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by Curt Sunshine
14 Aug 2020, 16:44
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Structuring our Prayers
Replies: 9
Views: 829

Re: Structuring our Prayers

I only structure some of my prayers, and I do so minimally. The rest are more like casting a net upward and hoping fish swim by. I'm not disappointed when they don't (or I don't see them); I'm happy when they do (or I see them). I don't pretend to understand prayer, so I don't care, ultimately, abou...
by Curt Sunshine
14 Aug 2020, 16:37
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Is a stupor of thought a reliable answer to a prayer?
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Is a stupor of thought a reliable answer to a prayer?

It depends on how we define "stupor of thought", "reliable", and "prayer". ;) :P I echo what Dark Jedi said, with one stronger statement: Societies tend to emphasize what worked /works for someone and apply it to everyone. That is said in various ways by lots of people. In doing so, we tend to ignor...
by Curt Sunshine
10 Aug 2020, 18:22
Forum: Spiritual Stuff
Topic: Does God answer every prayer?
Replies: 19
Views: 1511

Re: Does God answer every prayer?

No - thank God! :smile:
by Curt Sunshine
31 Jul 2020, 20:48
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Positive Changes to the LDS Church Handbook
Replies: 9
Views: 1720

Positive Changes to the LDS Church Handbook

There still are some things I see as issues, but the general movement to individual decisions is excellent.

https://www.sltrib.com/religion/2020/07 ... ch-tweaks/
by Curt Sunshine
30 Jul 2020, 20:17
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catholics Vs Mormons -- Issues faced in contemporary society
Replies: 3
Views: 508

Re: Catholics Vs Mormons -- Issues faced in contemporary society

I have said for a long time that Joseph Smith implemented Protestant-ish weekly services ("low church") and Catholic-ish hierarchy and ceremonial services ("high church"). I believe he saw the LDS Church as the restoration of what the Catholic Church was supposed to be - and structured it accordingly.
by Curt Sunshine
23 Jul 2020, 19:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More temple ordinance changes
Replies: 19
Views: 2481

Re: More temple ordinance changes

Thanks for making me laugh too hard to be eligible to attend the temple, On Own Now. :lol:
by Curt Sunshine
23 Jul 2020, 18:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What brings you joy?
Replies: 14
Views: 1833

Re: What brings you joy?

My wife and kids

Helping people

Learning new things

Most other things fit into those three categories.
by Curt Sunshine
23 Jul 2020, 18:57
Forum: History and Doctrine Discussions
Topic: Great Quote in the Ensign about Sexual Urges
Replies: 4
Views: 740

Great Quote in the Ensign about Sexual Urges

“ Experiencing sexual feelings and sexual arousal is normal. Children don’t need to act on those feelings and sensations but instead can be mindful of them. This means noticing sexual feelings but not negatively judging them . Research has shown that practicing mindfulness can help us make better c...