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by Sheldon
28 Feb 2022, 14:10
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello
Replies: 6
Views: 989

Re: Hello

Matt, welcome! Tell us more about your Navy career. What did you do in the Navy, where stationed, how long, etc. I'm a Navy civilian employee for almost 40 years, and wonder if our paths have crossed.
by Sheldon
20 Jan 2022, 17:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Recent Youth Area Devotionals
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: Recent Youth Area Devotionals

I wish instead of these generic talks we could have a “reverse devotional” where the YSA could teach the general authorities about their concerns and give advice about how to relate better to the younger generation. No No No!. Elder Packer taught that a General Authority faces the Prophet, with his...
by Sheldon
10 Feb 2021, 17:02
Forum: Support
Topic: Newly baptized and overwhelmed
Replies: 12
Views: 4140

Re: Newly baptized and overwhelmed

You fell for the old 'bate and switch" routine. The missionaries teach you one thing, and the reality of "church" is much different. You are an adult, and you need to set boundaries. They are thinking you will stop coming to church if they don't load you up with activities. But as I've seen, sometim...
by Sheldon
28 Aug 2020, 13:37
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metrics and Agency
Replies: 19
Views: 3562

Re: Metrics and Agency

I once heard of a MP who told his missionaries that they should never set a goal that took away the free agency of somebody else. So NO baptismal goals. You could set goals for hours tracting, or hours studying, but never number of lessons or baptisms. I'm pretty sure this MP was not promoted up the...
by Sheldon
25 Aug 2020, 09:44
Forum: Support
Topic: Online Seminary
Replies: 16
Views: 4833

Re: Online Seminary

Remember, "No" is a complete sentence and requires no explanation!
by Sheldon
18 Aug 2020, 17:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why God cares so much about car keys
Replies: 13
Views: 2865

Re: Why God cares so much about car keys

I blogged about this subject several years ago here on Wheat&Tares https://wheatandtares.org/2017/03/14/th ... lost-keys/
by Sheldon
27 Apr 2020, 15:48
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An unintended "consequence" of home church?
Replies: 35
Views: 9245

Re: An unintended "consequence" of home church?

Check out This Reddit post over at the very TBM sub called r/latterdaysaints. He said while home church is hard, it is so much better that going to church, and he is not looking forward to returning. I was wondering how this didn't get removed, as they normally remove anything even slightly against ...
by Sheldon
28 Feb 2020, 16:33
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BYU Honor Code and Handbook Changes
Replies: 12
Views: 3768

Re: BYU Honor Code and Handbook Changes

BYU as an institution is under pressure to have an official non-discrimination policy. (BYU-I, BYU-H, and Ensign College haven't felt this pressure, yet.) This pressure is coming from accreditation bodies as well as grad schools and employers who discount the value of a BYU undergraduate degree. The...
by Sheldon
05 Dec 2019, 15:07
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.
Replies: 56
Views: 13464

Re: I hope Sacrament Meetings get better.

Honestly, I have never had a MP or SP show up unannounced and ask to speak. Is that common where you live? While Bishop I had a 70 (Lawrence) show up (with SP in tow), unannounced 10 min before church was to start. He wanted to speak. I remember it because I got in trouble for telling a joke while ...