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by SilentDawning
15 May 2010, 18:39
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Pres. Hinckley on Godhood Couplet: What He Actually Said
Replies: 25
Views: 2568

Re: Pres. Hinckley on Godhood Couplet: What He Actually Said

Ryan -- the answer above doesn't satisfy me, unfortunately. I would've rather we just admitted Gordon B Hinckely made a mistake. We DO teach it, and we DO emphasize it. It's part of the chapter on Exhaltation in the current edition of Gospel Principles, standard curriculum for Gospel Essentials, RS,...
by SilentDawning
14 May 2010, 22:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trolls
Replies: 12
Views: 1131

Re: Trolls

I'm on here off and on. I have been on an LDS site that had a forum and a chat room. It was an LDS site for Young Single Adults. I had a few doubts. I gladly shared with some people some of my doubts. Instead of showing concern or giving me some kind of insight or feedback they all seemed to turn o...
by SilentDawning
14 May 2010, 22:01
Forum: Support
Topic: On being a good neighbor
Replies: 3
Views: 570

Re: On being a good neighbor

I was less active for 7 years. I found people treated me in ways that made me feel less active. At times if they had've asked me to do certain things, I would've. But they didn't ask me.
by SilentDawning
14 May 2010, 12:40
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What will life be like in the Celestial Kingdom?
Replies: 16
Views: 1597

Re: What will life be like in the Celestial Kingdom?

Some people spend an inordinate amount of time thinking and worrying about something that there's been disappearingly little said, written or revealed about. I still like the old version of a hymn before it was correlated, "there is no tomorrow but only today." I actually thought this was a good qu...
by SilentDawning
14 May 2010, 09:41
Forum: Support
Topic: Changing Relationships with Friends and Larry King Interview
Replies: 10
Views: 1299

Re: Changing Relationships with Friends and Larry King Interview

To answer the question I was asked above, I live in an area which has decent membership, but also a lot of members. It's United States but not Utah, Idaho or other heavily Mormon populated states. It's an area where if you're committed and reliable, you usually end up with a calling of some responsi...
by SilentDawning
14 May 2010, 07:56
Forum: Support
Topic: Changing Relationships with Friends and Larry King Interview
Replies: 10
Views: 1299

Changing Relationships with Friends and Larry King Interview

I hope I'm not perceived as a complainer by posting too much on these more concerning topics about the Church, but I have a couple more things that have disturbed me a bit about my life in the Church and would like feedback. One is the ebb and flow of relationships in the Wards I've attended. I've b...
by SilentDawning
14 May 2010, 07:22
Forum: Support
Topic: Nervous about new calling
Replies: 24
Views: 1754

Re: Nervous about new calling

I'm also a teacher of adults in the Church. And yes, I run into lesson topics that I don't fully accept, or have little testimony of, but just do out of duty. I'm also a full-time teacher of adults. So I know that if I'm not excited about the topic, this will make for a dull lesson for the class mem...
by SilentDawning
14 May 2010, 06:52
Forum: Support
Topic: Need Help Feeling Positive About Local Leaders
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: Need Help Feeling Positive About Local Leaders

Wow cwald -- that's a pretty long list of terms. I don't necessarily disagree, although as a priesthood leader I'd be a bit frustrated with some of the things you you are willing or not willing to to do. But I guess that would be my frustration to deal with and not yours. I'm not sure I can go that ...
by SilentDawning
13 May 2010, 06:27
Forum: Support
Topic: Need Help Feeling Positive About Local Leaders
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Re: Need Help Feeling Positive About Local Leaders

Thanks for both of those answers above. They make sense to me, even though they conflict with the "never say no to a calling" culture that sometimes permeates Wards and Stakes. I'm not sure I agree with it anymore, favoring your own responses above. One thing concerning me is that due to the fall in...
by SilentDawning
12 May 2010, 21:57
Forum: Support
Topic: Need Help Feeling Positive About Local Leaders
Replies: 11
Views: 1322

Need Help Feeling Positive About Local Leaders

I was asked to take on a calling a while ago. It was a hefty calling time-wise at the Ward level, and it was while I was going to school, had a full-time and part-time job, plus young children at home. The Ward was extremely challenging with a lot of needy people. Also, there was a general lack of c...