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by mercyngrace
25 Jan 2014, 08:20
Forum: Support
Topic: Suffering from a lack of motivation in all areas of my life
Replies: 26
Views: 1163

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

Slowing down is good. I think I need to learn to meditate better. My brain just never shuts off. Even sleeping last night, I dreamt of two boys in my Sunday school class who I've been trying to reach (short version: they've recently gone totally inactive and they are in some trouble). I worry about ...
by mercyngrace
24 Jan 2014, 09:28
Forum: Support
Topic: Suffering from a lack of motivation in all areas of my life
Replies: 26
Views: 1163

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

I'm so with you right now, SD. I wish I had some advice but that would mean I could pull myself out of my own slump. The last year has been a mad dash first with a difficult employer and a hectic job and then with a much better new employer and an even more hectic job. Things are finally slowing dow...
by mercyngrace
22 Jan 2014, 19:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What would you do if you "recognized" someone on StayLDS?
Replies: 12
Views: 836

Re: What would you do if you "recognized" someone on StayLDS

Being the queen of subtlety, I just message folks with some of my info. Often, I use my real name in PMs. I figure if I put myself out there first, it breaks the ice. I'm facebook friends with many people I've met on various message boards which keeps life interesting because they cross a very wide ...
by mercyngrace
22 Jan 2014, 12:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Faith Crisis in GIFs
Replies: 14
Views: 1557

Re: Faith Crisis in GIFs

Scenes from my faith crisis... Trying to convince myself Tapir in reformed Egyptian really means... http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lw65kvGKuY1qhekpro2_500.gif ... horse in English. When armchair apologists on the internet told me I just need to pray harder. http://mlb.mlb.com/images/9/8/6/5446898...
by mercyngrace
22 Jan 2014, 07:30
Forum: Support
Topic: Social Anxiety and Feelings of Unworthiness
Replies: 19
Views: 1427

Re: Social Anxiety and Feelings of Unworthiness

DeepThinker, Everyone has given great suggestions. I'll add mine in case your wife's experiences are anything like mine. Growing up in the church, it took some very specific experiences for me to realize that God wasn't a schizophrenic parent who loved me one minute but would cast me off the next if...
by mercyngrace
20 Jan 2014, 12:40
Forum: Support
Topic: The Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad day
Replies: 32
Views: 2093

Re: The Terrible Horrible No Good Very Bad day

Some days are just like that. In our ward, sacrament meeting was okay - not particularly inspiring - but not one of those cringe worthy Sundays when I hear Twilight Zone music in my head. I spent most of the time reading scriptures. (I recommend Romans 14 - loved hat yesterday!) Then I taught my Sun...
by mercyngrace
20 Jan 2014, 11:55
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Spiritual Thought
Replies: 8
Views: 1433

Re: Spiritual Thought

So I purchased Falling Upward on audible and have been listening over the last few days. It's very good and I like the paradigm he uses of a pre-fall/post-fall. I think a lot of stayldsers would be able to relate to this. Funny thing - he mentions Mormons in chapter 5. Some might get a chuckle out o...
by mercyngrace
19 Jan 2014, 13:59
Forum: Support
Topic: Have you ever experienced this?
Replies: 8
Views: 566

Re: Have you ever experienced this?

I distinctly remember this happening 3 times, though it's probably happened a couple more times they just pale by comparison to the 3 worst. The last of those three times was so bad that I couldn't even keep food down for almost a week. I think some things are just so bad that our whole bodies rejec...
by mercyngrace
18 Jan 2014, 07:27
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: StayLDS Ask-Me-Anything on Reddit
Replies: 37
Views: 2093

Re: StayLDS Ask-Me-Anything on Reddit

You know that old saying about the best laid plans... At about 8:45 on my way to the computer to log into reddit, I flipped the porch light on for our oldest who was out with friends and sparks flew. A quick trip to Wal-Mart for a replacement switch turned into - 'oh yeah, the shower head fitting ne...
by mercyngrace
15 Jan 2014, 19:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What I Wish the Church Understood About Us
Replies: 27
Views: 2012

Re: What I Wish the Church Understood About Us

I'll take it a step further. I think that the catalyst for my own personal faith crisis was the result of being too vested in being a fully faithful member of the church. That is to say that if I were more relaxed (not so strict in my obedience) my faith crisis may never have happened. I couldn't a...