Category Archives: Adapting

Adapting…Drinking

After I wrote my last post on here about drinking alcohol, I had very interesting comments, both here and on facebook. So I had a visit with my pastor. I discovered that my church hasn’t exactly changed it rules, but … Continue reading

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Adapting…Drinking and Smoking

I’ve saved this issue of drinking and smoking for the last. It seems to be the biggest change in our church rules. From my earliest recollections I was taught and so believed drinking and smoking were absolute sins. They fell … Continue reading

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Writing…

I’m really sick and tired of being sick. I took the last of my medicine from the doctor today. But I’m no better. The one good thing is that I’m able to do a lot of writing since my computer … Continue reading

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Adapting to Change…Music in Church

The church I’ve attended and been a member of, since I was old enough to join, has gone through major changes, over the years, including music in the church! I have an old Free Methodist Hymnal, Copyright 1910. I love … Continue reading

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Adapting to Change…

I’ve been writing kind of a series on my early life and the need to adapt to the changes in life as I’ve grown older. My family belonged to a very strict evangelical denomination, my dad was a pastor. Rules … Continue reading

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Adapting to Change…Playing Cards and Gambling

Oh boy, I think this might be a hot topic! I was taught by my parents and the church that playing cards and gambling were in the same category. They were a huge no-no. My dad told of a time … Continue reading

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Adapting to Change…Make-Up

As a teenager in the 50’s wearing make-up should have been a big deal. For me it wasn’t. I couldn’t wear make-up! It was one of those rules in the church. Oh, wait a minute, I could powder my nose, … Continue reading

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Adapting to Change: Jewelry

One year for Christmas, I think it was in 1947, my grandmother gave me a matching necklace and bracelet. We were living in Oklahoma and had gone to Iowa for Christmas vacation. I looked at them lovingly and longingly and … Continue reading

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Freedom To Be Me

I wrote a post on my first blog, free to be me at anitaarcher.blogspot.com about the freedom to be me. We had such rules when I was a child. Rules that, looking back, hardly made sense. But at the time … Continue reading

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Adapting to Change…Dance

Dance…an interesting topic. When I was a child and all the way through the years, dancing was forbidden by my parents and by my church. It would lead to sexual promiscuity, don’t you know?! When we had dancing at school, … Continue reading

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