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(Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

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A listing and access link to all:
song lyrics and mp3 audio files http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/ (all of which are a part of this Web site) can be accessed simply by selecting the "htm" file for the song you want;

poetry http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/poetry.htm;

quotations http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/quotations.htm; and

essays written by Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles/articles_larry_blakeley.htm,

all of which are used to tell the story in this Web site, can be accessed by going to each respective link set out above.

My son, Larry Blakeley http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/larryblakeley_photos_jpeg.htm manages this Web site and the following Web sites:

Larry Blakeley (Contact Info: larry at larryblakeley.com)

Leslie (Blakeley) Adkins - my granddaughter

Lori Ann Blakeley (June 20, 1985 - May 4, 2005) - my granddaughter

Evan Blakeley- my grandson

Major Roy James Blakeley (December 10, 1928 - July 22, 1965) - USAF (KIA)

When I was young my dad would say
Come on son let's go out and play

No matter how hard I try
No matter how many tears I cry
No matter how many years go by
I still can't say goodbye

- "I Still Can't Say Goodbye," Performer: Chet Atkins

MP3 audio file/lyrics http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/songs/still_cant_say_goodbye.htm

For a larger image click on the photograph.

Their story sounded strikingly familiar. When Richard and Joyce Turner sent their son Michael off to a Christian college he was bright, handsome, and talented. Joyce described him as gifted and zealous. He threw himself into things and became so committed that he often neglected other priorities. Michael loved life, adventure and traveling. He often spent his summers at camps, innovative schools, or traveling abroad. One such college-sponsored summer program took him to Chicago for some music seminars. There he was seduced into a cult the Chicago affiliate of the International Churches of Christ (formerly known as the Boston Church of Christ movement). At the time Michael reasoned, "My spiritual search is over. I found God." (Later his mother reflected, "Obviously the leaders of his college don't know how to identify cults, nor did they know they needed to.")

- "What is a Cult?," Revised and expanded version of chapter one from Dr. Martin's book, "Cult-Proofing Your Kids," Paul R. Martin Ph.D.

Directory: http://www.royblakeley.name/larry_blakeley/articles

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Post Date: October 14, 2004 at 12:00 AM CDT; 0500 GMT