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by AmyJ
27 Apr 2021, 12:50
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Is excommunication the worst the church can do?
Replies: 9
Views: 340

Re: Is excommunication the worst the church can do?

To me, the debate really is "Is Excommunication Prescriptive or Descriptive"? I think we treat it as prescriptive in the sense that church members act in ways to avoid excommunication. I think it is also prescriptive in the code of behavior of other members towards an excommunicated member - which i...
by AmyJ
27 Apr 2021, 06:26
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Temple and Family History Leader
Replies: 13
Views: 457

Re: Temple and Family History Leader

The workload is not bad. However, I would be prepared for constant demands about raising participation. This can be done, just to a limited degree. I did see that our ward has a 2021 goal for each member to spend one hour per week "participating in Temple and Family History work." Seems like an awf...
by AmyJ
15 Apr 2021, 05:44
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Richard's Rohr's 3 Stages
Replies: 10
Views: 1164

Re: Richard's Rohr's 3 Stages

I guess I view the deconstruction process as grief. Just like your world view changes considerably when someone you loved deeply and potentially relied on greatly in your life dies, your world view changes when the "pieces" and "truths" you knew are no longer available for you to rely on due to fait...
by AmyJ
14 Apr 2021, 06:47
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Virtual R.S. Lesson - The Healing Power of Jesus Christ/Obtaining Power with God
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: R.S. Lesson - The Healing Power of Jesus Christ/Obtaining Power with God

I delayed in preparing this lesson and I found out the Thursday before the lesson that this was the talk that I had said that I would teach on and I hadn't provided a replacement from the most recent General Conference. I also struggled more because I am in a more agnostic state of mind recently. Al...
by AmyJ
14 Apr 2021, 06:43
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Virtual R.S. Lesson - Sister Becky Craven, Keep the Change, October 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Re: R.S. Lesson - - Sister Becky Craven, Keep the Change, October 2020

This lesson was more about hope and being thoughtful about what changes we want to keep as our communities balance opening up to re-knit together against group safety.

It's also a nod to the changing season - what do we want to keep as we transition from winter to spring (in North America)?
by AmyJ
14 Apr 2021, 06:39
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Virtual R.S. Lesson - President Dallin H. Oaks, Love Your Enemies October 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Re: R.S. Lesson - - President Dallin H. Oaks, Love Your Enemies October 2020

NOTE: I compiled this lesson in part processing some of the events that happened politically in the last 6 months in the United States. However, the main theme of the lesson had direct influence on my life because I have a full-time privilege, right, and responsibility to love those in my community ...
by AmyJ
14 Apr 2021, 06:35
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Virtual R.S. Lesson - The Healing Power of Jesus Christ/Obtaining Power with God
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Virtual R.S. Lesson - The Healing Power of Jesus Christ/Obtaining Power with God

The Healing Power of Jesus Christ Thesis: People are feeling Helpless, Hopeless, Broken Hearted and Uncertainty and can feel Helpful, Hopeful, Whole-hearted, and Greater Certainty through relying on Jesus Christ. QUOTE 1: “Since the beginning of this year, we have dealt with many unexpected events. ...
by AmyJ
14 Apr 2021, 06:26
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Virtual R.S. Lesson - Sister Becky Craven, Keep the Change, October 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 483

Virtual R.S. Lesson - Sister Becky Craven, Keep the Change, October 2020

Background This talk presents several different models that help us define and improve our relationship to God. Question: In your experience, what are some of the ways that people describe a relationship with God? NOTE: Theology-wise, a Transactional view of the relationship between God and Humanit...
by AmyJ
14 Apr 2021, 06:22
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Virtual R.S. Lesson - President Dallin H. Oaks, Love Your Enemies October 2020
Replies: 2
Views: 447

Virtual R.S. Lesson - President Dallin H. Oaks, Love Your Enemies October 2020

Questions • Who is my enemy? • Why are they my enemy? • What do I need to do about it? Background & Thesis QUOTE 1. “We live in a time of anger and hatred in political relationships and policies. We felt it this summer when some went beyond peaceful protests and engaged in destructive behavior. We ...
by AmyJ
14 Apr 2021, 05:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR, Goals, & Tithing
Replies: 37
Views: 2561

Re: TR, Goals, & Tithing

I might be a mediocre church member but my relationship with my HF is in good shape and I am a stellar and attentive father to my children. If there is such a thing as eternal family relationships then that is what we have. I am at a point where I do not feel that I need church permission or valida...