I have so many memories of my childhood years. I'm not too sure where to start. My family and the church played major roles in my youth. I can't separate the two. I lived from Sunday to Sunday with Monday night's FHE (family home evening) and Wednesday's Primary. They were highlights of the week. School fit in there somewhere. This is how the week usually went:

SUNDAY- Morning: Sunday School
Afternoon: Sacrament Meeting
Evening: Eating dinner and watching Walt Disney movies
MONDAY- Day: School
Evening: FHE ( I plan on writing about this later on)
TUESDAY- Day: School
Evening: The usual kids stuff, clean house, feed animals, get ready for
then next day, study time for church and school
WEDNESDAY- Day: School
Afternoon: Primary
Evening: Same as yesterday
THURSDAY- Day: School
Evening: Same as Tuesday
FRIDAY- Day: School
Evening- Same as Tuesday-most of the time
SATURDAY- Chore day, bake bread for the week(6-8 loaves), Get everything ready for Sunday

This was the usual schedule around our house when I was a kid (before the age of 13). Being the oldest girl in the house, I had a lot of responsibility. There are seven kids in all.
I used to think that all good Mormon families had what we had and did what we did. Not all a Mormon families grew up in a small Southern Utah town in the middle of nowhere either. The only people I knew were Mormons. My whole family are Mormons, (with the exception of my grandpa on my mother's side and I never thought twice about that. When he passed away, my grandma did his temple work. Now my family believes he is a Mormon).
The elementary schools I went to were all Mormon. The same people I went to school with were the same people I went to church with. I didn't know anything else but Mormonism.


About Me

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I spent a lot of time deciding if I should write this blog or not. I'm not a great writer and I'm not going to pretend to be. I need to share what I have learned and I might not make some people happy with what I am saying. This blog is a way for me to release the thoughts and feelings that come with knowing I grew up in the wrong religion. A healing process if you will.

How To Read This Blog

Please start with the month of February 2007 and read backwards. This is the most effective way to understand, in order, why I say what I do.

Handmaidens Creed

1.I believe in God the Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit as one God without beginning or end.
2.I believe the Bible to be the Holy Inspired word of God with full truth and righteousness. No other writing is.
3.I believe that the work of the Lord comes first. Before any temporal thing or person.
4.I believe that grace is a gift and Christ gives that gift freely to all who believe.
5.I believe that the beauty of a woman is contained inside of her and not by what she looks like on the outside.
6.I believe that marriage is sacred and represents the Godhead on earth; two are one just as three are one.
7.I believe that love is more powerful than any other power. Remember, God is love.
8.I believe that tithing is not a part of God's new covenant, free will offerings are. And that doesn't mean just money.
9.I believe that the Aaronic, Levitical, and Melchizedek priesthoods are abolished and Christs Holy Priesthood whom Christ is the "Great High Priest" is eternal.
10.I believe that every believer is a priest in the "Priesthood of Believers".
11.I believe that when two are one, nobody is to separate the one.
12.I believe that Christ is the only way to heaven.
13.I believe that our bodies are temples, not man made buildings.
14.I believe that liars make fools out of others and the liar hates the fool.
15.I believe that all believers are in authority to preach the gospel.
16.I believe that the word 'organization' to describe Christs body is evil and has no place with God.
17.I believe the Americas are not the land of Zion and Christ will return to His origonal land-Israel in the Middle East.
18.I believe that God has set out correct ways of worshiping Him, not man.
19.I believe in holding to the truths of the Bible and not mans understanding of it.
20.I believe that the world is full of evil and Satan can easily gain control over the minds of those who do not profess Christ of the Bible to be their only Messiah.
21.I believe that Saints are those who know the real Savior, Jesus Christ, of whom the Bible speaks of; not the jesus of a cult.