Releasing Religion part 2

My experience with the Mormon church.

When I was 18, I remember one specific instance driving in my car to work. At a stoplight, I felt despair in my heart as I prayed:

God, If I can’t be who I am, if who I am is sin to you, then I guess you’ve lost me.”

“I can never lose you.”

These are the words I heard, these are the words I felt in that moment. Continue reading “Releasing Religion part 2”

Releasing Religion part 1

My Experience with the Mormon church.

This topic has been hard for me to write about. Part of me wants to pretend that I haven’t gone through these things in my life, denying that they were ever problems, issues, and that it marks me as different from my family and those that I grew up with.

I’m afraid that as I talk about these issues, it may seem like I’m exaggerating, or making something out of nothing. I’m afraid that my voice may not matter as I work the courage to share it. I am choosing, now, to give myself a voice, to share what i have been afraid of expressing to anyone for so long. I’m writing this primarily for myself, and if it helps another, then I will be grateful.

I was raised a Mormon, and I no longer believe in the religion. Continue reading “Releasing Religion part 1”

Whipped Coconut Frosting Recipe

These amounts are really approximate, taste as you go! Cream cheese can be replaced with butter.

½ package of cream cheese- room temperature
⅓ cup of coconut coffee creamer
¼ cup of whipping cream
¾ – 1 cup of powdered sugar
Little bit of vanilla

Start by beating the cream cheese with a little bit of the coffee creamer, then alternate adding small amounts of the sugar, creamer, and whipping cream until desired taste/consistency is there. This frosting is delicious on a white cake, topped with shredded coconut!