Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Word “Crap”

It has been a blessing for me, these past five years, to serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach.  Carla, a 17-year-old from New York has been writing me for three weeks.  She’s had the usual teenage questions about … Continue reading

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Shopping is Your Therapy? Please!

I once heard a woman say on Christian TV that shopping is her therapy.  I thought to myself, “What an appalling to thing to say!  What a shameful Christian witness!” We are NOT to go shopping for therapy!  We’re to … Continue reading

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How Do You Spend Your Days?

I attended a luncheon to honor Anne, our former Bible study leader from way back.  Years ago she and her husband left for the mission field and then later retired. Now she is 80. She was her husband’s caretaker before … Continue reading

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Philippines’ Typhoon God’s Judgment?

This morning I again corresponded with a GMO (Global Media Outreach) friend in the Philippines. She had emailed updates the past several days asking for prayer as Typhoon Hagupit threatened to be catastrophic. Today she was expressing thanks for the … Continue reading

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What Will Happen to the Children?

When our children were young my husband’s work required that he travel to attend conferences. Of course he preferred I accompany him, but we had small children and I hated to leave them. Yet there were times when I did … Continue reading

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Alcoholism? God Heals

A guy walking along the beach stopped at our Bible table. He reeked with alcohol, had slurred speech, but said he wanted to learn more about God.  I asked him if he were to die today, did he know where … Continue reading

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Dog Bite

My husband accompanied me on a two-week mission trip to Central America.  One early evening we were walking on the beach when a large dog came barking and chasing after us. I stopped, stood straight and still and spoke firmly:  “In the name of … Continue reading

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God Spoke to Me

There have only been a few times in my life when I actually heard God speak.  This was one of those days. I was in a difficult situation. Things were not going well.  I desperately needed God’s help. I knelt … Continue reading

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