We waited faithfully the required year from my baptismal date and readmittance into the Church, only to find out that I needed to wait another year before re-applying for this ordinance. We were devastated, confused, and hurt. Our lives had completely changed after I had returned to the gospel and [.....go to article]
I have found myself out of town for a lengthier period of time than I am used to, which means finding a local congregation to attend services. I was invited to go to the services on base at Fort Jackson, and considered going, but had a strong feeling, for the past couple of days, that … Continue reading Tender Mercy on Easter Sunday
I had doubted, shortly after being excommunicated, that I would seek to be readmitted to the Church through baptism. In all honesty, I knew I could go to Church, sit with my family, and be a part of the Church community without having to enter into that covenant. I had felt the forgiveness from the … Continue reading Joseph Smith, The First Vision, and My Excommunication
We just endured the sixth surgery of our one-year-old little girl. She has had three heart surgeries and three bowel surgeries. This last surgery was to reverse the colostomy, which happened to be the first surgery she received three days into life. We were blessed to....read more
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I recently invited to be a guest on the LDS Living podcast, "All In," hosted by Morgan Jone, to discuss my experience being excommunicated from the Church. I joined another guest, Perri, who was recently excommunicated and seeking to be readmitted to the Church. We wanted to share our stories and started blogging about our … Continue reading My Podcast Interview for LDS Living
Once I was excommunicated from the Church I decided to become a serious student of the gospel. I reached out to my mission president, who I hadn't spoken to in a few years and told him of what I was experiencing and my desire to learn. He said, "I was very happy to hear that … Continue reading The Atonement of Jesus Christ – Study Packet