Support
Topic: Bad trying to be good or good that does bad?
Replies: 9
Views: 849

Re: Bad trying to be good or good that does bad?

To answer the original question question you have clarify what you mean by good and bad or maybe the better words might be good or evil. We all sin and "fall short of the glory of God" but that is a different matter than being bad/evil. Sin simply means to miss the mark or fall short of the goal or ...
by Jabraso
20 Aug 2020, 12:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metrics and Agency
Replies: 19
Views: 1239

Re: Metrics and Agency

I do think it's important to measure things and set goals for improving things. But it's a problem when the numbers become the goal or the wrong numbers are emphasized. We need to put what is must important at the top and measure the things we can that relate to it. For example if making and keeping...
by Jabraso
11 Aug 2020, 11:17
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Does God answer every prayer?
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Does God answer every prayer?

Expressing gratitude is the most immediate benefit of our generic prayers. Thanking God is often glossed over in our prayers because we often focus on our laundry list of wishes to be granted. Being grateful is the key to real happiness and thanking God for everything we are and have humbles us and...
by Jabraso
10 Aug 2020, 09:30
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Does God answer every prayer?
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: Does God answer every prayer?

I struggle with the same question. The short answer I'd give is no. There are over 7 billion people on this planet who could pray for 7 billion contradicting outcomes; even if you limit it to the roughly 2 billion Christians the "butterfly-effect" of all those prayers being "answered" would be chaot...
by Jabraso
24 Jun 2020, 13:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Sacrament Meeting being held anywhere but Utah?
Replies: 39
Views: 3895

Re: Is Sacrament Meeting being held anywhere but Utah?

I live in northern Utah. My ward is going to start meetings this coming Sunday and every third Sunday after that. They are only doing 45min Sacrament meetings in two sessions with half the ward at a time. They aren't "mandatory" and those 65+ and other high risk individuals are told to stay home.
by Jabraso
24 Jun 2020, 12:23
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: New Reading Material Or Podcasts
Replies: 9
Views: 1521

Re: New Reading Material Or Podcasts

The Rational Bible by Denis Prager. It's a commentary on the first books in the Bible (the Torah) from a Jewish perspective but written to people of all faiths and secular people. Only Genesis and Exodus are currently published right now. The Jews have been studying the Old Testament in it's origina...
by Jabraso
19 Jun 2020, 10:00
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finally Being Honest to Myself
Replies: 9
Views: 2509

Re: Finally Being Honest to Myself

[...] 1) You are not alone. What you are experiencing is totally normal and has nothing to do with satan. Thanks. Its nice to be understood. 2) I recommend against dumping everything on your spouse all at once. However, I would clue her in to some parts if only to not feel alone. For me, it became ...
by Jabraso
18 Jun 2020, 10:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Covid-19 and religious freedom
Replies: 13
Views: 1645

Re: Covid-19 and religious freedom

The church is in a good position to do a lot virtually. They could broadcast messages and instructions as often as they want. I've actually enjoyed not having church meetings. We did short home sacrament meetings for a few weeks that were short and sweet. This approach has been good during the circu...
by Jabraso
18 Jun 2020, 08:52
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Finally Being Honest to Myself
Replies: 9
Views: 2509

Re: Finally Being Honest to Myself

[...]I particularly relate to your last paragraph in that I don't trust feelings alone any more and that I don't feel much anyway. It's so difficult to separate emotion from church teachings about what the Spirit feels like, but I have learned that most of what I feel is not the Spirit and is nothi...