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by mercyngrace
07 Jul 2014, 09:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: David and Bathsheba
Replies: 19
Views: 1218

Re: David and Bathsheba

I completely reject the notion that David has completely lost his exaltation - especially for killing Uriah. This isn't what D&C 132 says according to my reading (the murder bit) and seems to have crept in based on verses of D&C 42. This notion just doesn't fit with scriptures and prophetic statemen...
by mercyngrace
07 Jul 2014, 08:56
Forum: Support
Topic: Does anyone here ever actually meet up?
Replies: 14
Views: 931

Re: Does anyone here ever actually meet up?

I think in person meetups would be fun, even though I've been AWOL from all my favorite message boards for a while. There are at least four people in my stake who post here (to my knowledge). Mormonism makes for a very small world.
by mercyngrace
08 Jun 2014, 06:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Working on a talk
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Working on a talk

Regarding faith, I would point out that faith includes, by very definition a degree of uncertainty. It is hope in the absence of knowledge. I would also talk about Exodus 33:18-21. Moses asks to see God's glory. God says He will pass by while obstructing Moses' view but that Moses will see His back....
by mercyngrace
03 Jun 2014, 10:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church PR personnel meet w/ Mormon Women Stand group
Replies: 40
Views: 1132

Re: Church PR personnel meet w/ Mormon Women Stand group

Not sure if this has already been said but my .02 is this: If church leaders were interested enough in taking the matter before the Lord, they could simply announce that they are petitioning the Lord on the matter but have yet to receive revelation directing a change in the current practice and poli...
by mercyngrace
28 May 2014, 10:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you want me to tell your bishopric?
Replies: 44
Views: 2294

Re: What would you want me to tell your bishopric?

Dark Jedi, For me, please consider telling them: (1) I'm a person not a project. I don't need to be saved (by any human), I need to be loved. Just love me. (2) The key word is Empathy not sympathy. I don't need you to feel sorry for me. I need you to put yourself in my shoes. (3) Stop pretending lik...
by mercyngrace
15 May 2014, 13:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking your thoughts on mine
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: Seeking your thoughts on mine

So I usually favor a gentle approach however when I look at the scriptures, specifically the Gospels, I see the Lord most upset with the members of "the church" who are excluding others and lifted up in the pride of their own works. His harsh rebukes were reserved for his peers, fellow church author...
by mercyngrace
06 Apr 2014, 16:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Original General Conference Drinking Game
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: The Original General Conference Drinking Game

All - thanks for putting up with my spamming the board for a few days. :) I will be leaving the charitywater campaign open through June 30th (cw establishes the length of the campaign) so if anyone wants to donate and hasn't the links are still active. But I wanted to share how this idea came about ...
by mercyngrace
06 Apr 2014, 07:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Original General Conference Drinking Game
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: The Original General Conference Drinking Game

All - it's the last day of General Conference which means it's the last day to donate to our "give a drink for conference" charitywater campaign. If you've meant to and have forgotten or just haven't gotten around to it, please consider giving a few dollars. Despite a quick start, we are still well ...
by mercyngrace
05 Apr 2014, 14:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Original General Conference Drinking Game
Replies: 5
Views: 442

Re: The Original General Conference Drinking Game

Thanks, Ray :)

So far we're up to $220 of our $1000 goal. I'm thinking most folks are too caught up in conference to remember. :( But the idea came to me much too late so I was being hopeful to get any participation at all. I'll get the word out better before the next GC.