Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Poem Became a Song

Writing this blog has provided opportunities to meet the most interesting people!   One new friend who follows the blog lives in Australia.  She ordered my CD and apparently liked my style. She wrote explaining she was a poet!  Would … Continue reading

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Putting God to the Test

“I will put God to the test.” But the mere thought broke Efe. She couldn’t hold back her tears when faced with the image of her children leaving her forever. “Now is not the time for tears, she thought. Be strong. … Continue reading

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Do You Know About the Messianic Jews?

A man sat on the bench next to our Bible table at the beach. He began eating his hamburger when I noticed he was wearing a name badge. “So how is that hamburger, Richard?” “Huh? Oh, I forgot I was … Continue reading

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Will I Live to See Tomorrow?

Abdul wipes the cold sweat from his brow.  He’d already come this far, but the darkness feels ominous, and looking around him he wonders… Have I been followed? Are the authorities watching me now? Will I live to see tomorrow? … Continue reading

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Life Savings Are Gone

As an online missionary for Global Media Outreach ( www.godlife.com )  I received an email from Gordon in an African country.  He’s a solid Christian, but his life savings and property are gone, confiscated by lawyers through the courts. His question: “What could … Continue reading

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Precious Time with Former Roommate

What a precious few days I spent with a former roommate and dear friend from nursing school.  Over the years we kept in touch and even traveled great distances to get together with our husbands and families. This however, was … Continue reading

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Anxieties

Today I purchased some bedding plants from the nursery.  A young employee was helping me make decisions when I noticed his unusual bracelet.  “I imagine there’s a story behind that bracelet you’re wearing.” “Yes there is.  I struggle with anxieties … Continue reading

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Summit Ministries for Teens

When the twins, Jessica and James were 16, their parents  forced them to attend a two-week program at Summit Ministries for Teens Conference Center in Colorado Springs, CO. That’s right, they were forced against their will. Their parents explained that this … Continue reading

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Ice Blended Mocha

Last week we had four workers digging trenches in our yard and laying pipes. They were all Hispanic and spoke broken English. When they took their lunch break I went outside carrying paper cups and a pitcher of ice blended … Continue reading

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The Illustrated Bible

My friend Lauria  and I enjoy our power walks along the beach promenade.  Before setting out, we’ll fill our big pockets with Jesus materials to share along the way. Among our supplies will be a copy of the New Testament … Continue reading

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