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OldCM
How am I different ...
Thu Jan 20, 2011 19:08
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... from my Mom and Dad? Well, for one, they were content with the Southern Baptist churches and stayed with it their entire lives -- until they got too feeble to attend church. The strange thing was that only one person from their church ever came to visit or check on them once they could no longer attend church. He was my Dad's Sunday School teacher. After Dad died, he visited my Mom several times a year, bringing her a devotional booklet which she enjoyed reading, right up to the end. I didn't stay with the SBC and found my way here and there looking for a church which truly had an Almighty God. But, I think I have answered your question. I was a Christian for 40 plus years. And you know where I am now, religion wise. :)

  • I will start with this thought, after 34 yearsConnieSue, Wed Jan 5 19:25
    Of being a Christian, I have experienced the ups and downs of understanding faith, and what it means and why religion is so divisive at times. I have explored the history of mainline religions and... more
    • Thanks for your posts, ConnieSueHistory, Fri Jan 28 10:58
      [i]How do you think you are different from your past forebearers?[/i] Great question, CS. First, I am blessed to live in the USA during a time when diversity is respected and prrotected. Unlike my... more
    • How am I different ... — OldCM, Thu Jan 20 19:08
      • Blessings upon you and....History, Fri Jan 28 11:08
        ...your father's Sunday School Teacher. One of the interesting things that you find in the Talmud is that is that when a sick person does have a visitor, a percentage of the illness is alleviated by... more
        • Thank you ...OldCM, Fri Jan 28 18:46
          ... for your blessings. I spent the early part of my working life caring for the sick in nursing homes and acute hospitals. I know how meaningful a kind word or a gentle touch is appreciated by those ... more
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