Tag Archives: Faith

College Campus Ministry – Not My Gift!

It all started when a married couple began walking across the college campus handing out Christian pamphlets to students. They soon gained permission to set up a table and began giving away Bibles with their literature.  When I first learned … Continue reading

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Why is Good Friday Good?

It was Easter week and I was fishing off the pier with our eight-year-old grandson. We untangled the lines, baited the hooks, then sat on the bench to wait for a catch.  I’m thinking to myself, “This is going to … Continue reading

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A Man Sitting on the Sand

I was walking on the beach and met a man sitting on the sand with his baby.  Juan was waiting for his wife and kids while they played in the surf. I admired his baby and then visited with him … Continue reading

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Enemies in County Jail

One night I was doing Bible study with two men in county jail who were enemies. They were in the medical unit,  as one had a broken leg and the other diabetes. They lived four cells apart.  I’d spend time … 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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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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I Cannot Kill My Baby!

It was February 13 and my husband Dan and I were traveling. He dropped me off while he went to park the car. While waiting I noticed a young woman walking toward me.  She looked as if she’d been crying … Continue reading

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Jesus Transforms Psychiatric Inmate

Remember Rosemary from the medical unit at the jail?  Her psychiatric symptoms diminished shortly after she surrendered her life to Jesus.  She was then transferred to a regular unit. During her first few weeks in jail she was concerned her … Continue reading

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You Came to Me in Jail

One day while shopping in a popular chain store I noticed a sales clerk looking at me and smiling.  Later, I moved a few aisles over and there she was again—looking my way and smiling. Finally she came up and … Continue reading

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Big Brian—The Gentle Giant

Brian was big—yet I knew he was gentle. At 17, he began sharing his new faith with the other incarcerated teens. Sometimes because of his size, the younger ones felt compelled to agree with him. One night he was waiting … Continue reading

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