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Life Update

Last time I made a blog post I was living in Charlotte, North Carolina. My family and i moved back to Klamath Falls, Oregon March of 2015. Since our move I took a break from blogging and going to church. I was burnt out of going to church. There are many reasons why but I will not post them today. Two weeks before Christmas we started attending our original ward which is the First Ward in the Klamath Falls Branch.

To be honest we attended our old Christian Church many times through out our return to town. The reason is because we were trying to figure out if we wanted continue our path in the LDS church. One night we prayed together as a family. We asked God if he would show us an answer as to which church we should go to. Yeah I know that it sounds very LDS-ish but we really had a hard time figuring out how we felt about the subject. The next 24 hours were crazy.

My wife and I both woke up with a message in our Facebook Messenger. Two members from our Charlotte Ward messaged us to see how we were doing. From March until late December we have not heard a word from any members. After these we had a few more members from various locations reach out to us. Again we had zero contact with members since we left back in March.

I have been doing a lot of You Tub viewing about the church. Yes I have viewed things linked to the church and non church videos. I am not afraid to research and try to balance both sides. I am kind like Kylo Ren in the new Star Wars movie. I am pulled by both side of the force or in this case Theology. Now that I have been praying, reading and You Tubing I have decided that 2016 I will be my year of rebuilding my personal and spiritual life.

I plan to do something different this time. I will only research and view things that are Pro Mormon. I have researched more of the anti- Mormon stuff than the things defending it. Many of my blog posts will be my journey through Building a Better Me.

 

 

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Fall General Blog 14

The Lord has laid on my heart to share this word with you. The Latter Day Saints are holding their fall General Conference this weekend. So I felt led to share with you that God loves everyone.

He doesn’t care what you look like, who your attracted to or even what church you attend. What He cares about is you. He wants you to trust in Him and not in the religious actions done by people.

Jesus didn’t tell the tax collector to stop doing his job. He didn’t walk outside of the temple walls and call every person out for their sins or sickness. Jesus went and showed us how to live our lives.

The religious teachers were more worried about keeping their place as High Priests so they abused their power and the teachings of Moses. They forgot how to love. Don’t be the religious teachers. Be like Jesus and love as He does.

For the record I am not trying to say that the LDS church is like the religious teachers. I can see someone asking this question.  I just felt that the church was holding a conference so I would blog to prepare people and myself for it.

I invite you to listen to apart of the conference this weekend if you have never taken the time to watch it. You do not need to be a member of the church.  This is a good time to learn more about the church. Don’t take other people’s words and thoughts about Mormons. Take the time to educate yourself before judging other people’s church and way of life.

Steve Voe☆

Visit LDS.org for links to watch the General Conference.

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Disinformation and Education

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2014/09/17/school-tells-kids-to-remove-american-flags-on-11/

Disinformation is something that every person that lives on social media should be on the look out for. People love to take a small part out a story and make it sound worse than it actually does.

This Fox News story is a perfect example. The Facebook page “Tea Party Patriots” posted a picture and quick story of how kids in a South Carolina school were in trouble for flying an American flag on September 11 on their cars.

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A friend of mine shard this story and was very upset. People that commented on this page were also upset.  I am all about being patriotic.  I am also all about obeying the laws within reason. The school has rules that no flags ever could be placed on a  car and they non longer wave any flags at the school because kids would get carried away.

I’m sure that one of the reasons why is because the Carolinas along with other states in the south have a rich history with color racism.  Redneck kids and adults would fly American and Confederate flags on their trucks and would drive around and do stupid stuff.
So next time you see a post on social media please do your homework and educate yourself before you wreck yourself. ……

Steve Voe-

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Abusing the Gospel

Here is a post I made on Facebook asking how do I come to terms of being gay and Mormon. If you feel that I am out of context or if I am on to something feel free to Comment.

” Well I would think that first you would need to come to terms with who you are as a person first. Religion should not make the person. Religion is a choice. That is why Heavenly Father gave us agency or free will to choose how we live. Who we are is what is built in us. IF being attracted to the same sex is where your life brings you then you need to except that even if others dont. God is all knowing and He knows you better than you do. So however God created you live in that. Straight, bi or otherwise.  Then you choose which path way to the father YOU feel is right. Worship where and how you choose. The haters can kick rocks!  God will judge the people that abuse the gospel … coming from a Mormon.. “

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NFL and Mankind

So I’m kind of over all the drama in the NFL right now. There is so much going on. Players and higher ups are starting to show that they are in fact HUMAN after all.

Can you believe that? The modern age football gods have been cut and have shown blood. Metaphorically speaking of course. I am not going into all of what the players and league officials
have done. They get enough of the spot light as it is.

What I will address is that at the end of the day we are all human. No matter what our status in life is. We all have feelings and we all have a heart. We should learn to love each other as ourselves and share love to everyone no matter who we are.

If your walking down the street say hello to someone. That is a good way to change the outlook of someone’s day. If you have anger with someone take a few moments before you decided to tell them how it is. If someone believes or lives a different lifestyle than you take the time to get to know the person and don’t focus on their way of life.

Stop the hate and stop lying to yourselves.  Be honest with people and be real. Nobody wants to feel beaten up so please show some respect to one another.

Thanks for taking the time to read this post. Much love.

Steve Voe