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by Rumin8
01 Apr 2019, 14:50
Forum: Support
Topic: Small Moment of Courage
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Small Moment of Courage

I raised my hand and pointed out that in the case of Job - his faith was just to hold on even though his friends didn't get it and he didn't see a specific reason for what he felt that God had done. I reemphasized that sometimes for us, the best we can do is what Job did and hold on in the face of ...
by Rumin8
01 Apr 2019, 14:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is there left to change?
Replies: 66
Views: 2277

Re: What is there left to change?

GC is a week away. The web is rife with rumors. Most of them totally bogus. So...what is left to change? Thus far, church hours home study temple program mission rules seminary quorums classes death rituals Your thoughts? My thoughts on a few of the current changes: Church hours - I think this is w...
by Rumin8
28 Mar 2019, 09:15
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Was Nephi a real person?
Replies: 38
Views: 2132

Re: Was Nephi a real person?

In short, I do not believe Nephi was a real person. But that's ok, I always related better to Lemuel. But I don't think he's a real person either. One of the things I have had to let go of this past year was my literal belief in the scriptures. All scriptures. That does not mean that I find them use...
by Rumin8
27 Mar 2019, 13:46
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shrinking wards due to boundary changes?
Replies: 14
Views: 576

Re: Shrinking wards due to boundary changes?

I'll be able to weigh in on this in about six months after our stake completes it's long-rumored reorganization. It's being kept very hush-hush as people in my area take their ward association VERY seriously. I'm currently in the lowest population ward, and I would say we are health. I don't anticip...
by Rumin8
27 Mar 2019, 13:39
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Happy Are You?
Replies: 14
Views: 663

Re: How Happy Are You?

I marked "somewhat happy" based on the past six months or so. I could even have gone all the way down to the least happy choice. That has been because I have had extreme bouts of fear and anxiety as I actively began to deconstruct my belief structure. However, if you go back two weeks only, I would ...
by Rumin8
27 Mar 2019, 13:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Praise to the Man...
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: Praise to the Man...

We did!

But I didn't hear a word about it, and I am in a position that I would hear about it. Then again, I did miss a bishopric meeting a week ago Sunday, and it could have been discussed then.

That all said, I think this is rumor and coincidence.
by Rumin8
05 Mar 2019, 15:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Name of The Church - Version 152
Replies: 146
Views: 8111

Re: Name of The Church - Version 152

This still feels like a made up crisis to me. Even to my most orthodox friends and family this feels like farce. Even they make jokes constantly about “another victory for satan” when someone says “Mormon.” Can’t wait to have everything change back in a few years. Hope the PR department keeps paying...
by Rumin8
04 Mar 2019, 17:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My New Calling: Sunday School Lesson Recaps
Replies: 210
Views: 29977

Re: My New Calling: Sunday School Lesson Recaps

The church needs more instructors like Curt.

That sounds like a phenomenal class. I particularly like your take on perfection. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
by Rumin8
04 Mar 2019, 17:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Church today -- mixed bag, some good stuff
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Church today -- mixed bag, some good stuff

Testimony meeting was interesting. As usual we had the usual half dozen "testimony bingo" people. I pay particular attention now when people say "I Know..." as they elaborate their testimonies. I find this fascinating now, as I attempt to dissect how they can "know" particular things. No children te...
by Rumin8
04 Mar 2019, 16:53
Forum: Support
Topic: Family Values Proposition
Replies: 5
Views: 393

Family Values Proposition

Hey all, as I'm trying to navigate this new (and scary) path of remaining in the church but with my own twist of a meaning-based approach, I suggested to my family last night that we create a list of core family values. [As an aside, my wife is well aware of my current position, but my children are ...