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Walking by Faith

So I have to tell you all something.  Four years ago, I stepped away from the Mormon religion and walked into mainstream Christianity.  For a Mormon girl, this is a big deal.  My close friends and family have known for years and been wonderful – for which I am grateful.  It now feels like the right time to be more open about my choice just because I never want to feel like I am hiding anything from any of my readers (whom I regard as friends).  I haven’t mentioned it before now just because I didn’t want to offend any of my wonderful Mormon readers and I also didn’t know really quite what to say.   My journey has been filled with ups and downs  – as all faith-building experiences are.  And while any big change can be difficult, I have been in a happy peace with my decision.  I am sure some are wondering why I left. For those within the LDS church, I would say it was the usual culprits: polygamy, racism, sexism, etc.  But to put it simply, what it really came down to for me was I felt like the doctrine of the church was telling me one thing and the God I knew and loved was saying another.  After years of turmoil, I made my decision and felt peace.  I know so many people find peace within the walls of the LDS religion and I don’t judge them at all (as I hope they don’t judge me) and I hope they continue to go.  I think everyone should hold onto what brings them closer to the Almighty.   And to those few who may be reading this and don’t find peace through their church, I say – don’t give up on finding the path that brings you closer to God.  Throughout the past few years, I have questioned a lot of things, but I do know for sure, ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.   As long as you are reaching for God, you will be found.  God has answered all my prayers.  Not always how I’ve wanted 🙂 but all have been answered.  I pray yours will be answered too.  God is there for us and wants us to be happy.  I hope we can all help each other on our path to being more as God would want us to be. Thanks for listening.  Yours faithfully, Loralee