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by BeJoyful
19 Apr 2018, 17:21
Forum: Support
Topic: New ward, new you?
Replies: 13
Views: 1054

Re: New ward, new you?

There is no TR question "Do you have a tattoo?" although there may be something in some handbook - but it's still not a question. There's nothing in either handbook, from what I can find. However, True to the Faith is pretty clear: "Latter-day prophets strongly discourage the tattooing of the body....
by BeJoyful
15 Apr 2018, 14:05
Forum: Support
Topic: Stage 4 Grief/Mourning
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: Stage 4 Grief/Mourning

I had an amazing seminary teacher who was a scientist. I am not a scientist, so if I misquote her, blame the messenger, not the source. She discussed the idea of "light" being treated mathematically like "matter", and compared spirit to light. How when we're full of testimony or happiness, people of...
by BeJoyful
15 Apr 2018, 13:39
Forum: Support
Topic: Stage 4 Grief/Mourning
Replies: 13
Views: 1303

Re: Stage 4 Grief/Mourning

What I would add to that today is that I believe the only way we live on is in the memory of our loved-ones. My dad lives on in my memory. At first, one thing that really struck me about losing my dad was that there were so many experiences that only he and I shared and now I was the only one left ...
by BeJoyful
15 Apr 2018, 11:36
Forum: Support
Topic: New ward, new you?
Replies: 13
Views: 1054

New ward, new you?

After months of being in limbo, we have finally started a new chapter of our lives in a new state, new job, and obviously new ward. Now we're in the precarious position of setting boundaries and expectations in our new ward, but not wanting to give so much information that we regret it. Our bishopr...
by BeJoyful
15 Apr 2018, 10:47
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To those of you who Lurk but don't post
Replies: 21
Views: 1623

Re: To those of you who Lurk but don't post

I think another reason I don't post is because the part of my life where I address my faith, belief, church acceptance/disagreement, and family dynamics is painful. For some reason, I can tolerate the pain of exploring those things while lurking, but speaking/ typing about them is sometimes too much...
by BeJoyful
15 Apr 2018, 10:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To those of you who Lurk but don't post
Replies: 21
Views: 1623

Re: To those of you who Lurk but don't post

Orson wrote:I am often very short on time and when I see a comment that essentially mirrors my own thoughts I don't feel a need to post.
This is a huge reason I don't post much, but I really should throw in a "I agree" more often.

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by BeJoyful
14 Apr 2018, 15:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: May I have your, Belief-O-Matic, please?
Replies: 31
Views: 1750

Re: May I have your, Belief-O-Matic, please?

I'm flabbergasted. I can't see percentages, maybe it's because I'm on my phone, but my number 1 match was LDS. I really didn't see it coming, even though I am LDS and want to stay LDS, I answered off-book for several issues. Huh. I want to take it from my computer and see the other matches. Cool too...
by BeJoyful
31 Jan 2018, 17:22
Forum: Support
Topic: I Traded Up - Sunday Activity
Replies: 8
Views: 688

Re: I Traded Up - Sunday Activity

I love this! I need to look into trading up some things...

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by BeJoyful
09 Jan 2018, 10:36
Forum: Support
Topic: Request for faith crisis analogies
Replies: 28
Views: 2337

Re: Request for faith crisis analogies

Or, does anybody want to take a crack at another one? Reviving this old thread, but I've had this analogy running through my head since this whole thing started, and it's how I explained my faith crisis/transition to my husband. It didn't resonate as much with him but it works really well for me: I...
by BeJoyful
09 Jan 2018, 08:46
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Keeping Joy
Replies: 19
Views: 2483

Re: Keeping Joy

I usually mentally play Devil's Advocate these days and wind up thinking, "Yes, I learned from this experience - but I am pretty sure the lesson I learned is not the intended lesson". It took me a while to acknowledge any lesson learned instead of just being mad at the situation. Now I'm trying to ...