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by harmon-y
05 Apr 2020, 13:42
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Missing Prayer in My Life
Replies: 7
Views: 1894

Re: Missing Prayer in My Life

I would agree with most of the comments that the act of prayer is really about reflection. I struggle similarly to you. I felt like I lost a dear friend. I decided that atheists might be right. I also decided that I did not want to choose that belief for myself. I continue to pray to a Heavenly Fath...
by harmon-y
30 Mar 2020, 10:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Letter to my kids
Replies: 10
Views: 1853

Re: Letter to my kids

Thanks! I read your reply to my husband. I was surprised that you were able to help with someone's medical expense at all! I understand that it can not be a free for all but .... In general the lack of spiritual inspiration in leadership decisions is difficult for me. I feel like there should be mor...
by harmon-y
29 Mar 2020, 10:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Letter to my kids
Replies: 10
Views: 1853

Re: Letter to my kids

First, it is a beautiful and comprehensive letter. Well done!! Second, I am hoping to highjack the post a little and get some help on a specific sentence in your letter. You talked about how as a bishop you got discouraged by the church caring more for rules than people (to that affect). My husband ...
by harmon-y
22 Mar 2020, 00:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any wishes given this social distancing, crisis of the COVID?
Replies: 7
Views: 1201

Re: Any wishes given this social distancing, crisis of the COVID?

Our branch just started in January a year long "preparedness" theme. They said something big was coming and we needed to focus on it in the stake for this year. Two months later: Quarantine! The worst part? Now they are never going to shut up about the revelation... (Sarcasm going to get me to h :P ...
by harmon-y
25 May 2019, 22:41
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: De-emphasis on Food Storage?
Replies: 23
Views: 3233

Re: De-emphasis on Food Storage?

I think another reason for the de-emphasis is the change to have the church be more acceptable world wide. There are regions where a year food storage is, if not impossible, a huge strain especially for members already learning to pay 10% tithing. I think of my family in El Salvador. They do not hav...
by harmon-y
18 Apr 2018, 08:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If Church's stance on LGBT persons is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?
Replies: 35
Views: 3408

Re: If Church's stance on LGBT persons is an Issue for you, how do you Deal with it?

I have stayed in the church to help encourage members and/or youth who are struggling to understand their sexual identity. The only gay and lesbian friends I have are exmormons or active mormons. They have had overwhelming support by their families in general but I know that is not always the case. ...
by harmon-y
09 Apr 2018, 11:01
Forum: Support
Topic: Worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

Re: Worth it?

Thanks!! I can share a testimony of the written words from heavenly father and listening to the spirit to guide you to the things you need. Hopefully no one will call me out (haha) but falling back on the spirit direction is great! :thumbup:
by harmon-y
08 Apr 2018, 22:56
Forum: Support
Topic: Worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1034

Worth it?

I'll launch right in. I am the primary music director of our Spanish branch and my family usually arrives 30min late or more to sacrament so I have been able to avoid many of the uncomfortable things that would keep me from church. However, this coming week is branch conference and our primary presi...
by harmon-y
09 Jul 2014, 09:24
Forum: Support
Topic: Family First
Replies: 18
Views: 1506

Re: Family First

Thank you Ray AND DarkJedi for your help. I think I will give the church another try and do as suggested. Try to ignore the things I don't like (including the temple) and focus on what I do like. For the most part, the people in my branch are nice. And, honestly, most of them are fairly accepting of...
by harmon-y
09 Jul 2014, 08:50
Forum: Support
Topic: Family First
Replies: 18
Views: 1506

Re: Family First

I think it was more of the tipping point for me. I had worked past or ignored or adjusted belief on anything I couldn't handle in the church before because the end goal was so worth it. Maybe I need to work on separating the temple from the church but.. it feels impossible. It is a big focus of the ...