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by AmyJ
23 Apr 2018, 11:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free agency vs. free agency
Replies: 21
Views: 202

Re: Free agency vs. free agency

I interpret free agency as "your ability to choose without the control of someone/something else" As Amy and Dande have stated - our ability to choose is not unencumbered. I myself am a strong proponent of "limited agency." I find that our church tends to overemphasize agency because our doctrine/c...
by AmyJ
23 Apr 2018, 11:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?
Replies: 28
Views: 324

Re: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?

The part that gets me is that we are not counting visits -- it's whether needs are taken care of. What do you say at the door of an inactive family? Hi, I'm here just to connect -- can we visit a few minutes? You can't just say "Hi, I'm your minister what are your temporal or spiritual needs right ...
by AmyJ
23 Apr 2018, 10:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?
Replies: 28
Views: 324

Re: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?

Is that ministering? One of my "ministering" families has a daughter. My daughter and her daughter both love a Lego expansion called Lego elves. Although there is an age gap I invited this girl over to our house to play for an hour. I heard through my wife (who later talked to the mother) that the ...
by AmyJ
23 Apr 2018, 10:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?
Replies: 43
Views: 1740

Re: Do You Believe in the Literal Christ?

Is anybody really certain of anything ? I know I think, therefor I know I am .... I'm not certain about the rest of you all. :mrgreen: I know I think (and I think incomplete and incorrect thoughts), therefore I know I am incomplete and incorrect in my faith narrative regularly. I am certain that th...
by AmyJ
23 Apr 2018, 09:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?
Replies: 13
Views: 157

Re: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?

I have compassion on this good bishop. Honor, duty, and commitment are what made his world view meaningful. Let's just say that I did not find his logic as motivating as he did. ;) I hear ya. My husband mentions regularly that he is striving to "become" a better man so that he can live with me in t...
by AmyJ
23 Apr 2018, 09:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Positive Ways Leaders Can Motivate the Flock
Replies: 2
Views: 46

Re: Positive Ways Leaders Can Motivate the Flock

I realized that this is going off tangent to your current topic, but it fits in... Pay gentle attention to the "Special Needs" Families in the branch/organization . People with children who have developmental difficulties (profoundly obvious or not) once identified will need people who can step in a...
by AmyJ
23 Apr 2018, 09:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?
Replies: 13
Views: 157

Re: Are we a church of volunteers, assignments or covenants?

Agreed Road Runner.

The other semantic difficulty is that for a calling you get set a part for as part of standard protocol. For an assignment, generally not - though I have heard of people requesting a priesthood blessing prior to starting a specific assignment.
by AmyJ
23 Apr 2018, 09:17
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?
Replies: 28
Views: 324

Re: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?

SilentDawning wrote:
23 Apr 2018, 09:10
Is that ministering?
Why wouldn't that be ministering?
You are helping someone improve themselves and connect with you.

The question is, do you want this ministering to continue, or be a one-off?
by AmyJ
23 Apr 2018, 08:38
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free agency vs. free agency
Replies: 21
Views: 202

Re: Free agency vs. free agency

I actually try not to think of "free" agency for the reasons you just listed. To answer your question, I think of it as "both". For example, my daughter is 9 so she lives with us and we take care of her. She has "free agency" in that she has a bed, blankets, and whatever resources my husband and I s...
by AmyJ
23 Apr 2018, 07:24
Forum: Support
Topic: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?
Replies: 28
Views: 324

Re: Home Teaching is Over, Long Live Home Teaching?

I like the idea of erasing the lines between the EQ and RS, making sure everyone is covered by someone in either group and having less overlap. It would be nice if we took the approach of allowing people to do things however they'd like instead of presenting one model for everyone to follow. E.g. i...