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Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Second Great Awakening

The Great Awakenings were periods when Christians re-examined their religion and searched for better ways to reconnect with God on a personal basis.  The Second Great Awakening took place in the United States in the early nineteenth century and led to what became known as the Restoration Movement. The movement continued from around 1790 until … Continue reading »

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We Interrupt this Program….for a health and exercise update.

Later today, I’ll be adding a post about the Campbell/Stone movement that was the foundation for my church denomination.  This post is in addition to the regular schedule and I expect this to be the case on a regular basis. One of the new categories I’m working on adding is called “Health Matters.”  I expect … Continue reading »

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My Church Background

I was raised in the church.  When I say church, I don’t mean Protestant or Catholic, I mean Christian.  We attended the First Christian Church in my hometown, but my real religious education came from bible readings and devotionals at the dinner table every night.  In the beginning, it was just listening while Mom or … Continue reading »

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There’s a strain of addictiveness running through our family genetics.  My maternal grandfather started drinking during the early days of the Great Depression and crawled ever deeper into the bottle.  He lost everything except his wife and children. They spent the rest of his life taking care of him.  He died from a stroke, complicated … Continue reading »

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Today: Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I am a Christian, a writer, a reader, a photographer, a sister, a mother, a grandmother, a great grandmother, a tree-hugger, an Independent voter and an introvert.  There have been things in my life I need to apologize for, but not any of the aforementioned. I have a website for my authoring efforts, one for … Continue reading »

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