Cardboard Testimonies – West Ridge Church

At birth, we begin wearing labels that identify us… And as we grow older, whether written by the cruelty of others, or our own poor choices, those labels can become more personal, hurtful, and even outright devastating. The promise Jesus Christ makes is that His mercy will restore our hurt and shame, and give us a new label…a label that identifies us as made complete, whole, forgiven, and restored through being adopted into His family.
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Virginia’s Mountain Churches of The Blue Ridge – DanTraveling

The Mountain people walked and rode horseback on these narrow back roads in Virginia, many roads were dirt back then. All just to visit their rock churches and to hear Rev. Bob Childress teach and preach. Thanks so much Kim Komando for featuring our video as your Video of the Day! Your Technically Awesome. We Guest Blogged on this really great website Fun Things You Should Do thingsyoushoulddo.com Our Google Map Tour of the Rock Churches maps.google.com This video helped us raise money independently for the American Cancer Society. We also donate half of the Ad Share revenues to the ACS though the end of January. Together raised so far approx 0 AdSense Reported from personal donations to ACS 5.87 Thanks so much to the following people and organizations Borgnet dot Net www.borgnet.net Adventure Crew www.adventure-crew.com The folks in the courthouse www.carrollcountyva.org The folks in the Church www.buffalo-mountain.org The folks with ACS www.cancer.org The folks with the Paper http Kevin MacLeod incompetech.com Library of Congress Site memory.loc.gov Thanks to the Anonymous Donations made in several honor and memory of several names. dmccoig dan mccoig
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Great Things to See and Do on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina

Great Things to See and Do on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina

Shortly after entering North Carolina on the Blue Ridge Parkway, you will find the first public recreation area on the parkway, Cumberland Knob.  At MP 217.5, Cumberland Knob is a 1000 acre park with a picnic area and a variety of plant and animal life, including many species of birds.  There are also two hiking trails, one short stroll to Cumberland Knob.  The other trail is a strenuous 2 hour hike through Gully Creek Gorge.

Stone Mountain State Park, in Roaring Gap, NC, is a fun attraction a few miles off the Blue Ridge Parkway at MP 229.  Camping, fishing, and hiking are popular activities at Stone Mountain.  There are also mountain cultural exhibits, including an old moonshine still, the Garden Park Baptist Church, established in 1897, and the restored Hutchinson homestead.  Rock climbing and rappelling are also popular at Stone Mountain State Park, but a permit is required, and admission is free.

Doughton Park is a 7000 acre park on the Blue Ridge Parkway at MP 238.5.  Here, visitors can enjoy fishing, hiking, camping, picnicking, and even cross-country skiing during winter months.  The restored Brinegar Cabin, built in 1880, offers weaving and basketmaking demonstrations during the summer.  These handmade wares can be purchased in the gift shop.

MP 259 is home to a popular shopping destination on the Blue Ridge Parkway, Northwest Trading Post.  Here you can find locally crafted gifts and other handmade goodies, as well as a unique selection of collectibles.  Minutes from the parkway is the New River and a number of canoe and tubing rental outfitters are available for fun family river trip.  You can also bring your own boat, like the Coleman Navigator 3-person inflatable boat, and access the river for your own family adventure.  The New River State Park is located just off MP 261 with boat access to the river, as well as canoe camping and primitive camping sites.  Parkway visitors can also find cabin and chalet rentals along the nearby river, many with hot tubs and fireplaces, for a romantic mountain getaway.

Also off MP 259 are the world renowned Church of the Frescoes.  These Episcopal churches are always open and there is no admission charge.  The famous fresco paintings are displayed at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and the Holy Trinity Church showcases a wall mural of The Last Supper.

For a fun, music filled night of dancing with the entire family, visit the Mountain Music Jamboree, just off Blue Ridge Parkway MP 261 in Glendale Springs.  Enjoy square dancing, clogging, and other fun family dances every Saturday night and on Fridays as well during the summer.    

Blowing Rock is a short drive from the parkway at MP 291.9 and is famous for its mountain charm, extraordinary shopping, and unique attractions.  Here you will find the legendary Blowing Rock and can enjoy the 4090 feet view above John’s River Gorge (small admission fee).  One of the most popular family attractions near the Blue Ridge Parkway, Tweetsie Railroad, is also located in Blowing Rock.  Shopping in the area includes an outdoor recreation specialty store and Tanger Outlets, with 30 various outlet stores.

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St. James Church in Basking Ridge to house Twin Towers cross, plans ceremony Sept. 12

St. James Church in Basking Ridge to house Twin Towers cross, plans ceremony Sept. 12
BERNARDS TWP. – A small iron cross that was made amidst the ruins of the World Trade Center will soon have a home at a church that felt the tragedy like few others.
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St. John’s Armenian Church in Southfield rich in faith and tradition
Each day, thousands of motorists pass the landmark church at the convergence of the Southfield and Northwestern highways in the heart of Southfield.
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Church plans luncheon
BUCYRUS — First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), 301 E. Warren St., will host a soup and sandwich luncheon 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 in the church’s fellowship hall.
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