Monday, March 1, 2010

Looking back.... no regrets.

Dear readers,

I began this blog about a year ago. It was very therapeutic for me to share my experiences and thoughts concerning Mormonism. There is something very healing about writing down one's experiences. The LDS church was my life for 19 yrs of my life. My life took a dramatic change when Christ took a hold of my life in the fall of 2007. It has been 2 yrs plus since I took that step to completely surrender my life to the lordship of Christ my King.

As I look back, I can honestly say I have absolutely no regrets in my decision to resign from the LDS church. Please don't get me wrong, it was not an easy thing to do! Far from it! But, honestly and sincerely I have no regrets.

The Lord spoke thousands of years ago of "counting the cost" of being one of HIS disciples;

" And if anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father, and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes and his own life, he cannnot be my disciple. And whoever does not bear his cross and come after me, cannnot be my disciple. For which of you intentending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it------
Lest after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, saying ' this man began to build and was not able to finish'. .....

Luke 15;26-30

When I resigned from the LDS church, I knew it would be hard.

I knew it would "cost" me something and it has. The loss of relationships. The loss of love from loved ones.

Thru it all though, thru all the ups and downs ... I can honestly and boldly declare;

Christ is worth it!!!!!

I wouldn't change one thing.

I wouldn't go back and re-do things differently.

I have counted the cost, and found that HE is indeed worth everything!

So some may ask where am I now?

I will tell you that after 2 plus years of walking with the lord Jesus Christ, I am more convinced now more than ever that truly Jesus is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE.

He is the living waters.

The bread of life.

The Messiah.

The I AM.

He is, and was, and is yet to come.

2 yrs later you would find myself and my 10 children lovingly embraced by the body of Christ in a wonderful non denominational church here. We are growing and learning along with the Body of Christ. My 10 children have all accepted Jesus as their lord and Savior. We have been blessed with wonderful ministry opportunities to share Jesus with the lost. We are loving our life as believers and embracing every chance to grow in our walk with the Lord!

I truly can say looking back, that embracing Christ.. surrendering to His headship has been the singular best decision I have made in my lifetime.

No regrets....

One of my favorite hymns is : I have Decided to follow Jesus

The words stir my soul.......

I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow, I have decided to follow Jesus.......

No turning back, no turning back.......

The world behind me, the cross before me, The world behind me, the cross before me.....

No turning back, no turning back.......

Though none go with me, still I will follow, Though none go with me, still I will follow......

No turning back, no turning back......

Will you decide now to follow Jesus? Will you decide now to follow Jesus?

No turning back, no turning back.........


So, with that I have decided to retire this blog. I have hoped and prayed that it has in some small way it has helped . I will also continue to pray for the Body of Christ, that we may continue to reach out to the LDS in a spirit of love & truth.

If any of you wish to continue to read about me or my family. I invite you to read my blog at or you can catch up with me on Facebook.

I thank my Lord, My God & My Savior for His gracious mercy and grace in pulling me and my children out of the LDS church and for the giving of His precious body & blood, so that we can receive the gift of Eternal life.

Thank you , Jesus. I love you so much.


  1. As with all your blogs, I have enjoyed each of them. They each represent a season in your life that has been great to share with you. I always learn and grow from you. I like that!!

    Thank you Jesus!!!

  2. Amen to Christ being worth it ALL! I am sorry for your lost of relationships. It hurts my soul that if you do find the truth, you lose the love of your family and friends. To me that doesn't seem very Christ like. Again, it goes to show how the Bible is so life applicable. Thank you Jesus for your living word! Thank you Gloria for posting again here. John 16:33

  3. Gloria,

    Thank you for following the desire of your heart and starting this blog. It will help many--speaking from experience.

    Keep at it. Mike

  4. Gloria,

    Your blog makes interesting reading. Time will not permit me to address all the remarks you make to distance your new expression of Christianity from your former LDS expression of Christianity, but I will say that everything you say about Jesus Christ is exactly what Mormon Christians believe about him.

    As to your 'myths' about why people leave the Church, some of your statements are contradicted by the facts. For example, I know of people that have ceased activity, probably not the same as leaving, but the result is often the same, because they have been offended by Latter-day Saints that have been less than charitable in their conversations with them. That is a shame, but you will find that such behaviours are not peculiar to Mormons. Christians of every hue have similar social issues that distance some of the more sensitive and less confidant members.

    Although I was not offended, I am not easy to offend, I attended a so-called non-denominational Christian groups some years back. My experience with them makes me less that sure that being called non-denominational has any real meaning. On one Sunday, due to military duties, I was unable to attend the worship service. As it happened, the worship service was abandoned due to my absence. Instead, a prayer meeting for my 'conversion' was held. It was a great success. I held on to my Christian faith far more strongly than before.

    You have made statements with which I disagree. I am unsure why you feel the need to make them unless it is to persuade other Latter-day saints to abandon their personal faith in Jesus Christ as their Saviour, Redeemer, all-in-all, the author and finisher of their faith, etc, the place he occupies in my life and has done for more years that I care to remember.

    I wish you well, and pray that your happiness endures. Is it possible that you can have similar feelings and good wishes for Mormons?


  5. Hi, Ronnie. Thanks for taking time to read thru my blog and share your thoughts.

    You mentioned "why" I would use this blog and share these expierences.... am I trying to lead Mormons away from Christ Jesus?

    No,Ronnie ~ my hope and desire is that Mormons FIND Christ Jesus.
    The gospel of Mormonism is at odds with the Biblical Gospel of CHrist Jesus.
    There are many teaches and doctrines that Mormonism espouses that simply are not Biblical.

    My hope & pray for the Mormon people is that they come to Jesus -- not to a religion or church... but to the saving grace of the precious blood of JESUS.

    Sincere regards,


Hello and thanks for taking time to read my blog and for leaving a courteous comment.:) May God bless you!!

~ gloria ~