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post #561 of 575
danaalex, I thought that too, there was a lot of focus on being Christians. I was wondering if it had anything to do with the video that was supposed to shock the church, or whatever the exact wording was. But I concluded that these talks were written to far in advance, so that it must have been revelation. Good to know we have that, isn't it?
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I'm not yet a member of the Church, but I attended today's 10am broadcast at my local ward.

Can I share my favorite sessions?

I really enjoyed both of the times when Mr. Hinckley spoke and was moved to tears by Mr. Faust's talk. I always weep when I hear about the tragedy of the Amish girls' death, but the talk about forgiveness was especially moving today.
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Kari, I'm glad you got to go and that you liked the talks

Where are you at in the missionary discussions or your journey in learning about the Church?
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i noticed this afternoon's session was about if LDS is christianity. every talk seemed to cover that. while i have always been a christian and of course LDS are christian, in that they believe in Christ, they believe in the Bible, etc. i LOVe that the church differs from the rest of christianity is SOOO many ways.

IMO the church IS christianity that way it is supposed to/ meant to be! it's very hard to get people that consider themselves chrisitian to, not only understand that LDS are christians, but also to get them to listen to the differences. i know my Dh has so many hang ups on christianity, that he often doesn't even want to hear what missionaries or the bishop have to say because he can't get past a lot of what he learned before. things that are man made parts of religion.
It is interesting though, what with the DVD and the protestors at the Conference Center, that the talks centered so much on being Christian.
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Laurel, my friend did that Christ Centered Easter book and idea a couple of years ago, and I was impressed with the ideas in it, as well. I haven't gotten it myself yet, but probably should. One thing she did that I thought was interesting is to do all the Easter Bunny, egg hunt type stuff on or around the first day of Spring in March, as a celebration of Spring. That left their celebration of Easter totally Christ-centered, since the other stuff was already out of the way. I thought that was an intriguing idea. But she did that day-by-day discussion of the week leading up to the resurrection, too. That book is on my long wish list.

I didn't find any one talk jump out at me this Conference like I have in the past, but I did find overall it was a very uplifting weekend. I have a friend who is unexpectedly pregnant and not married, and she asked if she could watch Conference with us. So we've had some good discussions all weekend as she finds herself seeking more spiritual guidance, and I can see her thinking very carefully and thoroughly about all of her options. I'm very grateful she is comfortable enough with us to allow us the priviledge of being her support system. It was a good weekend.
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Oh, and I seem to regularly get behind on this thread since you all are so chatty! But I'll reintro a bit for those who I don't know so well. I'm "Nemmer" mama to a 4yo boy through adoption and trying many different avenues to expand our family (ttc, adoption, and now foster care!) DH and I have been married for 13 years. I process mortgage loans from home, and DH works in construction-type fields. Let's see... graduated from BYU in 96, grew up in Alaska... that's about enough for now, I guess.
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protestors at the Conference Center
My sister's fiancé got singled out for a little yelling-at. My sister and her fiancé are cadets at the Air Force Academy (USAFA), and they got their conference tickets through USAFA. One of the conditions of getting the tickets is that they wear their military uniforms to conference. My sister conveniently "forgot" half her uniform, so she couldn't wear it (she's always been quite the rebel, even at USAFA), but one of the protestors was yelling something about how the LDS church is ruining the military when they saw her fiancé in uniform!
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so I don't mean to get rid of this thread, but what would everyone think about starting a new one? Maybe I'll just do it anyway We are just so chatty and now there's 29 pages.
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now there's 29 pages.
So you are alive!! I was wondering
post #570 of 575
Yeah, let's start the new thread before I go to bed. I can't believe I'm still awake. Insomniacs unite!
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yes, well, I am alive I go back and forth with this place

Here's your new thread
http://www.mothering.com/discussions...00#post7726000
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yes, well, I am alive I go back and forth with this place
That's understandable. I only had 70 posts until a couple months ago, lol. Actually, I really need to do some soul-searching concerning the internet, particularly MDC. That last two nights, I have spent SEVEN (7) hours online, mostly at MDC. Doing what, I have no idea. One of the signs of an addiction is that you are shocked by how quickly time passes
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I have gone back and forth with MDC for the same reasons. WHen I am on, I spend too much time, without even noticing it. Before it was more acceptable to me because I was EP'ing...and there wasn't much productive I could do while sitting there attached to my pumps...now that I am done that, for now...I feel like I should be doing something else with my time.
PLus I tend to have a hard time sleeping, and come on here...and then don't go to bed cause I am reading or writing something.....so it is a bad cycle and I need sleep to function as a mom. Something I am going to pray about, what would be a healthy amount of time to post on here.
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I have gone back and forth with MDC for the same reasons. WHen I am on, I spend too much time, without even noticing it. Before it was more acceptable to me because I was EP'ing...and there wasn't much productive I could do while sitting there attached to my pumps...now that I am done that, for now...I feel like I should be doing something else with my time.
PLus I tend to have a hard time sleeping, and come on here...and then don't go to bed cause I am reading or writing something.....so it is a bad cycle and I need sleep to function as a mom. Something I am going to pray about, what would be a healthy amount of time to post on here.
copy this reply to LDS #40 - I copied my above comment also.
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Kari, I'm glad you got to go and that you liked the talks

Where are you at in the missionary discussions or your journey in learning about the Church?

We've only met with the missionaries once (twice if you include an impromptu visit by them to remind us of the Sunday broadcast).

I've been reading online about the Church for about a year. I've been reading on the lds site and the mormon.org site. I also subscribed to a weekly email lesson through about.com (the author is Rachel Woods).

Interestingly enough, it was one of these threads that first caught my interest.
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