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Growing up Christian: Fathers

It’s funny the truths that sometimes show up in dreams. I dreamed that I told someone I had many fathers, thinking of men from the churches where I had worshipped and learned about the love of God. I realized when … Continue reading

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Musings: Remembering my mother

NOTE: I need to have some photos scanned, and when I do I’ll add some to this post. My mother was born in 1914 as Samantha Blanche White, third surviving child of William Hubert and Maude Mae White. She didn’t … Continue reading

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Growing up Christian: “How long have you been a Christian?”

A coworker asked me that question. I said, “I think I was born this way.” That wasn’t intentionally flippant, nor was it a tongue-in-cheek reference to the Lady Gaga song. I honestly can’t remember a time when I didn’t consider … Continue reading

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Growing Up Christian: The dog in the ditch

I remember two churches from my early childhood: Calvary Baptist Church in Alcoa, Tennessee, and a little country church I attended a few times with my grandmother – one room, corners curtained off for Sunday School, outhouses, and probably also … Continue reading

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