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After School Bible Stories

She is 85.  Every week this dear woman and her husband place their two folding chairs under a tree in the large grassy area of their apartment complex.  Little children are invited to sit on a blanket to hear Trudy and Clarence tell a Bible story. … 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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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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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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Stinky Cigarettes!

When our kids were small I did what my mother did with us—I talked to them about cigarettes. We’d drive past the nearby high school and see a group of teenagers on the corner smoking. I’d say, “Look, kids! Do … Continue reading

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Baby Talk—Or Isaiah 55:11?

I loved our babies passionately. I would smother their faces with kisses, just as my mother would do with us. I was also passionate about God, and I yearned for our children to have that same passion. I enjoyed talking … Continue reading

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A Grandmother’s Love

Our daughter had married and moved to a distant city.  Two years later the first grandchild arrived and then the second. How we loved them! One day while visiting I said,   “Do you know how much you love your … Continue reading

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What Will Happen to the Children?

When our children were young my husband’s work required that he travel to attend conferences. Of course he preferred I accompany him, but we had small children and I hated to leave them. Yet there were times when I did … Continue reading

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