I have NEVER met Al Fox Carraway. She probably doesn't even know I exist. That being said, she has been an incredible friend to me without even knowing she is doing so!!
In 2013, I was at my bottom. I had exploited my favorite drug to its finite but frustrating conclusion and I was left once again with nowhere to go. In spite of a nagging feeling I was doing something wrong, ... But, it fed my addiction.
I haven't been writing here for quite some time. I have been engaging in a wrestle with God. That wrestle was started a long time ago, yet I was unaware for most of it. I felt angry. I took that anger out on the most innocent people around me. These last few months, without church... Continue Reading →
My Saturday nights used to be pretty eventful. Sometimes, in fact, back in the LBC (Life Before Church), Saturday nights went on so long, Sunday morning got involved. Sometimes, there was even breakfast. When my new friends in my new church explained that the only reason for breaking Sabbath was if the “oxen were in... Continue Reading →
Five years ago I made one of the most significant decisions of my life. Last year on the anniversary, I not only wrote about making the resolution to be Baptized as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but I also made a video about my choice while I was waiting... Continue Reading →
On March 23, 2013 I was baptized. March 23 of this year came around and I was visiting Columbia, South Carolina. It seemed a fitting day for a temple trip. After all, I was in the area hunting up ghosts of my ancestors. During a middle of the night genealogy session spurred by The... Continue Reading →
On March 6, 2013, I said a prayer. A short prayer, a simple prayer, THEN I acted on the impression I received. Since that moment, my life has changed significantly. Let me back up for a few moments. The year 2012 was a very full year for me. While I was travelling the country, I... Continue Reading →
I remember the nervousness that overcame me not long after I felt the impression to seek out and listen to the Missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They talk a lot about "being in the world, but not of the world," but all of my friends were "of the world," none... Continue Reading →
Below is my submission to Middle-Aged Mormon Man's International Hug-A-Convert Day Essay Contest. After I submitted this essay, I fell 10 feet backwards down an attic ladder, breaking my back. I am healing rapidly and will be back to blogging very soon! Last year when I commented on a post of Middle-Aged Mormon Man, he... Continue Reading →
In the past few months, from June to December 2013, I visited countless meetinghouses, three Stake Centers, and two Temples in two states. During that time, I was a member of no less than four different wards in two different Stakes. I attended church every single Sunday from the time I experienced my personal revelation... Continue Reading →