Ellen was part of a legalistic congregation and even though she could jump through the hoops she never felt like it brought her closer to God. Then she discovered that God was not someone she had to perform for, but one who loved her even in the most difficult times. That simple discovery suddenly made her religious practices seem irrelevant, and sometimes incredibly hurtful to others. Now she’s caught between two worlds, a love growing in her heart and a religious institution at odds with that journey.
If you missed my blog post of her email to me early this week at Lifestream.org, you can read it here. It is a story of great discovery and honesty and made all the more fascinating because it is still unfolding.