Sharon Mindy

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July 2020

Faith & Spirituality, On the Lighter Side

Traditions that Need to Go Out of Style: Church Clothing Legalism

Thankfully, condemnation of others’ choices in churchgoing attire is becoming less and less fashionable all the time. But we’ve still got a long way to go. One particular Sunday not too many years ago, I wore dress slacks — nice ones, I might add — to church. During the coffee hour, an older gentleman cast a disapproving eye up and down my personage before remarking with no small amount of disdain that in his day, respectable young ladies wouldn’t dare be seen  ...

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Faith & Spirituality

From the Girl Who Didn’t Go to Church

This post was originally published on July 31, 2018. I’m rerunning this one today in memory of the days before COVID-19, when actually going to church was an option! One morning last weekend, I was shopping at Bi-Lo for ice and Gatorade. I asked the man refilling the ice machine if I could step around him to retrieve a couple bags of ice. “Shore thang, sweetheart,” he replied. (This is one aspect of southern culture that still gives me pause on a regular basis: being  ...

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