I consider myself to be a bit of a denominational mutt. I grew up in the Catholic school system, converted to charismatic non-denominational-ism when I was 16, and worked for a Presbyterian and a Lutheran church in my 20’s. I’ve been to Southern Baptist churches, Brethren, Church of Christ, Methodist, American Baptist, Pentecostal, AG, and just about all the rest in my early Christian walk. However, I have noticed that in all the denominations, it is mostly just the theology that changes. The people are always the same……always.
My father has a lot of interesting hobbies. One of those is collecting minerals and gemstones, many of them in their rough form. I saw some jagged purple and white striped stones in his collection and it surprised to learn it was amethyst. In order to polish stones, the rough rocks – like jasper, agate, … Read more