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by nightwalden
21 Apr 2010, 08:37
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Church Activity & Capacity to Love
Replies: 7
Views: 521

Re: Church Activity & Capacity to Love

I, for whatever reason, have always been drawn to people on the fringes at church, other people that don't fit in. I look the part but I don't ever feel like I fit in either. I tend to try to sit by people that don't seem to fit in well, we talk and develop a rapport. I also interact a little with t...
by nightwalden
20 Apr 2010, 08:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's on the Mind of Church Leaders? Simplify
Replies: 30
Views: 1221

Re: What's on the Mind of Church Leaders? Simplify

I find church government very complicated... but the gospel lessons, please don't simplify them! They're already a bit too simplified already! I think simple lessons are the fault of the teachers. If teachers would spend time pondering what they believe and why and then talk about that in lessons t...
by nightwalden
12 Apr 2010, 23:19
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Boy Scouts and the Church
Replies: 19
Views: 959

Re: Boy Scouts and the Church

When I was a youth 13 years ago my experience was very different from what you are describing. The young womens leaders were really great and the young mens leaders were good too and they worked together really well. There is no way that money from the young women would go to the young men. The youn...
by nightwalden
09 Apr 2010, 14:41
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: The sacradness of the temple
Replies: 24
Views: 1170

Re: The sacradness of the temple

The temple doesn't just allow people to come to the temple and go to the celestial room. Typically patrons attend an endowment session to be permitted into the celestial room. However, exceptions can be made for patrons who come to do sealings or initiatories. They can probably be escorted into the ...
by nightwalden
09 Apr 2010, 08:39
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: How do you connect, spiritually?
Replies: 8
Views: 665

Re: How do you connect, spiritually?

I think that I connect spiritually most by discussing spiritual matters with good friends and family. I feel like that is how I learn the most. I learn so much about myself by trying to explain what I think and believe to others. But I also feel the spirit pretty regularly at the temple and to a les...
by nightwalden
09 Apr 2010, 08:23
Forum: Support
Topic: Obedience to For Strength of Youth pamphlet
Replies: 46
Views: 1635

Re: Obedience to For Strength of Youth pamphlet

I think that you need to talk to the Bishop. I would try to talk to him rather than writing a letter. He obviously doesn't understand your point of view. I think that the best way for him to understand you is to talk to him. I really don't think that you're making a mountain out of a molehill here. ...
by nightwalden
06 Apr 2010, 16:14
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Faith in false concepts.
Replies: 28
Views: 1539

Re: Faith in false concepts.

The way I differentiate between faith and simple belief is that faith also requires trust. I would define trust as placing confidence in or reliance on something. I think that we can believe in things without having any trust in those things. belief = belief faith = belief + trust So I believe that ...
by nightwalden
02 Apr 2010, 21:42
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Another newbie for you guys...
Replies: 14
Views: 647

Re: Another newbie for you guys...

Welcome. My guess is that if you feel like the LDS church is a good place for you and teaches a lot of truth, then you probably won't be too disturbed by church history. I think the history really gets people who have relied on the "only true church" idea and have spent years trying to make the chur...
by nightwalden
31 Mar 2010, 13:26
Forum: Support
Topic: Boredom + "Gentile" reactions.
Replies: 19
Views: 926

Re: Boredom + "Gentile" reactions.

You mentioned on another thread that it bothers you to see people texting on the their phones at church. I use my phone to combat the boredom. But I also have the scriptures and hymns and lesson manuals on my phone. I don't take scriptures to church much anymore because I have them on my phone. I gu...
by nightwalden
31 Mar 2010, 06:43
Forum: Support
Topic: Reverence
Replies: 7
Views: 654

Re: Reverence

You might want to remind your bishop about a couple things that are in the church handbook. The bishopric and the speakers should be in their seats at least five minutes before the meeting begins. The bishopric encourages families to arrive on time and sit together. Members should be reverent before...