Category Archives: RAISING KIDS

Teaching prayer, Scripture, modeling lifestyle

Too Young for Communion?

It was Communion Sunday and again our five-year-old daughter was asking to partake of the bread and grape juice. I had put her off for months because of her age, but perhaps today it was time. After all, I reasoned: … 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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Professor Ridicules Christian

Rachel was a university sophomore taking Spanish.  The professor asked in Spanish, “How many of you believe in angels.  Rachel was the only one to raise her hand. The professor chuckled.  “Tell us why you believe in angels.” “The Bible … Continue reading

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How Far Can We Go and Not Sin?

John from Kentucky sent an email via Global Media Outreach:  www.globalmediaoutreach.com His question: “My girlfriend and I are Christians and we want to wait until marriage for sex.  How far can we go and not sin?  We are both 16.” … Continue reading

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Baby Number Four

The couple was was expecting baby number four.  The ultrasound indicated a girl!  They already had two boys.  A second daughter would round out their family perfectly! The nursery was decorated in feminine colors and her name, Kathryn Anne, was … Continue reading

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Serving God in the Jungle

Medical doctors Matt and Sarah began serving God as medical missionaries when their daughter was three and their son was just a year old. They worked in a remote jungle hospital, caring for patients. In addition, they taught future health … Continue reading

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Don’t Marry Him!

I received a letter from Lissa, the 17-year-old daughter of a long-time friend. She loves the Lord Jesus and was seeking Christian advice.  She had an 18-year-old boyfriend and wanted me to convince her parents that even though they were … 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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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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