This URL will provide information about my faith journey. I apologize ahead of time, that information may be posted at inconvenient intervals.

This additional blogsite to Sappy Happy Tales,  will be singular to my personal ‘faith transition’ or ‘post Mormonism’ content. The sole purpose for adding the site is purely for self-centered reasons. My life is full of wonderful things, but driving and seeing a therapist has yet to enter my schedule. I would like to have this resource, but until then-there will be “Journaling to Discover and to Express Faith.” I do not intend and most likely will not publish all my written experiences- there is at least 7 years worth.

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An Exit From Fundamentalism

Jake and I value our relationship with family and friends. We strive to live in honesty and honor, while rooting our family in the unconditional love God gives. Sometimes joining these concepts within these mediums isn’t always clear on how to do it smoothly. Our family has resigned our membership to our religion, but not in our faith. It is difficult to know how open we need to be and with whom. Many aspects about being open with our transition makes me(Heidi) uneasy. A part of uneasiness comes from defining ourselves, which doesn’t align with my value of, everybody is on equal playing grounds. Any type of seclusion or separation of our Self depletes humanity. It would be nice if we all tapped into feeling and perceiving our fluid connection with Life. A natural progression to  personal communication with this topic is ideal. While other times may require the authenticity for Self to speak up. We imagine this news may be heart-sinking for some who know us and view this post. If questions arise, we are willing to respond with simple answers if that is your desire. Because we value our relationships, we have no intentions of persuading others to change their course of direction. A common misconception when people leave their religion is that they have been offended, are unhappy or desire to ‘sin’. But in reality, it is because they have a tendency to ask questions, seek truth, and want understanding to their cognitive dissonance. This transition to a new chapter in our family’s journey is hard-earned. We persevered in pondering, praying, searching biblical scriptures and researched most all controversial topics about our religion. We are happy with our decision and feel at peace. We continue-on, heeding God’s Divine Power to navigate our family with ‘special needs’ children. The ideology is to raise our girls in the healthiest way we know how and/or have parental control over. Undergoing this awakening of truth, allows our faith and spirituality to develop directly under God, who isn’t limited by anything Earthly. We wish for a dual acceptance in each of our life- journeys. We hope you will trust us over time that we are making the best decision for our family.

Warm Wishes,
Heidi and Jake

Did you see Jesus on the Cover of Forbes Magazine?

With all the events in the news and media, it makes me curious; how would Jesus be portrayed if he were living today? With the advertisements, the weekly hot sales and the latest trends; would Jesus be on the cover of Forbes or on People’s list of Sexiest Man Alive?

Although curiosity is exciting, I want to be interested, and the interesting thing is: Jesus is alive! When we have Him in our hearts everyday; all these things mentioned above don’t matter. Why? Because Jesus is the latest trend, he is the sexiest man alive, and the richest man. It is where our priorities are within these categories’ and how we interpret their definitions.

Wise Men Still Seek Him

http://youtu.be/9OcQXpZwRKY

He is Risen

http://youtu.be/bAuaSpJ7zGs

Life of Jesus

http://youtu.be/Iehld_mIcAA

This Joyful Eastertide

http://youtu.be/5tipsbcfuB4

I Know My Redeemer Lives

http://youtu.be/_h9NcSu4nA4

Living for Jesus

http://youtu.be/42cNeQFFAdY