Monthly Archives: August 2014

We Came to Discuss an Abortion

It was another Sunday afternoon when a young couple approached our Bible table at the beach. They were looking over our free Bibles and books when the young woman noticed the tiny metal baby feet pinned to our tablecloth. “What’s this?” … Continue reading

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Teens & Jesus at the County Fair

Last week I was a volunteer storyteller in the Little Red Schoolhouse at the county fair.   My job was to tell children the story of Jesus.  What fun! The LRS was positioned near the horse show, the pig races and the … Continue reading

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A Precious Friend is Gone

Anne-Marie was diagnosed with a terminal illness only months ago!  She was one of my most precious friends. Now she’s gone. We met years ago in the waiting room of an infertility specialist, as neither of us had been able … Continue reading

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The Most Exciting Day of Your Life

When her first grandchild was born she was ecstatic! She exclaimed to her son-in-law, “Isn’t it wonderful? Isn’t this the most exciting day of your life?!” His reply: “No, I can’t say that it is.”           … Continue reading

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Please Pray for My Dying Daughter

She was only 45.  Although she was breathing on her own, she was in a coma and her body was shutting down.  Next to her bedside sat her grieving mother. I can’t even imagine what it must have been like for her, … Continue reading

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Devotions with Grandkids

We were sharing a hotel room with two of our young grandsons. I decided to have devotions before our bedtime prayer. I took out the Gideon Bible from the bedside table and began reading from the book of John.  I’d … Continue reading

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He’s Living in Sin!

A friend asked me to write a letter to her 24-year-old son who was cohabiting with his girlfriend.  “Tell him he’s living in sin—he won’t listen to me!” Coincidentally, I wanted to write him anyway!  Ron and I had recently … Continue reading

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I’ll Come to Bible Study TWICE

I still remember T’s response when I invited her to Bible study.  She became quiet, then took a deep breath and said, “I’ll come twice.” She did come twice.  I said nothing, but I prayed.  The third week she was … Continue reading

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Astrology is Bunk!

I have a friend who was seriously following astrology. Indeed, astrology had become her religion! Unfortunately, she would repeatedly tell me her problems.  I finally said, “Look, I have problems too! But I take my problems to God. Why don’t you … Continue reading

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Jesus Appears in a Dream

My friend Faye has a remarkable story. She was born into a Muslim family in a Muslim-majority country. Her parents immigrated to the US when she was nine.  She attended American schools and became a medical doctor. She followed the … Continue reading

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