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Raised a Catholic, Born a Believer

Pastor Bridgette and Kimon Criner of Harvest Barn Church

Pastors Bridgette and Kimon Criner

I was raised to believe in Jesus in a Catholic home. I went to catechism and mass on many Sundays and especially on holidays. I, however, missed out on the part in my spiritual training that taught me how to incorporate Jesus into my everyday decisions and make Him truly Lord of my life.

Then I met a man who was unorthodox (to say the least). He was barefoot. He was wearing cutoff shorts. And,  he had longer hair. But, he never failed to mention Jesus in our conversations.

It put me off at first. I mean, I knew Jesus, right? I never talked about Him unless I was drunk and the thought of Jesus never had any affect on any decisions I made – except one.

I became pregnant.

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