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by PiperAlpha
07 Jan 2013, 14:43
Forum: Support
Topic: Enduring... to what end?
Replies: 18
Views: 1735

Re: Enduring... to what end?

Hi Featherina. I'm sorry for you it is hard right now. It sounds like you are trying to keep a stiff upper lip...and that is just getting old. I think, in both marriage and church, you endure when there is a vision and a hope of a better future. Perhaps the imperfections we experience now in those r...
by PiperAlpha
31 Oct 2011, 15:31
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Walk-a-bout
Replies: 13
Views: 1082

Re: Walk-a-bout

Yesterday I took the opportunity to attend a local congregation of the Church of Christ. I actually was very interested in this and had been looking forward to this particular visit on my list of churches to go see. It was a small congregation, small enough to recognize me as a new visitor, and many...
by PiperAlpha
24 Oct 2011, 11:29
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: STake Conference Concerns
Replies: 8
Views: 569

Re: STake Conference Concerns

I don't know, SD. I attended a Catholic Mass a couple weeks ago. They've been around a lot longer than us, and their meetings are not any more exciting. Being uplifted in meetings is like finding joy in life. We constantly strive for it, but they come in small doses over periods of time, with lots o...
by PiperAlpha
14 Oct 2011, 08:22
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Let's talk CONFERENCE
Replies: 41
Views: 2728

Re: Let's talk CONFERENCE

doug wrote::smile: I will keep that foremost in mind, especially if I am ever again tempted to try any humor here.
:smile: I love your comments doug, and your sense of humor! Truer words were never spoken!! ;)
by PiperAlpha
11 Oct 2011, 10:54
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Learning from Others Who See Things in Very Different Ways
Replies: 3
Views: 355

Re: Learning from Others Who See Things in Very Different Wa

I believe that He can and does reveal "many great and important things" through others, and I believe we miss so much growth and progression when we insist on learning and receiving "further light and knowledge" only from God - or in "religious" situations. I wonder if this was what the Lord could ...
by PiperAlpha
11 Oct 2011, 10:46
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: In 30 words or less, what does Stage 5 mean to you?
Replies: 57
Views: 2847

Re: In 30 words or less, what does Stage 5 mean to you?

SD, do you feel you are engaging at church with those boundaries, or are you withdrawing to protect yourself based on your experiences?

I know you still go with your kids and wife, right? But when you go, are you engaged, or are you just tolerating it best you can?
by PiperAlpha
11 Oct 2011, 10:19
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Life Quotes from Steve Jobs
Replies: 9
Views: 1209

Re: Life Quotes from Steve Jobs

I LOVE having the gospel library on my iPod and iPad!! It makes it so convenient having everything in one place and a variety of books and manuals and scriptures and conference talks. I think the church can do a bit better on making the apps easier to highlight and cross reference...but it is gettin...
by PiperAlpha
11 Oct 2011, 10:13
Forum: Support
Topic: The Book of Mormon...
Replies: 53
Views: 3073

Re: The Book of Mormon...

Doug, I agree. And I don't know if it would be so popular and so used over time if it was so straight forward and plain. It seems to me it is elusive enough to stand the test of times and generations, even able to morph to fit our needs, even if the original authors had no idea we would be interpret...
by PiperAlpha
11 Oct 2011, 10:09
Forum: Support
Topic: The Spirit giving signs?
Replies: 10
Views: 781

Re: The Spirit giving signs?

mlbrowninsc, It sounds to me you are drawn to the LDS faith, and those spiritual experiences are real to you, and mean something profound. I feel similar, and cannot deny the experiences I've had. At one point I thought I could explain them all away, coincidence or hopeful interpretations....but in ...
by PiperAlpha
11 Oct 2011, 09:25
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Walk-a-bout
Replies: 13
Views: 1082

Re: Walk-a-bout

The second church I visited was Catholic Mass. The cathedral was spacious and beautiful stained glass windows. I was early, and sat in the pews waiting for it to start. The quiet, peaceful, majestic, and beautiful environment was my favorite part. There was a woman a few rows over that was sobbing a...