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  1. Spiritual self reliance

    I dont mind. I just find these things interesting
  2. jospeh the con man?

    Found another interesting account from the Prophets mother Now, if Joseph was perpetuating a con, why would baptizing his father make him weep?
  3. Spiritual self reliance

    Amazing how in a talk about spiritual and emotional self reliance, we are discussing government assistance for temporal self reliance
  4. I agree. I'd be a miserable eccentric angry single man. Now im a happy eccentric laid back married man
  5. Baptism is a necessity as well. "Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling." (Phil 2:12)
  6. Reaching out to less actives

    Ive been feeling prompted to write a letter. Talked with the bishop and he suggested a similar approach. Along with a few other action items. I'm probably going to write this weekend. But I'm trying to go through everything in my mind. Thought bouncing ideas off you guys might help
  7. Never rule anyone out

    I think we generally need to show more faith in reaching out to others. Its amazing what the Lord can do. Years ago I remember asking a young man when he was planning to go on his mission. He told me that he wasn't going to go. I could have seen him make the choice not to go and easily just assumed there was no hope. Some of us in the leadership of the branch prayed for him. Two days later he announced he was going and had a fire in his eyes to do it. And a good thing too because he went through a lot with family and other issues to be able to go. It gave me a strong testimony of prayer.
  8. Reaching out to less actives

    One of the children in my primary class is less active. I've been reading a lot about our responsibility as teachers to read out to our students who are less active. I'm still gathering information about the family since obviously I would be reaching out to the family and not just the child. I know father has some issues with the church mother and at least one of the children come from time to time. Have any of you had any luck reading out to less actives? What did you find helpful?
  9. Spiritual self reliance

    I mentioned in another thread that I might post this. I think this is the same talk I listened to before. If not, it does have the same principles. Solving emotional problems the Lords way
  10. CH1 Now online for all membership

    this reminds me of an excellent sermon by President Packer on the need to be self sufficient. Perhaps ill look for it and post it later since it seems like it would be good for its own thread.
  11. General Conference Sessions Consolidated

    I feast quite well at conference. Not sure what you think the meat is. heck that one talk by elder renlund during priesthood sustained me for the last month. It's still on my mind.
  12. I saw it. I liked it but I didn't think it was likely to change hearts or minds
  13. 4th Sundays in 2018

    my understanding is it's designed to make teachers better teachers. Also to encourage active learning from the students. I've been reading the booklet for teachers "teaching in the Saviors way" this week. I've had it for about a year but I actually sat down this week to read it for ideas on how to reach the students in my primary class. The Spirit is just overwhelming me as I read through it. And I'm just reading through it. I was planning to study all the scriptures with each principle on the second time through. I've been coming up with action items to do in faith and so far so good.
  14. Gifts of the Spirit

    if you enjoy hurting people you probably aren't seeking or receiving gifts of the spirit
  15. jospeh the con man?

    Peter, James, and John did. As well as others who held keys and authority. And yes, these things matter. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber." John 10:1 Those called and authorized to be shepherd in the Lord's church are called as Aaron was so that the sheep know the shepherd