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Author: GladToBeOut

More Visions

*WARNING: This contains material which may be triggering to some* I want to share another random memory about visions. My family on my Mom’s side is 90% Pentecostal/Apostolic. They are big believers in visions and prophetic dreams. I shared in an earlier post…

Broken Bones & Whiplash In Church

This is another ‘random memory’ that something made me think about today. It’s often preached in UPC (United Pentecostal Church) churches that when it comes to “shouting” or “dancing in the spirit”, no one will ever EVER get hurt unless the person doing…

Taking A Break From The Timeline

I’m going to take a break from cataloguing memories in a specific timeline. Concentrating so hard on such unpleasant events and trying to remember accurate details is getting me down. Last night I had nightmares about the exorcism. Yes, I’m a grown woman,…

Exorcism

*WARNING: This contains material which may be triggering to some* There was one side affect to being “possessed” that I liked. When my Mom was addressing me (and not the demon) she was more kind than she’d been in a long time. Also,…

Oneness In The Year 220

Just found this interesting tidbit of information. I always thought the Oneness doctrine was fairly new – late 19th century at least. But then I read about Sabellius. The New World Encyclopedia says: Sabellius, a Christian priest, theologian, and teacher, was active during…

Visions And Revelations

*WARNING: This contains material which may be triggering to some* In the last post on my timeline, I talked at the end about how during one of the tent revival services I was asked to take the children into the house and babysit…

Why Am I Writing This?

If you’re reading this, you may have questions like these. Why is she recounting all these bad memories? What’s the point of rehashing all this and making it public? Why doesn’t she attempt to make these descriptions more balanced? Why is she dishonoring…

A New School

*WARNING: This contains material which may be triggering to some* After much discussion with her new best friend, Mom decides that the conditions in our church can no longer be tolerated. We still go there ‘officially’, but start visiting other churches who have…

A New Family In Our Church

*WARNING: This contains material which may be triggering to some* Eventually, Dad came back home and back to church. The painful questions from members stopped after awhile, and things were pretty good. Then a new family came to church. It was a husband…

A Memory

Just got some news from a friend requesting prayer, her Uncle died this weekend, possibly from suicide. That hasn’t been determined for sure yet. This brought back a memory that I’d shoved to the back of my mind not wanting to think about…