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by hawkgrrrl
09 Apr 2021, 11:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread
Replies: 62
Views: 2593

Re: General Conference April 2021 - Discussion Thread

I did a post on the Twenty Temples announcement, curious as to the motivation (particularly when temple attendance seems to be down). Anyway, the discussion was pretty good, but I also think I did a reasonably good job laying out the possible motives: https://wheatandtares.org/2021/04/07/twenty-temp...
by hawkgrrrl
09 Apr 2021, 11:32
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: When F&T goes wrong
Replies: 33
Views: 2904

Re: When F&T goes wrong

SamBee: There was one guy (and his wife) in a ward I was in decades ago who totally used F&T meeting to lobby for being called as the next bishop. Our current bishop was close to the end of his tenure. He did this the way Mrs. Elton talks about forming a musical club in Emma. He would say, "I know t...
by hawkgrrrl
09 Apr 2021, 11:25
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TR, Goals, & Tithing
Replies: 37
Views: 2567

Re: TR, Goals, & Tithing

I love this comment upthread, and it applies so much to our relationship with the Church in various situations: the church needs me to have a TR more than I feel the need to have one Sometimes we need the Church more than it needs us, and sometimes the reverse is true. It's just an interesting pheno...
by hawkgrrrl
24 Mar 2021, 15:05
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: When F&T goes wrong
Replies: 33
Views: 2904

Re: When F&T goes wrong

When I was a missionary, we were visiting a family that was partly active. Their adult daughter was there, and she normally didn't go to Church, and I mentioned that the next day was F&T meeting. She threw her head back and laughed right in my face: "Why on earth would I want to go to that? They're ...
by hawkgrrrl
24 Mar 2021, 14:21
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fraud Claims on use of Church donations
Replies: 12
Views: 527

Re: Fraud Claims on use of Church donations

I teed up this discussion on Wheat & Tares also. https://wheatandtares.org/2021/03/24/no-tithing-refunds/ Here's my overall view of it (my latest comment in the thread): I simultaneously hold conflicting views: 1) I’m pleased for the Church that through its wise management, it is now not only solven...
by hawkgrrrl
23 Dec 2020, 12:01
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionaries in the Time of Pandemic
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Re: Missionaries in the Time of Pandemic

This experience got me thinking back to my own missionary Christmas which was actually one of the best Christmases I ever had (sounds sad, but it was really an awesome Christmas with 8 of us who were great friends all celebrating together). https://wheatandtares.org/2020/12/23/a-missionary-christmas...
by hawkgrrrl
18 Dec 2020, 14:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionaries in the Time of Pandemic
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Re: Missionaries in the Time of Pandemic

Arrakeen: GOOD suggestions. Too bad the Church doesn't take suggestions. I was surprised because during the summer, before we moved, the missionaries weren't allowed to come inside. Our cases are WORSE now, not better (AZ was 4th worst state in the nation last I saw), and suddenly they are allowed t...
by hawkgrrrl
15 Dec 2020, 16:52
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Missionaries in the Time of Pandemic
Replies: 12
Views: 1041

Missionaries in the Time of Pandemic

About two months ago we moved across town. We are in a new ward. We don't know any of the neighbors. We finally met the bishop & counselor, and the RS pres stopped by unannounced, and we didn't hear the bell, but she left cookies and a handwritten card. We've been to Church once since moving, but th...
by hawkgrrrl
29 Oct 2020, 12:03
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is StayLDS at its end of life?
Replies: 52
Views: 7974

Re: Is StayLDS at its end of life?

I've found that I forget to check in here more than about once a week anymore. I am a little more active in the online groups, although even there, I am less involved than I used to be. Mostly, I just feel like I like the people in these groups, but without Church going on, there's not much to discu...
by hawkgrrrl
14 Aug 2020, 16:43
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Would you ever intentionally lie?
Replies: 11
Views: 1777

Re: Would you ever intentionally lie?

I told my daughter that if a bishop ever goes on some kind of prurient fishing expedition with her in an interview, she should know that he is a perv and not someone in whom she should confide. I advised her the best thing in that situation is to give him the simplest answers that will get him to ba...