Category Archives: ILLNESS or HOSPITAL

Ministering to the sick or dying

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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Is Abortion Bad?

I was 13 when I first learned about abortion.  I asked my mother, “Is abortion bad?” “Yes, it’s bad!  Abortion is the killing of an unborn baby!  It’s a terrible thing!” That was it for me!  If my mother said … Continue reading

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Leprosy – Jesus Does it Again!

Dr.  Abigail is a medical doctor serving as a missionary in a remote jungle in a developing country.  She recently spent a week in a village where the bush people rarely have an opportunity to see a doctor. There were … Continue reading

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I Can’t Forgive My Parents!

I was visiting with a sick, elderly friend. I never knew her to be a follower of Jesus,  yet she expected to go to heaven someday.  She told me the two people she did not look forward to seeing in … Continue reading

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Church at the Assisted Living Facility

I did a Sunday afternoon church service for a local assisted living facility.  Two friends came along to help. I had my guitar so we could do some simple worship songs. This establishment has some residents who are memory impaired. … Continue reading

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He Applied to Med School – But Why?

David’s deep desire had always been to serve God on the mission field.  He applied to med school. But why? It was exactly four years since high school graduation.  Now in four days, he would graduate from the university. He’d … Continue reading

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A Friend Becomes an Alcoholic

I watched my friend Lesley slowly become an alcoholic.  Years passed, and her life and her abilities declined. I remember asking,  “Lesley, do you ever think about spiritual things?” I was impressed with her knowledge of God and the Bible.  She … 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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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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Jesus Save Me!

I  was asked to visit a very ill 90-year-old woman.  She was hard of hearing and I knew her time was short. I asked her if she knew Jesus and she yelled her reply, “No! But I’d like to!” I … Continue reading

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