Monthly Archives: December 2016

No Becomes YES!

Remember Jose, the 20-year-old who came to Christ at the county jail?  His cellmate was Stephen,  an angry young man. Every week I would talk with Jose through the small pass-through opening in his door. I could see Stephen quietly reading … Continue reading

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One-Year-Old Prisoner!

Jose was a prisoner with diabetes I visited nearly every week.  He was housed in the medical section of county jail and came to Christ at the age of 20.  I remember praying with him that day and afterward telling … Continue reading

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Christmas Test – I Passed!

It was three days before Christmas.  I was a new Christian with two babies in diapers when I received a phone call from a relative.  She said their family had decided to spend Christmas at our house! What? Unbelievable! I … Continue reading

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Fulfilled Prophecy Proves Jesus is Messiah

The Messiah, Jesus Christ, Savior of Mankind   by Josh McDowell The Old Testament of the Bible contains 333 references to the Messiah’s coming, many of which are considered major prophecies about the future made 400 years in advance. Genesis 3:  … Continue reading

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Christmas Caroling Downtown

Last Friday night the pastor, his wife and 28 friends from church met downtown. They prayed that God would go before them and prepare hearts. They had their song sheets in hand in hopes of doing some caroling in the … Continue reading

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Creating Christmas Traditions

Let’s create good and healthy memories!  An excellent family devotion during the Christmas season is to pray for the senders of the Christmas cards we receive each day. Years ago a Bible study leader recommended we read the Christmas story … Continue reading

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Homeless Shelter for Women

Our local Aglow International sponsored a Christmas party at a homeless shelter for women.  I was invited to bring my guitar and lead in the Christmas Caroling.  I concluded the caroling with a poem:  ‘Twas The Night Before Jesus Came’  … Continue reading

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Reach the Dying at Christmas

Christmas is the one time of year when it’s legitimate to share the message of Jesus. Everywhere we turn there are people dying for one little drop of kindness.  People are dying from lack of hope that is gained through … Continue reading

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Christmas Gifts & Kids

My husband and I are from large families. Consequently, when our children were small they would receive an abundance of gifts.  We wanted to prevent them from being overwhelmed on Christmas morning.  So a couple weeks before Christmas, we’d permit … Continue reading

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Five Minutes on Your Knees

My friend Shirley said she was getting a divorce. “I’ve had enough! He will never change!” I said, “I would hate for you to rush into this. That word divorce is so final. I heard a pastor say that one … Continue reading

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