Monthly Archives: February 2015

Worry Is Sin?

Many incarcerated teens are worried.  Jake loves the Lord, but Jake was worried. I told him that worry is sin. Why? Because it shows we are not trusting God. Trusting God is what the Christian life is all about. I … Continue reading

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Heaven Bound ‘Cuz I’m Baptized

A young mother wrote that she and her newborn daughter had recently been baptized to secure their admission into heaven: “I was baptized last week with little Suzanne, but now I’m scared. Does this mean I won’t see my grandparents in … Continue reading

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Man on the Street in Greece

I chatted with a man while waiting for my husband to get our rental car in Greece. Nikos told me about his wife and kids, his vineyard, and his olive trees. I told him I was curious about the beautiful Greek … Continue reading

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Teen With Death Wish Finds Jesus

Jimmy,  a 17 y.o. incarcerated youth, said he was never before interested in God or the Bible.  “Tonight something happened. I was playing basketball and I heard the call for Bible study.  It was strange, but I felt as if … Continue reading

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Man With Terminal Cancer

We attended a function and were seated with a younger couple.  We visited awhile and learned that Jim had terminal cancer. Neither he nor his girlfriend had any religious affiliation, but Jim was clearly disturbed about his condition. Whenever he spoke of … Continue reading

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Love Advice in a Restaurant

While eating in a restaurant Lauria and Del noticed a young woman sitting alone.  Soon a young man arrived and she hurried to his embrace. They returned to the table holding hands and smiling. It was hard not to notice … Continue reading

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Charlie’s Ants

Thomas was 15-years-old and incarcerated for the fourth time.  This was his first time in my Bible study and he asked deep and thoughtful questions. When I finished the lesson he said he wanted to turn his life around and … Continue reading

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Choose NOW to Be a Leader

I told our kids when they were youngsters that they could decide now whether they would be leaders or followers as adults.  If they choose to become followers of Jesus, they would be leaders, because people often watch Christians. But if … Continue reading

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OMG? Thou Shalt Not!

A third grader in the kids’ Bible club spilled a cup of her water and exclaimed, “Oh God!” While helping her clean it up, I said quietly, “Cindy, it’s better if you say ‘Oh No!’ or ‘Oh My!’ or even ‘Oh my … Continue reading

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