Category Archives: RAISING KIDS

Teaching prayer, Scripture, modeling lifestyle

Bible Clubs in Public School?

I was asked to speak to the church women in a nearby community.  My topic was Outreach.   I shared several opportunities available for women to reach a needy world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The biggest response was to … Continue reading

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Devotions with Grandsons

We were sharing a hotel room with two of our young grandsons. I decided to have devotions before our bedtime prayer. I took out the Gideon Bible from the bedside table and began reading from the book of John.  I’d … Continue reading

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The Most Exciting Day of Your Life

When her first grandchild was born she was ecstatic!  She exclaimed to her son-in-law, “Isn’t it wonderful?  Isn’t this the most exciting day of your life?” His reply:  “No, I can’t say that it is.”           … Continue reading

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Teen Wants to Become a Father

I was having Bible study with a group of incarcerated teens when one 16-year-old asked if he could speak with me privately after we finished. Later he told me he is considering getting a girl pregnant. He wanted my opinion, … Continue reading

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I Don’t Believe in God!

I invited a friend to Bible study.  She didn’t hesitate in her reply:  “I’m sorry, but I don’t believe in God. If God does exist, I don’t believe I should be accountable to Him.  If I’m wrong, then I’m willing … Continue reading

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Cohabit or Marry?

Many couples today prefer to cohabit rather than marry. Yet there are some who want to obey God and do what is right. One young man said, “If I don’t think of a girl as a girlfriend, then I’m not … 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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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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Should Christians Drink?

I still remember my first date in college.  We doubled with Gloria, a friend from high school, and her date. I always admired Gloria for her good judgment. I didn’t know then that this was because she was a follower … Continue reading

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Should Newlyweds Tithe?

Brian’s story:  “When we were newlyweds, the thought of getting a full-time job and supporting a wife was frightening.  I was a Christian, yet I was unsure about tithing 10% of our gross income.  My wife and I prayed about it and … Continue reading

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