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by mercyngrace
07 Feb 2014, 08:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2014 Financial Support Campaign
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: 2014 Financial Support Campaign

Brian,

You said you try to raise enough to keep StayLDs funded.

What is "enough"? A ballpark figure would help me determine how much I can afford to contribute.

Thanks!
by mercyngrace
04 Feb 2014, 05:36
Forum: Support
Topic: How to address this?
Replies: 15
Views: 600

Re: How to address this?

I definitely think emailing it with a quick note would be fine: Hi Sister Jones! Hope you are having a fabulous weeks so far. My son, Jimmy came home Sunday and was excited to tell me all about your class. I'm happy he enjoys his time with you in Primary. One thing he mentioned was that the topic of...
by mercyngrace
03 Feb 2014, 07:42
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Overdue Introduction
Replies: 16
Views: 1286

Re: Overdue Introduction

Welcome to the board, Origami. You're going to find a lot of folks who have been where you are and can appreciate your struggles. You are a lucky man to have such a supportive wife and she's lucky that both of your prioritize the children so highly. Pulling together rather than apart is the only way...
by mercyngrace
01 Feb 2014, 13:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal families only in the Celestial Kingdom?
Replies: 28
Views: 1791

Re: Eternal families only in the Celestial Kingdom?

From what I've read, it seems general authorities have taught there is no progression from one kingdom to another more than they have taught there is. I'm okay with general authorities being wrong. :lol: All kidding aside, Mormonism has a doctrinal "out" for teaching both positions. One is found in...
by mercyngrace
29 Jan 2014, 15:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which one isn't getting the message?
Replies: 23
Views: 747

Re: Which one isn't getting the message?

I wanted to post this reply separate so it didn't get lost in the jumble of the above. Do you think missionaries might find more success if missions were more like the Peace Corps than guys in suits knocking on doors? If missionaries went out and truly lived among the people and worked with the peo...
by mercyngrace
29 Jan 2014, 11:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which one isn't getting the message?
Replies: 23
Views: 747

Re: Which one isn't getting the message?

I like that Curtis used the analogy of healing the sick rather than the whole but I disagree that the problem is that our missionaries are trying to heal the whole. I think the problem is that our missionaries sometimes think they are the whole. IMO, just as there are none good but God, there are no...
by mercyngrace
27 Jan 2014, 11:03
Forum: Support
Topic: 5 Really Bad Reasons to Leave Your Church
Replies: 17
Views: 832

Re: 5 Really Bad Reasons to Leave Your Church

Interesting. I think 3 and 4 could be valid reasons. Obviously some doctrinal differences matter enough to cause a split otherwise a whole lot of folks would still be Catholic, right? And while I'm a big fan of being a contributor, I do believe that there should be some reciprocity. Zion doesn't imp...
by mercyngrace
27 Jan 2014, 10:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eternal families only in the Celestial Kingdom?
Replies: 28
Views: 1791

Re: Eternal families only in the Celestial Kingdom?

Joni, How can the same sociality exist in the next life as exists here (D&C 130:2) if we are not together? According to the temple endowment, you are currently in the telestial world. According to Joseph Smith, Enoch (a godly man if ever there were), is now in the terrestrial world. (TPJS) According...
by mercyngrace
25 Jan 2014, 16:12
Forum: Support
Topic: Consequences of not being sealed
Replies: 10
Views: 516

Re: Consequences of not being sealed

I agree with Curtis. The ordinance is symbolic, like everything else in the temple, and designed to teach principles which will lead to the state of being "sealed" (i.e. reconciled, at-one, unified). The sealing ordinance is the culmination of the endowment. In other words, the principles which make...
by mercyngrace
25 Jan 2014, 13:23
Forum: Support
Topic: Suffering from a lack of motivation in all areas of my life
Replies: 26
Views: 694

Re: Suffering from a lack of motivation in all areas of my l

I can summarize that sentiment in three words.

Mother. In. Law.

She's so toxic that I am going through a detox period where I literally don't answer the phone when she calls. It's the only way to quell the homicidal inclinations....