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by AmyJ
12 Dec 2018, 15:02
Forum: Support
Topic: Maintaining and building relationships
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Maintaining and building relationships

What can we do to maintain and build those relationships with members we cherish? Any thoughts? What's worked for you? 1. Determine that those relationships are worth maintaining. I find myself struggling in this area because I expect the people (mostly women) in my branch to lose interest in being...
by AmyJ
11 Dec 2018, 06:06
Forum: Support
Topic: Protestant Reformation Discussion - What Would You Say?
Replies: 15
Views: 473

Re: Protestant Reformation Discussion - What Would You Say?

And it appears the JST was also heavily borrowed from Adam Clarke's Commentary on the Bible. In studying Bushman and Givens, I think JS saw himself more as a seeker/finder of truth in restoring it as opposed to everything being "revealed" through revelation. I am reading "Rough Stone Rolling" now -...
by AmyJ
10 Dec 2018, 09:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation
Replies: 23
Views: 856

Re: Elder Holland Talk on Reconciliation

To me, "Reconciliation" is to "Reconcile" - which has accounting connotations. When you reconcile accounts, you compare them and look for where they don't match up. It can be a form of "taking stock" of the situation. I guess when we "reconcile" with people, we compare our expectations of them with ...
by AmyJ
10 Dec 2018, 08:37
Forum: Support
Topic: Protestant Reformation Discussion - What Would You Say?
Replies: 15
Views: 473

Protestant Reformation Discussion - What Would You Say?

My husband and I started a Great Courses History series that included a lecture on Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. My husband listened approvingly to the teacher about the 95 Thesis paper that is attributed to Martin Luther and then commented, "He [Martin Luther] got a lot of things ri...
by AmyJ
06 Dec 2018, 15:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: God's Law vs Man's Law Paradox
Replies: 16
Views: 543

Re: God's Law vs Man's Law Paradox

This experiment presupposes that the expectations that God has for each of the twins (and for all of us by extension) are the same. To me, the bigger question is really "what did each twin do with what they had" - the course before them. While the experiment made the playing ground equal sin-wise, i...
by AmyJ
04 Dec 2018, 08:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Getting past the hope
Replies: 11
Views: 592

Re: Getting past the hope

... and realize the church was never going to go back to being what it was to me because it never was that to begin with...I just thought it was. Now I can't unthink the way I see it. So...the next logical step was...move forward defining it as it should be for me. This was pretty instantaneous for...
by AmyJ
04 Dec 2018, 07:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hope, belief, faith, knowledge
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Hope, belief, faith, knowledge

I had an interesting conversation with my husband the other day about Hope. He mentioned he had been struggling and had been losing hope (which made his struggles worse). His struggles resonated with me, because I lost hope in a lot of things too over the last year - but I was able to push forward. ...
by AmyJ
04 Dec 2018, 07:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Please Stop telling the sick and dying to just have faith, it isn't helping
Replies: 12
Views: 351

Re: Please Stop telling the sick and dying to just have faith, it isn't helping

FWIW, I think our opposition to suicide is a recent, cultural ideology, rather than a long held religious one. What's for certain, is it's not mentioned as a sin in the bible. Some places, you could say even condone it, under certain circumstances. I think it's important to do everything in our pow...
by AmyJ
29 Nov 2018, 06:19
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Unlearning What I Have Learned
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: Unlearning What I Have Learned

Welcome :smile: Asking questions about what you believe is important. It sounds like you were able to keep a solid foundation of belief in the turbulent times you face. " I'm still trying to reconcile how to be apart of a church that I believe has Christ's gospel, but live with a culture that I don'...
by AmyJ
29 Nov 2018, 06:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Announcements - Less of?
Replies: 22
Views: 1592

Re: Announcements - Less of?

It's funny, I started hearing about more stuff and getting a sense of what was going on in the branch when my husband was called as the executive secretary. NOTE: He is good about keeping the confidences of his calling - it's just that I learned the channels of learning information and he told me no...