Category Archives: PEOPLE

Alcohol and Slurred Speech

A guy walking along the beach stopped at our Bible table. He reeked with alcohol, had slurred speech, but said he wanted to learn more about God.  I asked him if he were to die today, did he know where … Continue reading

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How Do You Spend Your Days?

I asked Anne,  “How do you spend your days, now that Jim is gone?” I had attended a luncheon to honor Anne, our former Bible study leader from way back. Years ago she and her husband left for the mission … Continue reading

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Shopping is Her Therapy? Please!

I once heard a woman say on Christian TV that shopping is her therapy.  I thought to myself, “What an appalling to thing to say!  What a shameful Christian witness!” We are NOT to go shopping for therapy!  We’re to … Continue reading

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The Word “Crap”

It has been a blessing for me, these past nine years, to serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach.  Carla, a 17-year-old from New York has been writing me for three weeks.  She’s had the usual teenage questions about … Continue reading

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FIRE!

We recently had a huge wildfire in the hills above our home.  It quickly  developed into the largest fire in California history with 700 homes destroyed locally.  The hot, dry winds induced the fire to rapidly spread to surrounding communities … Continue reading

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Grocery Bagger: Need Help Out?

I was going through the checkout line when the young man bagging my groceries asked if I wanted help out. I didn’t need help, but I looked at him and wondered if he knew the Lord.  So I said, “Thank … Continue reading

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Earthquake with a Three-Year-Old

Marni’s three-year-old was coloring nearby when the earthquake started. He looked over at her questioningly, “What’s that?” “It’s an earthquake, Matthew. Come sit on Mommy’s lap. We’re going to sit under the archway and thank Jesus for the earthquake.” While he … Continue reading

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Son in Drug Rehab

We were eating in a quiet restaurant. There was one other diner eating alone.  He greeted us when we arrived and began sharing his sadness over his 19-year-old son in drug rehab. I asked him if he had a faith background. … Continue reading

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Showing Cleavage

I recently had trouble listening to a Christian speaker — trouble getting beyond her cleavage! My thoughts were preoccupied with the poor example she was setting. Our appearance is a reflection of our relationship with Christ. It is not necessary … Continue reading

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Fishing On the Pier

What interesting people one meets while fishing on the pier with five grandchildren! We first met a homeless guy who sold us his mussels for bait.  I did not realize what a HUGE undertaking it would be to attempt to … Continue reading

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