I was born Lutheran, and baptized as a baby. My Godmother is Aunt Ginny.
We were Baptists early in my life, enough so that I was saved at the age of seven. No doubt even to this day. It went like this:
I hit a girl on the bus with my Bible and cried all the way home, knowing I would go to Hell for that disrespect of God's Holy Word.
Fortunately I had a mother to explain to me about the loving Father who gave his Son so that sinners (as I knew I had to be)
could be welcomed back into His arms. Dad baptized me by immersion.
We changed to the Methodist church when I was ten, and soon after, I completed catechism and was confirmed in the Methodist church.
Through college I mostly stayed with the Methodist kids, but visited with the Catholics and Pentecostals as well, among others.
When we married, Hubby and I started out in the Methodist church, but when we moved to the "big city of Owensboro" couldn't find one
that held the country flavor we were accustomed to, so found a Southern Baptist church, which we attended for most of our time there.
(We did have a couple of breaks to try a different Southern Baptist church and a Methodist church, but returned to our home church.)
When we moved here to rural Ohio County, the first church we attended was the closest, and Methodist, and we "fell to home"
and stayed put. We are still there... or, rather, here: in the Cromwell Methodist Church.
In 2006-07 I worked for the Southern Baptist Director of Missions, Brother Tom Shelton, and set up his/the Association's website.
Oh, p.s., we winter in Avon Park at the Holiness campground, and while there we attend a Nazarene church.
The Camp itself is independent, though it has ties to the WGM and OMS, as well as CCCU, Nazarene, Methodist, Wesleyan, and others.
So, that is the very briefest background,
though it really tells you nothing of the growth in my Christian life or the depth of my relationship with Christ.
I'm really shy about sharing because I know my limitations and faults.
I kinda have the feeling that I'm the only one who isn't perfect......
So, this page is to get you to some of the pages related to some of the things and thoughts that are sorta kin to me.
Just click on a link here or there, and I'll be adding the others when I get to it.
Brother Tom's Site |
Some Southern Baptist Links, mostly
Avon Park Camp Association |
Some Other Links I Mentioned
Ohio County Southern Baptist Churches |
Other Ohio County Churches