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by Heber13
20 Feb 2018, 16:50
Forum: Introductions
Topic: A Part of my Story
Replies: 9
Views: 106

Re: A Part of my Story

Thanks for sharing your story. And welcome to the forum. You can read the posts...but it is more fun to join the conversation and share thoughts too ;) Sometimes I think God wants us to realize that church is what it is, but we have to decide for ourselves what we need in life. We learn that church ...
by Heber13
20 Feb 2018, 16:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church today -- returning to report
Replies: 121
Views: 3220

Re: Church today -- returning to report

I had a good experience this past Sunday. My son is 14 and picked out his outfit for church...got dressed and rushed out the door to get a ride with his step-mom while I collected some last things I needed to teach a lesson that I was woefully unprepared for. When I got to church...my son was up fro...
by Heber13
20 Feb 2018, 16:04
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today's Observations
Replies: 7
Views: 124

Re: Today's Observations

One class member shared a similar story where he stood up for his beliefs. I'm wondering if there will be an opportunity some time for me to stand for my beliefs in church...and see who accepts me for that. I believe same-sex marriage can be a good thing. What would people in your ward think if you...
by Heber13
05 Feb 2018, 11:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Setting Goals
Replies: 21
Views: 343

Re: Setting Goals

Is it offensive to me that they simply won't leave me alone about how important jogging is and how wrong stationary cycling is? That they impose the one solution fits all program on everyone? I would say that is it. I think you hit the nail on the head. The offense comes from the one-size-fits-all ...
by Heber13
05 Feb 2018, 10:20
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk help - Book of Mormon
Replies: 11
Views: 168

Re: Talk help - Book of Mormon

The nice thing about the Book of Mormon is so much of it sounds like many parts of the new testament and gospels. :) Matt is quoted...teachings of the beatitudes. The allegory of the tame and wild olive trees in Jacob 5. God works with his people and weeps. More the weeping god than vengeful god. 3N...
by Heber13
05 Feb 2018, 10:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Setting Goals
Replies: 21
Views: 343

Re: Setting Goals

Too often in the Church, we make poor connections between behaviors and desired outcomes. I think this is one of them. Are they saying that people that do not attend SM all the time should feel guilty about going to the temple and that the guilt should increase SM attendance. I believe the two may ...
by Heber13
03 Feb 2018, 16:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Setting Goals
Replies: 21
Views: 343

Re: Setting Goals

Great comments. Funny you bring up weight loss as the analogy...I was talking to my wife about that this morning...and frankly...I'm not bought into it right now. I know I need to lose 20lbs, but it isn't like it is urgent. I SHOULD lose weight...but I'm also ok where I'm at and the level of effort ...
by Heber13
03 Feb 2018, 13:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Setting Goals
Replies: 21
Views: 343

Setting Goals

My HPGL wants me to lead a discussion tomorrow in 3rd hour council meetings on the topic of how we can achieve our goal to have 150 people attend sacrament meeting by increasing temple attendance. Any ideas for me? How do you feel about goals and how would you suggest it be approached? We can't pres...
by Heber13
01 Feb 2018, 18:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is it horrible to drink coffee
Replies: 15
Views: 407

Re: Is it horrible to drink coffee

I like wayfarer's line of thinking in this thread:

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by Heber13
28 Jan 2018, 18:44
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: Joseph Smith wasn't actually a Polygamist...
Replies: 14
Views: 326

Re: Joseph Smith wasn't actually a Polygamist...

I wasn't there and anyone with an agenda can fabricate a historical record. All we have to go on is history written by the church, which could very well be fabricated or embellished. yes, that is possible. But I think it helps move past some faith crisis issues to try to find the facts as we know t...