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  1. Maureen

    Fasting - some questions

    I definitely understand what a blessing can be interpreted as; usually something good and beneficial. I just found @anatess2 analogy to not make sense because when it's raining those who have umbrellas or who have shelter are the ones being benefitted while those getting soaked are not very happy. I'm just saying a different scenario could be used for a rain blessing. M.
  2. Maureen

    Fasting - some questions

    This is a strange analogy because typically people don't want to get wet when it rains. There is really no benefit in being drenched and cold. Maybe a better analogy with rain as a blessing would be that those who fast are like those that plant a garden and the rain is good for the garden and blesses those who planted it. Those who are not able to plant a garden, do not receive the same blessings from the rain. But maybe, those who are not able to plant can do something else instead, like prepare the food from the garden and everyone involved with that garden can enjoy its bounty. 😉 M.
  3. Maureen

    Fasting - some questions

    I know this is your opinion but, the 2nd greatest commandment is to love your neighbour as yourself. On a plane, you are instructed to put the oxygen mask on yourself first before helping others. As a parent, if you want to be there for your children you must take care of yourself. There are so many things in life where being kind to yourself makes it easier to be kind to others. M.
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    Fasting - some questions M.
  5. Maureen

    Revelation- How does it REALLY work?

    For me, I have to wonder why this young man can't just communicate to your daughter in a kind way that he is no longer interested in dating, friendship, going out, etc. What's with "ghosting" someone? To me that's just inconsiderate and rude. And because he handled the ending of their relationship in this way, I don't think he deserves your daughter. M.
  6. Maureen

    Oregon Woman sues Church for reporting abuse

    From what I have read, pedophilia is a psychiatric disorder which can be treated. Homosexuality is not a psychiatric disorder, just like heterosexuality is not a psychiatric disorder. M.
  7. Maureen

    Oregon Woman sues Church for reporting abuse

    In other words, you're not going to give a straight answer, which means I understand you correctly. M.
  8. Maureen

    Oregon Woman sues Church for reporting abuse

    Are you trying to say here that the repulsion you feel for homosexuality is exactly the same as how you feel about pedophilia? That for you, two consenting same-sex adults having sex in the privacy of their own home, is the same as an adult, either gay or straight, molesting a child? M.
  9. Maureen

    Female v. Male College Ratios

    Maybe men are more interested in trade schools over universities. They are less expensive. M.
  10. Maureen

    Female v. Male College Ratios

    Maybe Christian women are more interested in attending a Christian University than Christian men. M.
  11. Don't tell @Midwest LDS that. 😉 M.
  12. Are you talking about @Fether's eight*? 😊 M.
  13. Learn to Recognize the Promptings of the Spirit The Spirit is always available to guide and direct you. However, the Spirit speaks quietly, through your feelings as well as your mind. One great challenge for you and those you work with is to recognize the quiet, subtle promptings of the Holy Ghost. President Boyd K. Packer taught: “The voice of the Spirit is described in the scripture as being neither ‘loud’ nor ‘harsh.’ It is ‘not a voice of thunder, neither … voice of a great tumultuous noise.’ But rather, ‘a still voice of perfect mildness, as if it had been a whisper,’ and it can ‘pierce even to the very soul’ and ‘cause [the heart] to burn.’ (3 Ne. 11:3; Hel. 5:30; Doctrine and Covenants 85:6–7.) Remember, Elijah found the voice of the Lord was not in the wind, nor in the earthquake, nor in the fire, but was a ‘still small voice.’ (1 Kgs. 19:12.) “The Spirit does not get our attention by shouting or shaking us with a heavy hand. Rather it whispers. It caresses so gently that if we are preoccupied we may not feel it at all. … “Occasionally it will press just firmly enough for us to pay heed. But most of the time, if we do not heed the gentle feeling, the Spirit will withdraw and wait until we come seeking and listening and say in our manner and expression, like Samuel of ancient times, ‘Speak [Lord], for thy servant heareth.’ (1 Sam. 3:10.)” (“The Candle of the Lord,” Ensign, Jan. 1983, 53). Many voices in the world compete for your attention, and they can easily drown out spiritual impressions if you are not careful. @Mores did not describe his feelings of the spirit as a voice, but this article of recognizing the spirit's voice doesn't seem to match how @Mores felt the spirit. He felt it leave violently but this description tells of the gentleness of the spirit. I'm just wondering if this feeling @Mores felt was not the spirit but his own feelings of the person disrupting the classroom. How can you tell if what you are feeling is actually the spirit or your own feelings? M.
  14. So when the spirit testifies to something that is wrong, evil, contentious, what is the appropiate way to heed the spirit's message? M.
  15. Would it be fair to say that YOU thought he was rude during the class but didn't mind talking to him privately? M.