Posts Tagged ‘ repentance ’

Not Letting the Past Haunt Us

May 31, 2013
Not Letting the Past Haunt Us

After I joined the Church and adopted a new lifestyle more compatible with the Gospel, my Mom, who was not particularly happy that I joined the Church in the first place, used to love to remind me about my behaviors prior to joining. Not in an evil, spiteful way, but a gentle reminder. If the […]

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Posted in Agency, Doctrine, Faith, History, Mormon Belief, Uncategorized | 18 Comments »

From Natural Man to Walking in the Spirit

May 29, 2013
From Natural Man to Walking in the Spirit

This is the first post from our frequent commenter Howard. Joseph declared, “Mankind [is] naturally selfish, ambitious, and striving to excel one above another.”  We need look no further than the best economic system in the world to see that this is true.  Without question Capitalism is King, socialism is dead!  But why?  Because Capitalism […]

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Posted in economics, Joseph Smith, Mormon | 39 Comments »

Equality or More Licked Cupcakes?: The New YM / YW Manuals

November 16, 2012
Equality or More Licked Cupcakes?:  The New YM / YW Manuals

Today’s guest poster is Molly. Back when I was in elementary school, the teachers of Utah went on strike. Now, I was only about 10 so my memories may be skewed, but I remember being told there were non-teacher substitutes (“scabs,” if you will), who were willing to come teach a few days. When they […]

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Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Doctrine, Faith, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 8 Comments »

A Useful Illusion

May 27, 2012
A Useful Illusion

My dad is dead. He died the year before last. He lived for 68 years and he was cranky for a lot of it. When he died nobody was particularly sorry, including him. I know, because I was there. In the silence of the hospice room, after all our rushed arrangements – long days of […]

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Posted in Agency | 7 Comments »

Open Your Mouth

May 13, 2012
Open Your Mouth

A few days ago a friend sent me a long and specific email detailing how I had messed up. I value his opinion, so I read carefully. I had to agree with many of the points that he made. I had messed up. I began considering ways to make it right and I was back […]

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Posted in Faith, Pride | 11 Comments »

Better Late than Never: You’re the Bishop! (Poll #7)

September 17, 2011
Better Late than Never: You’re the Bishop! (Poll #7)

Bishop Bill, back after a long needed vacation! Just to reintroduce this section, its called “You’re the Bishop”. My name is Bishop Bill. I was Bishop for 6 years in a medium sized ward in the South West. Once every few weeks I’ll post a situation that I had while I was bishop, and let […]

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Posted in Church Policy, Faith, Mormon Culture | 54 Comments »

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