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by flower
29 Jan 2011, 17:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Becoming an Adult of God
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: Becoming an Adult of God

Great post... Thanks for bumping it! Seems that I haven't quite made it through "spiritual puberty" just yet. I'll get there eventually.
by flower
29 Jan 2011, 12:02
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Sometimes I hate when I'm right
Replies: 32
Views: 1661

Re: Sometimes I hate when I'm right

Awesome update about tattoo lady! Almost makes me want to attend more just so I can be an advocate and voice for those who do not yet have the courage to speak up when needed. You rock!
by flower
29 Jan 2011, 11:38
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The church IS NOT perfect and neither are the people
Replies: 8
Views: 469

Re: The church IS NOT perfect and neither are the people

Funny you bring this up because I was just told yesterday for about the 20th time this year alone by well meaning TBMs that "people aren't perfect, but the Church is." I too HATE this saying. It seems to be the standard saying when ignorant or fearful members don't know how to otherwise defend the C...
by flower
26 Jan 2011, 17:28
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: LDS and gay - SL Trib article
Replies: 28
Views: 2044

Re: LDS and gay - SL Trib article

I like the thought about the gay/celibate GA. Why not? I always secretly thought that Sheri Dew was in the closet. It would be the coolest thing ever if someone like her "came out". I also think that it would be good for the church... showing that it was possible to be gay and actively Mormon with ...
by flower
26 Jan 2011, 15:40
Forum: Support
Topic: The Saga Continues
Replies: 27
Views: 1139

Re: The Saga Continues

SWK put his thumb down. Why didn't Monson? SWK may have put his thumb down privately to the Q15, but NEVER publicly. If he had then this talk may have never been repeated. I'm afraid this battle has been lost for another generation my friend. Perhaps our children will fight it another day? You bet ...
by flower
24 Jan 2011, 13:12
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Sometimes I hate when I'm right
Replies: 32
Views: 1661

Re: Sometimes I hate when I'm right

I just read your full account cwald, and I have no words. Is this really the church I belong to?
btw... I took the day off from church yesterday, and it was wonderful!
by flower
19 Jan 2011, 19:27
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Spiritual practices: Sabbaticals or Stopping
Replies: 20
Views: 1170

Re: Spiritual practices: Sabbaticals or Stopping

I have a family member, though, who spends a lot of time worrying about how he appears to others and I know it's often painful for him. I wish I had something to offer this person, but I can't help thinking that in his case it's a personality trait (Idealist) and that it's just an inherent way of t...
by flower
19 Jan 2011, 19:08
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Same path different direction?
Replies: 20
Views: 1130

Re: Same path different direction?

Welcome Pickles! I love the way your mind works. I too subscribe to the theory that we create our own realities... both on a personal and at a global level. I look forward to more posts from you.

By the way, have you seen the film... What the Bleep!?: Down the Rabbit Hole ...so fascinating!
by flower
19 Jan 2011, 18:34
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Spiritual practices: Sabbaticals or Stopping
Replies: 20
Views: 1170

Re: Spiritual practices: Sabbaticals or Stopping

Things I would like to stop... caring what others think about me. I know who I am, I know what I want, and yet my caring about how others view me is interfering with who I want to become. I have decided that I do need a sabbatical from the LDS church. At least 6 weeks or so. I need to figure out how...
by flower
19 Jan 2011, 16:25
Forum: Support
Topic: The Saga Continues
Replies: 27
Views: 1139

Re: The Saga Continues

cwald... you and jwald are my heroes. I am trying to find a way to remain a part of the church on my own terms but I am really struggling with wanting to be there right now. Just when I thought I was doing better I went to church last week and while sitting there I had a full on panic attack and had...