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by Ray DeGraw
24 Sep 2017, 17:17
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: A Thread For Talks and Lessons
Replies: 68
Views: 5941

Re: A Thread For Talks and Lessons

Thanks for sharing that, DJ. Wonderful!
by Ray DeGraw
23 Sep 2017, 16:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gospel of Checklists
Replies: 11
Views: 161

Re: The Gospel of Checklists

Personalities are different; thus, needs are different. My wife is a checklister. It is important for her, since it gives her a sense of accomplishment and security. She is a highly-intelligent person. She is not a Pharisee by any measure. She simply craves organization, and checklists provide that ...
by Ray DeGraw
23 Sep 2017, 16:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gospel =/= The Church
Replies: 23
Views: 351

Re: The Gospel =/= The Church

I have said before that I am not opposed to a people showing their commitment to God and growth (repentance) by swinging from a vine, making monkey sounds, and dropping into a large pool of milk - IF that ritual has deep meaning to them and makes sense in their culture. I love the symbolism involved...
by Ray DeGraw
22 Sep 2017, 10:55
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: 1 Nephi 1:20 Nephi's Thesis - Am I reading this right?
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: 1 Nephi 1:20 Nephi's Thesis - Am I reading this right?

That is a reasonable reading - and it can be interpreted in light of an atonement that is either literal or figurative.
by Ray DeGraw
22 Sep 2017, 10:50
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Gospel =/= The Church
Replies: 23
Views: 351

Re: The Gospel =/= The Church

Yep, but, in many ways, we now attend a different church than the Church of my youth and early adulthood. I am glad of that, even as I hope my children can say the same thing when they are my age (and even earlier).
by Ray DeGraw
22 Sep 2017, 10:47
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: 1 Nephi 11:22, 25 (Lehi's Dream Commentary - Love of God)
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: 1 Nephi 11:22, 25 (Lehi's Dream Commentary - Love of God)

I love it, Roy.

I probably will use the landscape of our hearts in a talk at a point.
by Ray DeGraw
21 Sep 2017, 13:53
Forum: Support
Topic: "The Lord maketh no such thing known unto us"
Replies: 25
Views: 495

Re: "The Lord maketh no such thing known unto us"

Alone in a promised land with no obvious choices for "wholesome recreational activities" of the marital variety?

Yep, solid motivation to develop an exceptional sales pitch. :P :thumbup:
by Ray DeGraw
21 Sep 2017, 13:49
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why hold the line on this?
Replies: 35
Views: 852

Re: Why hold the line on this?

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

Looking Hard is in strong position for Comment of the Week (COW).
by Ray DeGraw
21 Sep 2017, 13:48
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: 1 Nephi 11:22, 25 (Lehi's Dream Commentary - Love of God)
Replies: 7
Views: 116

Re: 1 Nephi 11:22, 25 (Lehi's Dream Commentary - Love of God)

Thanks for sharing. I love thought-provoking insights and interpretations.
by Ray DeGraw
21 Sep 2017, 13:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sons of Helaman - Life Changing Services
Replies: 10
Views: 208

Re: Sons of Helaman - Life Changing Services

I am pursuing an advanced degree in counseling right now, and this could serve as a case study to analyze in my ethics class. Given my current reality, I can't comment further on it.