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by AmyJ
28 Nov 2018, 14:14
Forum: Support
Topic: President Nelson Quote - What think you.
Replies: 23
Views: 1625

Re: President Nelson Quote - What think you.

google's dictionary defines restoration as... aw jeez, there I go: "the return of a hereditary monarch to a throne, a head of state to government, or a regime to power." So you could include anything that prepares people for the second coming of Jesus as being a part of a "restoration." So there ma...
by AmyJ
28 Nov 2018, 07:14
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Curriculum Thoughts - How?
Replies: 9
Views: 693

Re: 2019 Curriculum Thoughts - How?

I'm not too worried about it. I'm already studying scripture every week (I define scripture loosely). I have no plans on making any changes and I'd feel comfortable telling people at church that I'm engaged in the program. I define scriptures very loosely as well. My current definition of scripture...
by AmyJ
28 Nov 2018, 06:54
Forum: Support
Topic: President Nelson Quote - What think you.
Replies: 23
Views: 1625

Re: President Nelson Quote - What think you.

We are witnesses to a process of restoration. If you think the Church has been fully restored, you are just seeing the beginning. There is much more to come." Let's discuss... “Our message to you tonight is the same as the message we've given to others, that God lives, that Jesus is the Christ, tha...
by AmyJ
26 Nov 2018, 08:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2019 Curriculum Thoughts - How?
Replies: 9
Views: 693

2019 Curriculum Thoughts - How?

Hello, I am struggling with how to prepare for the "home-centered" scripture study next year. There are 2 main areas that I would like opinions about: 1. Why - So far, my reasons are as follows: a) My family is culturally acceptable at church. b) My husband can't hold it against me in this faith tra...
by AmyJ
21 Nov 2018, 09:00
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Challenges in life & the impact of prayer.
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: Challenges in life & the impact of prayer.

Following. I don't pray really anymore (though a case could be made that I did not pray before the faith transition either). I pray in public as part of the social rituals of belonging in church and in our family. [And I would get labeled as a misguided heretic for stating it so clinically.] I think...
by AmyJ
20 Nov 2018, 11:36
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sin-Resistant
Replies: 12
Views: 412

Re: Sin-Resistant

So why to subscribe to any one philosophy? Why not just focus on living on the best life you can, maximizing personal happiness through wholesome living, service to others, etcetera? If you subscribe to the 2 stages of life theory (Richard Rohr) - this is 1st stage of life. It provides an anchor po...
by AmyJ
16 Nov 2018, 06:15
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: The limit of Free Agency
Replies: 33
Views: 1801

Re: The limit of Free Agency

Good thread. 1 Observation: That the illusion/perception of agency is just as important as the actual limits on our agency. This is part of what makes the teenage years more perilous - teens have an illusion or perception that they can do more than they actually can (in general) (or vice versa). Whe...
by AmyJ
15 Nov 2018, 11:37
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Faith Journey Goal Post - Long Read (You were warned)
Replies: 5
Views: 191

Re: Faith Journey Goal Post - Long Read (You were warned)

My daughter (who is a chip of the block of me) has a description of Autism for how she thinks and acts. I was reading up on common manifestations of it, when I came across the statistic that 40-65% of communication is non-verbal, and that a common symptom for ASD is completely missing and/or mis-int...
by AmyJ
15 Nov 2018, 06:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Talk input: follow the prophet
Replies: 21
Views: 1240

Re: Talk input: follow the prophet

The Brigham Young Quote is my reliance right now, "I am more afraid that this people have so much confidence in their leaders that they will not inquire for themselves of God whether they are led by Him" The interesting side benefit to this faith transition is that I am doing more with less :lol: I...
by AmyJ
15 Nov 2018, 06:08
Forum: Support
Topic: "Called to Serve, Not Called to Suffer"
Replies: 13
Views: 937

Re: "Called to Serve, Not Called to Suffer"

You know, if the spirit of this movement had been around, maybe my senior sister (60+ years old and my junior companion) on my mission would have gone home early and saved everyone a lot of heartache. She was a legend in our mission field because she was a senior sister who managed to alienate both ...