Monthly Archives: October 2016

Phone Call – Glad I Didn’t Hang Up!

When our children were small there was no such thing as Caller ID.  The phone rang and we had no idea who was on the other end. “Hello? Is this Barbara?” came a strange, masculine voice. “Sorry.  You must have … Continue reading

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I Don’t Believe in Heaven OR Hell

Two young men walked past our Bible table at the beach.  As they walked on, one of the men kept looking back at us. So I waved him over, “Come and check out our table!  It’s all free and there’s … Continue reading

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No Broken Bones!

There were plenty of surfers and walkers along the beach promenade, but a strong wind picked up. We packed up our books and Bibles and headed home. I was pushing a load of Bibles in my cart when I hit … Continue reading

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Muslim with a Gun

I attended a seminar on the beliefs and practices of Islam by Rev. Mateen Elass, Ph.D.  It was held in a local church and widely advertised. Upon arriving at the church, I was surprised to see a security guard at … Continue reading

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Donate His Organs?

What a blessing to hear a family member share her testimony before an audience of Bible students.  After many years, Lauri’s story remains a vivid memory in our family’s history. During a large holiday gathering, her 3-year old son Jack was … Continue reading

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Teenage Girls Incarcerated

Nine incarcerated teenage girls walked into Bible study cursing and acting obnoxious. I raised my voice,  “If you don’t want to be here, you may leave NOW!  Who wants to be excused?”  They quieted down. I avoided eye contact with … Continue reading

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Pray for the Waitress

A couple eating in a restaurant asked their waitress if they might pray for her.  I thought it was a lovely idea, but never thought to do it myself, until this week! A friend and I were having lunch and … Continue reading

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Doing Church for the Old Folks

A friend and I were doing a church service for the old folks in an assisted living facility. Most were quite elderly. We opened by singing three songs of worship, followed by prayer.  I then shared an interesting statement our … Continue reading

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Conversation With a Muslim

We were attending a large birthday gathering of friends, mostly Muslims.  Knowing my Christian beliefs, Ahmad said he wanted to talk with me. This fine gentleman holds a Ph.D. and teaches at a major university.  He came and sat next … Continue reading

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What? This is a Yoga Class?

Today I arrived early for my Pilates class and was surprised to discover that for some reason I was actually late!  Moreover, there seemed to be a male substitute teaching the class. I quickly unrolled my mat and began doing … Continue reading

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