Monthly Archives: May 2016

Frustration and Endearment

As an online missionary for Global Media Outreach, I have been discipling Maria, for two years.  She’s 21 and lives in Southeast Asia.  Maria is a great source of frustration to me–but also a source of endearment. Maria emails often–too … Continue reading

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A Teen Gang in The Little Red Schoolhouse

I was enjoying my shift at the county fair’s Little Red Schoolhouse when ten cursing teenagers walked by.  Dressed in black, sporting tats, skin piercings and strange hair, they passed by several times—joking, uttering profanities and yelling insults. I smiled … Continue reading

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The Shaman

It was a short flight and I found myself sitting next to a lovely woman traveling to a Shamanic Retreat where she would teach a workshop on shamanism. I silently prayed,  “Oh Lord, I believe You arranged for her to … Continue reading

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Praying With a Muslim

We accompanied our Muslim friends to an afternoon event. When it was 4 PM Ameena said it was time for prayer.  She wanted to excuse herself to another location to pray. There were some other Muslims attending, so Ameena mentioned … Continue reading

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Earthquake & Samaritan’s Purse

On April 16 a major 7.8 earthquake struck Ecuador.  It claimed 660 lives, injured more than 4,500 people, and leveled thousands of buildings. Samaritan’s Purse immediately airlifted their new Emergency Field Hospital and dozens of medical professionals to Ecuador to … Continue reading

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Alone With 18 Male Prisoners

When it comes to incarcerated adults, I believe women should mentor women and men should mentor men. One day that changed for me. The chaplain was short of male facilitators and needed me in the men’s unit. I told him … Continue reading

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Teen’s Baptism Experience

As an online missionary with GMO (Global Media Outreach), most of my contacts are from overseas—but not all. “Grace” is a delightful 15-year-old from New Jersey, who has been growing in her faith. Recently she expressed a desire to be … Continue reading

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Forcing Christians to Return to their Former Folk Religions

Satan has inspired rulers to try to force Christians to return to their former folk religions or the pagan gods of their ancestors—all in the name of patriotism or nationalism. Religious nationalism is where a particular territory or culture is … Continue reading

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Does Prayer Work?

My friend Crystal sent out an urgent prayer request via email. Her adult son is afflicted with severe tinnitus—ringing in the ears.  He is not a follower of Jesus. John’s tinnitus began three years ago, but at this time is so … Continue reading

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Talking About Jesus – On a Plane

I was sitting next to a man on a plane—said his name was Bill.  It was a short, one-hour flight. I was a new Christian and wanted to share the Lord with him.  But what would I say?  Whatever I … Continue reading

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