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by AmyJ
13 May 2021, 05:29
Forum: Support
Topic: Considering coffee
Replies: 8
Views: 109

Re: Considering coffee

You might look into Crystal Lite Caffeine packets. They sell 1 box of 10 packets (at 60 mg of caffeine each) in several different flavors for around 2.50 a box at the local USA grocery stores.
by AmyJ
12 May 2021, 05:52
Forum: Support
Topic: Could faith promoting stories be dangerous?
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Could faith promoting stories be dangerous?

We tell stories to motivate - ourselves and others - to do things . There is a reason why you (and others) can "talk yourself into" specific actions. We tell stories to signal vulnerability and create space for each other . There is a reason why it is so powerful in an argument with someone close t...
by AmyJ
12 May 2021, 05:38
Forum: Support
Topic: Could faith promoting stories be dangerous?
Replies: 7
Views: 156

Re: Could faith promoting stories be dangerous?

I don't know that faith promoting stories themselves are dangerous - I think the danger comes in the meaning and expectations we infuse into them as we add them to our personal narrative (or don't when everyone else does). Early in my faith transition, I had this experience that showed me in part th...
by AmyJ
27 Apr 2021, 12:50
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Is excommunication the worst the church can do?
Replies: 9
Views: 490

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: 508

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: 1183

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: 471

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: 507

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: 468

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: 471

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. ...