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by LDS_Scoutmaster
16 Mar 2015, 16:13
Forum: Support
Topic: Call to talk to the Bishop
Replies: 11
Views: 1011

Re: Call to talk to the Bishop

Good points, the church was made for us, not us for the church. Programs and callings are there for the members, not to be filled regardless. I'm not advocating being a taker only, give back as much if not more than is taken. Serving should not be an undue burden. Help stretch a little to grow, but ...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
14 Mar 2015, 19:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kirby does it again
Replies: 6
Views: 368

Re: Kirby does it again

Hey, and he writes in Utah?!

Like J Golden Kimball, everyone loves his quotes, but no one wanted to deal with him personally in their ward.

I like this guy, we don't have anyone like him in SoCal. Not that we have a lot of Mormon themed newspapers either...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
14 Mar 2015, 19:24
Forum: Support
Topic: Call to talk to the Bishop
Replies: 11
Views: 1011

Re: Call to talk to the Bishop

A gentle and tactful reminder to the bishop might be in order that we are all volunteers in this organization called the church. I agree, you are in the drivers seat, make it all on your own terms.
by LDS_Scoutmaster
13 Mar 2015, 22:40
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Undecided
Replies: 9
Views: 1551

Re: Undecided

I can echo what dj said, take it slow. You're at a good place even if you want to go back, you can determine your activity level and if asked to hold a calling simply say not right now if that's what you feel. I am a convert too, and have had some of the same concerns, we're not alone. Redefine what...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
13 Mar 2015, 22:32
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Thank you. :)
Replies: 16
Views: 2390

Re: Thank you. :)

Welcome! It is difficult and confusing to follow the spirit sometimes after having a spiritual fc. There are a lot of us that have been there, I think of ray's end tag about seeing through a glass darkly. Just a quick thought that your story on not playing on sunday, it still applies just as much no...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
11 Mar 2015, 17:18
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The Watchers/Nephilim and genocide in the OT
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Re: The Watchers/Nephilim and genocide in the OT

I haven't always flirted with the idea of ancient aliens, but it is and has been appealing get on a philosophical level. It really doesn't change much for how I live my life if certain events were set into motion on this planet by alien influence. I've heard all or a lot of the conspiracy theories, ...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
11 Mar 2015, 16:54
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Matter of Perspective
Replies: 9
Views: 520

Re: A Matter of Perspective

All this goes right along with Heber13's end tag:
Obi-Wan: "Luke, you're going to find that many of the truths we cling to...depend greatly on our point of view."
I too, have found this most of my life. I say most because there were times I was intentionally or unintentionally wearing blinders.
by LDS_Scoutmaster
10 Mar 2015, 16:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My Perspective on the Temple Just Evolved a Little
Replies: 14
Views: 970

Re: My Perspective on the Temple Just Evolved a Little

Great insight Ray. I found too, that some things become routine, and it's nice to have a fresh perspective and experience to keep us learning. There is a saying in zen that the more you seek after it, the faster it Flys away, then as you do not seek it, there it is. I have found myself searching so ...
by LDS_Scoutmaster
10 Mar 2015, 16:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good things that happen at church
Replies: 113
Views: 11734

Re: Good things that happen at church

Actually I don't know the story, they showed up just after the bulk of parishioners had fled the scene. The bishop had sequestered them quickly into a Sunday school room. I'll probably hear more about whatever happened during the coming week.
by LDS_Scoutmaster
09 Mar 2015, 16:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good things that happen at church
Replies: 113
Views: 11734

Re: Good things that happen at church

I was going to start this post with "I think I'm in the best ward in the church", but that's just a fleeting thought as I know nothings perfect. But yesterday was really good, the youth speaker talked about not judging others, the adults gave excellent talks quoting from the Baptist hymnal and other...