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by PiperAlpha
08 Oct 2011, 11:03
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Walk-a-bout
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Re: Walk-a-bout

Last week was my first go about...and the Buddhist temple was at the top of my list. I first read on their web page about expectations (dress, times of service, classes, location, etc). The site suggested: Please enter the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temple quietly. The main service room is the Hondo. Ple...
by PiperAlpha
08 Oct 2011, 10:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile tools
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: Mobile tools

Me, too, Thoreau. One trick I use is that I will sometimes copy all of a post, flip over to the notepad, edit it, copy all again, and go back to the StayLDS forum and paste it in the window that doesn't scroll on my iPad. ...of course, if I can just be brief with my comments...it wouldn't be an issue.
by PiperAlpha
08 Oct 2011, 10:28
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Let's talk CONFERENCE
Replies: 41
Views: 2728

Re: Let's talk CONFERENCE

... like Ray says it's easy for people to see the same exact thing very differently ... especially on the internet. Truer words were never spoken. I visited a Buddhist temple last week, the sensei taught that when I speak to you, you will only understand 10% of what I mean through my words. When I ...
by PiperAlpha
28 Sep 2011, 20:27
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Walk-a-bout
Replies: 13
Views: 1083

Walk-a-bout

I'm using October as a month to go on a church walkabout. I'm going to pick 4 different churches to attend, just for the experience.

If you could pick 4, which churches would you recommend to get the greatest experience?
by PiperAlpha
28 Sep 2011, 20:23
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mobile tools
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Mobile tools

Does anyone use iPads and have any tips for blogging on this site? I sometime find the Safari browser limited in accessing the windows to edit and quote posts.
by PiperAlpha
06 Sep 2011, 20:34
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When all the kids are gone...then what?
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: When all the kids are gone...then what?

In the car on the way home today, my 12 year old son asked me if we could go to church on Sunday, and he wants to go to the activity with the youth next week. I told him I'd love to go with him, and told him I'm proud he tells me when he wants to go, and that I don't have to force him to go. It is h...
by PiperAlpha
06 Sep 2011, 14:42
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When all the kids are gone...then what?
Replies: 11
Views: 818

Re: When all the kids are gone...then what?

Right now, I'm staying open and honest with my kids. They know I struggle to attend church and they know some reasons why, but not all obviously. I don't expect it to be much different when they are gone. It will either be something that enriches my life and I will keep going, or it will be somethin...
by PiperAlpha
26 Aug 2011, 08:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mormon Bishop charged with felonies and misdemeanors
Replies: 9
Views: 825

Re: Mormon Bishop charged with felonies and misdemeanors

Unfortunately, I've lived through this kind of scenario twice, once in my family, once with a friend who came to me asking what we should do. In both instances, the two different bishops instructed not to take it to authorities (police) but that the church discipline would resolve the matter. To be ...
by PiperAlpha
26 Aug 2011, 08:27
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: One description of stages of disaffection and renewal
Replies: 13
Views: 762

Re: One description of stages of disaffection and renewal

I agree with you SD, and I also recognize Hawkgrrrl's point that the metaphor can only be taken so far. It does have some limitations, but it can be a useful metaphor.
by PiperAlpha
08 Aug 2011, 13:17
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: delete please
Replies: 17
Views: 948

Re: the spiritual dimension of life

indeed Piper. spiritual experiences can happen to anyone who has faith in a supreme being. i have listened to people who have had experiences with God and many of them are not of the LDS faith. Doesn't it seem like in church that we discount spiritual experiences people of other faiths have? I have...