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Valerie Basham
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Wife, mom, history lover. Grace is where my story begins. More at valeriewritenow.com
Wife, mom, history lover. Grace is where my story begins. More at valeriewritenow.com

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Have you ever reached the end of yourself? I mean, really? That point where you feel as though you have failed in your life’s purpose – you’ve failed God, your family, your friends, and only death seems a suitable ending to it all? I have reached that…
Miracle on Webster Avenue
Miracle on Webster Avenue
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Today is my darling Laci Elizabeth’s 11th birthday. It seems like only yesterday she was two, running around and singing. and talking and getting into things! She is growing into a lovely young lady and I’m so thankful for her spunk, spirit, and…
Laci: Elegant at Eleven
Laci: Elegant at Eleven
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This week’s term: Sacerdotalism – That division of Christendom which believes that the ordinances or other religious activities, constitute sacraments, and therefore have, in some measure, saving or keeping power.  Last week’s term: Neo-Evangelicalism –…
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This week’s term: Neo-Evangelicalism – Participating in a new, modernized, or unorthodox evangelism. Instead of preaching the Gospel, and accepting spontaneous professions, they seek to extract professions through schemes and new messages foreign to the…
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Thank you for visiting my website! I am taking an undetermined hiatus from writing. Feel free to browse the site for old content anytime, day or night. The “Theological Term of the Week” ends on October 2, but you can access all of the terms by going to…
A Blogging Break
A Blogging Break
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Hands-on history, right here! How to Make Wampum out of Stryrofoam™

  Wampum is short for wampumpeag, which is an Algonquian word meaning “string of white shell beads”. The Native Americans made wampum by boring a hole into shells and then strung on hemp or other plant fibers. They wore it as jewelry. Because it was…
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This week’s term: Pedo-Baptists – Those who engage in the baptism of infants. This does not refer to any division of Baptists. No Baptist church baptizes babies. Last week’s term:  Mystical Presence – Another view of the Lord’s Supper is known as the…
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This week’s term: Mystical Presence – Another view of the Lord’s Supper is known as the Mystical Presence. This view is that the body and blood are dynamically present in the elements, though the personal Christ is in no way associated with the bread and…
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Some sweet friends gave us a box of deliciously sweet peaches from Colorado about a week ago. They inspired me to whip up a peach cobbler, a perfect peach cobbler, or so the recipe is called. I got this particular recipe from my friend, Nicole, when we…
Perfect Peach Cobbler
Perfect Peach Cobbler
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This week’s term: Consubstantiation – The Protestant (originally Lutheran) doctrine that when blessed by the priest, the bread and wine and mixed with the body and blood of Christ. This is only a slight variation from the heretical doctrine of…
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