Monthly Archives: January 2017

Dealing with Fear

Today I ran into Sue at the Farmers’ Market.  Years ago we were close friends but we slowly drifted apart.  I remember 25-years ago sharing with her how Christ had changed my life.  She was mildly curious, but not interested … Continue reading

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Talking to the Plumber About Jesus

Yesterday we had a plumber in the kitchen. I shot up an arrow prayer asking God to guide our discussion. He was friendly, said he was 35 and single. He told me about his new home—a trailer in the country … Continue reading

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What Can I Do to Help?

He loved her but she was suffering from an aggressive form of cancer.  “What can I do to help?  I call every day to offer my services,  but I don’t want to annoy her.” I’d been praying for Timothy, who … Continue reading

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What IS a Bible, Anyway?

One day on the college campus a student walked by our Bible table and didn’t seem to notice us.  It was as if we were invisible. He had passed our table when I did something I don’t usually do. I … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse

One evening after Bible study at the jail, an inmate asked if she could talk with me privately. Judy told me her 15-year-old son had experienced repeated sexual abuse by the assistant manager of an establishment where teenagers frequent.  She named … Continue reading

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Buying Fruit Trees

I purchased two fruit trees from the nursery.  Silly me—I didn’t think to ask assistance to load them into my car.  When I arrived at the car, I stood there looking at my trees, wondering how I would do this … Continue reading

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Former Muslim Wants to Talk

We were visiting with several Muslim friends when Miriam,  a medical doctor, came up. She took me by the arm and whispered in my ear, “Can we talk?” We walked to another room and sat down.  She began, “You may … Continue reading

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An Extraordinary Life

Precious Sue lived an extraordinary life for 89 years.  She had been the mother of one of my favorite friends from high school. When I was a teenager Sue talked to me about Jesus.  Unfortunately, her words fell on deaf … Continue reading

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It’s Not Easy Being a Single Mom

I was shopping for a gift from a wedding registry. The sales clerk was most helpful. She actually invited me into her office while she ordered the gift for me. I complimented her on her beautiful tan. She explained she’s … Continue reading

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People Might Recognize Me!

I invited a friend to work with us at our Bible table on the beach promenade. She said, “I’ve thought about it, but people might recognize me and I’d feel uncomfortable.” Wow! Now there’s an honest answer! I thought to … Continue reading

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