Man In the Spiritual Wilderness
Zach J. Payne

Good for you. I started out in the Southern Baptists church, left as soon as I was able, and was out of the church for years. I came back as a Methodist, in a church that believed in a God of love, joy & acceptance. Did I ever get back to a “ simple, unassuming, and absolute faith?” Nope, and that is OK with me. To me a real relationship with God, just like other relationships, has times of struggle and questioning, and that’s OK. Unlike the church I grew up in, this one welcomes questions, and thought, and working to make sense of God. It sounds like you too have found a place of love and hope, a place to grow. I am happy for you!