What Al Carraway told me about God….

Well okay I didn’t actually have a conversation with Al Carraway, but reading her book feels like she is talking directly to me about about God.  Do you ever feel that way when you are reading a book? Yesterday, I was going through a box of my stuff in my closet and came across her book titled “More than the Tatooed Mormon,” that my husband gave me for Christmas last year, and the thought came to me to read it. When a thought used to come into my head, I would have been too lazy, or talk myself out of following through with it. This time was different, I actually did what my head was telling me and boy am I so grateful.  If you don’t know who Al Carraway is, you better get familiar with her because she is AMAZING! She has a way of making the gospel seem so simple to […]

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I am not the Mormon I thought I was….

My realization. I grew up in Utah, as a Mormon, and lived there all of my life, except for my recent move to Florida. That was the hardest decision of my life. To leave Utah and the life that I knew there. To take my daughter away from Grandma, Grandpa, Uncles, Aunts, and Cousins.  But I felt strongly that we needed to be here in Florida.  The real reason we moved to Florida was for my Mother-in-Law’s health. Now I know, I needed to be here to learn and grow. Now let’s get back to the realization. Growing up in Utah, everyone around us was LDS, either active member, or inactive members that had fallen away.  EVERYONE knew about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  I knew the basic principles of the church and believed that it was true, but I didn’t truly know the church was true.  […]

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