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by jamison
09 Feb 2021, 11:41
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Discouraged and Sick of it All
Replies: 19
Views: 2693

Re: Discouraged and Sick of it All

Work on what makes you a better person and finding new things that do the same. Focus on movement, not desired outcome. Mormonism teaches eternal progression - so there is no need to rush. This is exactly what I needed to hear. Thanks for the support. My EQP feels the Church should help me. At leas...
by jamison
31 Jan 2021, 20:19
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Discouraged and Sick of it All
Replies: 19
Views: 2693

Discouraged and Sick of it All

I have had some great experiences spiritually until the last few months of last year. I participated in the worldwide fast on Good Friday and felt a spiritual awakening. I had some great revelatory experiences and miracles happen since December 2019 and then bam, I feel like a hit a brick wall. I ha...
by jamison
09 Feb 2020, 21:12
Forum: Support
Topic: Stake Conference
Replies: 14
Views: 3665

Stake Conference

Why do we do Stake Conference in the Church? I remember when I went through my separation from the 1st wife, that I just stopped attending Stake Conference. I had a 3 year-old son, and I just did not see the point of wrestling with him for two hours in a sacrament meeting-type situation. When I got ...
by jamison
17 Dec 2019, 19:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances
Replies: 43
Views: 8151

Re: An Unemotional Analysis of the Recent "Whistleblower" on LDS Church Finances

Not surprised. The Church is wealthy and led by a lot of wealthy people. Every Bishop I had was successful in business and life. I just feel bad for the poor who scrape by on the widows mite. Tithing is a lot, sending missionaries is expensive. Need I say more.
by jamison
17 Dec 2019, 19:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New visitors welcome TV commercials
Replies: 19
Views: 3957

Re: New visitors welcome TV commercials

:clap: I agree with a lot of what you stated here. The come worship with us for Christmas (Sunday before Christmas)infomercials are terrible since other local churches generally go all out on Christmas services. Our ward is barely mustering up a choir, and we are not ready in the least. I know membe...
by jamison
17 Dec 2019, 19:35
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Citizenship in the Church
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

Re: Citizenship in the Church

I definitly need to move, but no until my high schoolers get through. Church is not too central in their lives, like it was for me when I was their age. I just strongly disdain LDS culture. I see how I wasted much of my life, trying so hard to be a goody-goody, and for what? I should have focused on...
by jamison
24 Nov 2019, 10:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Citizenship in the Church
Replies: 7
Views: 1579

Re: Citizenship in the Church

The Church has gone the way of internationalism, and corporation empire building. Since the Church continues to grow in Africa and South America, it will always thrive of its basic, highly controlled message with cookie-cutter Elders and Sisters to deliver it. Meanwhile the hard working middle class...
by jamison
01 Jul 2019, 17:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old Wine, Old Skins, Old Everything - 5th Sunday
Replies: 18
Views: 2543

Re: Old Wine, Old Skins, Old Everything - 5th Sunday

My fifth Sunday was on family history getting names ready for the temple and yes, completing your 4 generations. My great grandparents had their 4 generations done, so now I have either most of the easy work done, and now I have too many temple names since I am working cousin lines. I think my ward ...
by jamison
01 Jul 2019, 17:30
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionary Payment going up
Replies: 13
Views: 2422

Re: Missionary Payment going up

I have 2 sons that I would like to go on missions. I hope I'm in a more affluent ward when it takes effect. I notice that very few young men from poor families are going on missions. I dont know whether they feel out priced, and would rather focus on their lives by going to school. I understand the ...
by jamison
01 Jul 2019, 12:53
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New visitors welcome TV commercials
Replies: 19
Views: 3957

New visitors welcome TV commercials

Was I the only one offended by the Church commercial that show the visitors welcome sign on the Church building, and states toward the end: we can make you a better person, and you'll help us become a better church? I know I dont have the quote right, but i thought to myself. I dont feel welcome at ...