Adjusting

I got to the house that my parents had chosen for all us kids to live in and it was so small! A two bedroom house for nine of us in all, and the dog. My dad quickly built partial bedrooms in the basement. It's quite interesting to live so close to one another. My sister and I still resided together in the same room. How we got one of the main floor rooms, I'll never know. Plus, there was a small fenced in backyard that was as big as the sandbox back in Utah.
We all got settled in and each of us had to go to new schools. Me, I was so scared that I dove right into my school work. Now I'm in a high school that is all non-Mormon, with the exception of me and another kid. He didn't seem to care much about the school being almost free of Mormons.
I couldn't come to grips with the adjustment of being in such a large place. Not just school, but the city. I decided that the only way I'm going to deal with the whole matter was to get back into my church work. I got to know the church people quite well, and I started to get myself back into the swing of things in the church life. I held church callings and I volunteered to drive the female missionaries around a lot. I was becoming quite the missionary myself. I learned the discussions that the "called to serve" missionaries knew. I even got a binder of my own. It almost became a daily thing for me. And in the mist of all this I went to school and held a full time job.
My life seemed to be gluing itself back together, among tight quarters, and all was going smooth. I was so happy to know that I was still valued among the saints and I pulled rank quite quickly. The bishop was real pleased and so were my parents. I think.......

4 comments:

Obi-Dave Kenobi March 15, 2007 at 9:32 PM  

Hello Handmaiden. I clicked-through to your blog from "Mormon Coffee." I myself am not Mormon, but am married to one. I have some similar thoughts to your own when it comes to Mormonism. I'll peek back now-and-then to check in with you and see how you're doing. Take care, and God be with you as you continue to steer clear of the cult. :)

The Sacred Sister® March 15, 2007 at 10:18 PM  

Hi Handmaiden,
I have a special TR made up for you. I just need your email address so I can email it to you, or if you prefer to keep that private, I will post it somewhere where you can copy it.

Keep posting! It's great therapy.
See ya around,
Caryn :)

handmaiden March 16, 2007 at 11:21 PM  

sacred sister,
I look forward to my TR.
By-the-way----
I love your blog!!!

handmaiden March 16, 2007 at 11:29 PM  

obi-dave kenobi,
Thank you for your comment.I appreciate it. I hope others will see the dangers of Mormonism.

handmaiden

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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.

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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.