Monthly Archives: March 2015

Easter is About Candy!

We met 10-year-old Cora at our Bible table on Sunday.  She and her family were riding their bicycles. Cora saw our signs “Free Gift” and “God Talk”  and wanted to stop. I shared the Evangecube with her.  It’s a cube that … Continue reading

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Surprise Evening Visitor

Recently at 8:30 PM I received a text from a young college friend in another city.  “I know this is last-minute, but what are you doing tonight?” “Just some paper work. Why?” “I decided to take a little drive to … Continue reading

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A 15-Year-Old Wants Jesus

I was leading Bible study for incarcerated teens when I noticed a boy sitting alone two tables away. He was looking the other direction, but his ear was toward me. After awhile he moved to a closer table, still looking … Continue reading

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Fraternity Party

When I was an 18-year-old college freshman, I was able to live at home.  A guy I’d dated briefly invited me to a fraternity party at his state university two hours away. I invited a girlfriend to come along—we were so … Continue reading

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Lie Detector Test at the Beach

There was a crowd of walkers and surfers on the beach promenade today.  We were nearly overwhelmed with people stopping at our Bible table asking for prayer or wanting to talk about God.  Several walked away with a free new … Continue reading

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More on Disciplining Children

Every child is different. Time-out is effective for some.  We had one child who rarely needed that!  I would simply give her  “the look” and she would immediately obey.  We had another child who went by the calendar—every six weeks … Continue reading

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To Discipline Children

Many parents today are afraid to discipline their children.  Yet it worked for my parents and it worked for me. I was strong on love. I loved our kids to pieces and they knew it.  Sometimes I’d just grab one … Continue reading

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An Inmate Gets Released

I used to visit Dan,  a young man at the county jail who had suicidal tendencies. We would study the Bible and pray together and soon he had given his life to Jesus Christ. The changes were real.  He had genuine … Continue reading

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A Grandmother’s Love

Our daughter had married and moved to a distant city.  Two years later the first grandchild arrived and then the second. How we loved them! One day while visiting I said,   “Do you know how much you love your … Continue reading

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The Hug

While traveling we learned that a famous author was in our tour group. We had the privilege of meeting him and later having dinner with James and his wife. They were delightful. When we returned home I received an email … Continue reading

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