I am just so impressed with this dear woman’s thoughts. She speaks of why she became a Latter Saint and why she is not a Mormon, persay. Being a “Mormon” involves cultural aspects.
I can relate to these thoughts because I had the same experiences when I first went to the Mennonite church. Then I let the culture overtake me and I forgot why I came and why I stayed in the first place: to serve God.
Her experiences and feeling mimic the ones I had and it encourages me to know I am not the only one to go through this type of experience. It also reminds me that I need to follow the Lord above all else and that if I do, He will bless me beyond measure.
One thought though, in the culture there are expectations that, if not met, will lead others to believe I am spiritually ailing and possibly cause problems. How do we overcome these things? Am I just not trusting God enough in these instances?