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Kim Davis and the Apostolic Christian Church


Did a bit of research, some old-school journalism. Turns out, while the Apostolic Christian Church definitely defines marriage as between one man and one woman, its 17th belief in its Statement of Belief is … 95 more words


Wednesday's Child - Duane Farney

Duane Farney, my first cousin twice removed, was born July 27, 1933.  He was the son of Orville Farney and Lucy Hoffmann. Lucy was the youngest child of Jacob Hoffmann, born when he was 57 years old. 177 more words

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Wednesday's Child - Little Louise Hoffmann

A daughter of our emigrant ancestor Jacob Hoffmann, Louise Hoffmann was my great-grand-aunt and also my half-great-great-grand-aunt.  She was born November 25, 1875 in Renaucourt, France, the oldest child of Jacob and his second wife Christine Schmidt and appears in Renaucourt birth records. 98 more words

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Going Home

Three Sundays ago, on October 21, I made a step forward in my walk with God.  I attended the men’s Sunday School class at Faith Baptist Church… 505 more words


Religion in Family History

It does not take too much searching through family history before you start learning about the religion of your ancestors. Religion has played a large part in migration patterns over the centuries and you may find that at one time or another your ancestors moved because of their religion. 584 more words


Orange County Pastor Convicted of Molesting Teen Congregant

ORANGE COUNTY (CBS) – Today, the former pastor of a San Clemente church was convicted of molesting a 14-year-old girl in his congregation.

Ricardo Avalos Maffey, 44, was the pastor of Apostolic Christian Church in San Clemente and met the victim when she was about 8 or 9 years old.  398 more words


notes from a blustery small town

by the way, we live in Tremont, IL, population 5,500.

it’s a lot like Milford, IN, where Ben comes from and where i lived last fall and winter, just before i left for Zambia–only Tremont doesn’t have stoplights of its own.  1,247 more words