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by SMiLe
21 Jul 2014, 15:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking Participants for Research on Mormons and Worry
Replies: 6
Views: 639

Re: Seeking Participants for Research on Mormons and Worry

Having decided to complete the survey, I feel like the study should have been titled, "Are Mormons more likely to be OCD?"
by SMiLe
17 Jul 2014, 09:46
Forum: Support
Topic: Should I Ask to be Released?
Replies: 11
Views: 904

Re: Should I Ask to be Released?

Hi Jacob84, I am a long time lurker here and rarely post. I think I made a few comments 3 years or so ago and then went back to reading posts only. Something that you said sounded so familiar to me that I wanted to put in my two cents worth. I have serious emotional conflict when Sundays come around...
by SMiLe
04 May 2010, 14:08
Forum: Book & Media Reviews
Topic: songs?
Replies: 16
Views: 2769

Re: songs?

My favorite hymn is "Nearer My God To Thee". I can't sing, and I still pour my heart into this one (much to the detriment of those around me, I'm sure! :D ). I also really like "Amazing Grace". I keep trying to convince my wife that there will be bagpipes at my funeral service. "Spirit in the Sky" b...
by SMiLe
04 May 2010, 07:17
Forum: Support
Topic: Friends of Scouting...shoot me now please
Replies: 10
Views: 1419

Re: Friends of Scouting...shoot me now please

I can sympathize with your position. The one thing that always gets me about FoS is that it is always presented as "this is your share for your kids". In fact, there have been times when it has been presented in such a way that parents feel like it is a fundraiser for their kids. The fact that the t...
by SMiLe
03 May 2010, 16:11
Forum: Support
Topic: Talking with your spouses
Replies: 7
Views: 698

Talking with your spouses

A few days ago, I wanted to talk with my wife about a topic in the church that we do not see the same way. I was very leery of doing this as, nowadays, I find that any time I try to speak with her about the way I see things, it usually ends up with her in tears. I try my hardest to be respectful and...
by SMiLe
29 Apr 2010, 12:07
Forum: Introductions
Topic: The story of Green Apples
Replies: 76
Views: 9528

Re: The story of Green Apples

I would be lying if I got up next Fast Sunday and said " I KNOW THIS CHURCH IS TRUE." Honestly I do not "KNOW" I have a great deal of faith about certain things. I guess I do feel somewhat bothered by the phrasing. I understand how you feel about that phrase. The time that we most often hear this p...
by SMiLe
09 Apr 2010, 13:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Unwritten Order of Things
Replies: 27
Views: 2972

Re: The Unwritten Order of Things

I listen to Christian radio on the commute to and from work and there is a pastor I listen to (Gino Geraci) that always says, " Legalism is when your opinion becomes my obligation". Obviously, he is against legalism. This discussion of the "unwritten rules" very much brought this quote to my mind. S...
by SMiLe
29 Mar 2010, 09:20
Forum: Support
Topic: Being open-minded
Replies: 10
Views: 800

Re: Being open-minded

Remember, too, that a kite is not just the thing that flies through the wind. It also is the string that keeps it safely grounded. I value my wife-string as much as my me-kite.
Thanks, Ray. I love this image!
by SMiLe
22 Mar 2010, 15:46
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Callings you cannot accept?
Replies: 8
Views: 837

Re: Callings you cannot accept?

As with others here, I have asked for time to think and pray about a calling and have had that request well received. A calling that I know I could not perform well at would be missionary / ward mission leader. I have always had problems with proselyting. I am happy to answer questions about the chu...
by SMiLe
22 Mar 2010, 15:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Torn... what to do?
Replies: 11
Views: 807

Re: Torn... what to do?

I think your heart was in the right place. I would have handled it a little differently though. I would have told the teacher that the EQ President was out of town and that he would need to find another substitute. Ditto for the home teaching partner. By letting them know that your son will be out o...