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Category: rapture

Irrational Fear of Loved Ones “Left Behind”

In previous posts, I’ve mentioned a little about some of the toxic beliefs my stepdad’s deceased adoptive mother espoused. Seeing how the beliefs that she had impacted how she dealt with people has helped make me understand some of his antagonism towards that…

When the Chains Don’t Loosen Easily

Prior to both of us moving to Texas, Jon (my stepdad) had warned my mom that his adoptive mother (Laverne) was a “religious kook”, but even with that warning, I had no idea how difficult her beliefs would make things. Looking back, I…

Religious Traditions

When I was young, we used to have all-night prayer meetings occasionally, and sometimes all night “watch night services”. These were times when we stayed at church all night, praying and on one occasion, fasting. Sometimes there would be footwashing and communion during…

The Rapture & Scared Children

*WARNING: This contains material which may be triggering to some* Rapture drills. Hell House. End-time revivals. The Y2K scare. Have you experienced them? Children have been left traumatized by these, scared to death they may be left behind while their parents and others…

Beginning Our Work For God

Ok, here goes our United Pentecostal Church¬†story. In the beginning, newly out of bible school and desperately wanting to work for God, we had several ‘offers’ to come help churches. We accepted one in Ohio but my husbands District Super uncle convinced us…